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RATINGS: 121   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3896) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1226) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1199) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1379) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfinder1 (48) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Had it out of the can. Very nice spice notes and very flavoroful. A great summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1640) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours hazy gold with a medium fluffy white head, looks alot like a witte. Aroma is earthy, citrus, yeast and floral. Smells great. Taste is sweet with a medium bitterness. Medium bodied with some stickiness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (4704) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
So, so happy they’ve decided to start canning this! This rating from a fresh one, #12234 best by 10/23/13. Nose spicy, peppery and floral, pours hazy banana yellow with a soapy bright white head. Taste sweet and yeasty, light wheat, bready malt with clove, black pepper, very bright pale malt, lightly oily medium body with light bitterness. Quite clean and hides the booze well. Doesn’t have the yeast/spice complexity of others, but what it does have is suuuuuper repeatable, no problem finishing a sixer of these in the summer, or a case at a party with friends.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2475) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hazy straw-yellow body with a large white head and soapy lacing. Lemon zest, light grains, peppery yeast. Light bodied, mellow carbonation, a little thin in the finish and lacking a true crisp bite that would make this even more refreshing. Respectable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Can at the bike race. Pours cloudy golden orange with fluffy, lumpy, white head. Belgian yeast, spice, bubble gum, citrus.


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