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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 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2011
1 pint 9 oz. corked and cage bottle poured into my Ommegang tulip. Nice hazy golden color with an eggshell head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is of lemon grass, earth, and flowers. Taste was great. Ommegang really hit the nail on the head as far as their hop selection with this one. Not overly bitter but nice and dry with some coriander flavor in the middle. Little over carbonated but no big deal. Really enjoyed this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldbrew (99) - USA - AUG 3, 2008
Very good quality saison. Strong piney aroma. The quality is apparent from the pour. Huge everlasting head and fantastic majestic head and color structure in the tulip glass. Solid structure with each sip. It’s a steady progression of the carbonation, the hops, pine, "barnyard" grassy flavor (in best way), pepper and dry finish. Compared to Dupont it seems more assured that you know what you get each time with this bottle. Dupont can be more hit or miss...sometimes for the better but often not. This strikes me as a more consistent drink. Very well done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2003
(bottled). Beautiful golden color, brilliantly clear. Rich malt dominates the aroma with whiffs of sour fruit, yeast, and faint green apple. Big malt leads the flavor in this medium-bodied, effervescent ale. Subdued peach flavor and a nice spice addition. Assertive hops complement a soft, lingering finish with candi-like sweetness and peppery, warming alcohol. A gem, though lacking the mustiness I love in some of the Belgians.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Lager style body and color with large white head. Not much for Saisons. But still alright for a Belgian Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sharkweek (99) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
This one has some nice flavors but it is just not my style. The beer looks pretty good though. I drank the whole 4 pack but I will never get it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
Used to be one of my favorite beers. Very few beers have better quality for the price.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Nice fluffy white head atop a golden, slightly cloudy and bubbly body. Lots of lacing as it goes down. Aroma is slightly barnyard and the taste is sharp and crisp, but with a quick finish. Somewhat alcoholic or tart, but thanks to the quick end it makes for a drinkable and interesting beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Tons of hay along with some pepper, esters and a touch of barnyard in the aroma. The taste brings more of the same, with some citrus notes. Beautiful, dry finish. Dangerously good at 7.7%!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (96) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
My first saison and I am now a fan. Love the champagne-like palate, very bubbly and dry. Nose has the banana characteristics of a hefe.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Poured into a Duvel tulip. The color is a nice solid gold. The head is white, fluffy and huge like a Duvel. The aroma is full of yeast, clove and fruit. Very scrumptuous. The flavor is robust and fruity. Smooth finish for a crisp clean brew. Excellent.


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