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:
321
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,698 |  Reviews: 472
Photo of JTuomi
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light gold with a small white head. Smells of Belgian yeast, esters, and fruits. Tastes of Belgian yeast, esters, spices, and fruits. Medium crisp body with medium carbonation. Overall this is a very nice saison.

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JSG18
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid stuff.

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Photo of Aleksei1138
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My wife picked this up knowing I love saison, she made a good choice.

The color is a nice pale yellow similar to hay. On the pour a nice head is formed that leaves traces down the inside of the glass.

The aroma has a spicy, yeasty smell to it.

The taste continues the spicy notes of pineapple, with a hint of sweetness to it. Overall a very balanced and well rounded scent that has many different qualities to it.

I would like a bit more body to it. The only thing I could say negative about it is that it's to light in body, I like more mouth feel.

Overall a fantastic beer that I will return to many times throughout the years

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Photo of Allurex
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mayhewbc
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KLHBB
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I'm not a fan of this style but there are other beer styles I've grown to love so I'm happy to try it and greatly respect this brewery. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, dirty yellow, one finger head, lots of carbonation and rising bubbles. Belgian spice in the smell but the taste is sour. Tastes like a watered down Tripel left out in the sun. Light feel, overall it may be wonderful for the style, but I'll pass.

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

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy to cloudy burnt yellow color with a thin layer of white foamy head that dissipated immediately. Light lacing speckled around the glass nicely. The smell had some bubblegum, light Belgian spices, sweet grass, and a light yeasty breadiness. The taste was mainly bready sweet with the spices coming across far underneath. Sweet bready aftertaste. Smooth wet finish. On the body, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing spices to hit a little more on my tongue. Overall, this was a pretty good saison that I could have again.

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Photo of ChristineHeubusch
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of willcumbie
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcscientist
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really haven't done much exploring in the saison world, but this beer surprised me by how much I liked it. It's not as sour as a lot of saisons, which for me is a good thing, but it's got a very nice flavor with just a bit of tartness from what I thought was lemon. It's somewhat hazy and there was sediment in the bottom of the bottle, so you have to swirl like you do an unfiltered wheat or witbier to get the best taste. This one won a silver medal at GABF and I can see why.

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