Heyday | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Mebuzzard on 03-22-2013

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3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - A bright hazy yellow, little sediment which is nice, and a 1/4 inch of foamy goodness.
S - Has the attributes I expect in the style, spicy coriander and a touch of orange peel mostly with a drying Belgium yeast.
T - Well it's not the best I had but it taste is very dry with maybe a touch too much coriander and the orange peel is sort of in the back end. I could see others comparing this to Blue Moon because it is crafted so it doesn't have any metallic notes but its very similar.
M - To me it's very dry and sort of medium bodied. A touch too heavy for a Spring beer.

Overall I paid 3 bucks for this since I like to try whatever Great Divide puts out and I was disappointed with this one. Needs to be discontinued or even better have a recipe change.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz brown bottle into a 16 oz nonic-style glass. Label has a place for a bottling date, but it is sadly devoid of any markings to let me know when it was sealed.

Appearance - Starts promising. A hazy lemony yellow, like liquid sunlight. A pillowy eggshell-colored two-finger head comprised of mostly microbubbles. The retention is strong, lasting for quite awhile before settling to a permafilm of foam across the top. Lacing is silky and fleeting with some stickiness.

Smell - Coriander, wheat and Belgian yeast are the dominant aromas, but it seems a little one note. I'm used to witbiers having a little more fragrance, but it admittedly gets stronger as the head recedes.

Taste - Just like the smell, the flavor seems to be hiding a bit. I can still detect the spices and some faint citrus peel, but the dominant flavor is bready. Seems a little bit watery as well, and in some (not good) ways, reminds me of Blue Moon. The flavor that I can pick up is more complex than the famous "crafty" beer, but the fleeting nature is similar. Aftertaste imparts mostly yeast notes

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied and silky, with the same diluted characteristics carrying through. Carbonation is rather weak.

Overall, a pretty disappointing beer. In the grand scheme of things it wasn't bad, but there are so many witbiers that I would select before this one. Too bad, because Great Divide has an otherwise stellar portfolio.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: It's golden but very cloudy and with a head that is fluffy and two fingers thick. As the head thins out thick lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Clove, orange zest, light cinnamon, faint pear and apple twinge of lemon zest.

Taste: Apple, lemon zest, yeasty, clove, fruity esters, dry floral hop with a dry finish.

Notes: It's drinkable and a decent Witbier not too bad for a warm day. Cheers.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: into a pilsener glass, washed out hazy pale yellow - looked like watery lemonade - white head a coupla fingers tall

S: faint grain aromas with floral and herbal hop suggestions

T: faint grains again - barley, wheat, oats - mild hops add some floral and herbal notes

M: thin, watery, clean finish, refreshing

O: maybe I don't get the style, so I went with fairly mediocre ratings across the boards. If you are more familiar (than I am) with the witbier style, this may be a better beer than I'm indicating. Probably good for drinking out in the sun all day or for warm, summer afternoon sessions, but it is not representative of what I typically want in a beer. That said, came back to the beer a few days later and it vibed a little better with me.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +16.9%
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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Heyday from Great Divide Brewing Company
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