Colette Farmhouse Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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3.86/5
Very Good
1,729 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

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Added by ArrogantB on 04-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,034
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
1,729
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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55
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Ratings: 1,729 |  Reviews: 477
Photo of woosterbill
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Prime 16 into a shaker pint.

A: Very, very pale straw - almost green when held up to daylight; one finger of frothy white foam; average retention and some light lace. Not bad for the style.

S: Bright, lively aroma of lemon, flowers, grass, and lightly spicy yeast. Quite nice.

T: Starts fruity, with citrus and pear, then gets spicier and hoppier. Mix of spice and pronounced grassiness on the finish. Slight tartness makes it refreshing. Enjoyable.

M: Light and lively lively with tons of explosive carbonation, but not so much as to be overwhelming.

D: There's no way I'd peg this at anything over 6.5% - it goes down too easily. While not necessarily the most drinkable saison I've had, it's definitely up there.

Notes: With great interplay of everything that makes saisons fun - yeast, tartness, spiciness, and grassy hops - this is a very solid beer. I'd put it slightly ahead of Smutty's Farmhouse and just behind Hennepin among American expressions of the style. Good stuff.

Cheers!

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Photo of ZachT
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Jamison85
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
2.96/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a frothy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar.

The aroma is musty yeast and some light banana and cloves.

The flavor is musty yeast with a surprising sweet sugary fruitiness at the finish. The alcohol isn't obvious at all. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation and kind of watery.

Overall, not a bad summer beer, but not too interesting for a saison - a little too sweet and the sweet sugary fruits don't jive well with the yeast funk.

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Photo of DaPan
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Photo of shoegueuze
3.32/5  rDev -14%

Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have had this beer when fresh and with about a month of aging. The saison characteristics actually kicked in more with the one month of aging. It was almost like getting an assortment pack.

The beer pours very light yellow and the head settles in nice pillows of foam with time. I pick up light grassiness and some hopping.

The subtle flavors and smooth after-taste makes for a very nice summery flavor. It was very refreshing to take this in on a summer afternoon.

This is my favorite summer beer so far. I look forward to my next bottle of this excellent beer.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, straw yellow with a half finger of white head. Fairly Quick dissipation, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Yeasty Belgian aroma that hits on green apple tartness, light banana and a hint of spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Green apple tartness at the forefront, with lesser notes of unripened banana. Zesty citrus notes. Light wheat undertone. Finishes with fruity twang and touch of spice.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with crisp, lively carbonation. Clean, semi-dry finish. Very nice drinker.

Overall - A nice saison, perfect for a hot summer day. Nothing I'd go out of my way for, but I could see myself putting away quite a few of these during a BBQ if Great Divide were to get distribution in Sacramento.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

443rd review on BA
Bottle to tulip
12oz
Bottle date: 3/10/11

App- This was a light and bright yellow with a couple dots of cling. A pretty nice one finger head.

Smell- Very timid yeastiness with a funk and some damp earthiness to it. An interesting mix of some straw and a bit of wheat.

Taste- With the corn it's an interesting take on a saison. It's a bit grainy but still good. This was down the middle in terms of saison tastes with it being not overly peppery and at the same time not very citrusy either.

Mouth- This was a medium bodied beer with a high carbonation. The aftertaste is a crisp wheat grain.

Drink- Its pretty tasty and a bit different and the flavors are a bit small but it's a nice beer. I might come back to this one because of $ point.

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Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of yeaprolly
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Moses_Malone
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of chrismattlin
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JayQue
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice take on a Saison. I had it with Indian food and it stood up very well. Pours a hazy straw color with a very carbonated bubbly white head. The head shrinks fastand there is some lacing on the glass.

Smell and taste start out mostly lemony and spicy like a hefe, but the warmer the beer gets and the more you drink, the yeasty funk appears at a level you would expect in a Saison. At this point, the beer is really enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is rich. The lemon, spices and funkiness are a treat for the tongue, wish the carbonation would last longer.

Overall this is a good Saison...not quite Hennepin, but not bad either!!!

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 1,729 ratings