Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,512 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,512
Reviews: 2,110
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 281
Gots: 722 | FT: 2
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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Ratings: 5,512 | Reviews: 2,110
Photo of Sonofcur
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprised me, a very good beer. I could see this being a summertime fav.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml cork and cage into a stemmed pilsner, the beer is a hazy, almost opaque, lemon yellow coloring with a fluffy, clingy, bright white head. Aromas of toasted grains, lemon grass, bubble gum, subtle honey notes, clove, all spice, grains of paradise, ginger, and subtle funky yeast notes. Balanced and enticing. The flavors are grassy and funky forward, with notes of bubble gum, apple, lemon grass, orange rind, subtle hops bitterness, berry sweet, and a plethora of herb and spice notes. Smooth and light in mouth, with a bubbly effervescence throughout. The beer has an herbal and spiced aftertaste, with a smooth, light, frothy finish. Very refreshing and extremely drinkable.

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.82/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Just not my thing. Eh!

Photo of MacMalt
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light yellow with a thick, milk white head and lacing. The smell is wheat and citrus. The taste is tart with lemon, orange peel, and abundant spiciness. The finish is fairly bitter. This beer is highly carbonated and I agree with others' comparison to champagne. Overall, this is a delightful saison: dry but quite flavorful. It's a nice summertime beer and I look forward to enjoying it again.

Photo of Jair
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, pleasant smell and taste. Nothing extravagant or unique, but a solid and reliable choice that won't upset.

Photo of mmesce2
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly low aroma. Low head and medium -low carbonation. Refreshing and clean taste with notes of citrus. Quite a good saison.

Photo of JPowell712
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This poured a nice cloudy straw color. The carbonation was very champagne like. The aroma was smoky and citrusy? Like a clove and toasted malts. The taste was smooth and citrusy. It had smoky malt notes and earthy flavors. The alcohol bite was noticeable, yet it was very clean and refreshing on the mouthfeel. This is a very good beer for the style. I think it was very complex and made me taste something different with almost every sip.

Photo of maedhros09
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy straw yellow-gold with explosive fluffy white head. Sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
Smell: Clove, citrus?, tangy
Taste: Breadiness, tangy spicy citrus fruit and cloves. Finishes with a mild yet sustained bitterness. Refreshing and flavorful. Alcohol is scarcely noticeable.
Feel: Light-medium body, light carbonation "explodes" in the mouth - effervescent

Overall: A light, highly drinkable beer with nice complexity and depth of flavor. Very refreshing, but with the higher ABV it sneaks up on you.

Photo of ajm5108
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sharp yeast / grain aroma, followed with the expected earthy malt / grassy taste, with some plain cracker and citrus on the backburner. Not an inventive saison, but delivers the goods and has very little to fault.

Photo of Moneypenny
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My cup runeth over. My label features little famers--Quaker looking folk--in a canoe raising their goblets to the new corn moon. Okay, maybe I'm confusing this beer with a Disney song. But this beauty simply soars. Pale sunset russet on the eye with creamy head buoyant enough to bear fair Aphrodite on its delicate foam. Champange on the nose, but something else too.....something stinky like a soft ripened cheese, but also heavily citrus. Teasingly effervescent with bubbles bursting like ripe muscat grapes on the palate. And then an unexpected aromatic twist--a faintly metallic tang. Light on the tongue, creamy, well done spices. A breathtaking achievement from Cooperstown. Please, Sir, may I have another?

Photo of 50marathons
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice farmhouse beer. Great spicy notes.

Photo of Stingraystripe
3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Smell initially is a little funk then sage, coriander, then very fruity pear. Love the nose on this one. Pours very effervescent with thick head, lots of carbonation. Slightly acidic mouthfeel with a finish that smacks of tart orange? Not as smooth or as complex as others. It's a decent saison, but I am surprised it's as popular as it is.

Photo of vtn
3.04/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice golden color, head a tad thick/lumpy. Very peppery smell, nice spicy taste but the finish was just way too bitter for me, not what I want out of the style.

