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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,697 |  Reviews: 472
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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Photo of thebooyakid
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maz
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd1978
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazel straw color with plenty of bubbles and little head. Nose bready malts, grass, fruit, funk. Taste biscuit, pear, lemon peel, peppery spice, sweet malts. Clean finish. I've become a big fan of saisons and this one is a good one. I have had better but this one should convert some people.

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

Pours a bright hazy straw yellow. Smells of pasture grasses, light lemon drop and slight yeast/funk. Taste of light lemon, merengue like, fresh cut grasses and slight but yet not over done funkyness from the yeast. A bite of light floral on the backend too. Silky smooth mouthfeel but yet light on the tounge. I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Benish
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy translucent yellow color. Aromas were is subtle spiciness, lemon, and maybe little grassy character. Flavors were sweet. Noted preserved lemons, simple syrup and some yeasty esters. Favors were mild, doesn't seem as harsh as other farmhouse ales. Mouthfeel is slick and medium body. I like it.

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Photo of ZachT
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of telescifly
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Darkish amber, hazy and with a head of Belgian proportions.
Nose: Very fruity, spicy and sweet. Reminds me a little bit of Tank 7, but on steroids.
Taste: Rather sweet. Lots of fruitiness, ripe apricot, spice, Belgian yeast. I did not detect any tart notes. Very flavorsome.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and with a tickling amount of carbonation.
Overall: In my head there are two types of Saisons. Sweet ones and sweet/sour ones. This one falls in (and is a prime example of) the former category. Some people may find it a bit too sweet but I think that is a great saison. Due to its intense flavor it may not be the most sessionable of beers but it's one I could personally drink a lot of.

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Photo of cavitae
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of womara
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Octoberist
2.91/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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