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RATINGS: 2316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2005
This is a great brew to bring out after the softball team has had one or two macroís Their intial thirst is quenched and this has a little body but that great thirst quenching tartness and crispness that will make them slow down and appreciate a great taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1625) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2005
I canít really tell the difference between this and any other belgian beer. Just that i like it better because it is not as strong

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2005
How have I never rated this? I thought I had rated it so I just took a few notes on the cave aged version. Iíll get a proper rating up here someday. The cave aged is hennepin with everything smoothed out. Corrainder, meaty malt/ginger, lemon, yeast. That alcohol burn is gone. Everything about this is right. I need to buy a few cases and cellar them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayhawk (5) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2005 does not count
I first had this beer at an awards show in New York city (where I won) which could explain my fondness for it. It has a beautiful color and aroma and the taste does not dissapoint. A near perfect blend of flavor and crispness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyFlake (53) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2005
12oz. bottle - pours a hazy intense yellow with orange hues. The head is small about 3/4" but last a long time and there is dramatic lacing all the way down. Aroma is mostly malt and yeast with hints of banana. The flavor is malty, with yeast and some fruity nuances. The alcohol is there but not too intrusive. Mouthfeel is fizzy, yet creamy and full. A very enjoyable Saison!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Yellow color tall well laced white head. smells of yeast ginger orange rind and some spices. Fairly avg bodied palate. Flavor is spicy yeasty with hints of ginger. Decent saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2005
12 oz. bottle. My first Saison-style and at first taste, it seems somewhat akin to a Belgian Golden. The color was a golden straw with a thinnish white head. The aroma is subtle and a little spice and earthiness. The operative word for the brew is crisp, both for mouthfeel and taste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2005
I am shocked that I have not reviewed this to date. A wonderful saison style beer from Ommegang. Straw yellow with a slight bit of haze (from the bottle conditioning?) with a great aroma of yeast esters, spices (white pepper? gop?). The taste is spicy with esters and some sweetness for balance. High carbonation and nice frothy head. Overall a very enjoyable saison.

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