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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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22446) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19827) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014
2014-04-14, draught at St. Augustines, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (19558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2009
Perhaps my favorite brew from the Ommegang crew. Ive 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18834) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Bottle at 3 sm rum, Gteborg. Pale golden color, bubbly white head. Fruity aroma, some honey. Yeasty fruity, flavor, malty and with some spices. Ok but not that much more...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17589) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17224) - Hjbjerg, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16718) - 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)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16449) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16232) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: Golden straw color, lots of white foam and great lacing. S: Great yeast smell, some light citrus, apple might make an appearance, and a very light funkiness. T: A slight sweetness, some green fruits. Yeast and spice are there as well, adding to the complex taste. M: Medium body, good amount of carbonation for this beer. D: Delicious Saison, well balanced and interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16128) - 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 brewerys best offering. By taking the yeast down a notch, the spice, malts, and earthy hop undertones blend seemlessly together - a perfect autumn quaffer.


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