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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Interesting. Thought at first it might be a triple. Beautiful, golden depth in the glass. The desription mentions yeast, but I don't find it there in abundance. Just a hint is alright with me. Somewhat spicy; malts and hops balance. Tasty but too carbonated for me. These golden/spicy/fizzy Belgian ales just may not be my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Cloudy yellow in color with an attractive, pillowy head of varying sized bubbles. Serious yeasty aroma (bread) with a secondary citrus scent. Many facets to the flavor. Lemon is the intitial flavor. A bubbly, lambic/champagne texture with a bread taste in the middle. Finish is dry; vinous aftertaste. Usually I don't like any vinous characteristics in a beer, but in this case they seem to work in good balance with the other characteristics of the beer. This beer changes in flavor as it warms. It's been out of the fridge for 50 minutes now and now has a flavor profile that is much more singular. Serious earthy malts with hops tasted for a second initially. Lingering coriander taste on the tongue. Some of the vinous finish still evident, but it is no longer the dominant flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Was I supposed to lay this bottle down and let it age? Everything about it was overly aggressive. The pour was a beautiful cloudy golden color with a large white head. Yeast! Overwhelmed by Yeast in the nose with some hints of citrus. Heavily acidic with agressive yeast flavors. In addition, there were hints of fruit and alcohol. Followed by a strong bitter finnish. Maybe with time this one might meld together to become a smooth and complex beer. But, today it just wasn't happening. I was expecting a lot more from my first experience with this brewer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1244) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2003
My first Saison, and I love it. Fruit and yeast dominate the aroma and taste, but it is smooth and very tasty. Slightly bitter but the sweetness more than balances. Awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Very Nice! Hennepin glows as bright and golden as a morning sunrise, a drape of fizzy white head drifts atop.
I can tell this is going to be a dry brew by the light malts, and the sharp fruity aroma. The mouth feel is explosively effervescent; the palate is dry and fizzy, very much like a Brute Champaign. I find spices, yeast, malt, white grapes, and fine lemon zest in the flavor.
Not at all what I was expecting, but so much more. Recommended!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3436) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Pours a mildly coudly blonde witha very robust 6cm head that is white. This head has decent staying power. It has the aroma of a typical Belgian--yeastly with perhaps some banana in there as well. Start is somewhat acidic and yeastly. Middle is tart and bitter. Sweetens out into a very pleasant ending, though which makes you want to come back for more. A good mouthfeel from a Beligan. This is definitely one of the better North American Belgians--up there with Unibroue.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Lovely farmhouse beer, that is exceptionally refreshing and pure. So good on warm day, right there with a good hefe for that occasion. Spicy with some complexity for the beer geeks.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2003
This was an interesing beer to sniff. I thought it smelled a lot like tuna fish. Tiny bit of tuna/fishy flavor, but overall it's pretty mild, nothing outstanding, but a nice refreshing brew. Malty flavor profiles, hardly any bitterness, finish is nice, and palate is a little effervescent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Hazy golden color with rocky white head, looks very appealing. Aroma is full of floral notes, with hints of apricots and Belgian yeast. Soft mouthfeel. Some herbal notes, light sweetness. Finishes rather dry with some dusty notes. Light fruit throughout. A great value for a beer of this quality.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Small white head, pale golden color. Pretty highly carbonated. Smells malty, fruity and yeasty--very much like a weizen beer to me. Fizzy malty taste, with a very yeasty and bitter finish. I don't mind the flavor until the finish. A little too yeasty sharp for me. All-in-all a decent beer though.


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