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden, white head, sparse bubbles.

Smell: Belgian yeast, a bit spicy.

Taste: Follows the smell. Big time Belgian yeast, spices, slight bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Light and well carbonated.

Overall: Solid saison. Nothing crazy, no defects.

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

- look is gold with a nice long lasting thick microfoam head
-smell is sweet tartness with some wheat and yeast notes
-a sweeter wheat beer but not so simple, some light dark fruit notes with a lot of sweet tartness
- over carbonated for my taste but it does not take away from this beer
-first beer of this style i have tried and have to say i am pretty impressed, a more earthy strong pale ale but balanced and smooth

Photo of E-McFarden
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours gold in color with immaculate head retention and lacing. Sweet cloves from the yeast profile come to the nostrils, along with hints of citrus. Sweet buttery and spicy flavors come through on the palate. In the end I'm left with a dry palate that brings out the ABVs. I'm not a huge fan of yeasty belgians but this one is well balanced and stacks up very nicely to others I've had.

Photo of PA-hunter
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark cloudy yellow. Two finger head. Smell is grainy with dark fruit. Taste is sweet malt with Belgian yeast with notes of mangoand prune. Spicy pepper finish with a bit of clove. Some hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium in body. Overall an amazing saison and well done to belgian character !

Photo of iwhoopedbatman
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I like the mouthfeel. The spice isn't overwhelming. Cloudiest beer I've had in a while.

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - light yellow but hazy with a big white frothy head
Smell - sweet pepper smell
Taste - just the the smell, with some citrus
Feel - medium body and carbonation but with a fizzzzz
Overall - pretty good saison.

Photo of founddrama
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big white foamy crown. Golden color, lots of bubbles and a little cloudy. Typical saison: peppery aroma and flavor. Medium-full mouthfeel.

Photo of Qbdoo
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky golden haze. Scent is a bit of orange and white pepper. Taste has hints of these, though more lemon than orange and a touch of clove. Nice crisp mouthfeel.

I had had this a few times about 15years ago and had somehow had just forgotten about it. Glad I rediscovered it. It's a tasty, complex yet really drinkable beer.

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Hennepin chalice.

A: Pilsner-esque appearance. Sunny golden color, great clarity, three fingers of large-bubbled and rocky white head. Great retention.

S: Yeasty and spicy. Peppery, orange peel, ginger. Powdery yeast is pervasive. Slight medicinal/clove scent. Some oily, grassy, and herbal hops. Grainy and toasty malts.

T: Yeasty up front. Powdery and musty. Ginger and a peppery zing cut through. Some sweet and oily orange peel. Spicy and oily hops. Lemony. Pithy and herbal at times too. Hints of alcohol. A tad medicinal. Tropical esters. Very dry. Bone dry and herbal finish.

M: Light bodied. High attenuation. Frothy and airy feel. Deeply crisp with acutely prickling carbonation.

O: An outside the box take on a saison. It's big and it's spiced liberally. The ginger, coriander, and orange peel are all noticeable. It hides its potency easily, and the dryness and crispness of it make it very refreshing and easy to drink. Perfectly balanced too. A standout brew. Ommegang' recommended pairings are sushi and Asian dishes. This is spot on.

Photo of IPAlmighty
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and clear, really solid farmhouse. My favorite Ommegang, with Gnomegang a close second

Photo of WyethBednar
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A slightly hazy gold, with carbonation still very visible through the haze. It poured with a beautiful 2 and a half finger head that retained very well throughout.

Smell: Very clearly a Belgian. Lots of spice and flora on the nose, and very inviting.

Taste: Delicious. A very well-balanced saison, combining the spiciness of the Belgian yeast with light citrus notes (mandarin oranges) and a nice dry finish.

Fell: Very well-carbonated and easy to drink. The moderate ABV level is well-hidden by the complex yet approachable flavors presented in the beer.

A delicious example of an American saison. Very easy to drink, yet still complex enough to provide you something to mull over if yo want to.

Photo of Offbeeat
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'd make love to this beer, if I could.

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,512 ratings.