Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz. bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. No discernible bottling date on the bottle/cork.
A - Pours a bright golden body with a thick, cloudy head with good retention.
S - Very, very bright. Wildflowers, ripe pear, apple, banana, yeasty bready goodness, papaya, clove, bubblegum. Terrifically inviting.
T - Lots of tangy layers here. The wheat, hops, and yeast all impart different but complementary levels of flavor. Again, lots of banana, pear, papaya working alongside the bready yeast and the floral notes.
M - Crisp and refreshing. The yeasty, bready flavors make for a surprisingly filling brew.
D - Lots of dynamic yeast action here. I could probably drink another bottle of this in one sitting, but I would certainly take it slow - this is the kind of brew that rewards the drinker who takes his/her time. It's pretty filling, especially when compared to other saisons. I would pair this brew with a creamy Robiola Tre Latti or a bready, yeasty cow's milk cheese like Tomme Crayeuse.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2009 21:47:10 | More by vrazionale
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