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Heyday - Great Divide Brewing Company

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79
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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%


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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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
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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JEdmund

Kansas

4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
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
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denver10

Colorado

3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy sandy yellow with a foamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma offers a present but smooth and subtle belgian with some banana, a little hay, hints of orange, spices (clove I think), sugars from the oats alongside the wheat malt. A creamy, velvety, active mouthfeel. Overall, like the addition of the oats in this one a lot, but not a wit fan and this one wasn't able to convert me.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 01:35:21 | More by denver10
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow 5th review, this must have just emerged. the pour is cloudy and bright, but super pale and lighter, the head is fair, white and airy, but fading all the way. the nose is mild coriander, Belgian yeast, and a curious malt bill supplemented by oatmeal, which gives some interesting weight and sugars. I taste some citrus, orange peel or pith maybe, its pretty bitter but not from hops. more than any defining flavor this beer has a defining mouthfeel. its effervescently carbonated, like seltzer water only smaller and more alive bubbles, its super happening in the mouth which is right on for the first spring feeling day weve had here. this beer couldn't have come out at a better time, and it kicks the crap out of orabelle and Colette, their last couple of weird seasonal offerings that need never come back. this is first great divide beer to impress me in some time, you know I cant splurge for the barrel aged stuff, im a student still... overall this is a beer I will happily be drinking all summer as long as it remains on the shelves. impeccably well done, thanks for this. finally, something interesting and not watery for warm weather consumption! hard to keep a 6er around long...

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 05:10:58 | More by StonedTrippin
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znichols

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy yellow with a big, puffy white head. Slightly less hazy than expected, but still has that wit look to it. Looks uber light.

S- Straw, spice, urin, slight vanilla, banana, and just the slightest dank aroma. Smells like a very typical Belgian White. Not unpleasant, yet, not great.

T- Rather subdued, light grainy wheat flavor with spicy/grassy hops. The estery yeast plays a role with a slight banana taste. A nice Belgian Wit. Better flavor than Blue Moon but still very light and sessionable.

M- Light, bubbly, and crisp. Slightly slick from the wheat. A little less carbonation than expected but the mouthfeel is standard.

O- This is a good beer for both people who like Wits as well as someone who isn't opposed to wheat and wants a light craft offering. I 'm more the latter, so i just thought it was good. This replaces Samurai and is a better "light" craft beer. I didn't care for Samurai. Nonetheless, its enjoyable. Nomad, Colette, and Orabelle are better light-bodied offerings from GD, though.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 01:26:23 | More by znichols
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A new one from Great Divide, officially releases tomorrow, but I'm a ninja.

Pours a light golden, hazy and bright. Nice fluffy white head, some rockiness

Aroma is just shy of awful. Sweet cream corn, heavy. Soft orange essence if you can get by the corn. Not looking good

Of course, I had to taste it. Thankfully, the aroma isn't in the flavor. Maybe slightly, but the orange and zestiness come to the rescue. A bit lemony. Sweet biscuit underneath. Finishes slightly dry and bubbly. I'd have to try this side by side with Colette to get a contrast. When I first tried Colette when it was released, the cream corn aroma is strong, too. Hopefully this one will be rid of it soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 05:24:43 | More by Mebuzzard
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Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
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