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RATINGS: 2277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This style is a farmhouse ale, and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons. Hennepin is a delicious brew for all seasons, it is spicy and refreshing. A moderately hoppy, farmhouse-style ale with a champagne-like effervescence, Hennepin has a crisp start followed by malt sweetness balanced with a firm bitterness. Hennepin has a bounty of great flavors: ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain. Pouring a bright golden color with a spicy-sweet balance of orange peel, sweet malt, hops and ginger, Hennepin makes way for a dry finish with a slight bite of ginger.

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2.8
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2006
yeah its good enough to drink fruity and tasty i like it. not much to say that really hasnt been said. good

3
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Pours cloudy light yellow. Light, minimalist white head. Kind of a sweet, yet sour smell. Not so pleasant, but the drink was easy to digest. Enjoyed.

4.1
frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Served cellar-temp and opened with a violent cork-pop. Duvelesque in appearance with an explosive head (that did not linger, however), a golden body and happy carbonation. Aroma is intriguing and multi-layered starting with an unwelcome "cat-in-heat" glandular scent, dissipating to light soapiness and powdery florals, both sweet and sour. Violets and herbs in a delicate perfume that predicates this beer’s flavor. A body consistent with thin honey, but soft carbonation adds a fluff to subtract from its stickiness. Yeasts dominate the flavor with sour fruits and aromatic bites of flower petals.

I wish I would have sampled more beers like this before diving headlong into the world of lambics as this seems the perfect transition.

<font size=-4>Purchased from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/mundel Carlo Fine Wines and Spirits, Mundelein, IL 60060<font size=-1>

3.8
neillio3 (2) - evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2006 does not count
pours cloudy and golden with a thick pale foam head. smells sweet and yeasty. tastes very balanced but has a nice hop flavor. god this is good beer

3.7
raphael (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Pours cloudy yellow, marshmallowy head with meringue-y cling, generous champagne bubbles throughout. In aroma its like the high and low notes are closer together, rounded, not as sharp as in other lighter Belgians,. a whiff of warm hay. It’s tingly on the front tongue and moderately astringent on the back, feel of bubbles along my gum line. Delicate balance among lemonade and powdered sugar flavors & a neutral bitterness. The warming takes a while to settle in.

3.9
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2006 Sweet and crisp with an amazing aroma. Miller High Life, the champagne of beers? Not even close...but Hennepin on the other hand...it’s got all of the right qualities. This beer is the perfect embodiment of a champagne like beer.

3.4
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Bottle Pours a hazy yellow with a fair white fizzy head. Has a typical belgian aroma. Sweet with decent spicies. Has a nice carbonation and a good mouthfeel. A nice slight bitterness. Good crisp flavor. This one kind of snuck up on me. I enjoyed this ale very much.

3.5
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a nice white head. Flavor is yeasty with aroma being very similar. Not bad at all. One I will be enjoying again soon.

3.5
jercraigs (10886) - 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
zathrus13 (1776) - 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.


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