Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by sk8man121:
3.88/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml. bottle poured into goblet.
A: Pours a hazy straw-gold with very little head. What's there dissapates within 30 seconds and leaves no lacing on the glass.
S: Smells of banana, boiled pasta and white pepper. A hint of spice, but not much.
T: Taste is more banana and wheat but with quite a bit of apple as well. Malty with hints of pineapple and a slightly sour finish.
M: Carbonation is champagne-like and typical for the style. The sweet finish gives the illusion of a thick brew, but Hennepin is actually quite silky and lite.
D: Hennepin is a very nice American interpretation of a Belgian Saison, and hides the 7.7% alcohol extremely well. I'm not sure I'd want to drink a second 750, but it is a very refreshing dinner beer. I made moules frites tonight and used 6 oz or so of the Hennepin to steam the mussels; beautiful pairing.
Definitely worth having a few bottles of this in the cellar at all times. Very nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2010 22:44:16 | More by sk8man121
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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 4,777 ratings.