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This hoppy, farmhouse style ale has a champagne like effervescence with a crisp but light on the tongue finish. Similar to the Belgian Saison style , this beer serves well as an aperitif. Hennepin has a majestic golden hue. The style is called Grisette or farm house and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
Robe blonde très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche persistente. Arômes de bananes, de clou de girofle, d’alcool et de beurre. Agrumes. Douce, mais tout à fait belge. Levure très présente.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quyntarious (33) - Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2005
This beer didn’t do much for me, it had a nice fruity head, Pretty, transparent yellow. Not my fav, but it’s ok.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Light color with small but very carbonated head that disapated quickley. Great smooth taste. Can’t believe it is 7.5%

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2005
My first saison, and a rather nice experience. Pours a brilliant yellow with a delicate, frothy head. Champange-like carbonation rising straight up the glass, and intense lacing make this beer rather beautiful. Aroma is a delicate floral hop aroma, kind of witbeer-ish. Taste hits very yeasty up front, spicy all the way through, with a strong alcohol kick and some nice mid breadiness, and the palate couldn’t be better. I poured this in the wrong glass though. Should’ve used my giganto-head accomidating Piraat tulip!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 31, 2005
The hoppy fruit spice aroma didn’t carry over into a complex tasting experience. It drank too carbonated and with an evident alcohol taste. Not as good as it’s more potent brother but still a worthy drinking experience at much less of a cost than most other Belgium offerings.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Hazy golden honey hue, with a big rocky white head, with good lacing, yeasty, apples and citrus fruits notes, pale malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with yeasty, hint of oakiness, fruity, earthy hops, pale malt, floral ops, leading to a hoopy citrusy leafy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Deliciousness. From a bottle. Vanilla and lemon overtones. Much better than other "Belgian" style beers I’ve had recently, and more palatable. Darling little sayings on the bottle, really. Their label is like Celestial Seasonings for beer drinkers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Poured from a bottle. Orange beer with a very thick white head. The cork popped off violently. Musky aroma with a hint of sour fruit. Shour citruisy flavor with a slightly sweet finish. Very interesting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5402) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 I have only a limited familiarity with this brewer but have been getting into them a bit recently. Sampled this one on draft at the State College beer festival. It poured a medium golden color with a large creamy off white head. The aroma is sweet and fruity. The flavor is yeasty, bready and has a sour tang of light fruits. There is a nice Belgian candy sugar element coursing through this beer. I think I will definitely be having this one again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11822) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy golden hue with large creamy head. Medium citrus and hop aroma. Medium body with creamy texture. Full smooth flavor of citusand hops with long smooth finish.


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