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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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320 Ratings

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | 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 -5.8%

Gatordaddy, May 11, 2013
Photo of Rayek
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Rayek, May 10, 2013
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

bluckbeyes, May 10, 2013
Photo of salthemonster
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

salthemonster, May 09, 2013
Photo of leftoverburrito
1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

leftoverburrito, May 09, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
2.53/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours bright hazy yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is tropical fruits, some earthy yeast, flowery spices and a little iron.

The flavor is lots of sweet citric melon and some musty yeast with floral notes and lots of spices. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation.

Overall, not a huge fan of this wit. A bit sweet and overly spiced with some flavors that didn't go well for me.

Beaver13, May 09, 2013
Photo of obrike
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought a single as a mix six at World Market in Round Rock.

Gotta admit...i thought this one almost looked like a a glass of soapy beer water. Not too keen on the uber light gold color. Big rising bubbles from the bottom of the glass helped though.

But looks aren't everything, right? Getting some nice spices on first whiff, some coriander, a hint of banana. Not bad, but a little pulled back.

Taste was crisp, light citrus notes, some cut grass, bubble gum. But again, ho hum. Now the mouthfeel was light and refreshing. Very nice carbonation and a smooth finish. A good hot weather beer to down by the pool.

This one was a bit hit and miss for me. I could see drinking a few of these on a warm summer day, but certainly not a beer I'd order in the cool comfort of a bar.

obrike, May 09, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz : tulip

Pours a hazy, pale yellow with a thick, creamy white head and spotty lacing.

Lightly sweet wheat, Belgian yeast, lightly spicy, herbal notes.

Medium body, fizzy medium carbonation.

An enjoyable, well done wit. It is fairly average overall, with no one aspect being particularly memorable.

vkv822, May 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Chaney, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

rab53, May 05, 2013
Photo of Illos
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Illos, May 04, 2013
Photo of tnr423
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

tnr423, May 04, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.45/5  rDev 0%
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.

Jason, May 04, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

CloudStrife, May 03, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
4/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

wvsabbath, May 01, 2013
Photo of riversider76
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

riversider76, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Janeinma, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

GMUPatriot_inKansas, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.14/5  rDev -9%
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.

WVbeergeek, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

AJ01923, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

ocelot2500, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Kopfschuss, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

jeffthepony, Apr 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Hellpop65, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
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

jtierney89, Apr 23, 2013
Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.