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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1503) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Unfiltered, gold color. Fruit and spice in the nose. Banana-like flavors from the yeast. More spices in the taste were evident after it warmed up a bit. Nice, crisp finish with a alcohol kick. A most enjoyable saison-style beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Glowing goldenrod color with a fizzy lacing head. Aroma is somewhat cheesy and spicy with acid malt notes. Body is semi-sweet and mellow with a fizzy mouthfeel and a dry, sticky woody finish. This exhibits decent balance. A pretty good American made Saison.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Hazy yellow in color with small frothy head. Some particles floating about. Slightly hoppy aroma with floral notes. Light sweet flavor, with a little bit of hop bite on the finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Yellow goldish color. Large head. Flowery aroma. Little bit of citrus flavor and kind of bubbly like champagne. Good belgian ale that seems to be more like a triple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (1943) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2003
poured a yellowish hue with a thick white head. Had a sweet bubblegum aroma. It had a very malty taste to it with traces of lemon and banana.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Huge foamy thick yet light head. Medium wheat shade. Earthy/slightly flowery aroma. Malty and lemony with a bit of doughy flavor mixed in. A terrific bargain and a great way to introduce someone to the style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2003
This brew poured a large white foamy head that was long lasting. The lacing was so-so on the sides of my glass. This brew was gold in body. There was carbonation rising to the top with this brew. It had a sweet lemony aroma to it in my opinion. There was no bitterness to this brew. It was a smooth tasting brew much to my liking. To "thedm" yes, I have a buzz!!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew pours a large invigorated white head of finely sized bubbles. It has a Cloudy wheat yellow color with yeast and carbonation rising in it. It has a mild malty hoppy aroma. Its a bit fizzy at first, but it soon dies out. I tasted a mixture of flavors that was unique to this brew. It was a bit chewy, doughy and had a hint of something else. It became very smooth with time. The good buzz I caught afterwards keeps making me raise my rating on this brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Golden color with light head retention. Flavor is malty and sweet with a great finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2003
I'm surprised by the maltiness of this ale. Has a terrific sweet malt flavor. Looks great in the glass, cloudy honey appearance with a great Belgian-like head of froth. Slight citrus aroma and good hop character. Also reminds me of some German beers I've had. I find this very unique as with many Belgian recreations. Nice Ale!


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