Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by troysoy2:
3.95/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle straight from the Brewery, poured into a tulip glass.
What a head! Thick, many fingers deep, and it isn't going anywhere. Golden straw colored body, moderate clarity, and plenty of tiny bubbles.
The entire brewery grounds smelled a lot like this beer on the day I visited. Citrus, coriander, hay, a little banana, and possibly even horse blanket.
The taste is refreshing, and leans towards the dry side. This is good, as I'm not a huge fan of overly sweet saisons. Earthy yeast, a mild banana and clove is met by black pepper on the dry finish. Citrus hops lightly float above the other flavors. The mouthfeel is nothing spectacular. Wet, with a decent body, and a crispness that well accentuates the drier aspects of the taste.
Probably my favorite saison to date, and one that I hope to come back to sometime. Well balanced, with a nice flavor profile.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2012 18:51:56 | More by troysoy2
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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.