Heyday Belgian-Style White Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Heyday Belgian-Style White AleHeyday Belgian-Style White Ale
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Heyday Belgian-Style White AleHeyday Belgian-Style White Ale

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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Photo of JamesMN
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6/24/14.

Appearance: Very light straw color and crystal clear with a white cap of foam. Nice effervescent bubbles floating to the top.

Aroma: Coriander, wheat, dry yeast esters.

Taste: Very much like the aroma. Nice understated Belgian yeast flavors of coriander and pear. Good hop presence that adds some bitterness and really balances the flavor well. Definitely a wheat presence, which keeps things light and lets the spices and hops shine. Crisp/dry finish with an aftertaste of fading spices. Good depth of flavor for 5.2% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body. Smooth despite its slightly aggressive carbonation. Good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Another good beer from Great Divide, and a style I don't typically enjoy no less. Highly recommended for anyone new to Belgians or looking for a lighter option within the genre. Would I drink it again? Sure.

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Photo of JNC2014
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Easy to drink yet not a lot of flavor

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2.92/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.52/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jlindros
2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled June 12, 2014.

Pours with pretty much no head at all, just shards of bubbles from the pour itself I think, mostly clear semi hazy slight watery pilsner color.

Nose sure is a wit, a little creamy wheat, faint biscuit cracker wheat but pretty light overall, but loaded with spices, like a truck of spices were just dumped into this, orange peel, coriander up the wazzoo, maybe a bit of clove and other wit like spices, zest and a little candied orange peel.

Taste brings more spice overload, but a little more tame at least, bitter orange peel, some sweet orange as well, with plenty of coriander, wow coriander just smashes my tongue, other spices in there too, maybe clove, perhaps some sweet gale or something like that. A little sweet candy like base, brings more candied orange peel and zest, a mild sweet toasty wheat, creamy wheat mostly. Finish is dry and a little creamy, mild bitterness from the orange zest, and a little candied orange, plenty of coriander lingering.

Mouth is lighter bod, light carbonation too, mild creamy.

Overall pretty bad, just cause you overload a beer with so much spices that you can't taste the beer itself, doesn't make it a witbier, and def doesn't make it good. This is again that "American" idea of candying up and spicing up a European style of beer so it fits the typical American palate, but ends up destroying the beer. Where is the wheat too? So little actual wheat, thin too.

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Photo of Moose90
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of seedyone
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

On tap at Rattle n Hum.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.24/5  rDev -6.4%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.36/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours hazy piss yellow color with a lot of bubbles racing up the middle to a 2 finger foamy snow white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly leaving good lacing and a layer on top.

Smells of wheat, hay, dry grass or straw, orange peel, coriander, lemon zest, lightly toasted grains, herbs, earthy notes and very mild spices. It smells like all the fiber you need in your daily diet with enough citrus to make it resemble a Belgian style beer.

Tastes of lemon, orange peel, wheat, hay, dry grass, coriander, toasted grains, chalky earthy notes and very mild spices like pepper. Besides the citrus notes, there were some floral hints that resembles dry leaf more than fruit and were not really hoppy. Grainy overall with toasted cracked wheat crackers coming to mind with a mild sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth, with a watery feel, a light body and a grainy aftertaste that just kind of hands around like eating a piece of dry toast with margarine. Average is the best way to describe this brew, nothing jumped out at me as noteworthy and it was just alright overall.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle; bottled on 24 June 2014.

Pours a very pale gold color, slightly hazy with a modest sized but very durable head.

Aroma: fruity and yeasty; not bad but unappealing, as is often the case with this style.

Flavor: mild; fruity and rather yeasty with some banana and clove.

Light body with prickly, near medium carbonation. Smooth but a bit watery.

O: a decent Belgian style witbier.

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Photo of mactrail
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light, spritzy, and crisp. Pleasant wheaty taste with just enough spice. Modestly flavored and richly carbonated. A great summer brew. I don't see anything wrong with this. It's a clean and sharpish Witbier. Golden color with a white cap in the Ommegang chalice. From the 12 oz bottle in the six-pack purchased at Liticker's Liquor in Ocean Beach.

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Heyday Belgian-Style White Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 384 ratings