Food & Beverages April, 4 2012

Beer | Great Divide Colette Farmhouse Ale

There is a lot of interest in farmhouse ales and saison beers right now. In the past, they were brewed over the winter and enjoyed during the summer—their yellow body and crisp, sour and fruity flavors making an apt partner for sunshine. They are often high on the abv scale and Great Divide‘s Colette Farmhouse Ale is no slouch there, entering the ring at 7.3-percent. Thing is, this beer floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. It’s gently puckering and citrus-headed with a clean finish, but two in quick succession had us almost rowdily gregarious—storming about the room with bemused grins. Enjoy these suckers in the proper context.

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