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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 34 | 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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2.29/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

On-tap at Fat Sully’s Pizza, Denver, CO:

Served in a pint glass:

The beer appeared a hazy darker straw yellow that produced a thick, creamy white head with good retention and a little lacing.

The beer gave off a light malty aroma...not much else.

The taste of the beer was a light Belgian malty flavor but with a funky flavor, I am not sure what that is.

The body of the beer was light and had a slight dry finish.

Overall, less than average…I actually sent it back as I thought that there was something wrong with it. I hope that I was wrong. I will give it another shot just to verify.

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2.45/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

A little T.E. Lawrence action on the label? Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy brass-straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, dry corn, light egg, and light puffed rice. The taste holds notes of wheat, light coriander, light corn, and very light egg. Those last couple bits really hold this stuff back. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a sad, limp little wit, possibly the biggest downer I've yet had from Great Divide.

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2.45/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: It's golden but very cloudy and with a head that is fluffy and two fingers thick. As the head thins out thick lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Clove, orange zest, light cinnamon, faint pear and apple twinge of lemon zest.

Taste: Apple, lemon zest, yeasty, clove, fruity esters, dry floral hop with a dry finish.

Notes: It's drinkable and a decent Witbier not too bad for a warm day. Cheers.

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2.53/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.6/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with generic label art and branded pry-off cap acquired at a local SoCal beer store and served into a flared stem-snifter (some might call it a tulip) in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery, whose beers I generally enjoy. (Love the Yetis and Old Ruffian). "Brewed with barley, oats and raw wheat." "Ale brewed with spices." 5.2% ABV confirmed. Bottled April 04 2013.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger wide head of dull grey-white colour (that's "ecru" for the pretentious). Decent thickness. Slight creaminess, but ultimately lackluster. Head retention is poor - about 1.5 minutes at best. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a dull lightly cloudy pale thin yellow; nowhere near as cloudy or nontransparent as all the good beers I've seen in the style. Strangely transparent. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

A pretty muted underwhelming appearance for a witbier. Doesn't have the quenching refreshing look of something like Allagash White. Still, there are no egregious flaws. Certainly not unique or special.

Sm: Clean barley, lemon peel, clean wheat, allspice, clove (from the yeast), and and an extremely light tart lemon note. I'm not finding the oats, but then I'm only used to looking for oats in porters and stouts. Straw, graininess, coriander/cilantro. Hop profile is entirely floral, and light in presence. The light spicing is interesting, but lacks the complexity and subtlety of superior offerings in the style. Overall, it's a balanced pleasant aroma of mild strength. No alcohol is detectable.

Not bad for the style, but it's a bit limp and unapproachable.

T: Well it isn't much for balance. Dominant overbearing wheat body with some straw, graininess, and pils malts thrown it for a bit more fullness. Predictable floral hop character. Crackery malts. Muted lemon peel. Not much in terms of the spice or the yeast; I do get cilantro and clove but I have to reach for them. The depth of flavour is quite limited. Intensity of flavour is low, even for the style. Duration of flavour is below average. Luckily, no alcohol comes through, so that's a plus. Clean barley.

Lacks complexity and subtlety. You have to do a lot with a little to make a good witbier, and this one doesn't accomplish that. It's pleasant enough to drink, just unremarkable.

Mf: Thin yet overcarbonated - a bad mixture which leaves it feeling biting and overbearing. It's sort of the opposite of what it ought to be, except that it's smooth and wet. I mean it's not really at all refreshing or crisp like it should be; this would really benefit from bottle conditioning.

Dr: A forgettable witbier from Great Divide. I'll happily down this one, and it's inoffensive enough, but I can't see myself getting this again. Glad I tried it, but it's pedestrian. Certainly can't run with the big dogs when it comes to witbiers.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled June 12, 2014.

Pours with pretty much no head at all, just shards of bubbles from the pour itself I think, mostly clear semi hazy slight watery pilsner color.

Nose sure is a wit, a little creamy wheat, faint biscuit cracker wheat but pretty light overall, but loaded with spices, like a truck of spices were just dumped into this, orange peel, coriander up the wazzoo, maybe a bit of clove and other wit like spices, zest and a little candied orange peel.

Taste brings more spice overload, but a little more tame at least, bitter orange peel, some sweet orange as well, with plenty of coriander, wow coriander just smashes my tongue, other spices in there too, maybe clove, perhaps some sweet gale or something like that. A little sweet candy like base, brings more candied orange peel and zest, a mild sweet toasty wheat, creamy wheat mostly. Finish is dry and a little creamy, mild bitterness from the orange zest, and a little candied orange, plenty of coriander lingering.

Mouth is lighter bod, light carbonation too, mild creamy.

Overall pretty bad, just cause you overload a beer with so much spices that you can't taste the beer itself, doesn't make it a witbier, and def doesn't make it good. This is again that "American" idea of candying up and spicing up a European style of beer so it fits the typical American palate, but ends up destroying the beer. Where is the wheat too? So little actual wheat, thin too.

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Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
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