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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Ratings: 1,686 |  Reviews: 467
Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jwei
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've only recently started trying different beers, so please take my review and rating with a grain of salt (based some of it off the styleguide provided: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/style/129/)

Context: drank from a 12oz can.

Look: dark/muddy yellow - darker than expected with a foamy head that disappears shortly after pouring.

Smell: sweet with a bit of spice/pepper in the background.

Taste/texture: there was quite a bit of carbonation when I first opened it, but after a little bit, it settled down (haven't finished it just yet, and it's still got some carbonation). I drank this while eating Thai food (after checking beer advocate for food/beer pairings), and it seemed to work well, though food masked the flavor of the beer a bit, so it was a good thing I tried it before I started eating. Colette was crisp and light, which helped contrast with the heavier, stronger flavors of the food. In terms of taste, it's a bit difficult to pinpoint the exact profile, but overall it has a more subtle profile and isn't overwhelming.

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Photo of Gus_13
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color. White head with tight knit bubbles that fades away to an island of bubbles. Medium lacing. Aroma is pepper spices, yeast, little sweetness and some citrus. Flavor is more citrus with hints of black pepper and sweetness. Really good but a tad sweet.

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Photo of jwent91
3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SkiBum22
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Harrison8
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow, with a medium-thin white foamy head. No lacing left behind for me. Spicy yeast, coriander, banana, and malts form a delightful aroma. Smooth coriander and a slight spicy yeast opens up the flavor profile. Nice malt finish. Sweet, light, and delightful taste. Mouth feel just about right. Very crisp, with a little a carbonated finish. Very subtle and simple aroma and flavor, combined with ease of drinking, makes this a great farmhouse.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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

Photo of K_schrim
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very much FFF Pear Bear-ish! Tart like a lambic, smells like pears....not very Belgian-like.

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

Photo of Twal
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cervisaphile
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the better examples of a Saison brewed in the US.

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Photo of RampantGM
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very drinkable beer. One of the better Farmhouse/Saison's brewed in Denver.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: Nov 12, 2015

Pours a pretty nice slightly cloudy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small creamy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some nice banana/coriander notes, slight spice. The taste is very nice malty, yeasty, very nice banana/coriander notes, slightly spicy. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, a very tasty brew.

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

Photo of Dicers
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erk0607
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Cloudy pale gold with a white head that clings to the edges and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is yeast, wheat, lemon, coriander and spiciness. The taste bright apple and spiciness with some funk and bread. It is decently carbonated and has an almost medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale yellow hazy body, white fizzy head, a touch of lace. Nose and taste contain light citrus zest, hay, touch of peppery spice and coriander, wheat, touch of yeasty funk, slightly earthy. Bone dry, but refreshing. Light body, highly carbonated but delicate.
Delicious and dangerously drinkable.

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