Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by MadCat:
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've had this quite a few times, I have made a trip to the brewery every year for the past three years. I'm finally getting around to reviewing more of their brews. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Ommegang glass that looks like the one pictured on the bottle, but doesn't have the Hennepin logo, and doesn't fit a whole 12oz bottle :-(
Appearance: Golden yellow, beautiful white head that takes its time to dissipate, leaving lots of lacing
Smell: Sweet malt, Belgian yeast, bananas, honey, pepper
Taste: Banana, lemon, fruit, earthiness, clove, and spices.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, high carbonation, dry finish
Overall: I thoroughly enjoy this beer, like everything Ommegang brews.
Note: I just found a 750ml bottle of Hennepin that was brewed by Ommegang's parent company Duvel in Belgium, and was going to re-review this. No need, these notes still capture it. Amazing that this can be brewed in two distinctly different locations with the same results. The mouthfeel and carbonation is slightly better from the bigger bottles, but it is close enough where I wouldn't oppose the 12oz ones.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2011 23:41:09 | More by MadCat
More User Reviews:
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 4,766 ratings.