Heyday Belgian-Style White Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Heyday Belgian-Style White AleHeyday Belgian-Style White Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Mebuzzard on 03-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,746
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
383
pDev:
13.29%
Bros Score:
3.44
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
44
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5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of jamiejohnson
4.75/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is first review in ages. I'm taking the time for this one because I feel Great Divide is getting screwed by our ratings. Maybe it's just me, but this is possibly the best Wit I've ever had. And I truly love the style. A 79 is a massacre in my opinion. Admittingly mine is super fresh as I am a beer guy at Total Wine, but it's damn good. Maybe most reviewers don't really like the style?? I don't know, but anyway this is my honest opinion about this beer. I think it's great. Send me a sixer for defending you Great Divide - I'll take it.

A 79?
Off by a mile
It's the best
Of the style

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Photo of jtierney89
4.65/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Semi cloudy golden hue right white sticky head. Wow a really nice fruity wheat beer. Couple dollars more than your average wheat 6 pack but well worth it. Creamy and wispy mouthfeel, faintly spicy with a touch of sweetness. Melons apples and pears. Delish and smooth.

one of the best wits i've ever had

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Photo of BjrogerS
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.37/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled yesterday on 12/14/15. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass 20 ounce stein.

Brew pours a hazy golden-yellow in color with a good 1-finger foamy white head. A decent amount of sticky lacing is seen when sipped that stuck to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of wheat grass, lemon zest with a hint of honey. Pretty much can be said for the taste as well with maybe a hint of banana and spice also. Very well balanced with nothing over-powering the other flavors. Goes down very easy and finishes with the light touch of honey. Really enjoyed this one. Medium-bodied with good carbonation.

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4.36/5  rDev +26%

Photo of -ronin-
4.34/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I decided to try this one, even been thrown off by the low score. What a great surprise. This is a solid wit, it is definitely on my top 5. The taste is very balanced with not too overpowering combination of orange and coriander, goes smooth and smells great. Very easy drinking. I will be looking for more. Definitely a hidden gem in this style.

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Photo of JEdmund
4.26/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bleach white foamy head sits over a light, hazy yellow body. Great lacing left along the way.

Aroma is standard fare for a Belgian wheat but certainly not lacking.

Flavor starts out with smooth wheat and oats, then comes the ale fruitiness, including a white pepper hint, cardamom and coriander spices, and finally a nice hop bite. And that hop bite is what stands out the most as it’s not especially common in Belgian wheats. Body is perfectly smooth and full. Finish also has a light lemon note.

Great Divide has crafted an imminently drinkable summer seasonal with Heyday. It doesn’t stray from style, so it might not be quite as impressive or memorable as some of their other beer, but it still deserves praise for being so good and easy to drink. I just wish it wasn’t $9.99/six-pack…

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of OldTime
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Rihup
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of TaylorBrake
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of KensWorld
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a very light and clear straw yellow with tons of streaming carbonation, soapy white head that left chunky lace

S- Big lemon, bubblegum, and peppery notes. Big wheat and bready character

T- Same as the aroma. Big lemon, bubblegum, cardamom and peppery notes. Big wheat and bready character

M- Medium to lighter bodied, semi-dry finish, fizzy carbonation

O- Refreshing and flavorful witbier with nice fruity and spicy notes.

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Photo of corywalston
4.16/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of iSip
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great Divide Heyday Belgian Style White Ale: I love wheat beers, so I was very glad to see this Belgian White offering from Great Divide. The body has a beautiful straw color with just the right amount of hazyness to it. The ample carbonation forms a frothy pure white head. I am looking at it now, half finished, the head is holding in there and the lacing is stellar. The big, big aroma sparkles with citrus, and has a hint of straw and earth.

The flavor is spot on white ale, and very good. A bit heavy in the malt, a little more crispness and this beer would be best in class. A very good offering from Great Divide, and may become my go to Belgian White as it is a local brew. But the Avery White Rascal is good as well. Though problem to have! Too many great versions of a hard to find style that I really like!

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Photo of Immortale25
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Label says Bottled On: MAR 27 2013

A- Pours a semi-hazy light straw color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer layer of foam on the surface. One of the whitest beers I've ever seen. Slippery lacing leaves a solid ring behind on the glass.

S- Rich wheat aroma with lots of yeast notes. Hints of spice. Overall quite sweet.

T- Pretty much your usual wheat beer flavor with plenty of yeast to accentuate the overall profile. Somewhat earthy and herbal with notes of spice and lemongrass. Goes down very easy with very little alcohol detected.

M- Bright and tangy with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- A full-flavored sessionable wheat beer from none other than the good people at Great Divide. Keep the good suds comin guys.

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Photo of dgeebs07
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of eklie
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Heyday Belgian-Style White Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 383 ratings
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