Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
A - Clear golden color with a fair amount of bubble action. Above average sized, foamy, bubbly, sticky, soapy, white head. Pretty good retention
S - Plenty of spices (corriander, clove, pepper, etc.). Fair amount of funk and some tartness. A touch of golden fruit as well with a lot of apple (tart) and a touch of lemon. Some sweet malt and grain in the background. An overtone of herbal and medicinal phenol aroma as well.
T - Starts sweet with some pale and a touch of bready malt taste. Then the spices really come out (see above). Some apple and other golden fruit comes out mid sip, but other than apple they don't last long. Along with the spiciness, a touch of alcohol adds a bit of heat as well. Some sweetness lingers, but so does a good amount of spice. A touch of earthy and herbal hop bitterness comes out toward the end. Some funk and mustiness are also present.
M - Lighter side of medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Fairly smooth going down, but it has a bit of a drying finish.
D - A nice, easy to drink saison. Alcohol is pretty well hidden with just a bit coming out. Pretty good mix of spices, sweetness, and bitter. Quite refreshing.
Notes: Nice saison with a good balance and mix of spice, sweetness and bitterness. Very easy to drink and quite refreshing. Definitely recommend trying this at least once.
09-05-2010 00:01:33 | More by FreshHawk
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Appearance: Hazy medium golden in color, with a massive, dense white head, which retains superbly. Massive streams of ultra-fine carbonation drift lazily to the surface. The lacing is thick and fully coats the glass walls.
Aroma: Prominent alcohol, medicinal notes, paired with light fruit notes of apples, particularly apple peels, and pears. Faint clove notes are present as well.
Taste: Opens with light fruit notes, old apples and pears, a little fruit rind bitterness, lots of spicy notes, white pepper and cloves. The alcohol is mellow, spicy, and slightly sweet and omnipresent in the taste. As the taste progresses, some earthy hop notes appear, these help to bring the taste to a graceful close.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: A superb example of this style, one which demonstrates that magnificent examples of Belgian styles can be brewed in the US. Certainly a superb choice for a cool fall day. For me, this beer embodies the joyous celebration of a bountiful harvest.
Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle, served in a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass.
08-27-2011 13:23:56 | More by Pegasus
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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