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Great Lakes Hissyfit Grisette - Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes Hissyfit Grisette
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 6.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-17-2013)
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-31-2013 16:31:33 | More by hopsolutely
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dipso123

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-29-2013 19:41:04 | More by dipso123
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great Lakes' Hissyfit Grisette appears to have little to complain about; a very pretty golden straw colour, it has a healthy shimmer and considerably strong head retention (though most foam does fade away by the end). Even being unfiltered it is bright enough to allow some muddled clarity.

For our purposes, Grisette can be thought of as a lower-strength Saison. Indeed, it both smells and drinks that way, showcasing similar, if more tempered notes of farmhouse, grain and peppery yeast. The bouquet specifically also has a twist of lime.

Assuming traditional Grisettes were anything like this one, I understand why thirsty miners were so fond of them; after a hard days work, I'd much prefer this more quaffable, lower gravity and less perfumy/spicy ale to a typical Saison. This serves quite literally as liquid bread.

The palate carries forth with flavours of lemon myrtle and cereal grain with a little bit of coriander or white pepper-like spice chasing on the finish. There's a splash of lemony acidity alongside a very dry straw-like texture. The use of wheat malt gives it a crisper yet lighter mouthfeel.

Grisette may be lower in alcohol but it is certainly no less substantial - it was a coal miner's beer after all! I can't say whether Great Lakes' Hissyfit is a fair representation of the style - then again, who can? - but I can say for certain that it's a highly enjoyable, super approachable ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 18:37:00 | More by biegaman
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-17-2013 02:18:33 | More by DaPan
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-10-2013 20:57:44 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle from the brewery.

A cloudy light golden yellow colour. 3/4 of an inch of pure white foam. Great carbonation. Good lacing.

Interesting aroma dominated by strong Belgian yeast. With bread and tangy citrus - mango and lemon. Great

Taste matches aroma. Lemon flavour. Mild bready malt. Lots of grassy hops detected. A long tart aftertaste.

Light crispy feel perfect for a hot summer day.

There is tons of aroma and taste for such a low alcohol brew. Really tart and crisp.

This is a Belgian grisette which is a cousin to the Belgian farmhouse saison, not an America blonde ale. Thanks to GLB for bringing us great example of this unusual style.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 01:47:19 | More by ssmack
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Volo.

Cloudy golden in colour, with a big fluffy white head. Good retention, lots of lace.

Nose contains bready malt, honey and yeast.

Taste consists of yeast, bready malt, a bit of spice. Honey is there, making the beer slightly sweet, but finishes a bit dry. Refreshing.

Light bodied, moderately carbonated. Chewy.

Overall, I quite liked this one. Light and refreshing but flavourful. Good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2013 20:55:08 | More by jrenihan
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-27-2013 17:36:51 | More by peensteen
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-18-2013 18:30:24 | More by liamt07
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bryden's Best of the West with the brewer, Lackey. Cloudy blonde with significant lace. Lemon, wheat, yeast. A light beer, good for the summer, significant carbonation and a dry finish like a club soda (Saaz). Very sessionable, summery creation.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2013 02:54:31 | More by Sammy
Great Lakes Hissyfit Grisette from Great Lakes Brewery
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