dflb (66) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Part of a three pack from the holidays gifted from my father, Doug Theresa Aadland, Ginnepin Saison Ale is an ale brewed with juniper berries, lemon and lime zest, orange peel, ginger, coriander, and grains of paradise crafted by Brewery Ommegang.The aroma of yeast, ginger, and coriander is sensed on the nose. The appearance is a hazy gold with an inch white head. Carbonation is moderate with a tinge of ginger to go with it. The alcohol content of 7.7%.
Belgian yeast and banana provide the usual flavors we expect in a Belgian beer. Saison is fluid with the yeast. Juniper berries add a sharp, light tart to the beer. Ginger is tasted from start to finish and easily picked out with the carbonation. Orange peel is fully comprehended in the finish.
Lemon is dominant over the lime when you drink. Lime compliments the yeasty body and is left behind on the mouthfeel after the finish. Coriander is sensible on the take. Grains of paradise leaves a peppery complexion to the beer.
Gennepin is a follow up to Hennepin, which had ginger, coriander, orange peel, and grains of paradise. Coriander is weaker in this variation while the lemon and lime zest rule in the mouthfeel. Juniper berries brings a light tart bite to the beverage. Gennepin is an amazing Belgian and wonderfully complex. I enjoyed this a lot; the ginger, lemon, and lime complexion is my favorite part to this brew.
Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer.
For more beer reviews, visit my blog “Drink For the Love of Beer.” gripweed57 (2970) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2018
12 ounce bottle. Hazy auburn gold color. Firm frothy beige head. Earthy, yeasty grainy malt nose. Tart, sweet and refreshing. Notes of crusty bread, grassy hops and earthy malt. Some citrus fruit flavor, with notes of vanilla and spice. Crisp, dry finish. Excellent balance of malt and hops. Delicious. wombat23 (2147) - Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, spice, yeast. Taste is fruit, coriander, ginger, yeast. Hints of banana. Very good. k0mpsa (3160) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2017
Bottle at porter beer bar, atlanta. Hazy golden color, white head. Aroma has farm notes, some yeast and lemon, some tart notes. Basic tart saison taste, high carb, lemon. MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Saison yeast, barnyard, sweet grain malts, caramel, molasses. Slightly hazy gold. Medium, frothy, creamy, white head. Light sweet. More sweet barnyard, saison yeast, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Keg at GABF17, Denver.