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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,769 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,769
Reviews: 2,018
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 197
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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TheItalianStallion

New York

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazey golden color with lots of carbonation. There is a gigantic, dense head that eventually settles to 1 finger in size and sticks around for the remainder of the beer. Minimal lacing with some chunks of foam clinging to the sides of the glass.

S: Smell is of lemon, grass, white pepper and slight clove. Also a bit of yeast. The nose is similar to a Tripel with the pepper and yeast aromas.

T: Taste is fruity tartness with lemon and a bit of apple. White pepper and clove are definitely present. Some grassiness with earthy notes are there too.

M: Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel with high carbonation and a light body. Finish is somewhat dry.

O: Overall this beer was good, but wasn't a stand out by any means. This is the only saison I've ever had so maybe I'm just not a huge fan of the style, but I would give this beer another go. Nice and refreshing on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 00:17:08 | More by TheItalianStallion
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours pale, golden yellow with a lot of chunks and carbonation bubbles circling around. The beer pours with a nice tight white head on it that settles to a quarter of a fingers width and leaves a thin lacing of tight, dry bubbles. On the nose, the beer smells strongly of spiced coriander with hints of orange peel, and ginger. There is also distinct bananay yeast in the background giving lovely character to the nose, while the hops and yeast are properly downplayed with lights notes of grass and hay and some wheat notes. On the tongue, the beer tastes creamy sweet and grassy bitter with lots of spice character. The flavor begins as orange peel and light wheat malt before being steamrolled away by heavy coriander spices with hints of pickling ginger. This moves into bitter grassy hops and banana yeast. The finish gives a fresh kiss of coriander infused orange juice with just a hint of sweet wheat bread before mellowing into an aftertaste of light coriander spice and yeasty banana funk. In the mouth, the beer tastes creamy smooth and medium in body with a touch of fierce carbonation that mellows into a clean scrubbing of the tongue. The mouth is left slightly dry but clean. Overall this is a solid and interestingly flavored beer. They’re a little heavy handed with the coriander spicing, which hurts the other flavors, but these flavors still show through and are beautiful and fresh in feel. This is a classic American saison in a Belgian-style. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 19:31:32 | More by Maxwell
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dar482

New York

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a slightly hazy golden green yellow white wine color.

The aroma has banana, clove, a bit of citrus peel, a substantial bready sweetness. Quite sticky sweet for the style.

The flavor continues with that familiar banana and clove. A bit of orange rind. Some artificial banana flavor. Lots of peppery spice. A good amount of that phenolic note. There’s almost an alcohol or metallic flavor in there too. Lots of carbonation and a bit of drying on the finish.

Had this blind with Tank 7 and that beer won out by a bit. This just didn’t have enough refreshing notes and was a bit sweet.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 03:42:13 | More by dar482
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ranger7

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 12 oz bottle into tulip
Review from notes: 11/4/2013.

A: Light gold-to-yellow with huge fluffy white head. Beautiful.

S: Orange, wheat, grains.

T: Orange, floral. Wonderful smell.

M: Some carbonation, but pretty smooth and somewhat thick on the tongue. Fits the style.

O: Wow. This has to be one of my favorite Saisons. I love drinking this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 13:26:21 | More by ranger7
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dmarch

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden in color with a high amount of carbonation and a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma suggests tropical fruit and orange with some spices. Taste begins with a honey-like sweetness and finishes slightly tart. Very authentic and true to the style. Completely in the tradition of Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2003 11:43:14 | More by dmarch
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Atch

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is the first Saison Iv'e tried. A 24 oz bottle, drank out of a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice golden color, tons of bubbles, 2 finger head and a meringue top that lasts the whole way.

Smell: Sweet citrus/dry champagne

Taste: Wow. This is tough for me. It's dry, but almost sweet. It sounds contradictory, but it's both.

Mouthfeel: Incredible. For me, perfect carbonation. Again contradiction, very smooth but not.

Drinkability: Drinks easier than beers with lower abv's. I absolutely loved it. One more please.

Overall: For someone who usually sticks to ipa's and such, I'm totally glad that I tried this beer style. I think I may have found a new favorite.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 00:48:03 | More by Atch
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midaszero

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into pint glass

A - Hazy pale yellow with a lot of fluffy white head with some lacing.

S - Lemon, citrus, and some spice

T - Lemon and spice that I can't quite place

M - Tingly with high carbonation. Kind of chewy.

D - Easy to drink a lot of this.

One of the first saisons I ever tried and still love to this day.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2008 01:39:03 | More by midaszero
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of the few bottles of Ommegang I was able to procure on a recent trip to the US.

A - Pours a clear golden colour, finger of soapy head, solid retention and nice sticky lacing.

