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RATINGS: 2343   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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4.2
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Poured golden, yellow-brown, nice, thick head, lots of lace, aroma of yeast, hops, some sweetness. Flaovr is bold and vibrant, hops, malts, and nice bit of spices that remain for some time makes for an enjoyable beer.

3.6
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Pours brownish yellow. Aroma had some bannana, malt, yeasty, a little spiciness. Giant white head. Tasted rich for Saison although i’ve only had 3-4 of them. I did enjoy it though.

4.1
Beaver (1789) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a very hazy and glowing muddy golden-orange. It has a huge fizzy white head that settles to a big pillowy froth that laces the glass. Beautiful!

The aroma is musty, earthy yeastiness with some peppery spices.

The flavor is chalky wheaty malts, musty yeast, a little almost sour fruitiness (seems a bit out of place, but mellows nicely), and a bitter and spicy dry finish. The alcohol is well hidden, but provides some nice warming. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with a good amount of lively carbonation.

Overall, a very nice beer. I’m still new to saisons, but this is the best I’ve had to date.

4.1
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. To me, this beer tastes like a cross between a Belgian wit and and an abbey ale. Somewhat hazy; yellow orange color. Thin head with good lace. Nose was full of yeast, orange, spices, and alcohol. Similar flavors. Fairly strong alcohol content. Moderate carbonation. Nice beer.

3
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Very attractive orange pour with a rocky head. Hazy (yeasty) color with obvious floaters. First aroma of yeast, second aroma was floral/spices, third aroma was alcohol. Flavors followed in line as well. VERY yeast-centric. Nice seasonal beer!

4.1
BenBallz (6) - USA - AUG 23, 2005 does not count
Hermès orange in color. Disappointingly mild aroma, despite a quite robust flavor akin 2 a belgian white ale hybridized w/ a plantain. Aftertaste lingers like an unwanted redheaded stepchild.

3.8
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle. Orange color, hazy. Yeasty aroma with coriander. Nice white frothy head. Flavor is yeasty and spicy as well. Good finish, slight alcohol in aftertaste. Delicious.

4.7
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Aroma is very much that of a wit. Fruity overtones mixed with a definate alcohol flavor. Nice smooth finish with an aftertaste of bananas. All in all an exceptional beer.

3.6
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
Robe blonde très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche persistente. Arômes de bananes, de clou de girofle, d’alcool et de beurre. Agrumes. Douce, mais tout à fait belge. Levure très présente.

3.2
Quyntarious (33) - Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2005
This beer didn’t do much for me, it had a nice fruity head, Pretty, transparent yellow. Not my fav, but it’s ok.


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