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RATINGS: 2175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Very excellent brew, golden color with a slight cloudiness or haziness appearance, beautiful huge soft white head, had a floral & yeasty aroma, rich malty profile, tastes very smiliar to a Chimay Bleu, but as it warmed it rivaled more of a wit-style, hints of complex fruits in the flavor as well as the finish, very smooth & full-bodied, excellent beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Hazy gold color, high fizzy head. Fruity, spicy nose. Light mouthfeel, but pleasantly spicy and slightly sour. Flavors are delicate and flawless. Short, refreshing finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Pours an attractive deep yellow with white lace, quickly dissipating but leaving a decent film for some time. Substantial aroma, including yeast, bread dough, citrus, and spice, but the flavor is even better--bold, balanced, and staying on into a long finish. One strange bitter element coming through at the end, though I"m not sure what. Above average palate, notable carbonation. Very drinkable, although not as challenging as a Belgian-made saison would be? Still, that is probably a good thing...this hits the spot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Beautiful hazy golden brew with large, crisp white head that fades, leaving a wonderfully laced glass. Nose of yeast, bread, wheat, and spice. Flavor of yeast, bread, wheat, and then more yeast, slightly sweet, augmented with a slight bit of orange peel and coriander and a full clove and pepper bite as the beer warms. Only lightly hopped and only slightly bitter. I expected more of a rustic saison, but I got more of an unrefined lower alcohol version of a tripel. I would have liked more sweet spice or more bitterness; I like the beer and it is deceptively easy to drink given the high alcohol content, but I found it disappointing in comparison either to a great saison or a great tripel. Continues Ommegang"s traditional Belgian style whether you think of it as a saison without spice or a small tripel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2003
cloudy yellow with foamy white head. yeasty aroma that kinda reminds me of my grandfathers farm when i was a kid. taste is of citrus, clove, coriander, slightly sweet and complex, touch of hop bitterness in the finish. an excellent brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Excellent. This is perfectly balanced Belgian ale--spritzy carbonation, fine palate and measured sweetness. One of the finest.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2003 Pours a cloudy orange, very representative of the style. Heavy carbonation with a thick head. Cirtus and yeast aroma. Flavor is lightly zesty with just the right citrus and ginger to balance out the hops. Clove and peaches are detectable here. Very rich finish with a medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Very good beer. Had a nice sweet taste with hints of spice. Nice pour, nice head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Very sparkling with a nice white head. Lots of fruit and sweets in here. Smooth to drink--spiciness hits at the end and is elevated by the level of carbonation. A little more sourness and tartness needed for the style but a great Belgian.


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