Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by mattcrill:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Aroma: Moderate clove and white pepper aromas up front. Background fruity esters that remind me of fresh cut musk melon and cantaloupe. Possibly some earthy hop aromatics.
Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with a fluffy white cap that retains well.
Flavor: More ripe melons, slightly peppery, mild clove. Earthy hop bitterness balances out the light crackery malt base. Balance is to the spiciness/bitterness. Finish is very clean and dry.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and spritzy. Carbonic bite is appropriate. No alcohol heat, creaminess, or astringency.
Overall impression: Well crafted and well worth the hype. Not my favorite style but I can understand why it gets good press.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2013 20:47:15 | More by mattcrill
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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 4,779 ratings.