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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,763 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,763
Reviews: 2,018
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 194
Gots: 321 | 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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orfeu

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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 mL, caged and corked. "Cave-aged" in Howe Caverns for 8 months; released October 8, 2005 and aged in my cellar for another two months. Bottle doesn't look any different than the regular "non-cave-aged" stuff, except there's a hangtag proclaiming that it sat 156 feet underground, etc. and there's a bunch of fuzzy cobwebby stuff and dust on the outside of the bottle. Hazy golden orange with massive, beautiful egg-white head that meringues and leaves an incredible webby lacing all the way down the sides of my Ommegang cervoise. Aroma is yeasty, bitter citrus peel, fresh apple juice, vanilla. Spicy, earthy, and fruity flavors abound. A bit vinous at the back of the palate. Granny Smith apples and newly-mown grass. Mellow ginger spiciness, yeast, and a lingering aftertaste of peach cobbler with vanilla and powdered ginger. Medium body; creamy smooth and dry for so much pronounced fruit flavor. This is one of my all time favorite beers from an all time favorite brewery. Saisons are all pretty unique (at least the ones I've tried), so it's a bit risky to say which one is "the Best." However, Hennepin, whether cave-aged or not, is absolutely one of the finest examples of the style in the world and easily the best Saison produced in the U.S. Difficult to imagine anyone pulling it off better than this. Fives all around.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2005 00:29:07 | More by orfeu
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous perfume. Angel food cake is the focus with spring breezes carrying the smell of thawing earth, sprouts, buds, green growth, honey, coriander...inviting.
The palate is slightly chalky as it delivers powerful flavors of reduced hops, stems, seeds, vanilla, leeks and sweet alcohol. Assertively dry. Perfectly balanced. Tight fizz indicates nice slow, cool maturation in the bottle.

Now, after pouring in some of the yeast crust, there is a decidedly additive effect. Black pepper surges on the mid palate and serves to power an even longer finish. More complexity, more bitterness and tang...more life. Keep it clean for the timid, I'll have mine cloudy.

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upgraded from 4.85 to 5.0 on 9.19.03:
From what I can tell this is the best beer brewed in north America. It speaks of nectarine and pepper. From Cooperstown NY, it is exotic. Crunchy, tart fruit doused with nutmeg, pepper and mace. Green grapes, powdered steel, Epoisses rind, brick, Vermouth and wilted lettuce conjure. White crust in the shape of a crucifix adheres to the side of my glass. Freudian beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,763 ratings.