JFGrind (1893) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable golden Saison. Exceptional value for the price (around $4 USD for a 750ml). Spice and yeast flavor are skillfully mixed together by the brewer. I prefer drinking Hennepin in warm weather months but can be consumed anytime.
mjg74 (2688) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle. Pours a golden color with an orange tint. Clumpy white head. Aroma is of fruit (banana/pear) and yeast. Slight bit of alcohol. Flavor is citric with quite a bit of spice. Some pear flavor as well. Tiny bit of alcohol present.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A brilliant contrast of pearly white and cloudy orange/gold. The head has great staying power and nice lacing. The nose is yeasty and estery, and also reveals a subtle spiciness. Pretty mellow mix of hops and alcohol, with a bittering and dry finish. Smooth and round mouthfeel, with low to moderate effervescence. Very good, but not as complex or enjoyable as Fantome offerings. Still, I would recommend this to anyone.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, cloudy brew with nice head retention. Very similar to Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde, but not quite as good in my opinion. Has a slightly "cheaper" flavor profile than La Fin du Monde. Spicy, light and refreshing. A good beer.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2004 Pours a rich, hazy, golden color with a big, foamy white head that leaves tons of elegant lace as it slowly fizzes away. This beer is very well carbonated and has a Champagne-like character to it. Aroma is sweet and lager like with notes of hops, sweet fruit, grapes, malt, and alcohol. Flavor is very crisp and again reminds me of Champagne. Initial flavor is dry and peppery with notes of alcohol and yeast, followed by a burst of sweet fruit flavors and a slightly bitter, hop filled finish. In spite of the sweetness of this beer the alcohol presence is strong throughout. Overall, this is a great substitute for Champagne and would also be perfectly suited as an apertif before a winter feast.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another good offering from Ommegang. Had this beer while at the brewery. Lighter than the other ommegang beers with more hops flavor and a nice malted spice flavor.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Hazy yellow color with a big and thick white head. Spicy aroma of wheat, pepper, citrus and grass. Very peppery and yeasty flavor with a sweet taste in the middle and a sweet and yeasty aftertaste. Very crisp and refreshing.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2004 Poured a hazy honey colored yellow with a large and enchanting white head. Big bubbles all around.
Aroma was of yeast, fruitiness, grasses in a blender, a few spices, etc.
Flavors included all kinds of fruits, yeast, and spices. Not bad but certainly not what I was expected. Very alcoholic, to much so, especially compared to Belgian great Saisons (Blaugies, Fantome, Dupont)
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange golden appearance, rich sticky white head. Crisp and refreshing aroma of wheat, yeast, spices, wormwood and citric fruit. Orangey yeasty flavour with a strong spicy note of coriander or wormwood. Crisp citric finish with a strong yeasty note. Refreshing beer.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours nice with head that lasts for the length of the drink. looks great, tasts very good, goes down well. A secret treasure from Hennepin (I say because of its $4.00 cost for a 750 ml bottle)