Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bright and flowery with a little hint of sugar. Looks yellow, cloudy, very bananna looking. Medium mouthfeel, quite carbonated (too much). Taste is bitter, hoppy up front with a very vegitative feel to it. Quite a few sour notes creep in, some stay through the finish. Leaves dry.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 Light gold pour with a thick head. Smells are subtle: malt and spice. The first sips are a bit watery, but you notice some spiciness. A pepper, citrus and yeasty taste. More flavor comes out as it warms. The finish is a sour grapefruit. Overall, it is a decent ale
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This was just good all the way around. This was a wonderful belgian, with a deep golden coloration and off white head that last and has wonderful lacing on the glass. Almost champagne in quality.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a large white head that fades to a thin layer of white. Aroma of barnyard and cider. Flavor is buttery cider with some warm spice in the background.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 Big bottle. Pours cloudy golden with great creamy head that lasts. Spicy and flowery aroma, with a hint of autumn leaves. Real bitter flavor that stays on the tongue. Dry with no sweetness.
Upgraded rating after a bottle of the Cave Aged purchased at the brewery (#2939, vintage 2003). My first known aged beer, should be listed as a separate brew.
Evelyn (1) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a share beer for me, in that i love to share it with non-beer drinkers. It pours like a dirty honey color. The yeast is quite citrusy for a sasion, but i still quite like it. I have converted many friends to beer using this upstate product.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed the apperance of this beer. There was massive carbonation and a thick creamy head that continued to grow out of the top of the glass for several minutes. It kept getting larger and larger, looking like the tip of a snow caped mountian at the end. The body was a copper-orange color. It had an aroma that contained hints of malt, spice, and yeast. It has a very nice and full mouth feel and is quite tangy. There is a muted malt taste with some citrus hop flavor and it has a slightly acidic taste as well. Quite nice.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is pale and cloudy. Smelled kinda sour with some weird chemical notes, but the flacor prooved much better than the aroma. Spicy, yeasty, citrus flavor.
haddon90 (1385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent Saison. Not as good as the rating portrays. Golden amber color with a spicy off-white head. Spicy, malty flavor with some hops but not too much. Some citrus in the flavor as well. Fairly well-balanced. Overally not too bad. Bought this 12 oz bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoy Hennepin and buy it whenever I can. Lovely aroma, great carbonation and a spicy, malty, hoppy flavor. Hard to believe you can get a bottle for around $5. I wish Ommegang made several more beers as I enjoy all of them.