The Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing in Denver, Colorado pours out a straw yellow in color with some cloud and is topped by a large, foamy, snow white head that slowly recedes to a thick film. On the nose, aromas of clove, mango, papaya, some earthy funk and yeast. In the mouth, this comes quite mellow at first then a lovely sweetness takes over giving way to a peppery like spice that then turns bitter. Flavors of biscuit, honey, pepper, lemon and a little clove. Light side of medium bodied. Vibrant carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Thin sheets of lacing on the glass. The finish is very long and mostly peppery, bitter and dry.
A very refreshing farmhouse ale that hides its high ABV well. Good flavor, good balance, highly recommended.
12 ounce bottle, 7.3% ABV, Bottled on Mar 23 2012
Beer 129 of 366 for 2012