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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was earthy, cracked wheat, lemon Peel and.vanilla sweetness. Flavor was very well balanced, light tartness, wheat grain, some.marshmellow and yeast. Tasty stuff.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jay_Dubbz (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Poured from 12oz can. Not a bad beer, but not necessarily a good one either. Nothin remarkable in terms of flavor or appeal. Could be looked at a a nice option to the corporate light beers i suppose. --you've been Dubbed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerScout49 (49) - - OCT 10, 2014
OMG delicious! Both my spouse and I loved it and can't wait to get more. Great balanced example of a Belgian wit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1031) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
A hazy but not quite opaque light piss yellow pour with moderate white lacing. Aroma is malt, hop, citrus, wheat. Taste is the same. Good flavor which isn’t too sweet; well balanced. Spice kicks in as well as it gets malty on the finish. Sticky on the back end. Sessionable beyond belief.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1402) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
When I think of a hazy thirst quencher, this one is that should set the standard. It isn’t heavy or over the top - just full flavored and delicious. I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Appearance: very light gold, a little hazy, with a huge, fluffy, meringue of bright white head that lasts forever. Aroma: sweet and crackery, with notes of champagne, citrus zest, graham cracker, cracked black pepper. Taste: yeasty, with graham crackery sweetness, light clove, marmalade and light honey, with just a hint of funk. Finish: a bit of champagne dryness, with just a hint of astringency under a lingering, lightly spiced sweetness. Notes: Wouldn’t have thought this was a saison, as it lacked much of the traditional horseblanket funk. It did seem like an outstanding Belgian style ale. There was a nice bit of sweetness, but the light, zesty and dry palate, as well as the spicy yeast, kept things very drinkable and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Keg at World of Beer Charlottesville. Pours a hazy lemon with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of pale malt, citrus, bready malt. The taste is pale malt, yeast, citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1389) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured from a can at mclean a total wine. The color is cloudy light yellow with a Lacey head. The aroma is of a saison and the taste is very strong wheat taste that resonates with vanilla and bubblegum on the palate

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4437) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
From a can. Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head. aroma of Belgian yeast. Flavors of cloves and butterscotch. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12398) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
Can. Golden-yellow colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, malt, hop. Flavour is citrus, malt, hop, yeast, spices, grass. Medium body. OK beer.


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