Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Act25:
4.36/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This may be Ommegang's best, and I think it's so close to Duvel and great Trappists that I'd love to conduct a blind tasting later this summer. Outstanding. Must try.
Since Duvel is one of my favorite beers, this is in my top 30 for sure.
A - Pours a murky, dusty straw gold color with a 1 inch white head. Not the head of lasting and lacing of Duvel.
S - Also a Meditation beer as good as wine or champagne, and even more energetic. . Lemon, champagne, with spices, pepper, fruit, apple, and sweet malt. Grassy, very long finish, very appetizing. A little more yeast stink than Duvel (a Saison).
T - All of the notes in the aroma and MORE SO... RISING on the tongue, with sweet malts, a little bitterness, spices. Pepper & champagne.
A lot going on. Also like Duvel, a clean long, long, cleansing finish, that makes you want another kiss, I mean sip.
M - pinpoint carbonation. Dry and crisp like champagne. A bit chaulky in a good way.
D - Must try.
As Alstrom wrote "Close to champagne but so much more. At a dinner party see if people prefer over wine". I do!
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 02:40:53 | More by Act25
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4.04/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours with three fingers of bubbly white head. Active carbonation is huge. Color is a light straw yellow. Sticky lacing left behind as head very slowly dissipated.
Smell: Pears, spices, bananas, and semi-sweet bready malts greet the drinker. There is some very dry pepper, and ashy notes on the body. Earth and dirt mesh with some light hop notes on the back end. Wow a lot going on here.
Taste: Touches of pepper and airy spices hit on the front first. Bread, sweet dough, and some salty hops show up on the body. More sweet malts ride through on the finish and some lingering spices go well together.
Mouthfeel: Bright carbonation with pleasant transitions of spice and sweet malts.
Overall: A great American saison. The pepper and dryness is heavier then I expected but this overall is a slow sipper that is easy to enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 04:12:31 | More by KFBR392
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,752 ratings.