Jabah (800) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2018
May have been my first Saison, so didn't know exactly what to expect. This is sort of what I expected though... a grassy, grainy, yeasty beer that is fresh off the barnyard. Pale yellow/slight gold appearance that is mostly clear. Aroma is grassy, with citrus and yeast. Also noticed some banana in both the smell and taste. Good carbonation as well. Thought this would be a little better than it was, but grew on me towards the end. fastm3 (1) - Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: APR 12, 2018 12 fl. oz. bottle poured in a tulip shaped glass. Hazy, light orange in color. Head disappeared within a few minutes. The nose is fresh, with hints of orange and coriander. Definitely rounder and bigger than their equally enjoyable Short Sleeve Saison. dflb (92) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Part of a three pack from the holidays gifted from my father, Doug Theresa Aadland, Ginnepin Saison Ale is an ale brewed with juniper berries, lemon and lime zest, orange peel, ginger, coriander, and grains of paradise crafted by Brewery Ommegang.The aroma of yeast, ginger, and coriander is sensed on the nose. The appearance is a hazy gold with an inch white head. Carbonation is moderate with a tinge of ginger to go with it. The alcohol content of 7.7%.
Belgian yeast and banana provide the usual flavors we expect in a Belgian beer. Saison is fluid with the yeast. Juniper berries add a sharp, light tart to the beer. Ginger is tasted from start to finish and easily picked out with the carbonation. Orange peel is fully comprehended in the finish.
Lemon is dominant over the lime when you drink. Lime compliments the yeasty body and is left behind on the mouthfeel after the finish. Coriander is sensible on the take. Grains of paradise leaves a peppery complexion to the beer.
Gennepin is a follow up to Hennepin, which had ginger, coriander, orange peel, and grains of paradise. Coriander is weaker in this variation while the lemon and lime zest rule in the mouthfeel. Juniper berries brings a light tart bite to the beverage. Gennepin is an amazing Belgian and wonderfully complex. I enjoyed this a lot; the ginger, lemon, and lime complexion is my favorite part to this brew.
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12 ounce bottle. Hazy auburn gold color. Firm frothy beige head. Earthy, yeasty grainy malt nose. Tart, sweet and refreshing. Notes of crusty bread, grassy hops and earthy malt. Some citrus fruit flavor, with notes of vanilla and spice. Crisp, dry finish. Excellent balance of malt and hops. Delicious. wombat23 (2244) - Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, spice, yeast. Taste is fruit, coriander, ginger, yeast. Hints of banana. Very good.
k0mpsa (3314) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2017
Bottle at porter beer bar, atlanta. Hazy golden color, white head. Aroma has farm notes, some yeast and lemon, some tart notes. Basic tart saison taste, high carb, lemon. MrTipple (7841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Saison yeast, barnyard, sweet grain malts, caramel, molasses. Slightly hazy gold. Medium, frothy, creamy, white head. Light sweet. More sweet barnyard, saison yeast, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Keg at GABF17, Denver. geolgau (544) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - OCT 22, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2017 Sweet aroma, a combination of a saison and a belgian ale. Floral perfume, hay, honey. Taste is sweet and lightly bitter. Grass, honey, quite belgian-triple-ish. Quite sweet, nothing special. higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
The bottle pretty much nails it:This hoppy, farmhouse style ale has a champagne like effervescence with a crisp but light on the tongue finish. I didn't care for it so much primarily because of the hop presence but I couldn't quit drinking it either. Interesting beer
February/2017 second tasting. Didn't notice the hot presence that much this time. Thought it was pretty good nice long lasting finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone HeadyDE (904) - Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Could of sworn this was rated? But guess not, growler fill on the cheap, so no complaints, pours a light yellow gold with nice fluffy white head,nose is grain, lemon rind n some banana peel, quite light bodied, nice saison that goes down easily and is fairly smooth, nice overall, finishes with a slight bite of alcohol, dry for the most part, tasty...