Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by BamaViper1:
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a beer mug.
This beer has a straw yellow, slightly opaque color. A massive head results from the pouring of this beer, leaving the appearance of soap suds on the sides of the glass as it dissipates. Each sip leaves a bot of that soap-bubble styled lacing.
The smell of this beer is a little metallic with hints of yeast and fruit typical of a Belgian-styled beer. Potentially there is a little bit of citrus as well.
Hennepin tastes of mild citrus and light yeast coupled with dried fruit maybe. A malty-yeastiness maybe. The finish is full of alcohol flavor, which I didn't really expect. A little metallic.
This beer has a good bit of carbonation; chewing produces a good bit of that soap-like lacing in one's mouth. The alcohol makes it's presence known in feel too.
As far as drinkability, this beer is not too bad overall, a light Belgian-style that is bright and proves to be a nice sipper; however, the presence of alcohol flavor from a 7.7% ABV beer kind of makes me want to drink one, then move on.
Overall Ommegang does well in their saison offering.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2010 05:27:16 | More by BamaViper1
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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 4,756 ratings.