Colette Farmhouse Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,697 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:
1,697
Reviews:
472
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
320
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,697 |  Reviews: 472
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Foyle
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: very cloudy deep golden color with a thin head that recedes quickly with miniscule lacing. Lots of yeast sediment floating in suspension, moderate carbonation.
Aroma: wheat and mild toasted barley dominated by a fruity aroma and significant yeast presence.
Mouthfeel: between light and medium bodied, finish is somewhat dry.
Flavor: very bready -- like eating a slice of bread that contains fruit and nuts. Alcohol is completely concealed -- therefore at 7.3% this beer could easily sneak up on you.
Overall: just an excellent, easily drinkable, refreshing, and delicious farmhouse ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
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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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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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  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains spices, wheat, Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus, spices and caramel come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,697 ratings.
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