Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Callenak:
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Cork and Caged 750ml. Been meaning to pick this up at my local liquor store, but just haven't got around to it. So finally gave it a shot.
Pours a murky, golden color with a huge, fluffy white head. The head decided to stick around a while on this one, which I didn't mind. Smell is very appealing. Yeast first, then some earthy hoppiness.
Taste is sweet with a slight sourness to it. Very refreshing. As it warms up it improves greatly. I was worried it might have been skunked. Didn't know how long it had been sitting at my local shop, but it was far from.
I wouldn't mind trying this one again. Still don't know how long that bottle had been there, so might have to keep an eye out for some fresh stuff.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2006 23:19:17 | More by Callenak
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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
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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