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RATINGS: 2191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 Enormous lasting rocky white head over a pale golden, highly effervescent beer. Sweetish candi aroma, with apple notes, flowers, and a warm spiciness. Bright lemon and a touch of clove as well. There is a lot of fresh herbal grassiness along with fruity pear character. The flavour is delicious with spicy wheaty flavour, apple/pear, citrus and lingering clove. The finish has a lingering Belgian malt dryness. Itís substantially better than I remember it and a really tasty saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2004
nice foggy gold appearance, frothy white head, tart fruit aroma, sweet flavor, banana, hop bitters, hint of alcohol, nice smooth rolling mouthfeel, the guntah says "very carbonated".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2004
750mL bottle. Used half of the bottle to cook some mussels and drank the rest. Milky gold color with very nice head. Aroma is fruity, sweet, yeasty, flowery. Flavor is citrusy, some sweetness, yeast, and candi sugar. It is a nice, spicy saison made in America. We are lucky to get this beer. No itís not Fantome or DuPont but itís a great beer, especially for the price.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 750ml-im raising my ratings here. this is a fine saison and very authentic to the style. It helps that its nationally distributed. lots of lemon notes in the aroma with some light funk, orange peals and more citrus. i like the yeast here in this beer. fairly dry on the finish. very respective. 12 oz bottle. Its pretty cool that a store near me carries this one. pours a very nice apricot hue with small white head that dissapeared very fast. medium carbonation. wow, lots of big flavors for a saison. This has lots of hops, belgian candy sugar and good spices. Slightly thin body, but thats how a saison is supposed to be. Good brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2005 Probably one of the better belgians Iíve experienced. Hazy golden with a frothy white head, great retension, and fantastic lacing! Smell of apples and citrus, pleasant flavor, great for conversation. Near perfect.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Hennepin was an average tasting wheat. A little to smokey with not enough body. Packs quite a punch though. Iím very picky about my wheat beers so some may find it better than what I rated it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Had at HBF from bottle. Big carbonation in a straw-colored pour. Aromas of citrus, spice, earth. Tasted spicy, citrusy, with some peaty, malty effects at the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Pretty good saison. Similar to du pont yet this is not quite as grassy yet has more of a complex spiciness. Nice light color with lots of carbonation making it perfect for the hot summer months. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1887) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2007 Straw, or Golden color with a very tall white foamy head. Spicy and mildly citrusy. The description says it fall into the domain of Belgian Saisons... not even close. I didní think this even began to touch a Fantome or any other I have tried. 6/3/5/3/12
RERATE: Straw colored pour with a very attractive head of creamy white lace. Aroma is sweet with just a touch of dried spicy hops. The flavor is a smooth and well blended mix of wheat, cloves, and just a touch of fruity sweetness. A very clean, easy drinking saison. What the hell was I thinking when I rated this the first time?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Beautiful straw colored with light frothy head and lacing on top. Sort of subtle and not overpowering at all. A very easy to drink brew.


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