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RATINGS: 2312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14943) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2001
Re-rate: I guess I forgot to revise my rating in October when we got new supply of this stuff in Toronto, but Hennepin today is so much better than it used to be. The aggressive yeastiness and carbonation has given way to a smooth, rounded ale that has become the brewery’s best offering. By taking the yeast down a notch, the spice, malts, and earthy hop undertones blend seemlessly together - a perfect autumn quaffer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13850) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Yellow / orange colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, honey. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, honey, fruit, hop. Nice beer but there were a taste i don´t like in the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13611) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2007
Aroma of yeast and citrus, perhaps some grass. A little lemon? Slightly translucent light gold color with a white real ale head that is ferocious (and laces). Starts with lemony citrus, yeast, banana?, and cardamom? Decent frothy mouthfeel. The finish is a bit herbal with spice and light hop bitter. Seems very well balanced. Quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13267) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours light gold in the glass with nice head. Nose and taste are hay, grass, sweet honey and spice. Rated 10/18/2000

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy golden hue with large creamy head. Medium citrus and hop aroma. Medium body with creamy texture. Full smooth flavor of citusand hops with long smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2003
Hazy yellow with quickly-dissipating big head. Taste matches aroma -- moderately sweet, orange and spicy (coriander +), some yeast and breadiness. Medium body, quite quaffable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (12763) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 26, 2008
750ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) shared by JK54B - thanks!
Hazy pale orange, small persistent tight head. Sharp sour fruity aroma - citrus. Soft palate, pleasant carbonation. Tangy hops, but a little cardboardy. Sharp citrus too, and apple, but also some alcohol. Passable saison, but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12680) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottled, 355ml from Stirchley Wines & Spirits, Birmingham. Gold with white head. Bitter lemons in the aroma, which transfers into the flavour pretty accurately. Herby, spicy, fruity Belgian Yeast notes and the drying lemon, perhaps a bit of a dish-wash liquid note, but otherwise fairly decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2009
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a large lasting white head. Aromas of straw, spice, light apple and light pear. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, light spice and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp dry finish.


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