noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle at Euclid Hall into a white wine glass.
A: Pours a very pretty creamy golden straw with just a touch of haze. The head is stark white but settles quickly over the beer, fantastic lacing.
S: Wilde yeast meets biscuity malts and rounded out by tart tropical fruit and lemon yest. Funk is apparent but balanced by the citrus notes and earthy grassy aromas.
T: Tart and mouth watering. Lemon is the dominate fruit but so is the wild Belgian yeast. Funky notes dance with tart tropical citrus and balanced by earthy grass and terroir. Finish is very long, quite pretty, and dry inviting you to taste over and over.
M: Light to medium bodied with fantastic carbonation. Coats the palate lightly and evenly from front to back with a clean dry finish.
D: This is a fantastic interpretation of a Belgian Farmhouse or Saison style. The Belgian yeast is perfect funk to the malt and the mild hops. Clean and crisp with tart citrus fruits, terroir, and medicinal flavors. Love the dry lingering finish. Perfect beer for a hot summer day or just sitting on the porch.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a crystal clear dark piss yellow with long-lasting white foam. Smells yeasty with hints of wheat. Tastes lightly peppered with hints of coriander and wheat.
ttutony (790) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden color with a fluffy white head. Grainy aroma, a touch of a yeasty spice. Decent tanginess on the palate with a bit of hop bitterness and more of the grainy malt flavors. I like saisons; this one was not one of my favorites.
legion242 (2341) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May I be so bold to say that this is one of the finer Saisonís made by an American brewer that does not specialize in them. Very, very nice indeed.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap from the Outside Bar at the Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver 17/09/2010
Yeasty malt aroma. White head. Amber coloured hazy in appearance and floral with a hint of bitterness in a dry and yeasty finish.
swanmann (672) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottled on March 3, 2011: I poured rather gently a hazy and beautifully bright golden yellow beer with a small amount of off-white suds, which dissipated rather quickly. With barely a chill it smells of some sweet fruits like oranges or bananas, with a bit of an herbal note. After a couple of quaffs I taste mild citrusy sweet/sour up front. It then fades into some citrus rind bitterness while a solid, dry almost sourdough-y essence coats the palate. The carbonation is fairly soft, yet effervescent, seems to fade quickly. The abv seems pretty well hidden. Make no mistake, this is a full-on Belgian in a 12 oz. bottle. DELICIOUS Saison.
rougeau13 (2237) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Slightly hazed golden with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, belgian yeast, wheat, banana and pepper. Taste is fruity sweet, wheat malty and yeasty. Body is medium-full, a little buttery, with somewhat heavy for a "summer beer," and alcohol presence is noticable, yet minimal. Nice beer.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy bright yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma is very nice, lemon citrus, farmhouse and yeasty. Flavor is very much the same with a mild malt backbone and fruity notes. Mouthfeel is light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, I really enjoyed this!
FROTHINGSLOSH (5658) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy pale yellow color with a huge foamy white head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was strong lemon with light notes of pepper and must. The flavor was very tart with a strong lemon presence and light notes of pepper and must. The finish was long and lemony. Medium body. Very tasty.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
650 ml bottle poured into a belgium fishbowl glass. Nowhere on the label does it say "Colette" -- instead it says "Saison" - but itís the exact same label as the one pictured. It has a 2009 date and has been kept cool in my cellar (not intentionally aged, just never got a chance to drink this). Pale yellow straw-colored, pretty hazy and cloudy, with a thick white head.
Floral, yeasty, bready aroma with a little lemony zest as well. Fruity, tart flavors of lemon and citrus with some peppery spice notes as well. A bit overly tart and perhaps a little off -- Iím wondering if itís more due to the age on the beer than the beer itself. Medium bodied, very carbonated and effervescent. Iíll re-review the beer if I get a chance to have a fresh bottle, but for 2 year old Belgian, this didnít seem to age all that well.