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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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366 Ratings

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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of horshack7
2.44/5  rDev -29.5%
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.

Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of bendukes86
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Rihup
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Greywulfken
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of flyingPharmacist
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Immortale25
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

Photo of HumphreyLee
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Plonk
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of theyallwantcake
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.46/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of ninaturner
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of klawburke
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JWP
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of WallE89
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of MarkQ617
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this poured into a pilsner glass. Pretty nice witbier, possibly a touch underrated. The look is a very light haze, it almost looked clear at the thinner part of the bottom of the glass. Not much of a head here either. The aroma and taste matched very well, very light cloves and soft citrus. Solid.

Photo of hosehead83
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy pale gold in color, with a bright white head of airy foam.
Aroma-Faint spiciness
Taste-Coriander note, some spicy yeast. Light and refreshing enough, but flavors are a bit muddled. A middle-of-the-road witbier in a style with a lot of excellent examples.

Photo of lsummers
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy pale yellow. The color is really subdued. Has a one finger bone white head.

Smells pleasant, with those common clove, citrus, fresh notes. Again, somewhat subtle or watered down smell.

Taste is actually quite nice. Peppery citric clove with a fresh very subtly floral note. Mouthfeel is dry and sharp. Makes me want to take another sip.

Overall, it's a good witbier. It just doesn't stand out in the crowd. On a hot day this one will drink perfectly. Otherwise, you may find it lacking some character.

Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.