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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

323 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

danthehopslamman, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

rturkaly, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Gerred, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours a cloudy straw yellow in color with a small white head. Very excellent looking for a witbier.

The aroma is subtle but has notes of wheat, straw, and citrus. Very subtle and well balanced.

Flavor is very subtle, wheat flavors, no hops. A nice tangy finish with some spice notes. Very refreshing and not at all stressing on the palate.

Light to medium mouthfeel.

Overall a very enjoyable beer. Crisp, refreshing, citrusy, tangy.

LeeryLeprechaun, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

KVNBGRY, Aug 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

aquazr1, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.6/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

C-

kojevergas, Aug 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jessepap, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

dlin0sbb, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

KegelsKegs, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

OgreSanchez, Jul 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

timjim1327, Jul 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

brandon911, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

hoppymcgee, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Chuck_25, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

InfernoBoss, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

abeeronthebeach, Jul 19, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a slightly hazy rich gold color. Beautiful beer with tiny bubbles rising up in it.

The aroma has some orange, lemon citrus, a bit of spice, and Belgian yeasty breadiness.

The flavor does not follow as much on the citrus. There’s a little bit, a bit of pepper in the back, a light biscuity breadiness, and then a good amount of drying bitterness.

The beer is a bit watery and reminds me of a blonde ale instead of a Belgian witbier.

This is a good summer option, much like Victory Summerlove. The bittering on the end is very refreshing for this summer beer. It’s very drinkable and has a reasonable amount of flavor. I really do enjoy this beer on a hot hot day.

dar482, Jul 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

ayatsato, Jul 18, 2013
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leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
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Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.