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RATINGS: 2175   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Fairly rich golden color just slightly hazy with a moderate head and carbonation. Fruity and winelike aroma with the cork smell. Medium bodied and musty with apple cider and peach flavors and a background bitterness like lemon peel. Finished sweet with some alcohol aftertaste. Mellow and quite drinkable but not really all that inspiring. No date on the bottle but I've had it cellared for about a year and perhaps should have drank it sooner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Pours a pale yellow, nice size head, fine bubbles. Sweet aroma, slight bit of citrus. Spicy and yeasty flavor, nice hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
* tried it at a beer meeting with several other beers, hence I don't remember all my comments - only the ratings which I wrote down at the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Nice straw color with a decent white frothy head. Elegant Perfume with hints of white wine and lemon. Nice moderate to light sweet initial taste working its way down to slightly sweet. supprisingly creamy medium body. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 2, 2003
lovely! very light straw colored pour. white head that twinkles, bubbles that are a bit airy, but it looks pleasant. murky golden colored body. creamy texture. fresh baked bread, lightly floral, "light on the tongue" indeed. fantastic brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2003
(bottled). Beautiful golden color, brilliantly clear. Rich malt dominates the aroma with whiffs of sour fruit, yeast, and faint green apple. Big malt leads the flavor in this medium-bodied, effervescent ale. Subdued peach flavor and a nice spice addition. Assertive hops complement a soft, lingering finish with candi-like sweetness and peppery, warming alcohol. A gem, though lacking the mustiness I love in some of the Belgians.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
randomdude (8) - Yorktown Heights, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2003 does not count
Farm style ale for all those farmers out there. Rich golden color with quite a bit of carbonation. Strong, strong, strong scent. Complex with a yeasty flavor. Sweetness balanced with spices and a slight fruity flavor. Great Belgian beer made in America, possibly the best made in America. God bless America.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Slightly cloudy orange color, HUGE white head, and carbination up the wazoo. Spice and honey seem to be the biggest parts of the aroma. Flavor seems to match the scent well, with a good honey taste. Some spiciness and citrus flavor as well. Nice complex beer, but yet easy to drink. This should land near the top of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5267) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Poured a cloudy yellow orange with a real small white head, although it left nice lacing. Creamsicle, banana, slight daiquiri. Citrusy, melon, rustic taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Smooth start with a spicy alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Color is a firm cloudy golden straw yellow, growing firm and frothy a white one inch head builds slowly and reatins for a good long time, slowly slips down to a thick haze, lace in slow dripping ink blots. Smell is mostly yeasty and spiced, some citrusy lemon and white pepper underlay with a slight touch of alcohol. Taste is subtle and fairly complex with an overall mellowness thats super nice with an easy and soft maltyness, lightly citrusy of lemon and melon rinds, dulled tangyness, some notes of musty grasses and sugar. Spicy yeastyness is light up until the finish where it approaches ever so tingly and lightly building slowly, gaining some and helping end with a calm dryness in the finish. Carbonation was perfect, solid and full bodied, a nice crescendo from start to finish and a bit of thickness and even some light chewyness rendering in some of the finish. Nice malty balance with the yeast, and what ever hops may be in there adding in with some of that grassyness and very slight calm bitterness thats barely noticeable in the middle. A definate keeper and a wonderful drinker. Mellow, soothingly smooth, thick, luscious, a hidden alcoholic treat to be shared, if willing

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