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RATINGS: 2316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
My first Saison. Pours orangish-gold with a billowing white head. Aroma reminded me of a tripel--banana and cloves--but with more earthy tones. Flavor was like a mellowed-out tripel, with some noticeable orange notes. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Hazy golden with a full creamy white head that lasts a long time and laces nicely. Light, pleasant aroma of fuit and a touch of hops. Spicy and tingly effervescent on the tongue. Yeasty with a hint of sweetness perfectly balanced with the hops for a crisp, dry finish. Smooth and drinkable, there is nothing here not to like. Excellent. This one goes on the regular buy list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2004
murky straw color with lasting head at once fizzy and creamy, aroma somewhat of a witt - bannan and clove, overripe apple and spicey, enough hop presence to offset the sweet, very champagne like qualities, I believe the first in class that I have rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Full gold color with scents of oranges and anise. Flavors are a mix of juicy, fruity malts balanced with a light acidity. More herbs and spices show up before the short, dry finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5289) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Slightly hazy orange and gold coloring. The head was medium sized and white. Teh aroma was apples, oranges and crisp hops. Also a slight scent of barnyard. The aroma makes me think of late summer in an orchard. The taste is cider and slight oranges. It also has some barnyard and hay. An very refreshing combination. A very nice saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2006 Golden yellow, slight haze. Large white head, plenty of visable carbonation. Interesting aroma. I smell hops, and I get this sense of being on a farm? Is this what people call barnyard? Well, itís not bad at all. Kind of strange, but itís good. Flavor starts out just like the aroma, but quickly becomes sweet, reminds me of hard candy. The finish is like a mix of sweetness and, I want to say a hay loft. The flavor is more complex than that, but I canít say how. Itís refreshing in a unique fashion. I like this beer. I will drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2004
I really liked the taste of this beer, very smooth, easy drinking, nice flavor. Sometimes I donít like the overpowering alcohol taste, this provides a nice change. Floral, mellow, very good. Will have again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1035) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2004
The beer came in a 12 oz. brown bottle with lots of useful information (like how to pour this beer, and what kind of glass to use) and some trivia (like origins of the name, and some tidbits about Belgian culture). When poured in my trusty goblet, the beer looked marvelous with clear, pale golden body, and an outrageously sized head that tried my patience as I could only get half of the bottle into the 16 oz. glass. As the head died down, there was tons of lace left behind. The smell was delicately floral, spicy, earthy, and fruity, with bananas, saffron, pepper, and horse blanket evident. The taste was tart and sweet, with flavors of lemon, banana, beet sugar, orange peel, and radishes. The aftertaste was spicy and semi-dry, and left me longing for more. Thin and delicate mouthfeel is a bit dusty. This beer has very good drinkability and offers a good value for the money. I will be sampling more beers from them again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Bottle - Poured a murky golden yellow in color with a very full white head. Aroma is a combination of yeast, spice and autumn fruit. Flavor is almost wine-like with flavors of yeast and Belgian beer spice. Not one of the best saisons Iíve had, but still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Bottle, tasted in a Duvel snifter: Beautiful golden hue with a forever lasting head and outstanding lace. The aroma has notes of dusty and barnyard yeast esters, apricots, pear, aromatic hops, and sublime spice. The taste starts tangy and fruity with a lot of yeast notes throughout. Get some light almost woody characteristics midpoint followed by a bite of bitters and alcohol. Finishes with some spice and wheaty notes. The feel is lively and crisp, but lacks the depth of the great FantŰme or Pizza Port saisons. Overall itís a good beer that does fit the style, worthy of a try. (I have had this beer many times, not much change year to year, which is a good thing)

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