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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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342 Ratings

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 31 | 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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3.82/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +17.1%

dgeebs07, Nov 13, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6/24/14.

Appearance: Very light straw color and crystal clear with a white cap of foam. Nice effervescent bubbles floating to the top.

Aroma: Coriander, wheat, dry yeast esters.

Taste: Very much like the aroma. Nice understated Belgian yeast flavors of coriander and pear. Good hop presence that adds some bitterness and really balances the flavor well. Definitely a wheat presence, which keeps things light and lets the spices and hops shine. Crisp/dry finish with an aftertaste of fading spices. Good depth of flavor for 5.2% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body. Smooth despite its slightly aggressive carbonation. Good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Another good beer from Great Divide, and a style I don't typically enjoy no less. Highly recommended for anyone new to Belgians or looking for a lighter option within the genre. Would I drink it again? Sure.

JamesMN, Nov 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Easy to drink yet not a lot of flavor

JNC2014, Nov 09, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -15.4%

Avasquez11, Nov 08, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +2%

sirhc3034, Nov 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

dmorgan310, Nov 03, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

alcohline_trip, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Oct 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

SonictheBeerhog, Oct 29, 2014
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2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

jlindros, Oct 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Moose90, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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seedyone, Oct 25, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -6.1%

mrjbrown27, Oct 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42%

Mattserra6, Oct 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Hallertau, Oct 22, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours hazy piss yellow color with a lot of bubbles racing up the middle to a 2 finger foamy snow white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly leaving good lacing and a layer on top.

Smells of wheat, hay, dry grass or straw, orange peel, coriander, lemon zest, lightly toasted grains, herbs, earthy notes and very mild spices. It smells like all the fiber you need in your daily diet with enough citrus to make it resemble a Belgian style beer.

Tastes of lemon, orange peel, wheat, hay, dry grass, coriander, toasted grains, chalky earthy notes and very mild spices like pepper. Besides the citrus notes, there were some floral hints that resembles dry leaf more than fruit and were not really hoppy. Grainy overall with toasted cracked wheat crackers coming to mind with a mild sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth, with a watery feel, a light body and a grainy aftertaste that just kind of hands around like eating a piece of dry toast with margarine. Average is the best way to describe this brew, nothing jumped out at me as noteworthy and it was just alright overall.

CHickman, Oct 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

spycow, Oct 18, 2014
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Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.