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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2005 Probably one of the better belgians I’ve 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. I’m 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 (8500) - 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 (5075) - 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 (1987) - 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 didn’ 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Thick head, with alot of carbonation. Very smooth taste with a greatful after taste. Good citrus aroma with a gentle fruit hinge.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2004
Bottled @mwsf’s place. Not a huge fan of this brewer so far. Yeasty choc/caramel, pretty sweet and a little bit syruppy to be honest, but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Pours a clouded hay colored. Nice fluffy white head. Nose is yeast, spice, and fruit. I was surprised at the light tartness, not sure if I completely enjoyed it. I have to try this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Poured pale opaque orange, a kind of golden wheat color. Aroma was yeast and lemon. Taste was also yeasty and lemon with a sour "bite" to it. Almost a tart or "puckery" taste, not so much to my liking.


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