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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Grisette is a Belgian style ale which was originally brewed in the Hainaut province to be the beer of the miners in the area, just as Saison was the beer of the farmers. It was lighter than Saison and frequently contained wheat as well as barley malt (as does the Sly Fox version). The name is derived from the French word for "gray," referring to both the drab factory frocks worn by the young women (the grisettes) who doled out pints as the men exited from the mines, and also the color of the cobblestone rock being mined.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2011
tap at RnH - Hazy yellow. Light funk caramel. Sort of watery. Medium body . Spritzy carb. Finish is dry with some sulfur. As far as I know, this is supposed to be like a light saison and that’s exactly what it tastes like. Perhaps the abv is even a little high for the style, but it works for me!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Location: Draft at RnH, 8/26/11

Aroma: The nose is mostly yeast, lemon/citrus, and wheat
Appearance: This one pours a golden color with a white head
Flavor: The taste is similar, wheaty and citrusy, spice, clove, and grass
Palate: The body is fairly light, a lively mouthfeel, and reasonably drinkable
Overall Impression: This was some solid stuff. This one is pretty refreshing, with a decent mouthfeel. Not a bad beer at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2011
On tap at the Ithaca Alehouse. Pours a hazed golden yellow with a medium sized white head which falls off quickly. Estery yeast, wheat, crisp and clean. Medium bodied, sweet but very lightly, banana, wheat, but it empties out a bit. Wheat, yeast, banana and more esters on the finish. Very easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5107) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
On tap, Royersford. Pours a hazy yellow body with a small frothy white head that retained as a thin film. The nose is spicy and yeasty with some lemon zest and earthy wheat. The flavor is quite spicy but the yeastiness helps soften it out and balance it. A little peppercorn spice on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, softened a bit by the yeast with nice soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 Rerate 8/13: bumping a few things up. Not sure if they’ve changed anything but I had this again last night and really enjoyed it. Much more lively, very nice in wide glass, leaving an appetizing, very belgian-y filmy head and was very round in the mouth. Good, earthy, slightly herbal and bready, but not overly spicy. Nicely pairs with lighter fare or salad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Draft: Poured a hazy straw color with a nice amount of head. The aroma was grass, straw, citrus, spice, barley, and earth. The flavor was like a saison, citrus, grass, and spice. Overall, a really great tasting easy drinking beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2009
From the tap poured a hazy golden color with a good amount of head. Nice light spicy sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2009
tap, pours hazy bright yellow. Wheat and citrus nose. Nice wheat flavor with a touch of peppery spice in the finish, in the vein of a wit. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2877) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of bread and lemon. Tastes of lemon, clove, bread, and spice. Very nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Cloudy yellow pour with zero head though still some active carbonation in the mouth. Lemony, brett, cheese aroma, with a nice mushroomy earthiness. Minerally, spritzy, hard water flavor; dry but not bretty. Some dry/dead grass flavors. Not bad but not complex.


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