Colette Farmhouse Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,686 Ratings
Colette Farmhouse AleColette Farmhouse Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ArrogantB on 04-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,686
Reviews:
467
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
311
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,686 |  Reviews: 467
Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeB
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdwardIV84
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LAp
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a stemless wine glass. Pours a hay yellow with strong carbonation (bubbles continue to rise from the bottom of the glass easily 15-20 minutes after pouring) and a half finger white foam head. Nose is belgian spice most predominantly but light. The palate too is approptiately light and without adjunct, leaning heavily into the spice, with hints of banana and even trace bits of clove. Mouthfeel is medium-light and crisp as is appropriate. An outstanding, simple and straightforard saison. Very solid.

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Photo of tem3175
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pierluigitricoci
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1ale_man
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a pils glass. Canned March 2017.
Color is lite gold, with some cloudiness. Great two finger head that disapated rather quickly. No lacing. I think it is too cold.
Smells of banana and spice spilled into green grass coming up through hay. That adds up to barnyard to me. Some mineral too.
Mostly banana and spice taste, with old green hay. That makes for funk in my book. I love that about farmhouse ales. The more rotten, the better.
Has a slight thickness, (maybe smooth ?) to it. Certainly not watery.
A very good farmhouse ale in my book! I buy it as long as it is in my neighborhood. Wish more brands were in my area!!

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Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can says canned on 3/1/17, 7 weeks ago. Hazy orange lets a lot of light through but obscures details. Some head that quickly disappears. Smells orange and floral but a little funky. Taste matches smell, with some clove and pepper spiciness. Mouthfeel is clean with a little bite which I find surprising since carbonation is not evident - slight floral aftertaste. Overall, a good saison, well worth trying. Is this more French style saison than Belgian? Maybe, based on my limited experience. Faults - carbonation seems to quickly disappear and the taste is a little more floral than I like.

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Photo of Mississippi
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Almost clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has farmhouse yeast notes, flowers and some sweet citrus notes. Taste is quite weird. It starts sweet and floral but continues with some dirty rags and dishwater. Light body, medium plus carbonation. The taste of this beers is quite unpleasant, what a shame.

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Photo of alawhorne
2.54/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HermitDan
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flek
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nick_perry
4.92/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy yellow appearance, minimal head. Aromas of yeast and maybe orange peel. Lots of carbonation, with a mouthfeel like that of Champagne. Slightly tart, but not too much so, not like some of the true sours I’ve tried, with notes of yeast and citrus, and a finish like sourdough bread. Light body, very drinkable.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ten-d
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimmyMijal
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlendonTT
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,686 ratings.
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