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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Bottle. Golden amber beer with a good off-white head. Yeasty, spicey aroma. Fruity (orange-passionfruit), yeasty flavors with good depth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2004
malty, spicy, fruity aroma, cloudy golden pale color. Hmmm, a citrusy sour kind of belgian, nice foamy head, thick lacing. Pretty sweet, not very bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Cloudy light caramel color with a nice white head and a fruity aroma. Creamy, fruity, citrus taste with a tangy finish. I took about an hour with this beer. As it warmed the fruity and sweet taste became more pronounced. This is a very very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Has a hazy golden color with "stuff" on the bottom and a thin white head. Smell is of citrus fruit. Taste is malty, citrus and light with a slightly crisp bitter finish. Overall an ok Belgian, but nothing special.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2004
My favorite of the Ommegang line, as a nice golden color with a solid head that holds for quite some time. Has to be had at a little less than room temperature to get both the sweetness at the beginning and the hops and spice at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2004
This bottle looks like its been aged a bit, lots of moldy crap on the outside of the bottle, luckely the insides are still safe. Pours a perfect transparent gold with a small bubbled white head. Floral hops jump out of the aroma followed by a buttery malt and fruity smell. Taste has a sweet maltiness to it, very fruity with crisp floral/citrus hops in the finish. Tastes of yeast, sweet lemon, orange peel and spice are faint in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Cave aged---Pours a golden hue with a small white head. A romas of yeast and not much else. Flavors of light belgian yeast with a slight bitterness and a lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1894) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2004
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjg74 (2720) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2004
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
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.


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