1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

4,378 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4378
Reviews: 1997
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,378 | Reviews: 1,997 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by NearerMyBeerToMe:
Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note: 12 oz. bottle. Pours with a rich pillow of snow-white head with a bead as tight as shaving cream. A swirl of the goblet sends the foam into a little galactic spiral. Lazy cling, o.k. lacing. Beer is peach chrome in color with honey-colored highlights and enough yeast haze to make the carbonation just barely visible. Smells involve peach pie filling, cinnamon sugar cookies, beeswax and clover. A twist of saffron and the perfume of shredded violets round out a cool, floral, humid nosefeel. Fresh ginger flavors dominate over the sweetness of ladyfingers in the front palate. Must, straw, and alcohol are incorporated into perfectly level transitions between fruit and spice before ending with a well-hopped, bitter finish of fruit pits that sticks the tongue to the roof of the mouth. Burps of red delicious apple appear by the time I'm reaching for my second bottle. Mouthfeel is lightly viscous with a calciferous, magazine-paper slickness and a sharp, tingling POW! of carbonation high on the tongue. At room temperature, drinkability soars... knocking off a 750 should be a piece of cake. This is like drinking a summer picnic out of a glass.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2004 00:20:24 | More by NearerMyBeerToMe
More User Reviews:
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-18-2014 13:27:41 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
Photo of AMCimpi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-17-2014 17:40:10 | More by AMCimpi
Photo of Jamison85


1/5  rDev -76%

04-17-2014 16:44:26 | More by Jamison85
Photo of jroberts8811


4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-17-2014 02:08:13 | More by jroberts8811
Photo of LambicPentameter


4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Finally providing one of my favorite American-made saisons with a proper review. Poured out of a 12 oz bottle with the new grey/purple silhouette branding. There is a production and best by date on the neck, but the production date is smeared beyond recognition. The best by date on this particular bottle is August 2015, which makes this bottle 20 months old based on the shelf life of Hennepin (listed as 3 years on freshbeeronly.com). Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a golden straw colored body with a little bit of haze to it and a brassy twinge to the hue. A steady stream of bubbles rises up from the bottom of the glass to meet a one finger stark white head with a few larger bubbles from the sloshing of the pour. Lacing at this point is almost nonexistent (almost), but I know in my experience with fresher bottles that it is not uncommon to leave mottled sticky lacing around the sides of the glass on the drink down.

Smell - Whereas a fresher bottle of this reveals pretty forward notes of floral overtones reminiscent of jasmine and sweet nectar, that has been subdued with time in favor or more of yeast flavor profiles--pepper, clove-like spice are present alongside grainier notes of sourdough and even some hints of brighter lemongrass and Granny Smith. But the grain and peppery characteristics are the leaders now.

Taste - The aroma wasn't lying, with strong notes of pale grain and slight tart (but not really sour at all) notes of fruit along side white pepper, baking spice, orange zest and a slight estery bite with some faint hop bitterness. I must admit to preferring this one fresh, and my ratings reflect as such, but this is still a good beer with nearly two years on it. Would be an easy one to keep around for a random occasion because of the ability to keep for a long period of time.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation with an effervescent component to the feel. Dry finish with just a slight hint of sweet.

Overall, this is just a really well-done American-made saison. It's one of my favorite beers from a stellar Ommegang lineup and one that I will frequently grab just on a whim when I'm looking for a solid saison that isn't Tank 7.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 21:39:00 | More by LambicPentameter
Photo of Bonsall_Phil


4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-16-2014 04:10:59 | More by Bonsall_Phil
Photo of denver10


3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-15-2014 22:49:29 | More by denver10
Photo of Russf3181

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-15-2014 03:25:09 | More by Russf3181
Photo of marmstrong1212


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-15-2014 01:52:28 | More by marmstrong1212
Photo of berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-14-2014 17:16:28 | More by berley31
Photo of waddellc2


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-14-2014 13:47:23 | More by waddellc2
Photo of ElliotF

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-14-2014 01:50:55 | More by ElliotF
Photo of alxle140

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-13-2014 22:01:28 | More by alxle140
Photo of thatoneguymike


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-13-2014 17:04:59 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of robertjskelton


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-13-2014 05:34:23 | More by robertjskelton
Photo of Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-13-2014 05:14:13 | More by Cycle69
Photo of glinnebur


4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2014 03:37:15 | More by glinnebur
Photo of grahuba


4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-12-2014 22:06:17 | More by grahuba
Photo of Mkords

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-12-2014 11:55:10 | More by Mkords
Photo of amadeushill


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-11-2014 17:07:25 | More by amadeushill
Photo of Azeotrope

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-11-2014 13:43:51 | More by Azeotrope
Photo of BobsledTM

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-11-2014 00:09:06 | More by BobsledTM
Photo of constantine_272


4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-10-2014 23:08:39 | More by constantine_272
Photo of pfhanlon


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-10-2014 22:05:09 | More by pfhanlon
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,378 ratings.