RATINGS: 2340   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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cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2011
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... bubbly crisp white head ... soft floral lemon hop nose ... over fizzy ... zezty lemon ... bitter herbal tones ... little yeasty ... ok but not really me.

Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2009
Perhaps my favorite brew from the Ommegang crew. I’ve had on many occasions and it never disappoints. Pours a gold color with a nice white head. Smells of spice and citrus. Mild carbonation and a crisp, sweet taste.

fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014
2014-04-14, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7.7% ABV, 6-3-7-3-13=32
Cloudy darker blond color with small compact head. The aroma is delicate, light fruity and spicy presence. Good strength, with high carbonation, then enough smooth; some malt/wheat flavor, spices (but also some anise among them, not a favorite one), a touch of oranges; the bitterness is a bit stronger than other beers in the category, while the moderate sweetness reveals the American origin; in the final there are light traces of vegetables, a real turn off although in small doses.
Good but not as elegant.

2007-12-17, corked bottle, 6-3-6-3-11=29
Hazy golden color. Dry aroma, spicy and with some plastic. Dry flavor too, light saccharin sweetness, a bit of plastic, some citrus fruit, peels. Not so interesting.

2003-07-26, corked bottle, 7.5% ABV, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Golden color; big head. Like a Grand Cru, a wheat character in the aroma and taste. Quite malty.

rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Bottle at 3 små rum, Göteborg. Pale golden color, bubbly white head. Fruity aroma, some honey. Yeasty fruity, flavor, malty and with some spices. Ok but not that much more...

harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle at Kookfest 2006. Pale gold, lasting white head. Belgian subtle yeasty aroma, some bananary estery aroma. Soft, drinkable. Cereal, lemon, banana, tingly finish. I liked it.

saxo (18364) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
Bottle. Huge head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sweet and fruity with a nice amount of hops.

mcberko (17845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at TCBF, pours hazy golden. Aroma and flavour of hops, caramel and citrus - unusually sweet for a saison, but a delicious one.

Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2001
Re-rate: I guess I forgot to revise my rating in October when we got new supply of this stuff in Toronto, but Hennepin today is so much better than it used to be. The aggressive yeastiness and carbonation has given way to a smooth, rounded ale that has become the brewery’s best offering. By taking the yeast down a notch, the spice, malts, and earthy hop undertones blend seemlessly together - a perfect autumn quaffer.

TBone (17544) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2008
Bottled, alc.?, bottle says 7.5 % and 8.5 %
Hazy pale yellow color, white head. Very fruity, sweetish, slightly hayish and papery hoppy aroma. Sweetish fruit sugar flavor, alcoholic, some pepperness. This is American style saison - too sweet for my liking.

yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle, 75cl corked. (trade with the_epeeist) A hazy, orange-yellow beer with a dense, white head. Sweetish nose with honey, some peach, a touch of alcohol and bittering hops. Sweet and slightly bitter, herbal flavor that is quite fruity. Full-bodied, with a long, sweet finish with fruityness and some hops. Could use a little more spicyness. Sure pleasant though. (071228)

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