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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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3.1
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12oz can. From Perfect Pour? Probably, but I don’t remember. Mostly clear, mildly hazy yellow color. Pours with a bigger foamy 2-finger white head, initially, but fades to minimal eventually, leaving only loose lace. Banana, spice in the nose. Some belgian yeast, good citrus. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Kind of soft, light to moderate carbonation. Moderate sweet, moderate spiciness. Light bitterness. Alright, zesty belgian ale.

3.4
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Can: Thanks, Chris. Pale & clear, the color of an unripe pear with a chunky, big-bubbled white head that takes a long time to recede by any appreciable amount. Mild cereal grain aroma with a nice, underlying tart apple & pear skin element. Just a touch of Belgian-y yeast, hinting at mild bubblegum & spice. Taste is crisp & also more yeast-heavy than the aroma; lots of apparent Belgian yeast, clove, bubblegum, leading into a mid-palate bitterness in the form of earthy & mildly musky hops. Moderate notes of apple skin & white grape give off a slight tartness but nothing extreme; earth-laden, faintly astringent finish, dry & crisp. Nothing to lose your head over, but still a nice, drinkable Belgian influenced brew. Working Class Ale is a good way to classify it.

3.5
Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
0.355l can brought home from Mikkeller & Friends. A huge frothy good looking fluffy white head on this one, lots of lacework and the body is light cloudy with a mix of golden, orange and straw yellow. Smells nice. Fruity nectar sweetness with melon, straws, some subtle yeast and wheat. Highly enjoyable. Refreshing easy to drink flavors. Again that nectarty fruit sweetness from melon and fruits, i get a little sharp bitterness, almost grassy and stingy. A faint lemony touch is making the whole thing a little bit more interesting. Yeast with pepper and wheat lingering in the finish. I didn’t know it, but I really needed a beer now, and this definitely did the trick! 25.01.2014

3.6
Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Can. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma of lemon, wheat, fruitiness, some yeast and bubblegum. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus, wheat, black pepper and lemon. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Can. An unlcear, yellow-golden beer topped by a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is a bit sweetish, with citrus peel, saison yeast, a spiced touch and some grassy hints. Way too carbonated, with a tad too much sweetness. Medium body. Oranges, a spiced touch, pale malts and some yeast in the flavor. Pleasant bitterness all the way. Lasting finish, which dries up quite a lot. Too sweet this one, not much grisette-like, but quite tasteful. 140420

3.3
Meilby (11366) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Can 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast, melon, citrus and peach. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a yeasty, slightly banana and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
Habanero (4639) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Can. Pours hazy pale golden with an average, white head. Aroma wheat, yeast, spicy notes and some fruit. Sweet flavor that ends dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A nice Saison.

3.5
Scopey (14511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Can at home. It pours cloudy gold with a thick white head. The nose is doughy, farmhouse loaf, pepper, barnyard, wood, hay and banana. The taste is fresh, doughy, banana, light spice, hay, light bitterness, minerals and citrus peel with a dry finish. Light-medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Balanced, refreshing and very drinkable indeed. Nice post-work out beer.

3.6
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Hazy, yellow/gold appearance with a large white head and nice lacing. Yeasty aroma blends wheat, coarse grains, spices and herbs. Tart, bitter flavor with lemongrass and pepper lingering in the aftertaste. Medium-to-light bodied, wll carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.

3.3
Yorker (1979) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2014
35 cl can @ home. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are lemon, wheat, straw, yeast, and spices - with a slightly dry finish.


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