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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

360 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 38 | 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:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 03-22-2013

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of matjack85
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for a single 12oz brown bottle. Born on date of 4/3/13 on the label, so this bottle is just shy of 7 months old now.

The beer poured a slightly hazed pale yellow color with absolutely no head at all. The thin rim of white foam on top dissipated before the pour was over and there was virtually no lacing either.

The beer had a crackery malt smell, along with some wheat and citrusy hops.

The taste wasn't bad. It was full of crackery malt and wheat flavor along with some lemon tartness and spicy clove.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

I'd drink it again if it was offered to me, but I don't think I'll be seeking it out.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of MattyG85
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottled on March 27th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy pale straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head that fades into a thin layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A crisp, zesty, and spicy wheat driven aroma with hints of citrus and grains. Wheat and pale malt upfront with bready hints of grains, straw, crackers, pilsener malt, and yeast. Subtle mix of spices including hints of pepper, clove, and coriander. Slight hint of farmhouse funk. Citrus hints of orange, lemon zest, and pineapple. Hops are very light. A decent wheat aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a crisp, clean, zesty, and spicy wheat forward taste with notes of citrus and grains. Wheat, pale, and pilsener malt notes upfront with a taste of grains, straw, crackers, and slight Belgian style yeast. Mix of spices including notes of clove, peppers, , coriander, and a little farmhouse funk. Zesty citrus notes of orange, lemon, and slight pineapple. Very subtle hops. A decent wheat and spice driven taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and nicely spicy and zesty. Very smooth.

Overall: A nice summer wheat ale. Good citrus and spice notes.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of beertunes
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a semi-cloudy pale yellow color, with about 1/4 inch of white head that good retention and lacing.

The aroma had the basic wheat and yeast notes you expect in the style, but delivered in a very subdued manner. Same story on the tongue, very soft wheat, light yeast, and none of the expected coriander and orange. The taste was more along the lines of an American Pale Wheat than a Wit.

The body was very nice, smooth, even, crisp, and with decent carbonation. Drinkability was good, my pint was gone quickly enough. Overall, an example of the style that's missing a bit. A pleasant enough quaff, but not a particularly notable one.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.