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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

344 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 344
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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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice, color is straw, head is bright white.

Smell is light, fresh, hints of wheat and light malt, not much noticeable spice.

Taste is mostly wheat, some light toasted malt, again not much spice noted, there is more noticeable yeast flavors than in the scent.

Mouthfeel is pleasant, not too strong or overpowering, clean flavors linger nicely, with a hint of yeast flavor lingering.

Overall, a solid wit, very drinkable and refreshing.

mvanaskie13, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Metaltildeath
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Metaltildeath, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of ralphw56
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

ralphw56, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great Divide makes some pretty good beers, this isn't one of them.
Everything about this beer is lean and light.
Probably the palest wit I've seen to date. A medium size head sits on top of this hazy brew.
In the nose I get some wheat malts, clove and yeast.
Taste has some maltiness but not much. Spices are lean, corrinder and perhaps a little pepper.
Both flavor and taste are very lean and washed out with the beer in general being watered down.
I'll give them the effort but that recipe needs to be tweaked big time.

micromaniac129, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of ohyayitstrey
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

ohyayitstrey, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Danobold, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of tallfellapgh
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

tallfellapgh, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of BigDaddyJohn
3/5  rDev -13%

BigDaddyJohn, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
2/5  rDev -42%

ejimhof, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of MighHighBrewer
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a straw color reminiscent of dried hay. This beer is relatively cloudy - no visible sediment is detectable although I can't see through to the other side of the glass. The initial head is small with large bubbles that (unfortunately) doesn't last. There's just no head on this beer. Lacing is moderate.

S: The nose is primarily malty and a little funky. I definitely pick up on the wheat malt base of the beer that complements the hints of barnyard aromas nicely. Further investigation reveals a light citrus aroma - primarily lemons - that round out the nose. Overall, I'm impressed with the smell. It smells like a good, light, summer wheat beer should. No pepper or banana.

T: To state the obvious - it tastes like a wheat beer that I suspect was brewed with a Belgian yeast strain. The wheat backbone is very mild - not overpowering. This beer is also nicely hopped - you definitely get the citrus hop flavors without it overwhelming the light base. My only complaint is that this too light in flavor. I want my wheat beers to pack a little more punch.

M: I think this beer could use a touch more carbonation. It's an easy-drinker, but I think upping the carbonation by 10% or so could really liven up the brew.

O: An unoffensive, well-executed summer wheat beer. Very easy drinking - great for a hot day. I don't think this beer is winning any awards - but it's not trying to either. It's a beer that's hard not to like, but hard to rave about.

MighHighBrewer, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

jrohrbacher, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of RyanAU
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

RyanAU, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

buckyp, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of gtank
3/5  rDev -13%

gtank, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev -13%

waiting4lunch, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of frosted33
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

frosted33, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of bump8628
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

bump8628, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

GraduatedCashew, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of aflies
3/5  rDev -13%

aflies, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - A bright hazy yellow, little sediment which is nice, and a 1/4 inch of foamy goodness.
S - Has the attributes I expect in the style, spicy coriander and a touch of orange peel mostly with a drying Belgium yeast.
T - Well it's not the best I had but it taste is very dry with maybe a touch too much coriander and the orange peel is sort of in the back end. I could see others comparing this to Blue Moon because it is crafted so it doesn't have any metallic notes but its very similar.
M - To me it's very dry and sort of medium bodied. A touch too heavy for a Spring beer.

Overall I paid 3 bucks for this since I like to try whatever Great Divide puts out and I was disappointed with this one. Needs to be discontinued or even better have a recipe change.

DrDemento456, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of ljthockey7
3/5  rDev -13%

ljthockey7, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of RoryOMoore
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

RoryOMoore, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of AMCPhD
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

AMCPhD, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Gagnonsux, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of clay23
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

clay23, Jun 09, 2013
Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.