RATINGS: 2342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Iam a long time fan of this beer- it pours a hazy golden-yellow with good carbonation- not a glass of foam, neither to be mistaken for cask real ale... Aromas of a sweet blend of banana, clove and hops- but the flavor is more along the lines of spice and subtle fruit with a subtle hop presence. Well balanced, sweet but dry on the finish, light in the mouth for 7.5%. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (809) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2005
750ml bottle. No freshness date noted. Pours out a hazy golden straw color, with a fluffy egg white head and lively carbonation. Thick patches of lacing left behind.
Aroma is banana and yeast and musty. a little stanky cheese.
Flavor is sweet honey and lemon, with some peppery spice.
Finish is ruby red grapefruit and citrus zest. touch of alcohol burn on the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2005
had this on tap at brick store the other night. it was excellent and if i hadnt had all the fries ahead of time i wouldf have had the whole thing O:) Great yeasty honey, orange, apricot flavors with hints of aluminum foil, cinnamon and apple interpersed. all in all a good brew i hope to enjoy again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SRBMOJO (6) - ALISO VIEJO, California, USA - JUN 2, 2005 does not count
huge lasting white head, plenty of lacing, very light yet flavorful. great belgian style ale. cant wait to try the other Ommegang brews

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1116) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2005
Hazy gold with a huge pearl white firm lacing head. Spiced musty yeast nose. Orange, caramel, banana and pepper. Some cheese and stray aluminum/tin. Fresh and wheat/grass flavours. Honey and lemon. Finish is tight with traces of bitterness and toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltdog (623) - Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2005
School bus yellow, hazy, and teeming with microscopic bubbles. Fluffy, sudsy head with phenomenal staying power leaves gossamer lace. Surpising evolution of flavors; the bottle had been out of the fridge for 30 minutes, but the last sips I had 30 minutes after that were of a completely different beer. Initial aroma of lemongrass, fresh corn and hot grass clippings, goat and wet wool, metal, and talcum powder. Grainy, spicy flavor with honeysuckle blossom sweetness and some earthy/spicy bitterness. Over time, the metallic scent fades and the nose becomes meadlike. Also, the tastes become even more lemony, goatier, sweeter and peppery-er; later it takes on a sweet/sour pineapple character; the last sips had the floral and spicy trademarks of a good Traminette. Mouthfeel is medium-light, soft and fluffy. Odd boiled vegetable aftertaste. Pleasant and restrained, a nice sipping beer for a summer afternoon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Very crisp and dry on the palate with tons of effervescence, and alcohol very well hidden by a high hop level -- selling points that make this beer stand out as a "best buy" at under $5.00 for a 750 ml bottle. Hennepin pours a foamy white head and has a light golden color more typical of a blonde ale, with lots of tiny bubbles in a steady stream. Aroma is highly malty with lots of fruit esters and a refreshing pinch of yeastiness, all combining in a very earthy tone. Flavor is also more like a high-quality blonde and is non-possessive of the characteristic citric elements of the saisons Ive tried; rather, there is intense bland, perhaps mango fruitiness leading to strong malt alcohol in the middle with intense hops in the finish that subsequently covers the alcohol well. I decided to subtract 2 Overall points for the seeming out-of-style nature of the flavor and the appearance, but that has no bearing on the fact that this is a great beer! Nice to know that America can put out stuff to rival the native turf (though Ommegang is part of the "Duvel Family" and could very well have native Hollanders at the brewing helm.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Bottle at Kellys, Dunedin FL. Pours a very hazy yellow with quickly dissipating big head. Taste matches aroma....moderately sweet, orange, and quite a bit of coriander spice. Throw in some yeasty breadiness and youve got the picture. Medium bodied....nice dry spicy finish. I feel bad for waiting so long to try this...it was pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Pours orange with plenty of white head. Tastes of fruit and a bubblegum after taste. Thin body but the alcohol is very noticable.

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