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RATINGS: 2335   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (2144) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2003
12oz. bottle: Nice layer od sediment at the bottom: I love bottle conditioned beers. It pours a cloudy golden color. Floral nose. Also hints of pear and apricots. Taste is full bodied, with undertones of citrus pears and caramel. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2003
A full-bodied, flavorful saison. Belgium by way of Cooperstown, NY. Nice Alcohol content, 7.5%. Pours with an impressive, floral head. Taste is quite pleasing, hints of various fruits and nuts. Very rustic tasting. Long lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2003
My first Saison. It has a nice golden hue with a tall white head. Carbonation is fairly high. The aroma is mainly of yeast and fruit; this is certainly representative of a belgian-style ale. The flavor is very tangy, with lots of citrus and fruit. I detect apricot, grapes, and a bit of strawberry. Surprisingly, I don't taste a whole lot of yeast. And they didnt make much of an effort to mask the alcohol content, which really comes through in the finish; for me this is a good thing. This is a very complex and well-done beer, although I didnt really get accustomed to it until I was halfway done with the 750 ML bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Aroma is very much like that of a Belgian White, although perhaps a bit more alcoholic (due most obviously to this beer's 7.5% ABV, higher than normal for the witbier style). However, comparing it to wits isn't entirely appropriate since this seems to be categorized as a Saison. Anyway, the appearance is a little more clear than I'm used to and definitely not as appealing as a nice hazy look would be. The color is good, but usually I'm looking for a bit more depth. Flavor is slightly citrusy up front with a spicy, alcoholic finish. I didn't particularly like the mouthfeel associated with the "extra" alcohol. I didn't think it was masked very well (i.e. it didn't go well with the rest of the beer) and made it weird overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Hazy yellow with a massive, thick white head. Head is fully lasting and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma: white grape, must, malt, and oak. Thick, creamy texture. Flavor is full and complex, with cobweb, malt, yeast, grape dominating. Coppery aftertaste with nice fruit undertones.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
(Bottle) Nice attmept of a Belgian Saison, but no cigar... Pours a light golden color with a medium creamy head. Descent, but not the best Ommegang has to offer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2003
I think Ommegang is one of the best breweries around. The Hennepin is, however, my least favorite of their beers. It pours a light golden color. The head is full and cream colored. The taste is full with nice balance. The alcohol is noticeable in this beer and not well masked. The yeast is a bit strong for my taste. Overall a good, but not great, beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
12 oz. bottle. Poured cloudy and the color of ripe apricots. Nice white head that dissipated to a thin creamy layer that lasted and lasted. Aroma is fruity, spicy and yeasty - orange, peach, cardamom and hops. Delicious maltiness with lots of fruit, citrus hops and sharp spiciness that lingers in the finish. Medium body with pleasant carbonation. I find that I'm getting more fond of Belgians with each one I drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2003
I had low expectations of this beer but liked it quite a bit. White mostly lasting head on a hazy yellow body. Wonderful yeasty aroma with noticable malt and hopps (furity). The tate is lightly sweet with a nice hopp balance. Mellow and a very nice brew especially for its reasonable price.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2397) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Poured a nice murky orange colour with a smallish pure white head which dissapates to a fine lace. The aroma of this beer is out of this world really pungent fruits and spices well mixed..i smell cherry, plum even some banana.. strawberry wow every time i smell this i get a different aroma great stuff. The tase of this beer is almost as good as the aroma.. again i get cherry..tingles on the back of the tongue leaving some hop bitterness thats well hidden..then as it goes down the throat I feel the alcoholic warmth..dang i can still taste this beer a full 1 minute after i have swallowed. Very easy on the mouth, the carbonation seems just right. Very drinkable but i couldnt manage more than 4 or 5 in a sitting.. WOW what can I say? a great beer


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