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RATINGS: 2129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4276) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2008
An awesome saison. Pours a straw yellow with a big frothy head. Nose is yeast, lemon peel, coriander, peppery spice and some funk. Flavor is same lemon and pepper goodness with some brett presence. Finish is lingering citrus bitter. An exemplar of the style and VERY refreshing.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (246) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Aroma of citrus, sweet fruits and some spices. Golden yellow color, hazy, with a frothy white head. Nice sweet malty flavors up front, mixed with citrus, and heavy spices, and finishes with a loud bitterness that follows the beer down your throat nicely. Stronger than your average saison but nicely done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Easy drinking farmhouse ale with champagne yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2578) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2014
On tap - Pours hazy golden with a big creamy white head. Nose has a lot of hefe to it--lots of bubble gum, clove, and sweet yeast, but also has a dry, doughy, mineral quality to it. The taste is similar, with a well-integrated smoothness to it. It’s sweet up front but dries near the finish, making it extremely drinkable--dangerous for 7.7%. Creamy and smooth in the mouth. Excellent stuff--can’t believe it’s taken me this long to rate it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2014
Nice farmhouse. Hazy golden color. Aroma of bread and spices. Fruity, Belgian yeast, clove, spices. Well balanced and clean finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. hazy golden with big 2+ finger head. citrus body with nice funk. this is a very solid saison.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedaidai (15) - - APR 4, 2014
This is a great, great american Saison. The yeast is nice and musky over sweet, light, wheaty flavors that really stand out in a country bereft of mindblowing saisons. The head gets a little absurd on this beer though; it can be very dense with very small bubbles and the damn thing does not dissolve for a while.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
From a bottle. Golden color. Slightly cloudy appearance. Nice white head. Spicy aroma. Nice belgian taste. Slightly hoppy and funky flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1066) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle, different label, same UPC code, brewed and bottled by Duvel Moortgat NV, Puurs, Belgium. Initially clear dirty yellow, big white lasting foam settles slowly. Aroma is mouth watering, fruity, citrus, yeasty spicy. Fruity orange citrus yeasty spicy taste, mild malts, faint funk. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. ABV well hidden, yeasty, citrus tang increases, dry finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
miyauchi38 (68) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
ホップの香り&# バランスがよ& かなり好きな&

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
perezs25 (38) - - MAR 30, 2014
Effervescent thick foamy 3" white head with good lacing; even hazy pale gold amber liquid. Well-balanced taste with complex spicy and fruity yeast, malt sweetness and pleasant bitterness. Very smooth and dry clean finish. Very enjoyable and surprisingly easy to drink as I was expecting a more assertive (and perhaps cloying) beer for a rustic farmhouse ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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