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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,678 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,678
Reviews: 2,016
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 190
Gots: 296 | FT: 1
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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sd123

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-27-2012 04:10:47 | More by sd123
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n00blar

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-06-2012 17:39:28 | More by n00blar
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-23-2013 02:19:41 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Sarah-Jean

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-05-2013 20:01:24 | More by Sarah-Jean
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dottyparka

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-18-2014 18:55:11 | More by dottyparka
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Cavery

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml shared with SundaySour, bottled 5-20-2010. An extra from GoGators (cheers!).

Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip.

A: light yellow pair skins mixed with pastuerized pulp-free lemon juice. The foam on this thing is very whip cream like, fine and fairly thin. 3 solid fingers of foam eventually rejoined the waterline. A few waterfall tracks of lacing, a rather strange formation. The retention was moderate, but a fingernail length foam remains on the glass. A good looking saison.

S: Slightly green lemons with some crispy green beans. Pear sweetness throughout. A really sweet vegetable smell that takes me to cooked peas, asparagus, and potatoes cooked in red wine. The wine notes really stick out in the end, and are quite sweet. The alcohol is very vinous with a mellowed quality I'd more readily associate with reds. All in all quite mellow, but with many notes.

T: Lemongrass, dandelions, and edamame. A little spike of flavors that I can only describe as poppy seed like, very soft but noticeable. A little bit of tahini in the late middle. Geen onions linger with alcohols to create a very salad like finish. Arugula has a strong presence for a peppery green character. A strong showing for salad greens in this one. Very easy to drink, extremely easy drinking. Love the fruity pear notes.

M: A real champagne yeast character that has a fairly slow drying process; and also never quite fully dries to champagne standards. I like the more wet character in the mouth as it doesn't leave gaps for the alcohol to take over, and more subtle plant characters remain in the flavor. This has quite a full body for the style, but I'll play it safe and say medium-full. I can't tell how much trickery is in that rapid-fire carbonation.

O: Really quite good, and very easy to drink. I appreciated all the flavors in here, but there isn't too much complexity in here. I'd say the flavors are even fairly homogenized, but it doesn't really matter. This a very clean representation of the style, and it most certainly should be had with food. Stir fry, steamed greens, and light salads would do awesome here. You wouldn't even need to put pepper on your salad -- it's already in your glass.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 03:44:27 | More by Cavery
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jroof1

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-07-2014 17:41:33 | More by jroof1
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-21-2013 01:12:18 | More by georgiaboy8686
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rbmjr1

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-09-2012 09:29:07 | More by rbmjr1
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cambabeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-23-2014 05:42:24 | More by cambabeer
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njnj2000

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-15-2013 02:20:03 | More by njnj2000
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-19-2013 01:24:16 | More by Iamstryker
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GregoryMo

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-19-2012 07:22:35 | More by GregoryMo
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-04-2011 02:52:10 | More by bigred89
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Zach122

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-07-2013 02:19:53 | More by Zach122
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Zcrizer

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-09-2014 18:28:56 | More by Zcrizer
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ptat

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-07-2013 23:03:28 | More by ptat
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staaaaalin

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-07-2014 03:15:25 | More by staaaaalin
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better beers i've had from the Saison style. Pours out to a slighly cloudy golden color with a nice head of white foam. High level of carbonation. Aromas of earth and barnhouse are strong, with some sweet malts and spice notes. Taste is very quaffable; flavors of malts, volatile yeast, sweet grain and mild corn are present and blend quite well. I have to say, this beer gets better as it slightly warms. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky, going down far too easy for the higher ABV that it possesses. Drinkability is good. I really like this beer, and considering i'm not a big fan of the style, it's very good. Highly recommended for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2005 02:31:03 | More by Frozensoul327
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LarsBrekken

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-27-2012 20:11:04 | More by LarsBrekken
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-26-2012 23:20:23 | More by Thomas_Picton
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Gadun76

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-27-2014 23:04:15 | More by Gadun76
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

finally getting around to reviewing the summer kegerator selection.. been on tap for approximately 3-4 weeks and still yummy as hell.. gonna kick soon so here we go:

gold with amber highlights, bubbles marching randomly. big huge puffy head deconstructing slowly with craters and caverns. bigtime lacing sticks to the glass. aroma is a fresh cut grass sauteed in butter with a sprinkle of hop spice and minimal sweetness. light and springy. flavor is cooling in a licorice fashion, fresh botanical notes prevail with a bit of diacetyl. creamy finish on the first sip.. light body and goes down quicker than i had planned. after the creamy character coats, big bright fruit is revealed.. even a mild white wine hint of grape. perfect summer beer for BA nerds like me and drinkable for someone who doesnt mind the big abv. only negative is that this is not a food-pairing beer IMO, and that's something i look for in my kegerator selections.

oh, and the other negative is that i didn't get any hennepin passport promotional items from terry. hmm. i wanted that damn canoe too!

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2005 13:16:16 | More by goodbyeohio
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-10-2012 18:45:02 | More by jkane101
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WallE89

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-17-2013 03:33:49 | More by WallE89
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,678 ratings.