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RATINGS: 2333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This hoppy, farmhouse style ale has a champagne like effervescence with a crisp but light on the tongue finish. Similar to the Belgian Saison style , this beer serves well as an aperitif. Hennepin has a majestic golden hue. The style is called Grisette or farm house and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2006
The aroma is honey sweet with yeast, pepper, banana, coriander, and surprisingly hemp. Maybe thats why I think I smell smoke in it. The appearance is a hazy gold with a foamy head. The flavor is sour and sweet with most of the elements from the aroma. The palate is a little on the thin side but overall its good. I am still waiting for the hemp to kick in however. Wait... ah there it is..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (4032) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 750 bottle - Pours up a huge head, nice, slightly hazy straw color. Citrus is apparent in the pleasant aroma and some yeast. The flavor hits with some sweet malts followed quickly by the citrus and subdued spice. Palate is kind of bubbly, not too thin and avoids being too thin. Initially I thought this brew was a bit too sour for my taste, but soon it seemed just right. The finish has some mild bitterness and lingers awhile. This is the second variety of Ommegang ale that Ive tried, and Im impressed with their quality Belgian ale at very affordable prices.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - Peoples Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Bottle. Foamy white head that fills half the glass. Aroma of hops and wheat. Hazy with a clear wheat flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Bottled. 750. Pours a bright yellow color with a big white head and tons of carbonation. Peppery aroma with phenol notes of banana. The cork has a very musty aroma that Im not finding in the beer itself. Flavors are primarily malt and banana. Theres also notes of grass, apples and pears. Finishes dry. What can I say, its simply a great Saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2584) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2008 Draft. Golden with tightly-bubbled white head. Soft on the palate with a prickly fizziness. The aroma is spicy (clove and orainder) and the flavor is sweet and spicy theres vanilla and a hint of orange.The follow-through is a bit tart. Quite enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (3010) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2006
[bottle] Hazy gold with a fizzy white top rededing to a big patch and ring. Aroma full of corriander and sweet malt with lagery, noble hops. Banana notes and not really musty. Flavour is sweet with malt. Tangy alcohol. Hops bitterness with a little cherry and white grape plus banana, corriander. Lasting syrupy sweetness with an unpleasant sour tang. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. This beer needs to be drier, more carbonated, and with a less dense body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2006
pours an amber-gold color with a large white head that hangs around until finish, aromas of citrusy fruit, hops, spices and yeast. the flavor is smooth, fruity, spicey. good body great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Thanks to BierBauch for this one. 12 oz bottle: Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a billowing white head that actually sticks around for a while. Aroma is orange citrus, semi-hoppy, similar to a wit in my opinion, with a certain maltyness that I wouldnt expect in a Saison. Taste is fruity with a certain dry bitterness to it, faint hop notes, lemon, spices. Palate is nice and dry with a little alcohol sting that is hardly noticeable. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Tap at RFD, Washington DC. Hazy golden colour with a large white head; good lacing. Perfumed, fruity ornge aroma, with hops. Similar for the taste. Quality.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murawski (160) - USA - JAN 13, 2006
light aroma of citrus and yeast; excellent cloudy golden color, with a long lasting pure white head. Lemony, fruity flavor (a bit much for me, but would be great in the summer -- here I am drinking it in January, duh). It has a nice complexity, though, and a great mouthfeel (not too dry, not too wet). Nice ale!


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