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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (770) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On tap at TND. Pours pale gold with thin white, soapy head. Bubblegum, fruity, lemon, pepper, straw. Moderately bitter and lightly sweet. Acidic and crisp body. Very nice.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10557) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1148) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2014
12oz can from Pinnochio’s. Pours a crystal clear, pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, clove, grass. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, hay, a little nutty, some grassy hops, with a clean, clove finish. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Can shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Lightly hazed pale golden with a well appointed white covering of bubbles. Nose is straw, light citrics, freshly cut grass, pale maltings. Taste comprises tangy citric peel, straw, light spice. Medium bodied, fine carboantion, tangy fruit rinse in the close. Fairly simple saison but tasty enough and a decent level of refreshment is delivered.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle at chriso´s shindig 2014. Hazy pale yellow beer with a rich white head. Fruity floral aroma, perfume, grassy notes, sourish, grapefruit, some bread. Fruity perfume flavor, grassy, hay. floral, some spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiddleBrau (938) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
From 12oz can. Hazy white with really nice rocky white head. Musty spicy nose. Crisp spice, malt undertone, well balanced palate. Well done by a fine PA brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2468) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Can, hazy gold with funky spicy banana on the nose, crisp and dry-sweet, hints of lemon and apple, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (985) - 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 (22) - 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 (3997) - 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 (888) - 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


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