S - Floral notes, spicy citrus, leafy greens and a hint of cloves.

T - Fruity notes with the cloves coming through, floral citrus hops, unique spiciness that is tough to nail down, but is incredibly tasty and complements the musty caramel malts.

M - Lighter bodied ale that comes across a tad prickly is heavily carbonated, but finishes nice and wet.

O - Quite tasty saison, nice floral flavours, ABV is well hidden and the mouthfeel makes for a refreshing ale. A tasty ale indeed and worthy of seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 18:42:57 | More by andrenaline
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 06 of '15

look is an appropriate hazy yellow, with a sticky frothy head. smell is bright, yeasty, and Belgian. feel is full and creamy, yet retains bite. taste is wheat, lemon, with Belgian yeast flavors of clove, coriander, citrus, banana, and barnyard.

really flavorful saison.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 20:54:40 | More by jimmah120
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Duff27

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a tulip. Big frothy three-inch white head. Light golden in color with seemingly endless line of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the tulip. Big chunks/clumps of lace stick to the side of the glass. "I gotta give that a 5".

S- Cloves and spice and everything nice. Bananas?

T- Fruit notes such as lemon zest and apples. Spice.

M- Clean, crisp, and very refreshing.

D/O- At 7.7% the drinkability gets dinged a notch because it's such a distinct taste. I don't think anyone would want any more than one or two of these. That being said, those one or two would be the best looking, if not the best tasting beers one would have that night. Another winner from Brewery Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 01:24:55 | More by Duff27
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jordoo

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poored into a chimay glass.

This one comes out highly carbinated with a just off white head that has great retention and left some small patches of lace. The body is the color or golden honey with bubbles slipping through it constantly. The nose is a very pleasant combination of spice, fruit and a little funk. Taste is fruity to the tone of apples and pears with some clove spice and sour hints. Very nice bubbly medium crisp mouthfeel that combined with everything else makes putting a 750ml bottle of this away no problem.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 17:16:26 | More by jordoo
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got around to trying this brew. Found it on-tap at Red Bones. Poured a slightly hazy orangish yellow in color. Slight copper tinge. Slight head that created a whole hell of a lot of lace. Nose is citrus with some spice hovering in the background. Flavor was great. Lots of spice and a solid malt backbone. Truckloads of spice threatened to overwhelm the tongue. Alcohol came through quite vibrantly also. Mouthfeel was more carbonated than I expected with a thick and heavy feel on the tongue. Very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2005 01:41:22 | More by MuddyFeet
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iceviper22

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured a light pale straw color with a hint of orange to it. Head was rich and fluffy white with many small bubbles that faded down to a good 2-3 fingers. It smells quite like fruits and citrus such as peaches, bananas, and oranges. It also has a somewhat spicy wheat aroma to it. The taste is sweet and fruity like the smell. Not a lot of hops with just a small bitterness to round it off. It has smooth mouthfeel that isn't real thin and watery but isn't thick and syrupy. All in all, it is a very good drinkable swill. I was expecting a little more out of it, but still enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 02:32:59 | More by iceviper22
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czfreeman

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Im really excited about trying Hennepin,its my first taste of Ommegang and I will be attending the Culinary Institute 20 miles from the brewery this August, Can't wait to visit.
Poured out into a small Ommegang 10 yr anniversary goblet. Lovely hazy color, reminiescent of Hoegaarden.Nice foamy head,dissapates rather quickly.Citrus, wheats, spicy pepper,straw,hay,yeast on the nose. Delicious sweet apricot,peppery,citrus flavors. finish is tart and biting. Good slightly sticky mouthfeel. For the abv, very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2007 03:04:11 | More by czfreeman
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sonicdescent

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a very light golden/yellow with a bubbly head that turns into an island/crown. Carbonation continues throughout the glass.

Smells vinegary and maybe a touch sweet.

Taste is crisp and rustic, as the label says! Very dry finish with a dancing sensation throughout the sip. Sour is there, but not nearly as much as a lambic.

Mouth is light bodied and heavy carbonation.

This is extremely easy to drink, not nearly as scary as I had feared. Would buy again, now I want to try some more of this style.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 03:43:24 | More by sonicdescent
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle served in a tulip.

pours a cloudy pale yellow with two fingers of head, decent lacing.

smell is of citrus and spice and all things nice (sorry)... i'm noticing pepper, and some floral notes as well. in the taste i get coriander, clove, lemon, spice and malt. pleasant warmth from the booze. light to medium mouthfeel, somewhat high carbonation. definitely a nice, very drinkable saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 05:39:28 | More by perrymarcus
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A slightly hazey golden yellow ale with a big spoonable white head. Has a spicey hop aroma with a herbal aspect in the background. The spicey hop presence starts out the taste assertively. The finish has a lightly sweet herb garden floralness to it. The mouth feel is smooth and inviting.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2004 23:34:55 | More by ybnorml
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A hazy golden color with a nice fluffy white head that left hardly any lacing.

