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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

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4,960 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,960
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 391 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

lzepplin01, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

UncleBuccs, Jan 09, 2013
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dvmin98, May 18, 2013
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jgluck, Dec 17, 2012
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nyrblue2, Jun 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

A- Hazy grapefruit juice color with rocky white head.
S- Yeasty tart aroma I associate with Belgian ales... really no better way to describe it.
T- A slightly citric sweetness immediately rolls over the tongue. Some spice (perhaps coriander?) but nothing overpowering. Definite biting esters that suggest a warm fermentation. Some alcohol warmth with a tart finish. Very well balanced; similar to a Belgian Strong Ale before the tart, slightly earthy finish.
M- Very effervescent; a bit too overcarbonated for my taste but typical for a bottle-conditioned Belgian.
D- Can definitely tell it's in the 7-8% ABV range, but the light color and effervescence leaves it deceptively drinkable.
Overall: This reminded me of the farmhouse cousin of Delirium Tremens.
It has the same (relatively) light feel, but a little more spice and earthiness that makes it a great introduction to the style for those who are scared off by a strong "horse blanket" characteristic. Definitely recommended.

Windigstadt, Nov 06, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

smellandsip37, Jul 23, 2012
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Hendrick24, Jan 02, 2014
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KevinGordon, Sep 29, 2013
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HookerBrews, May 07, 2014
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darkstar12, Jun 09, 2013
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Dcunicelli, Oct 07, 2013
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WhitmansNiece, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a simple glass tumbler. Gentle hand. No clear date on the bottle. Enjoyed this many times, but never reviewed.

A: Cloudy, pale yellow with a faint tint of green. Towering 3+ fingers of rocky, white head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: Inviting, mild Belgian yeast spice. Coriander. Light hay. Faint floral notes. Lemon. Noble-type hops.

T: A rustic, lightly musty spice opens with the development of a balancing hop bitterness. A bit of fruit and tartness add some depth. Fairly dry finish. Light alcohol presence.

M: Moderately high carbonation with a moderate body. Drinks nicely despite a solid effervescence.

O: Refreshing and easy drinking saison with a deceptively stout ABV, but no arguments here. Good balance. Warrants the regular revisits I throw its way.


fourstringer, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DavidHume, Apr 10, 2014
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mlefebvre7, Sep 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

I poured this 1 pt. 9.4 oz. bottle into a Chimay chalice. No freshness dating.

A: cloudy yellow, pours a luxurious head that falls fairly quickly into a thick, long-lasting cap with good lacing.

S: clove, citrus, bubblegum, sour grape, cracker-like malt, light level of Belgian funk.

T: clove, banana, cracker-like malt, and a distinctive sour note up front, the middle releases a load of spicy, phenolic goodness, with more clove, pepper, and plenty of floral and fruity notes, the finish is mildly earthy with a touch of grassy/herbal hop and a floral end note.

M: medium-bodied, silky texture, moderate carbonation.

O: a delicious saison, and very drinkable. It pairs nicely with a grilled hamburger.

Erish, May 08, 2011
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LoFiDave, May 27, 2013
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enelson, Sep 20, 2012
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Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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tjcamm, Apr 07, 2014
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CraigTravor, May 15, 2014
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bigbeers84, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color. Thick creamy white fluffy head that held its own for the enitre beer. Small spots of lace on the sides of the glass. Citrusy notes, along with spices, and some funky smells. Tart and sour flavors combine with ripe pears and apples. Spices thrown in, along with some earthy flavors. Good amount of peppery earthy hops at the end. Very refreshing. The complexity works so well in this beer. This would be great in warm weather, or cold. High carbonation, great drinkability despite all of the complex flavors. Excellent saison.

Bierguy5, Feb 26, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

muskymike, Dec 22, 2013
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,960 ratings.