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RATINGS: 2214   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2500) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 Not gold but a yellow color, nice head. A little citrus-esq taste. This beer is only good if you can’t find an actual Belgian beer or you want to save some money.5/3/6/3/13.

What a crude rating but it does serve a point, for some reason I did not like this beer back then and have not returned to it since. I have been wondering what it could be, I guessed maybe there was some pilsner malt in there or something I did not like. But a new 3 pack gift set gave me a chance to revisit the beer finally. It pours a yellowish golden with a small but strong head. A clear beer until you get the bottom of the bottle in there, then it becomes an impenetrable gelatin. Aroma is, yeah not working for me, a Belgian sweet yeastiness out of control. It’s a very specific nose grabbing sweetness that just doesn’t do it for me. It really overtakes any other aspects of the beer, like the light herbal-ness that’s very rustic. Taste is sweet Belgian yeast and sweet malt which is back-ended by a sharp but short herbal sting. Mouthfeel is full with a soft carbonation but a few spikes felt here and there. It just doesn’t work for me, not my type of saison.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2003
light citrus nose and flavor. very strong, almost overpowering, spice and orange flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1521) - 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 (1979) - 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 (4236) - 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 (4968) - 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.


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