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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Grisette is a Belgian style ale which was originally brewed in the Hainaut province to be the beer of the miners in the area, just as Saison was the beer of the farmers. It was lighter than Saison and frequently contained wheat as well as barley malt (as does the Sly Fox version). The name is derived from the French word for "gray," referring to both the drab factory frocks worn by the young women (the grisettes) who doled out pints as the men exited from the mines, and also the color of the cobblestone rock being mined.

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3.8
beerbomb (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2017 funky floral spicy bready honey yeasty sweet aroma -- flavor has hay lemon rind dough yeast banana juice, some leather and grain -- lively carbonation -- nice balance and palate -- very good overall

3.7
SarkyNorthener (4614) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2016
Can from wine seller, Compton, Wolverhampton. Slightly hazy golden beer with large foaming head. Aroma of yeast, coriander and a hint of lemon. Taste is lemon, yeast, malts and herb with a funky finish. Good.

3.4
Maverick34 (3238) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Canned. Gold pour. Yeast sugars and floral. Pretty decent session Samson, if such a thing exists. Autocorrect I hate u.

3.3
PanMarek (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Spicy nose, floral, citrus elements, maybe a little pepper. Pale, clear golden pour with lots of white foam. Very fizzy, light bodied. The yeasty notes persist on the tongue. The wheat gives the beer a soapy / watery mouthfeel reminiscent of, well, wheat beers. The finish is dry, but slightly complex. Pittsburgh Beerfest 2016.

4.2
AtronSeige (1537) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 24, 2016
Aroma: Medium-light lemon, pepper, spiciness, coriander. Light barnyard, Appearance: Hazy, pale straw body. Massive rocky, white head, good retention. Flavour: Medium lemony. Medium-light sourness, crisp. Medium-light coriander. Light bitterness. Light bready. Very dry finish with lingering lemon zest and light sourness. Mouthfeel: Light body, medium-high carbonation. Overall: Crisp, great flavours and aromas. Easy drinking. Would love to have this with a meal. 355 ml can, poured. Thanks Andre! 25B. Saison.

3.7
MayumiH (1214) - - JAN 2, 2016
Can at home. Hazy yellow colour. Malty body with some season spice. Yeasty dry finish. Lovely.

3.5
MrTipple (4966) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Aroma: yeast, pale grain and bread malts, some spices. Appearance: slightly hazy, pale gold, massive, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light sweets coming up quickly, intensify, very malty, bread, caramel, yeast, turning bitter, light citrus. Overall: very nice “Saison” or just Belgian Ale, nice aroma and palate, but missing more intense brett / farmyard flavours. Can from Dark Star brewery, Partridge Green.

3.5
weordie (1184) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Pours cloudy golden with a big foamy head. Aroma is sweet, ripe bananas, orange peel and Belgian yeast. Taste is a little hint of coriander, some Belgian yeast notes and a bit of spice. Fizzy but not too much. Better than I’d expected.

3.6
jamestulloch (4108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Can from BottleDog, Edinburgh. Milky golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of lemon, wheat and orange pith. Flavour of chalky malts, zingy orange and coriander seed. Dry finish. Medium body with a creamy texture. Soft fizz. Grossly overpriced at £7 - how much of that is BrewDog mark-up?

3.1
RichTheVillan (7848) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Can from Stirchley Wines at Brum Beer Fest; hazy straw yellow pour with a frothy white head, aroma has yeast and citrus action, taste has yeast, lemon, some spice, ok.


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