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RATINGS: 2281   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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3.7
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2004
An enjoyable saison, a style that I am recently starting to enjoy and getting to know intimately. The cork flew across the room and bounced off the ceiling. Slight head, sweet fruity flavor. Very easy to drink.

4.1
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Pale yellowish color. Fresh, floral,citrusy nose, quite like a witbier.Very beautiful, very inviting, who could refuse a sip of a brew so friendly?Taste is extremely satisfying, if lacking depth, but then, like many pretty things, it’s not meant to be deep, just delicious, d’lightful, d’lovely!

3.4
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2004
many thanks to mwsf for cracking open a bottle of this stuff. light golden, aroma of clove and coriander, quite sweet with a little vanilla and a pleasant yeasty dry finish. just would be nice to have a little pepperiness in the finish

3.2
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Bottle. Pale yellow with light fatigue. Wookie, zombie, christan zombie vampire slayer.

2
Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - AUG 24, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2004 bottle. hazy yellow with a fat white head.raw sour aroma. taste is bitter and evil. leaves the taste of crap and remnants. it disturbs me badly, as opposed to goodly.

3.1
kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2004
750 ml bottle with cork. Hazy light gold. Yeasty aroma. Fairly light like a wheat beer. Yeast/citrus flavors.

3.5
jb (3449) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2015 Had the big bottle with the cork, not much of a pop. Hazy as it’s bottle-conditioned. Wasn’t sure what the big deal was. Pale color, light wheat taste. Nice effervescence and light fruit in the finish, but overall disappointing. 4/27/13 what was I thinking in2004? This is pretty tasty. Nice yeasty effects.

3.6
jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2004
pale yellow color, good moderate white head. very yeasty wheaty aroma, some spice and citrus. tastes peppery and wheaty, very spritzy, some banana or cloves maybe. enjoyable!

3.7
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 750 ml. big ’ole brown Belgian-style bottle. Corked and caged. No freshness date seen anywhere. Very loud pop when opened. Poured out a hazy, cloudy, light golden yellow color, with a massive white, meringue like head at first. It faded back to a yeasty, frothy island floating on the beer itself. Served in my Chimay chalice for proper evaluation. Aromas are of yeasty bread, wheat malts, slight roastiness also. Some citrus evident in the nose, more of a pomelo than a real grapefruit. Fruity aromas abound, with cherries, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon aromas intertwining. Tastes are of farm fresh fruits, melons and citrus mostly. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Very effervescent, almost champagne like in the nature of it’s carbonation. Slightly tart, crisp, and bitter in the finish. Well balanced. Not one thing stands out above the others here. I’d like to be able to age a bottle of this for 5 years and see what it turns into. I’ll wager it would be fantastic. A top notch effort from the professional brewers at Ommegang. Good show!

3.8
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Poured hazy gold with a thick head...smells yeasty and quite hoppy...tasted dry with a hint of sweetness but also very bready...finished quite dry...a good saison by any means...


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