Chef Fresco on Monday, November 22, 2010
ABV: 7.7% | IBU: 30 | Our Props: 8.5
Time for a brew-review! We're trying to select a few alternatives from our usual standard I.P.A. that we love so much. Usually when we try to get some of our domestic-drinking, Bud Light-loving friends to try some of microbrew favs the most common response is that they're all too heavy. Well heavy this beer is not. Brewed by Omengang Breweries in Cooperstown, NY the Hennepin is classified as a Farmhouse or Saison Ale. These farmhouse ales were close to brewery extinction but have recently regained popularity in the US. The ale was traditionally brewed in the winter months and drunk in the summer months which explains its light-weight body and high drinkability. Don't be scared by the high alcohol content as it is well masked in the beer's flavors. Being a Belgium Ale the beer has a big frothy head and is a little dry at times but concludes with echos of fruity flavors ans spice. A great beer to pair with a lighter meal like a fish, pasta or salad it comes with Chef Fresco's seal of approval.