S- Tons of fruit and citrus in this one mainly lemons. Some wheat, grassy and a bit of spice.

T- Sweet fruit lemons and banana come to mind and then some malt and spice come in. Very balanced and maybe a little dry.

M- Medium in body with good carbonation.

D- Very easy to drink and very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2008 22:10:17 | More by nrbw23
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mnj21655

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into my Hennepin glass.

Pours a clear golden color with about a finger of persistent rocky white head. Aroma seems to be somewhat subdued (its just not very strong) though relatively complex. A yeasty aroma is most dominant with light fruits (banana, pear, apple, peach) and a bit of white pepper. Taste is like the aroma but a bit stronger. At first it is creamy and mild with a light maltyness but then pears, peaches, and some light bananas take over. As we near the finish a peppery spicyness becomes more pronounced and builds through the finish. There is some occasional heat here, seems to be from the spices as it doesn't seem like any other hot alcohol I've taste. Doesn't seem too dry despite being well attenuated. Body is medium-light with very high carbonation. Overall its very creamy with a moderate alcohol presence that plays well with the other flavors. Drinkability is pretty darn good, this beer is relatively complex yet accessible. Very enjoyable, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 02:04:53 | More by mnj21655
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treyrab

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popped the cork tonight with dinner and poured into my chalice...

A: Very hazy yellow, similar looking to a light Belgian Tripel or Pale Ale. Had to pour this one slow as the head was massive - Five finger plus head when I poured this - the head lasted a while too!

S: The Belgian yeast is the initial smell here, followed by pale malts, slight orange and lemon, and some peppery spices.

T: The taste is very nice and crisp. The Belgian yeast strain really comes through nicely. The other main attribute I picked up was pepper, and tons of it. Also some fruity flavors also like orange and banana.

Overall, this is an extremely high carbonated saison. Perhaps too carbonated, but not soda-like. It has a great crisp flavor and was perfect on this humid night in PA.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2008 23:51:53 | More by treyrab
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ism

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Large, fluffy white head subsides slowly, retaining a half-finger height, and leaves sticky lacing. Somewhat cloudy pale gold body. Farmhouse funk in the nose, check, but fairly mellow and subdued for the style, rounded out by that Ommegang yeast which tends to smell almost like banana, with just a hint of horsehair. Nicely sharp carbonation in a crisp mouthfeel, the horses again in the flavor, apples and grapes, banana-y yeast, a dash of coriander, and a cute hop bittering to freshen it up.

Great for a summer day -- crisp and refreshing. Just enough funk to keep it funky. Pleasing and easy-going.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2006 04:04:33 | More by ism
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Callenak

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cork and Caged 750ml. Been meaning to pick this up at my local liquor store, but just haven't got around to it. So finally gave it a shot.

Pours a murky, golden color with a huge, fluffy white head. The head decided to stick around a while on this one, which I didn't mind. Smell is very appealing. Yeast first, then some earthy hoppiness.

Taste is sweet with a slight sourness to it. Very refreshing. As it warms up it improves greatly. I was worried it might have been skunked. Didn't know how long it had been sitting at my local shop, but it was far from.

I wouldn't mind trying this one again. Still don't know how long that bottle had been there, so might have to keep an eye out for some fresh stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2006 23:19:17 | More by Callenak
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells sweet for the most part. Murky yellow body with initially large white head. I realize I am serving it initially cooler than suggested (the label suggests 50 degrees) but maybe it’ll warm up, it’s a warm summer night after all... anyway... hm not bad. Mostly sweet (banana?) with a little hops and pepper. Good solid beer. I’m impressed

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2006 22:25:05 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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jjayjaye

New York

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy bright yellow color with a full finger loose white head that fades to surface but is kept alive by substantial effervescence. The smell is aggressive earthy Belgian yeast, sweet and a little fruity, a banana-pear character. The tiny bubbles lend a creamy texture to the mouth feel. It has a light-medium body. Full flavored, the earthy malt and fruit character of the nose is true to taste. There is also a spicy note about it that lingers nicely. A real nice drinker. I've used it to cook beer-can chicken before and it came out great.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2008 00:08:45 | More by jjayjaye
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes 1/22/2011

A: citrus, belgian yeast, corriander

Ap: hazy, golden yellow, a very chunky 2 finger head

B/T: mild carbonation, very fresh, crisp on the tongue

Af: bananas, spices

O: an overall easy to drink beer, but nothing exceptional

Cheers!
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 18:47:04 | More by THECPJ
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,769 ratings.