HenHouse Saison | HenHouse Brewing

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HenHouse Brewing
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by impending on 06-18-2012

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 9
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +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!

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of popery
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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HenHouse Saison from HenHouse Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 55 ratings