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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Troupis (46) - - AUG 7, 2014
Really drinkable Belgian saison. My wife loved it and if I wanted a guarantee For Belgian genre beer drinkers this is a sure-to-satisfy. Well-crafted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr.Drei (23) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2014
I poured this from a 12 oz. bottle at home into a tulip glass. The beer was initially on the cold side. This seemed to suppress the aromatic properties. As it warmed, the phenolic properties of the beer came to the fore. It poured a fairly clear amber/orange with a nice frothy head. The bitterness is toward the light end of the spectrum with medium sweetness. The carbonation is not as lively as one finds in some other Saisons, but it has the dry finish one expects of a good Saison. Overall, this is a very solid Saison that I am growing fonder of over time.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (111) - - AUG 1, 2014
Appearance is pale straw yellow and hazy, with a light creamy white foam cap. Aroma is spicy phenols, grass, coriander, lemon, and a hint of brett. Taste is light bready malt, pepper, coriander, orange peel, tangerine,and an acidic tartness. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat full for a saison, with a slight creamy body and high carbonation. Finishes with a crisp dry bitterness and tartness. Spicy coriander and slight brett lingers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robgibbens (412) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bright straw-colored pour with a white foam. Farmy aroma with orange notes. Smooth, with a tad of sourness. Finishes clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (336) - - AUG 1, 2014
As far as saisons go, this one is as good as it gets. The coriander is a nice balance to the spiciness and bitterness inherent in saisons. I still prefer Ommegang’s ales, though.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (308) - - JUL 30, 2014
Cloudy, straw color, effervescent, tall head. Light body, but intensely flavored, spritzy, not much heat for the alcohol content, fading body but fruity finish. Moderate bitterness, refreshing but not crisp, dry but this is in balance with the other characteristics. Yeasty, fruity, melon. Very refreshing and tasty drink, perfect with chinese food in a summer night, like this experience was. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
floydslip (175) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Hazy straw-colored beer with a fizzy white head that crackles as it dissipates, which happens rather quickly. Somewhat pungent nose with hints of candi sugar, grains of paradise, lemon, and slightly sour yeast. Flavor is crisp and delicious with a bit of sweetness followed by sourness layered on top of a wisp of bitter hops. The airy texture and bracing effervescence really round out the experience. This is a beautifully-crafted beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - JUL 28, 2014
Hazy blonde colour. Hazy blonde colour. Crisp, high carbonation, a bit tart, yeast and hops. Very refreshing

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AwfulHabit (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Tons of carbonation, be careful with a tulip glass. Light yellow with a bit of amber in color. Rather complex in smell. Earthy scents with some spicy and fruity ones as well. Described as hoppy by ommegang but I didn't get that much to warrant such a description. Tastes yeasty, spicy, banana, aromatic hops. Rather dry. Feels dry, a tiny bit of sweet malts. Spices are tasted after the rest dissipated. Enjoyed this saison rather highly. Probably one of the better options ommegang has, behind three philosophers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (557) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Beautiful pour is a bubbly dream: effervescent tangerine with a one finger champagne cap. This is a fantastic farmhouse saison & it sets the bar for the style high. I get tart candy, funky yeast, & slight spicing in each sip. The finish is brisk, with a squirt of squeezed lemon. Glad I stumbled onto this at the LCBO. I may even let Helsdon in on its location as he covets the stuff.


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