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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5363) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2013
from a can nice foggy pour with a good fading head. lighter yeasty aroma. yes, beldgie yeast is prominent. stronger alky hit with a background of medium astringency. wew, that yeast is so there, almost smacking you in the face. I swear there are some alarmingly volatile fumes reaching my olfactory. finish is all this and a unique kick not had lately. not sure what to think but i’m not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1775) - Penfield, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours a cloudy light yellow color with a 3 finger white head that sticks around a while. Aromas of light banana, heavy clove and spice. Taste is simple - banana, clove, white pepper. Thin mouthfeel but very, very refreshing. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Can at Pro Brewers Night at AHA Philadelphia 6/27/2013 Lightly hazy medium straw yeasty bready nose with a hint of sweetness. Pomme fruit yeast and bready flavor. Not my favorite brew but well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pours hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma is earthy, citrus, yeast and floral. Taste is sweet with a lemony flavor to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
12oz can via 6 pack from Crossroads. Poured a cloudy straw body with a smaller bright white foamy head. Aroma is probably the best part of this beer, Belgian yeast, spice, dry bread crusts, lemon, bubble gum and some banana skins. Body is slightly watery with lots of big bubble carbonation. Flavor of bread crusts, spice, yeast, banana peel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Can thanks to Paul at Brian’s surpise birthday tasting. Pour pale yellow with a big fizzy white head. Aromas of light citrus, wheat and yeast. Taste is saison yeast, citrus, some light spice and wheat. Fairly carbonated. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1499) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Can. With joel from HOTB. Medium head. Pee color. Aroma of coriander, lemon peel. Medium light sweetness. Light body. Same taste. Above average carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1494) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours a hazy pale yellow with white head. Aroma is lemony and tart with estery yeast. Taste is lemon citrus with clover and spice with a peppery finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
No canning information.
Appearance: The body is hazy with a pale straw hue. The head is tall and white with great retention and leaving lots of lacing before settling into a foamy thick white coating.
Aroma: The aroma has slightly tart lemon, with a prominent spicy dough presence and hints of floral notes.
Taste: Hints of lightly tart lemon greets the tongue immediately which overlies a spicy and doughy base. The finish has hints of perfume, but the light lemon and mild spicy dough base make up the flavor here.
Palate: Light and crisp, moderate to highly carbonated.
Overall: This is a great saison, especially when it’s available for $7.99 for a six pack. This is on par with many Belgian saisons I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfinder1 (49) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Had it out of the can. Very nice spice notes and very flavoroful. A great summer beer.

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