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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Pours a cloudy yellow color, nice fizzy white head that doesn't last. Flowery, spicy and fruity aromas, fruity, yeasty spicy wheaty flavors. Light to medium boby, smooth with no bitterness, finishes light, crisp and dry, pretty damn good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Hazy lemon orange colour, a bit more orange than the Rare vos. . . spicy with more the hops sitting on top of the malty fruits. Amazingly smooth and warming on a cold snowy night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Poured a muddy yellow with a bright large white head. Aroma of spice and hops. Flavor was pretty good at first, a nice spicy belgian with plenty of malt and hop bitterness. As the brew went on though the alcoholic warmth became overpowering. A very dry alcoholic finish.

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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2031) - 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 (3667) - 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 (1373) - 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.


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