Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by micmillon18:
3.7/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass. No fresheness date on the bottle, though doesn't really need it considering its bottle conditioned.
A - Pours a fluffy, bubbly two finger head. There was minimal lacing after the dissipation. Beer is a clear pale yellow, kind of disappointing in someways because I'm used to cloudier looking saisons but I guess thats whats fun about them; you never know what your going to get out of each brands beer.
S - Pale hoppy smell, kinda bready. Wheat, cloves, floral notes. Green apple, lots of spiciness.
T - Very crisp, has the usual saison tartness, however its a little over the top. Green apple is roaming around in there somewhere. Bready, estery alcohol tastes. Alcohol is very present at the end. Has a champagne like quality to it. Bready after taste. Finishes dry.
M - Body was very light and the carbonation was well balanced, which helped its drinkability. However, I thought the tartness was a little over the top and it didn't leave the greatest lasting impression on my pallet.
D - I enjoyed it but it was strangely more of a sipper than something i couldn't put down, which is unusual for me when it comes to saisons. I think the balance was slightly off. Overall, I enjoyed it but its not something that I would look for in the future. I think I was hoping for something else, probably something comparable to what I've had in other saisons (in terms of balance at least). Perhaps its just a different style saison, perhaps I need to branch out a little more. A good beer but not a great.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2010 04:03:08 | More by micmillon18
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4.26/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Got the 750ml corked bottle at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia. Enjoying it in my hotel room out of a tumbler glass.
Slightly murky straw yellow body with lots of fine to medium carbonation. Fine white head of just a finger that stabilizes at a thin layer. Some nice lacings.
Smell is citric and peppery, there is ginger and some fruitiness added by the orange peel.
Typical Saison dryness with quite some spiciness to it, almost hot. Bitterness is there but hops are not standing out
Plentiful carbonation makes this refreshing, crisp and palate cleansing. It ends with said hotness that comes probably from used ginger and grains of paradise.
This is a well done maybe even great Saison. It is refreshing, dry and interesting due to the added spices that give it dept. In my personal opinion I believe it could be made even better if the flavor would rely more on the yeast than on the spices, furthermore it is a bit sharp due to the high carbonation.
It think it would work with a lot of spicy foods. Actually it's probably even better when combined with food than on its own.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 23:40:07 | More by safaricook
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
A: Pours a hazey golden color with lots of carbonation. There is a gigantic, dense head that eventually settles to 1 finger in size and sticks around for the remainder of the beer. Minimal lacing with some chunks of foam clinging to the sides of the glass.
S: Smell is of lemon, grass, white pepper and slight clove. Also a bit of yeast. The nose is similar to a Tripel with the pepper and yeast aromas.
T: Taste is fruity tartness with lemon and a bit of apple. White pepper and clove are definitely present. Some grassiness with earthy notes are there too.
M: Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel with high carbonation and a light body. Finish is somewhat dry.
O: Overall this beer was good, but wasn't a stand out by any means. This is the only saison I've ever had so maybe I'm just not a huge fan of the style, but I would give this beer another go. Nice and refreshing on a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 00:17:08 | More by TheItalianStallion
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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