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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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301 Ratings

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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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5/5  rDev +44.9%

marcogcn, Jul 10, 2013
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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

jamiejohnson, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
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

jtierney89, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

BjrogerS, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

abex44, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

ToddGingerich, Dec 28, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +26.4%

Hayscotty, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of -ronin-
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.

-ronin-, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of JEdmund
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…

JEdmund, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

ralphw56, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

greyghost86, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

OldTime, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Rihup, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

TaylorBrake, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Lukass, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

JWP, May 25, 2013
Photo of Hoptometrist
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.

Hoptometrist, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of iSip
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!

iSip, May 15, 2013
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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.

Immortale25, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

eklie, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

ninaturner, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

MinorThreat, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

mpalestino, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Marco41, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Johnny_Muir, Jan 21, 2014
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Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.