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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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79
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259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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tnr423

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-04-2013 17:58:57 | More by tnr423
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Hazed pale yellow, excellent froth. Spicy, earthy, chalky, crackers, plummy and herbal in the nose. Big crispness, moderate sized body, even spicing, muddled vegtal character, fresh grass, citrus pith, yeast, hint of alcohol, very dry finish.

A good beer all around, nearly in the middle of the pack for the style though. Its a tough style to crack let alone perfect, great go at it though.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 03:05:51 | More by Jason
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CloudStrife

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on Mar 26 2013.

A: Pours a very pale light yellow straw with a 1.5 finger dense white head. Fairly hazy with tons of visible carbonation. Some alright lacing.

S: Has a fruity almost saison like character dominated by a yeastiness. Can pull out some wheat, spiciness and orange. Good farmhouse characteristic.

T: As anticipated this is reminiscent of a saison with a dominant wheat profile. Orange and banana come through as well as a touch of raisin or white grape.

M: Medium to full body for such a light beer. Has a nice creamy aspect to it from the wheat that seems to round it out.

Overall a solid witbier that has some nice complexity. Real easy to sip on and would be great for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 01:30:14 | More by CloudStrife
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden yellow, cloudy with a minor 1/4 inch head, sticky lacing.

Smell - Classic sour witbier aroma. Grapes, pear, orange, peppery, spices, malts and yeasts.

Taste - Loads of fruits, grapes and lemon mixed with a nice sour note , spices and yeasts. Quite a bit more hoppy then most wits, adds a bitter bite with each sip. Malts provide a minimal backbone, were the hops and yeasts are the main flavor.

Mouthfeel - Hops and yeasts really coat the tongue. Spices and pepper coats the palate along with a sour flavor. The finish is bitter, sour and dry.

Overall - A nice hoppy and full flavored wit perfect for the summer. The extra hop kick gives it points for being different then the norm. Easy to drink with good balance, decent price, its a winner.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 22:46:41 | More by wvsabbath
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riversider76

New York

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Excellent retention. and laceing. Aroma is of lemon, and candy. Body is creamy with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is of lemon,bubble gum,and spice. A bit of a tart finish. Not the best verison of this style, but worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 00:58:57 | More by riversider76
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-27-2013 22:34:55 | More by Janeinma
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-27-2013 21:50:09 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.14/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Loving the white ale trend everybody has to make a witbier these days, this one looks good in the classical since hazed lemonade body with a bright white cloud texture head. Aroma has soft coriander and orange peel zinging through with a finishing lemon notes I love it. Flavor is creamy with the wheat notes and coriander bitterness, citrus peel finish has me wanting more of this stuff. That's about it here folks, body is medium to lighter end of the spectrum with ample flowing carbonation finishes with a spicy boutique of spice and citrus peel colliding. Overall one of the beers I won't look back at next time I come across a new white ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 06:30:48 | More by WVbeergeek
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.6%

04-26-2013 02:31:02 | More by AJ01923
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of peppery spice and a little citrus.

Tastes of the citrus character with some spice background. Lemon zest leads off with a little orange peel as well. A bit of spiciness comes in and adds some depth. Coriander like notes also come through. Ends with a little banana and bready malt.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is pretty good and worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 02:52:24 | More by ocelot2500
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-24-2013 04:42:54 | More by Kopfschuss
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-24-2013 02:12:09 | More by jeffthepony
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-23-2013 22:38:47 | More by Hellpop65
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Semi cloudy golden hue right white sticky head. Wow a really nice fruity wheat beer. Couple dollars more than your average wheat 6 pack but well worth it. Creamy and wispy mouthfeel, faintly spicy with a touch of sweetness. Melons apples and pears. Delish and smooth.

one of the best wits i've ever had

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 19:59:46 | More by jtierney89
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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-22-2013 04:20:58 | More by BigJim5021
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CreightonSM

New York

2.25/5  rDev -35%

04-22-2013 01:56:00 | More by CreightonSM
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John_Schlaffer

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-21-2013 22:44:35 | More by John_Schlaffer
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miadw3

California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-21-2013 21:28:44 | More by miadw3
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huysmans

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-21-2013 01:05:43 | More by huysmans
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-16-2013 15:25:37 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a very light and clear straw yellow with tons of streaming carbonation, soapy white head that left chunky lace

S- Big lemon, bubblegum, and peppery notes. Big wheat and bready character

T- Same as the aroma. Big lemon, bubblegum, cardamom and peppery notes. Big wheat and bready character

M- Medium to lighter bodied, semi-dry finish, fizzy carbonation

O- Refreshing and flavorful witbier with nice fruity and spicy notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 03:50:32 | More by Hoptometrist
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SFC21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-14-2013 00:03:16 | More by SFC21
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Caleb

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.6%

04-13-2013 03:45:39 | More by Caleb
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-10-2013 15:10:08 | More by Whiskeydeez
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.26/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bleach white foamy head sits over a light, hazy yellow body. Great lacing left along the way.

Aroma is standard fare for a Belgian wheat but certainly not lacking.

Flavor starts out with smooth wheat and oats, then comes the ale fruitiness, including a white pepper hint, cardamom and coriander spices, and finally a nice hop bite. And that hop bite is what stands out the most as it’s not especially common in Belgian wheats. Body is perfectly smooth and full. Finish also has a light lemon note.

Great Divide has crafted an imminently drinkable summer seasonal with Heyday. It doesn’t stray from style, so it might not be quite as impressive or memorable as some of their other beer, but it still deserves praise for being so good and easy to drink. I just wish it wasn’t $9.99/six-pack…

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 14:43:19 | More by JEdmund
Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.