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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2012 It had been a while since I had this, so I felt I needed to refresh my memory. It’s still light and flavorful as ever! Light straw color, big frothy snow white head. Wonderful complex citrus-fruity flavor and aroma. 2012 update: slight uptick on overall. I’ve been on such a Saison kick this summer, I just had to try this one again. Still very good. More spice than I remember. A very tasty, yet refreshing brew!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2014 Murky light yellow. Magnificant head of white foam. Very floral aroma, with lemon and ginger. Light flavor of lemons and spices in a very carbonated brew. Nice to have on a summer day, similar to a wit. update 2014: Insanely sugary, smells and tastes like cake frosting :/

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
This beer makes me want "Freedom" fries. I see why they call this champagne-like. Fruity, needs a bit more hops to be perfect.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Medium gold with a very slight haze, and the head is not exactly spectacular. Strong butterscotch aroma does not bode well, and it follows thru on the palate, with less diacetyl in the flavor than the nose indicates, but definitely a little too much butter in this obviously aged example. Still some nice stone fruit flavor, but like other aged Ommegang beers I've tried, it's definitely over the hill. Will re-rate if I get a fresh bottle...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Nice yeast aroma with light fruit aromas of pear. Brew pours big head which is completely lasting. Flavor is nice, light fruitiness, touch of spice. Initial flavor is dry with a hop finish. Good not great Saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Light, zesty body topped by a thick white head. Vinous and sharp alcohol aroma. Flavor is, like the aroma, comprised of vinous fruit and sharp alcohol notes. Lively carbonation. The white wine of beers, si?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2388) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2003
Murky yellow, honey colour. Aroma is quite yeasty, giving the flavour of this beer and nice zing to it. The flavour and a nice sweet/spicy thing going on making it nicely balanced. Lots of citrus in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2003
Wow, what a beautiful beer. Nice golden colour with a slight haziness. Aroma is spicey and fruity, with a bit of earthiness in the background. Full and robust flavour with notes of citrus, corriander, yeast and tongue-tingling hops. Yowza!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2003
very earthy smell. no head retention and low carbonation. Banana falvors along with a hop dryness. Not a bad saison!

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Nice golden color and a slightly fruity aroma. No head retention after only a minute in the glass. Medium bodied, crisp with fruity (but not as fruity as most Belgians) taste. Clean finish and minimal aftertaste. Decent.


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