oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow straw pour with a large white sudsy froth that dissipates quickly. The aroma is primarily lemon citrus with clove, banana, and allspice as well as hints of doughy bread. A crisp wheat character is pervasive. The flavor is sweet tropical fruit with big note of orange, lemon, fruity dough, and tangy spice. A very nice arrangement. The palate is caressing and pillowy in its effervescence with a crisp, clean finish. A nice take on the style.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Capone’s on 5/29/2010. Pours a very pale yellow with a thin head. Aroma is very sweet and herbal. Taste has artificial sweeteners, green herbs, artificial orange candy flavor. Leaves an unpleasant flavor in the mouth. A bit sour, in a bad way.
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Oz. Pours a clear ligh yellow with frothy head that leaves medium lacing. Aroma of yeast and fruity esters maybe some slight alcohol. Taste inline with the smell and has a decently strong bitterness enforced by strong carbonation sliding into a malt character that seems to nicely reflect the barley, wheat, and rice it was brewed with. Also has a presence of alcohol. Finish is crisp and refreshing with a strong level of carbonation. Light bodied and smooth drinking for the high alcohol content.
chickenflea (332) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Mar 10, 2010
A- Pours a cloudy orange yellow with a monstrous bubbly white head.
A- The aroma contains yeast, lemon meringue pie and wet hay. Very promising. Spicy and inviting.
T- The taste is extremely refreshing, and probably dangerously so considering the high ABV for a saison. The taste starts out with some light maltiness followed by a nice carbonated bite. Citrus flavors and hints of spices with some earthy hops near the end. Finish contains banana-clove smoothness and then a clean finish. Wow what a journey.
P- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
O- This is a dangerously drinkable beer that is very refreshing. Overall, this is a fantastic saison and another great beer from Great Divide.
Serving type: 12-oz bottle
Reviewed on: 05-29-2010
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden blone with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, banana, orange peel and yeast. Flavour of very sour citrus, banana and yeast - much more sour than a usual saison.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Lures-Crownsville Md-Pale yellow color w/a large white head, didn’t look real impressive @ first, almost like a Macro. Aroma’s of wheat & yeast. Flavors of wheat, yeast, light friut/banana, w/a fair amount of carbonation. Reminded me more of a Belgian Blonde or Golden Ale than a Saison, but it was still a good brew. Smooth & easy to drink, alcohol was well hidden.
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this beer. I would buy it any day over Hennipin, but it’s no dupont. Nose is some really nice cheesy funk with hints of citrus but the funk is definitely the strongest. Taste is more dominated by the lemon and earthy flavors with only and underlying cheese taste. Palate is nice and creamy, and color pale. Head quickly dissipates.
chowman (11) - USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colette is another fine ale from Great Divide.Pours cloudy then becomes a less cloudy pale yellow with very little head.Has a slightly fruity taste with yeasty undertones and dry,tart finish.Pleasing to the palate with a smooth mouth feel.This is a great summertime ale and I will be buying more.
dmac (3986) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from EZ Liquors. Poured a super thin pale yellow that could almost be mistaken for a macro except for the huge frothy bright white head. Aroma is complex with lots of pepper and spice, lemon zest, spoiled tangerines, bubble gum and over ripe bananas. The body fills up your mouth and washes down creamy yet very fizzy from the highly active carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor of wheat, lemon, grass and yeast. Solid but the aroma trumps the flavor.
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am very pleased with this. I am usually not much on Saisons but this was very pleasing. Pale yellow with continuous ascending head that ends up soft and white. Very effervescent in the mouth. Finishes clean.