Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by gr0g:
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Hazy and straw-colored in appearance. Very nice head formation and retention in my Chimay chalice. A thin froth cap persists even after the head fades. Aroma of light, tart fruit with some secondary citrus character. Chalky, clove-like yeast notes.
Semi-dry, very flavorful. They nailed the rustic farmhouse character, though don't expect and funk or Brett character. Light, pale malt backbone, and there may even be some wheat in there. Fruity esters suggest pear and white grape. Some white pepper is apparent on the finish. Soft mouthfeel, the carbonation becoming ever-smoother. Hardly a hint of alcohol.
Hennepin should be a go-to saison for anyone in Ommegang's distribution area. If you like a classic saison like DuPont, you'll like this.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2014 03:18:47 | More by gr0g
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4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a Boulevard Brewery, Kansas City, MO, standard pint glass.
A: Thick and cloudy yellowish with tinges of green. Nice body of color with some nice lacing and head, lots of very small, fine floating bits from the sediment in the glass (not too distracting, thankfully).
S: Very high in citrus and green apple with a hop body. Some alcohol and yeast backbone. A good aroma.
T: Lemon and floral hops, green apple finish with some mild bitterness. Very light malt body. Little bit of light sweetness, not much bite. Rosey finish.
M: Very crisp and clean, nice and drinkable. Fairly strong beer, but doesn't feel like it.
O: Another very good selection from Ommegang, who is currently averaging a wonderfully high rating for me. Probably the most consistent and highest average brewery I've reviewed. Hennepin must be my least favorite beer from them so far, but it is still a very good brew that would be nice to drink on a mild summer afternoon.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 22:35:41 | More by jsausley
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,776 ratings.