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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

246 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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)
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marcogcn

Alabama

5/5  rDev +44.9%

07-10-2013 02:07:52 | More by marcogcn
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jamiejohnson

California

4.75/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is first review in ages. I'm taking the time for this one because I feel Great Divide is getting screwed by our ratings. Maybe it's just me, but this is possibly the best Wit I've ever had. And I truly love the style. A 79 is a massacre in my opinion. Admittingly mine is super fresh as I am a beer guy at Total Wine, but it's damn good. Maybe most reviewers don't really like the style?? I don't know, but anyway this is my honest opinion about this beer. I think it's great. Send me a sixer for defending you Great Divide - I'll take it.

A 79?
Off by a mile
It's the best
Of the style

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 22:58:11 | More by jamiejohnson
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Semi cloudy golden hue right white sticky head. Wow a really nice fruity wheat beer. Couple dollars more than your average wheat 6 pack but well worth it. Creamy and wispy mouthfeel, faintly spicy with a touch of sweetness. Melons apples and pears. Delish and smooth.

one of the best wits i've ever had

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 19:59:46 | More by jtierney89
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BjrogerS

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

06-22-2014 04:00:46 | More by BjrogerS
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abex44

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

07-15-2013 20:44:25 | More by abex44
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

12-28-2013 20:43:54 | More by ToddGingerich
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-ronin-

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I decided to try this one, even been thrown off by the low score. What a great surprise. This is a solid wit, it is definitely on my top 5. The taste is very balanced with not too overpowering combination of orange and coriander, goes smooth and smells great. Very easy drinking. I will be looking for more. Definitely a hidden gem in this style.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 03:22:26 | More by -ronin-
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bleach white foamy head sits over a light, hazy yellow body. Great lacing left along the way.

Aroma is standard fare for a Belgian wheat but certainly not lacking.

Flavor starts out with smooth wheat and oats, then comes the ale fruitiness, including a white pepper hint, cardamom and coriander spices, and finally a nice hop bite. And that hop bite is what stands out the most as it’s not especially common in Belgian wheats. Body is perfectly smooth and full. Finish also has a light lemon note.

Great Divide has crafted an imminently drinkable summer seasonal with Heyday. It doesn’t stray from style, so it might not be quite as impressive or memorable as some of their other beer, but it still deserves praise for being so good and easy to drink. I just wish it wasn’t $9.99/six-pack…

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 14:43:19 | More by JEdmund
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

06-24-2013 04:15:49 | More by ralphw56
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Rihup

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

06-02-2013 02:24:19 | More by Rihup
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

05-14-2013 00:39:15 | More by Lukass
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JWP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

05-24-2013 23:20:25 | More by JWP
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a very light and clear straw yellow with tons of streaming carbonation, soapy white head that left chunky lace

S- Big lemon, bubblegum, and peppery notes. Big wheat and bready character

T- Same as the aroma. Big lemon, bubblegum, cardamom and peppery notes. Big wheat and bready character

M- Medium to lighter bodied, semi-dry finish, fizzy carbonation

O- Refreshing and flavorful witbier with nice fruity and spicy notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 03:50:32 | More by Hoptometrist
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iSip

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great Divide Heyday Belgian Style White Ale: I love wheat beers, so I was very glad to see this Belgian White offering from Great Divide. The body has a beautiful straw color with just the right amount of hazyness to it. The ample carbonation forms a frothy pure white head. I am looking at it now, half finished, the head is holding in there and the lacing is stellar. The big, big aroma sparkles with citrus, and has a hint of straw and earth.

The flavor is spot on white ale, and very good. A bit heavy in the malt, a little more crispness and this beer would be best in class. A very good offering from Great Divide, and may become my go to Belgian White as it is a local brew. But the Avery White Rascal is good as well. Though problem to have! Too many great versions of a hard to find style that I really like!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 00:25:16 | More by iSip
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Label says Bottled On: MAR 27 2013

A- Pours a semi-hazy light straw color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer layer of foam on the surface. One of the whitest beers I've ever seen. Slippery lacing leaves a solid ring behind on the glass.

S- Rich wheat aroma with lots of yeast notes. Hints of spice. Overall quite sweet.

T- Pretty much your usual wheat beer flavor with plenty of yeast to accentuate the overall profile. Somewhat earthy and herbal with notes of spice and lemongrass. Goes down very easy with very little alcohol detected.

M- Bright and tangy with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- A full-flavored sessionable wheat beer from none other than the good people at Great Divide. Keep the good suds comin guys.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 00:06:07 | More by Immortale25
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eklie

New York

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-30-2013 18:20:54 | More by eklie
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ninaturner

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-27-2013 03:39:55 | More by ninaturner
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-16-2013 02:26:30 | More by MinorThreat
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

08-23-2013 21:53:47 | More by mpalestino
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-21-2014 03:03:07 | More by Johnny_Muir
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

10-21-2013 15:42:49 | More by ZachKelly
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4/5  rDev +15.9%

10-18-2013 00:04:01 | More by a0lbudman
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icehawk

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.9%

08-09-2013 18:33:10 | More by icehawk
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KegelsKegs

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-27-2013 20:46:10 | More by KegelsKegs
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

10-25-2013 02:01:47 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.