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RATINGS: 2324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2005 Pours light orange with a substantial light head. Aroma of oranges with a hint of clove. Taste is crisp and hoppy with elements of orange and clove.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2005
In the big bottle. Pours a straw colored yellow with a stiff white head. Aroma has citrus, coriander and yeasty esters. Flavor is clean and tart with a fine bitterness, and some sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Poured from a bottle this beer is an inviting golden color... almost clear with a bold fizzy top. Nice lace is forming as I sip. Aroma is fruity, yeasty with peppery notes...reminds me of a fine wine. Flavor is an outstanding cornucopia of different fruity sweetnes with banana, lemon, apricot and plenty of peppery spice to balance. Not at all heavy with a pleasing fizzy mouthfeel. Pleasant yeasty aftertaste that invites another sip. Ommegang seems to have captured the belgian "magic" in this Saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Hazy gold/copper. Ginormous, cream colored head settles to a small, rocky layer almost as it quickly as it formed. Aroma of musty yeast, crisp hops, light fruitiness and spices. Same flavors with a dry, yeasty finish and aftertaste. Lacing painting the glass. Medium body. Would be an excellent aperitif for sure, although 750 ml is a lot of aperitif. Very nice saison.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Pale gold, champagne-like head. Wonderful, dare I say fabulous aromas of baking bread, lemon citrus and oats. Flavors follow suit. Spicy hop bite and mild, dry finish. Orange, apricot, and apple fruits are buried in the taste. Slightly acidic, again, champagne-like tones to the beer. Carbonated, but full, palate. Great mouthfeel. A beer that gives the belgians a run for their money.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
Highly competitive with Belgian triples, and itís clearly better than some Belgians. O could easliy charge another buck or two and still be competitive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1444) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Thanks to my friend sally for this one. Freaking huge head or pure white. Aroma was a bit malty. Doesnít taste as good as it does fancy/elegant. Iíd rather drink something else.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2005
In the big bottle. Pours a banana colored yellow with a monstrously lage white head. Aroma has citrus, coriander and yeasty esters. Flavor is delightfully clean and tart with a fine bitterness. Good, but not awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
I tried this beer along with itís sister (The Ommegang Belgian Strong) and I honestly had trouble telling the two appart. I really guess I ought to try them side by side again to pay closer attention to the differences. Then again, maybe I just wasnít paying close enough attention to the beers in the first place. Like I mentioned in my other Ommegang rating, these beers are EVERYWHERE in NC now. Itís a little crazy. I kind of wish the Imperial Stouts and IPAs and other stronger American and English style beers were as widely available as these Belgian style ales.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Bottle. Pours very cloudy pale yellow. Lots of carbonation in the pour. Very thin white head. Mostly yeasty aroma, with some hints of over ripe fruit. I taste a little bit of spice and fruit, maybe banana. Carbonated and a little tart mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. Finishes a little sour. This is my first of this style.....itís not bad.


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