HenHouse Saison | HenHouse Brewing

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3.84/5
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57 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HenHouse Brewing
California, United States
henhousebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by impending on 06-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,486
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
57
pDev:
12.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

edit: this may have changed some since i had it last (nearly three years ago). in a recent serving, it was cloudy and thicker, and had a substantial hop bitterness to finish. despite still being relatively simple and clean, its delicate nature i described in the original review was no longer present. start or end of a keg maybe, or maybe some batch variance or a recipe tweak. still delicious, but not the same.

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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!

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HenHouse Saison from HenHouse Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 57 ratings