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HenHouse Saison - HenHouse Brewing

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HenHouse Saison
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
HenHouse Brewing
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: impending on 06-18-2012)
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Jdevoss, Jul 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

illidurit, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

deac83, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

mjl21, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of ccrida
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into my Gulden Draak tulip, HenHouse Saison is a hazy pale yellow with very tight, fine head leaving sticky, foamy lace. Long last.

Smell is yeasty as well as fruity esters, a little earthy.

Taste is also more yeasty than estery, with a firm peppery spiciness. A little sweetness, firm bitterness. Robustly herbal hops.

Mouthfeel is very creamy, but light. Sharp dryness from the spice.

Drinkability is pretty good, it's an fairly complex saison, and the modest ABV lets you indulge. But the bitterness of the heavy spices is tiring.

ccrida, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of impending
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Petaluma Taps. Served a pale dull fully hazed yellow with a white cap, ok lacing.

Aroma is strong hops and saison yeast, pine, citrus and spices.

Taste too is yeast and hops where considerable pine and small grapefruit roll over the tongue. A mild pepper bite announces the lightly dry finish. The bitter aftertaste fades rapidly. A saison ipa. No earth of any measure. Thin bodied appropriate mouthfeel. Welcoming on hot summer day.

impending, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

one of the lighter saisons, a stark contrast to the strong golden belgian they make. its so light in all facets as to be a perfect summer refreshing. its got a really pale almost watered down yellow look to it, some hazy, and a solid head. the nose is faintly saison yeast, but its really subtle. smells more like champagne yeast than saison, which is fine in such a light beer. the grain profile is probably more pils than wheat, and contributes very little to the taste of the brew overall. there is a fine summery hop complexion on the back end too before the beer gets all dry. its clean finishing for the style and basic enough to appealing to a wide range of audiences. i much preferred it to the other henhouse beer i had, and appreciate its gentle nature. good for hot weather pounding.

StonedTrippin, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

cdean801, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

LanePerson, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

avaldivia, Jun 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

hayesjw, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

rstenson, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

tommyguz, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

AaronOp, Oct 03, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

John_Squires, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of slyke
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Henhouse Saison was presented in a 22oz. bottle. It pours a light yellow color with an ample white head. Consistent bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. The smell has notes of lemon, grass, and coriander.

The taste is has a peppery note as well as the three notes that come through in the aroma. Mouthfeel is light and crisp at the finish.

This is a great summertime sipping beer. Try it if you find it. Thanks to my friends Dave and Jane for bringing it from California.

slyke, Jun 18, 2012
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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

CheapBeerBuzz, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

mc4z, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Paccamacca, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

judkinst, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous hazy sunny golden color with a huge fluffy white head. It's stunning.

The aroma is lightly bready with black pepper, yeast, earth, spices, mild hay aroma, with hints of herbs. And lemon peel.

Predominantly, it's a musky yeast note, with some pepper, light spices, some light sweet bread crust, earthy, and lightly sweet.

Upper light in body, with a good bit of carbonation lending a crisp feel, and a slight drying finish.

I personally prefer a lighter, crisper, refreshing Saison and this is a nice one!

EgadBananas, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

PerHops, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

od_sf, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of popery
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice looking saison. Bright pale yellow liquid topped with a huge white head. Rather hazy.

The aroma has lots of spice and yeast. Right off the bat, it seems lively and bright. Malt is very light, and the beer is clearly well attenuated. Lemons, hay, peppercorns and light coriander. The spicing is relatively subtle but still adds a lot of complexity. Lots of clean saison yeast aroma.

The taste is quite dry. The malt is fresh and light. More lemons and peppery spice on the tongue. Earthy yeast finish with a little bite from the hops and spices. Carbonation is lively. The mouthfeel is fairly creamy but there are still plenty of prickly little bubbles. Fun to drink.

Another really nice beer from HenHouse. I'm excited to try their Golden Ale and anything else from this brewery. An impressive start.

popery, Sep 02, 2012
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HenHouse Saison from HenHouse Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.