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RATINGS: 2340   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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3.9
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2004
My first saison, and I’m very impressed. Great beer. Took about 10 minutes to fully pour this beer. A light, hazy orange/golden appearance with a huge cream colored head. Good lacing. Aroma was very yeasty, with slight alcohol and fruits. Flavor kinda bursted out. Tasted of oranges, yeast, hops. Good mouthfeel.

3.6
loomis (43) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Nice golden color. Nice bubbles. Nice white fluffy head. Hides its alcohol almost completely, and that says a lot, seeing as how it is 7.5%. A little fruity. Overall very nice. Great artwork on the label also.

3
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2004
12 oz bottle. Strong yeasty aroma and taste. The body was a murky yellow, with a decent head. I didn’t really go for the taste though, some strange off-flavors that seemed to hinder the taste of the brew. Perhaps a bad bottle…

4
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
Decent though it seemed to be lacking in malt. Light with candy sugar richness. Enjoyable but not in my opinion all that amazing.

3.7
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Golden color with a big, creamy white head. Aroma of sour fruit and coriander. Tastes slightly sweet and spicy with a touch of coriander and sour oranges.

3.4
Hangover (1136) - oxford, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Hazy golden color, with a lasting white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander, spice and orange. Medium bodied with active carbonation on the palette. I think the flavor falls a bit short. Has a nice spiciness, with cloves and coriander. Citrus towards the finish, which is dry, and somewhat bitter. I caught a nice blast of the alcohol however, which was unexpected, but had to mention it. Complex aroma and flavor, just perhaps a bit overdone. Still,. I would recommend giving it a try.

4.3
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 Enormous lasting rocky white head over a pale golden, highly effervescent beer. Sweetish candi aroma, with apple notes, flowers, and a warm spiciness. Bright lemon and a touch of clove as well. There is a lot of fresh herbal grassiness along with fruity pear character. The flavour is delicious with spicy wheaty flavour, apple/pear, citrus and lingering clove. The finish has a lingering Belgian malt dryness. It’s substantially better than I remember it and a really tasty saison.

3.7
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
nice foggy gold appearance, frothy white head, tart fruit aroma, sweet flavor, banana, hop bitters, hint of alcohol, nice smooth rolling mouthfeel, the guntah says "very carbonated".

3.8
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2004
750mL bottle. Used half of the bottle to cook some mussels and drank the rest. Milky gold color with very nice head. Aroma is fruity, sweet, yeasty, flowery. Flavor is citrusy, some sweetness, yeast, and candi sugar. It is a nice, spicy saison made in America. We are lucky to get this beer. No it’s not Fantome or DuPont but it’s a great beer, especially for the price.

3.9
Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 750ml-im raising my ratings here. this is a fine saison and very authentic to the style. It helps that its nationally distributed. lots of lemon notes in the aroma with some light funk, orange peals and more citrus. i like the yeast here in this beer. fairly dry on the finish. very respective. 12 oz bottle. Its pretty cool that a store near me carries this one. pours a very nice apricot hue with small white head that dissapeared very fast. medium carbonation. wow, lots of big flavors for a saison. This has lots of hops, belgian candy sugar and good spices. Slightly thin body, but thats how a saison is supposed to be. Good brew!


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