Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by jwheeler85:
4.53/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750ml poured into my beloved Unibroue tulip glass
A- Golden yellow / orange hue. Light, but tall head quickly diminished to a thin layer of residual head.
S- Definitely getting some orange peel and coriander. A slightly detectable sweet almost honey like smell behind all the spices.
T- Starts of mostly sweet, light malts coming through. Then the spices start to develop, nothing overwhelming, but you know they are there. Getting more of the coriander / clove notes than citrus. A slight bitterness begins to build at first barely noticeable, then getting stronger as it progresses towards the back of the tongue. It's almost more of an astringent and slightly sour bitter flavor. A fairly quick and dry finish. Flavors took about 10 seconds to fully play out after each sip.
M- This seems like a medium bodied beer that desperately wants to be lighter. The carbonation gives this illusion as each sip held for a few seconds feels effervescent as the CO2 dances on the tongue.
O- Complex, but not too complex. Seems to have been a great choice for a refreshing beer on this hot day. Personally, I think that it has more to offer in the aroma than it does in taste. Definitely a fun time and not too expensive (750ml for $7.50). The bottle will be super-glued to my wall shortly.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2009 22:38:23 | More by jwheeler85
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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 4,752 ratings.