Colette Farmhouse Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,698 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:
1,698
Reviews:
472
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
322
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,698 |  Reviews: 472
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

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a trade with Marty
Bottled Mar 24 2016 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – light and herbal with some spiciness
Head large (Maximum five cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy but very fizzy, settling to a creamy layer about one cm thick with scalloped edges.
Lacing – none.
Body – light yellow, cloudy – sediment from bottom of the bottle
Flavor – not much. Slightly herbal and spicy as in a dash of pepper. Neither flavor nor aroma from hops, malt, alcohol, nor diacetyl.
Palate – light, watery, soft carbonation

An innocuous concoction. This is easy to drink but the 7.3% ABV will creep up on you. One and done. Huh - this won a silver medal at GABF in 2010? I guess I’m just not tuned into farmhouse ales.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3, Overall 3.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 9/19/14; drank 12/8/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky orange/yellow hue.

Big bright white head; strong lace.

Banana & orange citrus nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & banana flavors up front; mild clove & black pepper notes on the finish. Typical for the style, but the bright citrus note elevates this, making it easy to quaff.

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Photo of Timtac
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olafphysics
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can; purchased from Globe. Nice foamy head, with a clear, straw color. It had a typical Belgium yeasty aroma. It had a typical Belgium flavor that was pleasant and spicy. Not as good a beer as Boulevard's Tank 7, but a beer I would be happy to drink on occasion.

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Photo of Luke9
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MeganandDana
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of WillisTalkinBout
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of WoostaBia
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of batt6343
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vdub191
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ABabbidge
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pale straw color. Fizzy head that disappeared quickly.

S: Fruity esters and a little bit of barnyard funk.

T: Banana and coriander flavors jump out the most to me. Some other citrusy fruits and some other spices I can't quite pinpoint in there also.

F: Creamy but with a little bit of crisp "bite".

O: Only the second or third saison I've ever had. Still trying to get a feel for the style and the unique flavors it has. This one is enjoyable for the most part, except that I HATE coriander. This one is drinkable despite that, however.

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Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,698 ratings.
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