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RATINGS: 2286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16982) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2010
750 ml bottle. Hazy yellow orange, large fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of grass, straw, white pepper. Taste is anise, caramel, pepper. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014
2014-04-14, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7.7% ABV, 6-3-7-3-13=32
Cloudy darker blond color with small compact head. The aroma is delicate, light fruity and spicy presence. Good strength, with high carbonation, then enough smooth; some malt/wheat flavor, spices (but also some anise among them, not a favorite one), a touch of oranges; the bitterness is a bit stronger than other beers in the category, while the moderate sweetness reveals the American origin; in the final there are light traces of vegetables, a real turn off although in small doses.
Good but not as elegant.

2007-12-17, corked bottle, 6-3-6-3-11=29
Hazy golden color. Dry aroma, spicy and with some plastic. Dry flavor too, light saccharin sweetness, a bit of plastic, some citrus fruit, peels. Not so interesting.

2003-07-26, corked bottle, 7.5% ABV, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Golden color; big head. Like a Grand Cru, a wheat character in the aroma and taste. Quite malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15665) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle at Kookfest 2006. Pale gold, lasting white head. Belgian subtle yeasty aroma, some bananary estery aroma. Soft, drinkable. Cereal, lemon, banana, tingly finish. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15630) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle, 75cl corked. (trade with the_epeeist) A hazy, orange-yellow beer with a dense, white head. Sweetish nose with honey, some peach, a touch of alcohol and bittering hops. Sweet and slightly bitter, herbal flavor that is quite fruity. Full-bodied, with a long, sweet finish with fruityness and some hops. Could use a little more spicyness. Sure pleasant though. (071228)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
Bottle. Huge head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sweet and fruity with a nice amount of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14844) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
75cl bottle. Tasting@beermouth. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head & nice lacings. Yeast, spices & fruits (citrus/orange). Some wheat & coriander. Full bodied & quite fizzy carbonation (foamy). Fine American saison!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2009
Perhaps my favorite brew from the Ommegang crew. I’ve had on many occasions and it never disappoints. Pours a gold color with a nice white head. Smells of spice and citrus. Mild carbonation and a crisp, sweet taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (14698) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Bottle at 3 små rum, Göteborg. Pale golden color, bubbly white head. Fruity aroma, some honey. Yeasty fruity, flavor, malty and with some spices. Ok but not that much more...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14618) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2008
Bottled, alc.?, bottle says 7.5 % and 8.5 %
Hazy pale yellow color, white head. Very fruity, sweetish, slightly hayish and papery hoppy aroma. Sweetish fruit sugar flavor, alcoholic, some pepperness. This is American style saison - too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14611) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle at home - club tasting. Cleay pilsner yellow - white head. Yeasty, youghurt, fruity, light citric, citric sour, a bit mellow for a saison - it needs some crispness, freshness and sharpness.

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