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RATINGS: 2341   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light golden color, transparent with a huge flux of bubbles rising from the depths of my glass, foamy fluffy white head, good lacing. Aroma is spicy, definitely coriander and cloves, kind of fruity like peaches and apricots, very delicate and complex. Spicy, hoppy, yet neither are very dominant, a gentle balance between the two. A hint of sweetness, bitterness, maybe even a hint of sourness. Mouthfeel is like champagne, well carbonated (the "pop" when I pulled the cork was pretty violent), yet there is a great supple feel after every sip, and the bubbles attach themselves to every part of your mouth. Great stuff, I havent had much experience drinking Saisons, and this beer has convinced me that Im missing out if I dont go out looking for more examples of this style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Very creamy, fruity beer. Bubbly like a wheat beer, but with a lot more kick. Great refreshing aftertaste.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2005
pours a a cloudy golden color with a thick head. Aroma is of hops and citrus. Flavor has a champagne feel to it. Good, solid, Belgian style beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2693) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Pours a thick golden color with a lot of head. Smooth easy to drink ale. Its well balanced and spicy like the rest of their brews.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2005
I developed a new appreciation for this beer last weekend. It had a nice head and was very effervescent on my tongue. It had some nice bitter ends to it. This beer ages well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Hazy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is spice, citrus and musty yeast. Reminiscent of a hefe-weiss. Flavor is moderately sweet and spicy. Very effervescent. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 The aroma presents a sweet alcohol braced mix of yeast and malt. Reminds me a little of the aroma from a dopplebock and knocks on the door of the banana laden weizenbocks. Definite fruit notes that include pear and apple, but it isnt a stretch to name banana or at least the Now N Later artificial version of banana. The body is a pale yellow gold and holds a pinky sized head that appears creamy viewed from the top, but bubbly from the sides. The fore flavor is heavy with alcohol laced fruits and estery yeast notes. Very soft mouthfeel, but it is punctuated by a crisp carbonated feel during the swallow. The finish is slightly dry and chalky. The beer comes across very decadent and expensive and Id quickly recommend it to a friend.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arayaga2 (2183) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Sweet spicy smell... cloudy yellow with thick white. Mild flavor, lightly sweet and spicy. Not much to it,really. It is more robust in smell than taste.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2005
12oz bottle. The first thing you notice about this is that as you pour it, the head forms faster than the rate of pour. Pretty much have to pour it in shifts. Great farmhouse aroma. Sweetness from bubblegum and banana is wonderfully balanced by a tart mustiness. First sip is dry, tart and somewhat sweet. It meets your tongue with a sweetness (banana, honey, citrus) and then hits the back of your throat with a peppery spice and a tart dryness. As it warms, it gets a little funky, but still refreshing none the less. A great brew for a warm and humid summer night out on the front porch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Orange and spice in the aroma. Slightly cloudy with a golden yellow color. Some orange and ginger spice like flavor with some hop bitterness. There is some sweetness from the malt and sugar used in this beer but the body is light with a crisp finish. The beer is very effervescent and has the light belgian style flavor that comes from the yeast in the end. This is a very good beer and it is hard to beleive that it is a 7.7% alc beer. I opend a 750 ml and that will be all for tonight!


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