Great Divide Colette Farmhouse Ale

Posted: May 21, 2012 in Great Divide Brewing Company, Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Today was a crazy day at work. I actually worked some overtime and jumped into an ambulance. I think it’s been about 5 years since I’ve done an ambulance trip (I did work the hurricane in an ambulance, but we didn’t get any trips). So, it’s definitely beer time and this is one from a brewery I have a total love affair with.

ABV: 7.3%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Colette is our homage to the beers that Belgian farm workers have enjoyed for centuries. Brewed with barley, wheat and rice and fermented at high temperatures with a special blend of four different yeast strains, Colette is fruity and slightly tart, with a dry finish that makes it that rarest of treats – a beer as refreshing as it is complex.”

Random: The Rangers looked pathetic during this game. Ugh.

The brew poured with a one finger white head that took awhile to dissipated and left some nice lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with a huge amount of active carbonation on it. The nose was just wonderful. I got some lemon, pepper and Belgian yeast. It was really fragrant, yet not overpowering. The taste was even better. It had a generous dose of citrus that was followed up with Belgian yeast. There was also some pepper and spice and a little bit of bread to it. The body was on the thinner side with lots of prickly carbonation to it as well. The finish was quick with lemon. I absolutely loved this beer. It was well-balanced and flavored and really easy to drink. This will definitely be a go-to summer beer for me. I think I’m in love.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0


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