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RATINGS: 2337   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
Bottle from Premier in Buffalo. Pastel yellow body, big fluffy white head. (3+) Lighty yeasty aroma with lightly spicy notes. Flavour is similar to the aroma, a light spicy character with very light fruit notes and a dry finish that leaves lingering alcohol and pepper. Average palate is light on the tongue. Pleasant, but would be more quaffable if the alcohol was a touch more rounded in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1774) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Pours yellow/gold, with a white head. Aromas are yeast, spices, banana, clove and citrus fruit. Flavors are citrus fruit, yeast, spice, banana, and malt. A really goos saison.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1418) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Cloudy Belgian Hefe color with larger bubbled head. Continuous carbonation throughout. Good aroma of citrus, apricot, banana, clove, and all spice. Taste is a little rough, not bad; I like the flavor, but not as smooth as others in this style. Tart finish. Normally I like carbonation in my beer, but this is slightly overcarbonated which overpowers the flavor of the beer. Decent brew and drinkable but not in the same league as Ommegang original. Taste is better as it warms

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Ommegang beers are all spiced, and Hennepin is a good example of spicy saison, but with good malt character to back up the spice character of this beer. The spice notes in this beer is up front, center stage, but Hennepin gains its character from the artful use of malt and hops as well. Ive enjoyed Hennepin many times, and one of my most memorable examples was trying this beer at the brewery in Cooperstown. This beer pours to a cloudy, pale golden color, with a thick, rocky, white, head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of zesty aromas of pepper, corriander, pale malt, and earthy yeast. The palate is hearty, and firm, with good pale malt flavor, with a nice back drop of pepper, and earthy yeast flavor. Hennepin finishes with more malt and spice flavor up front, then ends with some grassy hop aroma, and some spice flavor that lingers. A very spicy and peppery version of saison. This beer is a wonderful beer to match with a number of dishes. This beer has very good cutting power. It would work well with red meats, game, poultry, strong and sharp cheeses.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4387) - 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 (4038) - 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 (2661) - 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 (3052) - 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.


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