153. Hennepin

153. Hennepin

I purchased this at Downtown Wine & Spirits and had it last night. I let it warm and served it in one of my New Belgium snifter style glasses.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Brewery Ommegang
Alcohol: 7.50%
Serving: 750 mL
Style: Saison, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (5.0): Pours a lightly hazy golden with hints of amber. The clarity is good and reveals vigorous carbonation feeding a thick frothy white head. Retention is good, though the head eventually fades to a thin layer leaving patchy lace.

Smell (4.5): The aroma reminds me of a hefe-weizen. There are notes of yeast, banana and cloves. Additionally there are aromas of grain and citrus.

Taste (4.5): Tart lemony citrus and fruity flavors upfront fade into a peppery grainy and grassy finish with a nice balancing bitterness.

Mouthfeel (5.0): Smooth, mild carbonation (considering the bubbles), light oiliness with a dry finish.

Drinkability (5.0): Well balanced refreshing and incredibly easy to drink.

Overall (4.7): This is another great Ommegang beer. Incredibly tasty and refreshing.

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