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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: A hazy burnt straw colored body. A white head disappears leaving only a ring with light spots of lacing.

Aroma: Very sugary sweet, yeast dominates, banana peel, fruits.

Taste: A tart opening leads to a grainy and yeasty body. Some banana is present. A somewhat tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: I just bought a single bottle of this, and I'm glad. It's a fine brew, but I wouldn't want this very often.

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Photo of Arch578
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of billygold18
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CK319
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of HRamz3
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Maltyduo
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a cloudy straw color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white shade and frothy texture. Retention is decent for the style, but the soapiness of the head means there isn't a huge amount of lacing left behind.

S: Decently rustic - a trait missing from too many 'Murican-made saisons. The yeasty notes are big, but not overpowering. Aside from the breadiness, I'm also getting some subtle pepper notes (and even a touch of sesame seed). Behind that lie touches of wheat and lemon. No frills, but hits all the saison notes properly.

T: There's a candied sweetness to start I didn't pick up on the nose. Its finish is decently bready, and even a bit rustic. Pouring the dregs in really improves the flavor profile - it's less sweet, more lemony, and more rustic. Hell, it's even complex. GD did a good job of nailing some of the more 'unusual' notes a saison can achieve (such as sesame seed, or hell, even a bit of stank-ass cheese) without resorting to brett or barrel-aging.

M: A bit sweet and heavy for a saison. It has a richer feel than most proper (read: the ones coming from Belgium) saisons - so much so, in fact, that it feels like a tripel at times. It isn't very light or refreshing by the standards of the style. Carbonation is on the lower side.

O: If it were a bit less hefty-feeling, this would easily be right there with Dupont. As it stands, it's still a very good saison - one that ranks very highly among the 'Murican examples, in fact. Plus, it's in six packs. A rock-solid saison in six packs? Damn right I'll be all over it.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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

A: hazy light/pale yellow with some edge foamy head

S: banana is the predominate smell, but also some peach and a little herb (which I am horrible at distinguishing)

T/M: in a race, I think the light lemon taste is noticeable first, followed by a little banana taste. These are subdued by a nice dose of carbonation. The overall feel is light and refreshing. The fruit tastes from the beginning fade to a nice light what I believe is a clove-tinged, mildly dry ending

O: I like the lightness in everything about this beer. Nothing is overpowering, which presumably makes it a well balanced beer. I will definitely grab this for a change of pace, but it won't be in the regular rotation.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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