Turboninja (763) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2017 GarrettB (1600) - 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.
[email protected]mile (3947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2017
, Tampere, Finland. Like sour wheat. Banana, wheat and syrapy tart. Averagely balanced. Light/medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, simple with lots of taste. Quite scholbook american performer on European style.
Bottle, Light golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - wheat and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, light caramel and banana with light fruitiness and light herbal hoppyness, light yeast. Body is medium, malty - some wheat and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, light caramel and banana, light fruitiness and herbal hoppyness, light yeast. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish,light caramel and banana withlight fruitiness, light herbal hoppyness and yeast. More like hefe weizen than saison. Too much caramel and notes of banana (wheat). larsga (7540) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2017
Big white head doesn’t last. Slightly hazy yellow body with light carbonation. Pungent spicy orangey aroma with sugary toffee notes. Peppery, bready things going on. Certainly complex. Sweet spicy fruity sugary taste with bread herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry mealy spicy fruity aftertaste with grassy herbal notes. Interesting, for sure. Highly drinkable and complex. Why they think the Belgians used rice in their farmhouse ale I can’t tell. This is about as farmhouse as the space shuttle, but whatever, at least it’s a good beer. (0.355l can, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.) JaroMantic (50) - - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki
Pours cloudy light yellow/golden with a small white soapy head. Leaves a soapy spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malts, crisp tropical fruits (pineapple and citrus), hops and spicy yeastiness. Taste is very sweet overall, balanced well by hops and alcohol. Sweet malts, pineapple, citrus, caramel, yeast and a hint of bubblegum. Medium to full bodied, very intense creamy mouthfeel, delicate carbonation and subtle hoppy finish. An impressive tribute to belge style saisons. Valomir (21) - - JUL 9, 2017
Juli17: lys gul sløret, med fint lavt skum. Dufter moden frukt, fersken, aprikos. Lett men komplekst smaksbilde med søte frukter, banan og pepper i ettersmak.
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L_Lovecraft (609) - - JUL 9, 2017
Yeast and citrus, spices, golden with a good white head, light body, medium carbonation, very refreshing with citrus, floral and spices...very simple and pleasant. Tjeerd (550) - GERMANY - JUN 30, 2017
Sterk bier, maar de disbalans in smaak, kenmerkend voor veel saisons, is hier een beetje te veel voor mij. Psytron (2287) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Smell of yeast, some dough. Cloudy yellow colour, white head. Aroma of overripe fruit, straw, yeast. Sugary finish Sweet with a faint sourness. Fizzy wild carbon, mid-heavy body. Half oily texture. Pretty fresh and balanced considering the ABV. Erasmus_ro (2945) - Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Bottle, 22/06/17. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a good white head. Aroma is spicy, somewhat lemony, saison yeast. Alright, good saison. Nurmis (687) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours hazy golden with medium sized white head. Strong aroma of yeast, citrus, spices and malt. Dry and bitter, nice.