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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Aromas of floral hops, herbaceous, some clove, mild fruit, banana, subtle lemon. Lightly hazy orange-gold with a lasting fluffy white head. Mostly dry, a little fruity, spicy. Light medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr.Drei (25) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
This was poured from a can at home in a tulip glass. It has a lemony and herbal aroma, reminiscent of Brooklyn’s Sorachi Ace. Pours hazy gold with a nice head. Light sweetness with mild bitterness coupled with light sourness such as one would expect from a Farmhouse ale are present. A bit dry and has a bitter finish. Overall, this is a very nice beer that I will definitely buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4491) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Nice saison, or grissette, or whatever we’re calling these hay and citrus farm ales these days. Pours cloudy golden with great head and lacing. Light floral yeast. Hay and citrus indeed. Light sour finish and note of funk. Tap at Black Squirrel.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (981) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Cloudy gd yellow rimming lacy white head; aroma is reminiscent oaf Hefeweizen with hints of citrus(grapefruit) with buttery caramelly notes ; Flava is grainy notes of pepper and lemon; feels light crisp fizzy; finishes dry tartish hints of grain and hops

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Draft at Good Dog. Tulip. Poured a very cloudy golden yellow. Large frothy bright white head. Bright citrusy IPA. Not too challenging, but not bad. Lemon zest and seeds. Green bananas. Pears. Kiwi. Pineapple. Peppers. Minimal malt. Strong carbonation. Nice spicy/sour hop bite. Semi-dry finish. Better than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdjuice (339) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2014
A nice, easy drinking beer with a little bit of richness to round it out. Fruity, slightly nutty, with a light spiciness to make things interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tsekouratos (351) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUN 23, 2014
355 ml can fron goodbeer.gr. Golden yellow color with a thick huge white head. Aromas of malts, spices, honey, yeast. Taste of malts, spices, maybe yeast. No aftertaste. Light body with medium to high carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - JUN 23, 2014
Golden body with a finger of foam. Aroma of malt, some honey, maybe some spice. Malty flavor, a tiny hint of caramel and some spice. Nothing extraordinary but refreshing and light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12oz can. From Perfect Pour? Probably, but I don’t remember. Mostly clear, mildly hazy yellow color. Pours with a bigger foamy 2-finger white head, initially, but fades to minimal eventually, leaving only loose lace. Banana, spice in the nose. Some belgian yeast, good citrus. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Kind of soft, light to moderate carbonation. Moderate sweet, moderate spiciness. Light bitterness. Alright, zesty belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Can: Thanks, Chris. Pale & clear, the color of an unripe pear with a chunky, big-bubbled white head that takes a long time to recede by any appreciable amount. Mild cereal grain aroma with a nice, underlying tart apple & pear skin element. Just a touch of Belgian-y yeast, hinting at mild bubblegum & spice. Taste is crisp & also more yeast-heavy than the aroma; lots of apparent Belgian yeast, clove, bubblegum, leading into a mid-palate bitterness in the form of earthy & mildly musky hops. Moderate notes of apple skin & white grape give off a slight tartness but nothing extreme; earth-laden, faintly astringent finish, dry & crisp. Nothing to lose your head over, but still a nice, drinkable Belgian influenced brew. Working Class Ale is a good way to classify it.


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