is a "Saison Grisette Belgian-style Farmstead ale". Saison for short.
Beautiful blonde color with good carbonation, the head builds quickly and
fades just as fast. The nose is fairly non-descript, not a lot going on. The palate is an enigma, a bit of musty yeastiness, but nowhere near as much as
I've come to expect from a Belgian sample. Spiciness is lacking as well. The finish is fairly rich, subtly fruity and sweet with a touch of warmth to
boot (ABV is 7.5%).
When I got to the bottom of the bottle, I swirled the
remaining beer and poured it into a glass along with the roused yeast. The
result was slightly
clovey, reminiscent of a Bavarian Weiss. In it's own right, Hennepin is a nice beer, and would make a fine accompaniment to fish or fowl, but as a
Saison it seems a bit lacking.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
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