DJMonarch (9179) - 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 (723) - 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 (2514) - 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 (2875) - 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 (6537) - 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.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The high ABV saves this beer, light, spicy, decent saison. Nothing spectacular like the new saisons out there, worth a try
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very underattenuated, lots of raw sugar, oddly astringent with lots of stressed, green and phenolic yeast. I donít understand why every brewery thinks they can brew these Belgian styles...
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Information on the bottle includes a short description of the beer, a "Bottled On" date and the abv% (7.3).
Appearance: From the pour it produces a big billowy head of white foam over a hazy golden honey colored body. The haze comes from a fine yeast sediment in the body of the beer. Some of the yeast seems to be pushed up towards the head by the aggressive carbonation. This beer looks to be full of life.
Smell: The aroma is of floral and spicy almost grassy hops with a pale base of biscuity malt.
Taste/Palate: There is a nice balance of spicy yeast with hints of fruit and biscuity maltiness. This has light sweetness that dries out for a snappy dry finish. The carbonation is lively and the palate is crisp.
Notes: Great Divide Is right on with very tasty farmhouse ale!!!
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best thing this saison had going for it was its nose. Full of all that a saison should be, yeasty and fruity and very savory. I found the palate too lively for my tastes when it comes to a saison. It lacked a sophisticated dryness. It looked pretty. I enjoy farmhouse ales very much, but I wouldnít go out of my way to buy this one again. It might be nice to taste on tap.