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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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3.75/5  rDev +9%

RoryOMoore, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

AMCPhD, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Gagnonsux, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

clay23, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz brown bottle into a 16 oz nonic-style glass. Label has a place for a bottling date, but it is sadly devoid of any markings to let me know when it was sealed.

Appearance - Starts promising. A hazy lemony yellow, like liquid sunlight. A pillowy eggshell-colored two-finger head comprised of mostly microbubbles. The retention is strong, lasting for quite awhile before settling to a permafilm of foam across the top. Lacing is silky and fleeting with some stickiness.

Smell - Coriander, wheat and Belgian yeast are the dominant aromas, but it seems a little one note. I'm used to witbiers having a little more fragrance, but it admittedly gets stronger as the head recedes.

Taste - Just like the smell, the flavor seems to be hiding a bit. I can still detect the spices and some faint citrus peel, but the dominant flavor is bready. Seems a little bit watery as well, and in some (not good) ways, reminds me of Blue Moon. The flavor that I can pick up is more complex than the famous "crafty" beer, but the fleeting nature is similar. Aftertaste imparts mostly yeast notes

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied and silky, with the same diluted characteristics carrying through. Carbonation is rather weak.

Overall, a pretty disappointing beer. In the grand scheme of things it wasn't bad, but there are so many witbiers that I would select before this one. Too bad, because Great Divide has an otherwise stellar portfolio.

LambicPentameter, Jun 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

andrewkgray91, Jun 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

AnitaBrewski, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of horshack7
2.45/5  rDev -28.8%
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.

horshack7, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

bendukes86, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Rihup, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

zeff80, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: into a pilsener glass, washed out hazy pale yellow - looked like watery lemonade - white head a coupla fingers tall

S: faint grain aromas with floral and herbal hop suggestions

T: faint grains again - barley, wheat, oats - mild hops add some floral and herbal notes

M: thin, watery, clean finish, refreshing

O: maybe I don't get the style, so I went with fairly mediocre ratings across the boards. If you are more familiar (than I am) with the witbier style, this may be a better beer than I'm indicating. Probably good for drinking out in the sun all day or for warm, summer afternoon sessions, but it is not representative of what I typically want in a beer. That said, came back to the beer a few days later and it vibed a little better with me.

Greywulfken, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

flyingPharmacist, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +18%
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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

HumphreyLee, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

kaelingirl, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Plonk, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

theyallwantcake, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

stampfler07, May 28, 2013
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy pale yellow with one-finger, white, foamy, creamy head that lasted several minutes and left a nice film. Pretty good lacing.

S: Citrus, Belgian yeast. Barnyard.

T: Light sweetness and light bitterness. Citrus and bubblegum. Toasted malt. Mild flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp.

O: The flavor was a bit of a let down. Very mild - not much there.

SolipsismalCat, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

ninaturner, May 27, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Great Divide : Heyday
STYLE: Witbier
ABV: 5.2%
Serving Temp Suggestion: 39 deg. F

LOOK: Pours a light hazed yellow with a soapy white head and good retention. Every sip is documented with lace going down the pint glass.

SMELL: Fragrant aroma of musty yeast. Yeast, dough, and a touch of clay as well. Some light Belgian funk, sweet grains and hint of lemon emerge late.

TASTE: Wheat grains and Belgian yeast open up, leading to lemon citrus in the mid-palate. Mild bitterness, finishes slightly tart. Distant clove in the finish, which approaches dry.

FEEL: Light bodied, really a simple ale. Refreshing in it's qualities, but still a bit thin and watery.

OVERALL: Not a bad Belgian wit from Great Divide. Makes for a good summer option, and has some good characteristics. I would drink this again with no qualms.

Stinkypuss, May 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

klawburke, May 26, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bright yellow with a big, frothy, white cap of dense head that has good retention

S - spicy Belgian yeast, straw

T - straw, spices, coriander, banana, Belgian yeast

M - light to medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather nice, light beer with a solid flavor profile. This is a beer brewed to style that could satisfy those just looking for a Witbier or those who are looking for something refreshing to knock back on a hot day. I enjoyed this one.

tdm168, May 26, 2013
Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.