GarrettB (989) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 31st, 2011 - When Spring turns into Summer and the sun gets to be a little heavier in the sky, the fun and heady wheat beers of a month ago lose some of their potency. Something drier, with a heavier grain profile becomes a more suitable beer for cutting the sweat and anguish of an oppressive day. The Colette is a perfect fit for these transitional days, beautiful and burning bright with a dandelion yellow hue and a finger of soft, white foam. Banana and clove and a little corn tortilla rise from the surface, giving off light but coating smells. Fresh and full of grains, Great Divide did an excellent job of capturing the smell of the fields and putting that romantic image into a bottle. Full bodied and busy with a sharp and serrated aftertaste, the Colette can cut through dry mouth or thirst, with ample uplifting alcoholic corn and tortilla and flowery dandelion tastes, like bitter mizuna greens, a subtle vegetable bitterness and again, flowing dry graininess.
pilgrimoutlaw (756) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Whole Foods. Hazy gold pour with soapy white head. Passionfruit, citrus, banana, cereal. Moderately sweet and bitter. Light, crisp body.
wvhoran (77) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a large fluffy white head. Yeasty nose, zesty, bright. Flavour of yeast, light malt, citrus zest. Sweet with a dry finish. Fairly simple, nice.
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich hazy golden coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of grass, hay, wheat, yeast and a lot of herbs and spices - very nice and floral as well. Light to Medium-bodied; Grassy and dry herbal flavours dominate the beer with an emphasis on wheat and the strong yeast strain. Aftertaste has a slight sweetness, and perhaps a few noticeable hops, but the flavour is centred around the dry and floral wheat and spice notes that dominate. Overall, a very nice beer and a consistent saison with what youíd expect to drink littered throughout the smell and tastes - definitely worth trying or buying a lot of if you like the style, since iíts available in many places! I sampled this pint on draught at the brewpub in downtown Denver, Colorado with haddon90 on 07-June-2014.
78samh (114) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy yellow. Good fruity yeast aroma. Funky yeast taste. Lemon, hay, bread, very earthy. Smooth finish. Very good saison.
Prufrockstar (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at College Inn. Pours hazy yellow with splotchy white head and irregular lacing. Lemon zest, pepper, mineral, somewhat floral, just the lightest touch of bubble gum. Lightly sweet up front gives way to a dry, slightly tart finish. Medium body, lively, prickly carbonation. Refreshing, despite the 7.3%. Overall: this is a very nice saison -- itís nice to find a non-bretted/wild American saison that isnít straight up bubble gum and coriander. Would drink again.
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a loose white head. Big sweet lemon and floral nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Sweet lemon and floral mid palate. Long clean dry finish. Lovely.
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at RnH. Hazy blonde pour. Dry, peppery, rustic barnyard funk. Not that sugary, so I donít get that bubble gum flavor I donít like in saisons. Pretty good.
annunz123 (848) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belgian yeast, banana, citrus, and spice in the aroma. Flavor is a little sweet and fruity with some underlying musty barnyard flavors. Bitter citrus finish.
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pours a cloudy yellow color with a nice white head. Aromas of fruit, wheat, lemon. Light bodied, but complex, with a nice tart finish
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An average saison. Pours a slightly cloudy straw yellow color with white head. Some light fruit and raw wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes dry.