RATINGS: 2335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2005
Almost opaque, golden/yellow, very typical of most Saisons Ive had before. Head is light ang somewhat clingy, could use a bit more umph. Smells like moist bread, with a bit of apricot jam sweetness. Yeasty with an interesting alcohol finish which gives it sort of a lactic and creamy feel with just a bit of funk, which reminds me of a Camenbert cheeze. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
Hazy golden with thin white head. spicy (mostly coriander) and fruity aroma that reminds me banana candies. Fruity and spicy flavors that leads towards a dry finish. Overall refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
Aroma:Fruity,spice and orange. Appearance:Gold hazy,small head.. FlavorLSpicy,fruity,orange and a cream taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Hazy orange color, due to bottle conditioning. Thick foamy white head. Strong aroma of yeast, with some malty sweetness. Full body for such a light color. Not my favorite style, but very good quality from ommegang. Thanx to Rich, a great guy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 On tap at Three Needs in Burlington. Hazy light orange color with a medium white head. Very good aroma of coriander, orange peel, fruits, hay, bubble gum and yeast. Very good flavor of coriander, orange peel, hay, bubble gum, fruits and yeast.The body is full with a creamy texture. Excellent and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Pours a hazy orange tinted straw yellow color, that is topped by a frothy large bubbled head that starts out a good 4 inches thick. The aroma is spritzy with notes of lemon, coriander, ginger, slight herbalness, a certain damp wood-like mustiness. The aroma is quite light and appetizing, and has a nice level of complexity to it.

The taste is lightly sweet up front through the middle, but then becomes quite dry in the finish. This is nice and spicy with competing notes of pepper, ginger, lemon zest, coriander. This beer has a nice soft sweet grain character which mixes quite well with, and in fact even accentuates, the refreshing, cool citrus notes. This beer is very good, it is just about the perfect beer to sit down and enjoy over an evening. The one flaw is that it is perhaps a little to thick in the body, dont get me wrong, it is by no means thick, it is just that I like my farmhouse ales with a nice dry, light palate. I had forgotton how tasty this beer was, and at $3.00 for a 750ml it is a steal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Pours a nice deep gold with a nice lasting head. Taste is dry similar to a champagne with nice carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 Slightly hazy pale golden color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Flavor starts fruity (grape skin and pear), kinda peppery, spicy (clove) with a light dry finish. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Hazy golden color and a thin head. Aroma is a hoppy sweet bitterness and a grassy malt sense as well. Flavor is very acidic, sweet, malty blend. There is a strong lemon and clove feeling behind the acidic sense of it. Im not a huge fan of Saisons, but this is a pretty good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
regal (23) - Ringgold,Ga., USA - FEB 1, 2005
Golden-yellow colorwith a nice, tight bubbly head.Decent amount of patchy lace.Sweet and tart nose,malt,grapefruit and car paint.The taste is lemon,grapefruit,and banana.Somewhat spicy.Light medium body with lots of carbonation.Very good beer, will buy again.

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