1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
HeydayHeyday

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

289 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 289
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 03-22-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 289 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dave1999:
Photo of Dave1999
Dave1999

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%

Pours a very pale yellow with a white foamy head.

The smell is pale malts, lemon, coriander,pepper and sugar.

The taste is much like the smell, lemons, sweet pale malts, pepper and coriander.

The mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Finished dry and watery like carbonated water.

Over not too bad, easy drinking, just a bit too carbonated and the finish is a bit watery.

11-05-2013 00:06:09 | More by Dave1999
More User Reviews:
Photo of danthehopslamman
danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

08-06-2013 07:31:50 | More by danthehopslamman
Photo of Beaver13
Beaver13

Colorado

2.53/5  rDev -26.7%

12 oz bottle. Pours bright hazy yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is tropical fruits, some earthy yeast, flowery spices and a little iron.

The flavor is lots of sweet citric melon and some musty yeast with floral notes and lots of spices. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation.

Overall, not a huge fan of this wit. A bit sweet and overly spiced with some flavors that didn't go well for me.

05-09-2013 00:54:09 | More by Beaver13
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-21-2013 01:45:36 | More by SmellsofMahagony
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev 0%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Hazed pale yellow, excellent froth. Spicy, earthy, chalky, crackers, plummy and herbal in the nose. Big crispness, moderate sized body, even spicing, muddled vegtal character, fresh grass, citrus pith, yeast, hint of alcohol, very dry finish.

A good beer all around, nearly in the middle of the pack for the style though. Its a tough style to crack let alone perfect, great go at it though.

05-04-2013 03:05:51 | More by Jason
Photo of aquazr1
aquazr1

California

3/5  rDev -13%

08-01-2013 05:08:27 | More by aquazr1
Photo of reitzbrewing
reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

12-27-2013 22:54:28 | More by reitzbrewing
Photo of Janeinma
Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-27-2013 22:34:55 | More by Janeinma
Photo of MattyG85
MattyG85

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +15.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottled on March 27th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy pale straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head that fades into a thin layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A crisp, zesty, and spicy wheat driven aroma with hints of citrus and grains. Wheat and pale malt upfront with bready hints of grains, straw, crackers, pilsener malt, and yeast. Subtle mix of spices including hints of pepper, clove, and coriander. Slight hint of farmhouse funk. Citrus hints of orange, lemon zest, and pineapple. Hops are very light. A decent wheat aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a crisp, clean, zesty, and spicy wheat forward taste with notes of citrus and grains. Wheat, pale, and pilsener malt notes upfront with a taste of grains, straw, crackers, and slight Belgian style yeast. Mix of spices including notes of clove, peppers, , coriander, and a little farmhouse funk. Zesty citrus notes of orange, lemon, and slight pineapple. Very subtle hops. A decent wheat and spice driven taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and nicely spicy and zesty. Very smooth.

Overall: A nice summer wheat ale. Good citrus and spice notes.

09-17-2013 07:04:24 | More by MattyG85
Photo of WVbeergeek
WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.14/5  rDev -9%

Loving the white ale trend everybody has to make a witbier these days, this one looks good in the classical since hazed lemonade body with a bright white cloud texture head. Aroma has soft coriander and orange peel zinging through with a finishing lemon notes I love it. Flavor is creamy with the wheat notes and coriander bitterness, citrus peel finish has me wanting more of this stuff. That's about it here folks, body is medium to lighter end of the spectrum with ample flowing carbonation finishes with a spicy boutique of spice and citrus peel colliding. Overall one of the beers I won't look back at next time I come across a new white ale.

04-26-2013 06:30:48 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of tallfellapgh
tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-20-2013 01:44:18 | More by tallfellapgh
Photo of Beer21
Beer21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-12-2013 20:05:32 | More by Beer21
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -10.1%

08-21-2014 18:10:18 | More by acurtis
Photo of eklie
eklie

New York

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-30-2013 18:20:54 | More by eklie
Photo of ste5venla
ste5venla

California

3/5  rDev -13%

10-30-2013 22:13:10 | More by ste5venla
Photo of JMS1512
JMS1512

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13%

08-16-2014 00:56:58 | More by JMS1512
Photo of CloudStrife
CloudStrife

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on Mar 26 2013.

A: Pours a very pale light yellow straw with a 1.5 finger dense white head. Fairly hazy with tons of visible carbonation. Some alright lacing.

S: Has a fruity almost saison like character dominated by a yeastiness. Can pull out some wheat, spiciness and orange. Good farmhouse characteristic.

T: As anticipated this is reminiscent of a saison with a dominant wheat profile. Orange and banana come through as well as a touch of raisin or white grape.

M: Medium to full body for such a light beer. Has a nice creamy aspect to it from the wheat that seems to round it out.

Overall a solid witbier that has some nice complexity. Real easy to sip on and would be great for a hot day.

05-03-2013 01:30:14 | More by CloudStrife
Photo of InfernoBoss
InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-21-2013 01:54:58 | More by InfernoBoss
Photo of cclark67789
cclark67789

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-05-2013 19:56:22 | More by cclark67789
Photo of GMUPatriot_inKansas
GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-27-2013 21:50:09 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
Photo of Psberrier
Psberrier

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-25-2014 02:27:24 | More by Psberrier
Photo of whatname
whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-31-2013 17:20:24 | More by whatname
Photo of tdm168
tdm168

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +14.5%

A - bright yellow with a big, frothy, white cap of dense head that has good retention

S - spicy Belgian yeast, straw

T - straw, spices, coriander, banana, Belgian yeast

M - light to medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather nice, light beer with a solid flavor profile. This is a beer brewed to style that could satisfy those just looking for a Witbier or those who are looking for something refreshing to knock back on a hot day. I enjoyed this one.

05-26-2013 01:31:59 | More by tdm168
Photo of GDBEERMAN
GDBEERMAN

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-13-2013 05:37:54 | More by GDBEERMAN
Photo of cosgrovekatie
cosgrovekatie

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-05-2014 01:54:10 | More by cosgrovekatie
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.