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RATINGS: 2312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a very hazy and glowing muddy golden-orange. It has a huge fizzy white head that settles to a big pillowy froth that laces the glass. Beautiful!

The aroma is musty, earthy yeastiness with some peppery spices.

The flavor is chalky wheaty malts, musty yeast, a little almost sour fruitiness (seems a bit out of place, but mellows nicely), and a bitter and spicy dry finish. The alcohol is well hidden, but provides some nice warming. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with a good amount of lively carbonation.

Overall, a very nice beer. I’m still new to saisons, but this is the best I’ve had to date.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. To me, this beer tastes like a cross between a Belgian wit and and an abbey ale. Somewhat hazy; yellow orange color. Thin head with good lace. Nose was full of yeast, orange, spices, and alcohol. Similar flavors. Fairly strong alcohol content. Moderate carbonation. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Very attractive orange pour with a rocky head. Hazy (yeasty) color with obvious floaters. First aroma of yeast, second aroma was floral/spices, third aroma was alcohol. Flavors followed in line as well. VERY yeast-centric. Nice seasonal beer!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenBallz (6) - USA - AUG 23, 2005 does not count
Hermès orange in color. Disappointingly mild aroma, despite a quite robust flavor akin 2 a belgian white ale hybridized w/ a plantain. Aftertaste lingers like an unwanted redheaded stepchild.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle. Orange color, hazy. Yeasty aroma with coriander. Nice white frothy head. Flavor is yeasty and spicy as well. Good finish, slight alcohol in aftertaste. Delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Aroma is very much that of a wit. Fruity overtones mixed with a definate alcohol flavor. Nice smooth finish with an aftertaste of bananas. All in all an exceptional beer.

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!


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