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RATINGS: 2306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Fruity, citrusy and quite spicy aroma, with an undercurrent of gentle malts and floral sweetness, ending with a faint waft of pepper. Hazy, medium golden color, with generous froth and lacing. Flavor is initially citric, faintly fruity and sweet before turning lightly grainy, bittering and hoppy. Lemony tartness is present throughout in varying degrees, lending a sharp, slightly acidic character. Snappy finish. Really good this time of year especially.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Hazy, yellow brew with a huge white, creamy head. Mostly lasting with excellent, thick lacework. Yeasty, citrusy and spicy aroma with additional notes of apricot, alcohol and a trace of burning rubber. Very enjoyable flavor. Citrusy and yeasty up front. Acetic, astringent, alcoholic and very lightly bitter on the backside. Well-balanced. Full-bodied with an silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, citrusy and bitter finish. Bone dry at the very end. Another great beer from Brewery Ommegang.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3201) - 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 canít 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. Itís a very specific nose grabbing sweetness that just doesnít do it for me. It really overtakes any other aspects of the beer, like the light herbal-ness thatís 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 doesnít work for me, not my type of saison.

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   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 (1638) - 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 (7133) - 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 (319) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - 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.


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