Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.14/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
22 oz bomber poured into oversized Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with 4+ fingers of foamy white head. This dissipates slowly to a 1cm head that persists for a long time.
S - I get the typical Belgian yeast aroma with citrus, clove, and spice in the nose.
T - The Belgian yeast is prominent in this with a large amount of clove, lemon, pepper, and a bit of grassiness.
M - The body is light with a high amount of carbonation. It's very crisp and refreshing, as saisons should be. Definitely a great hot summer day brew.
O - One of my favorite saisons...I'm glad I finally got around to trying this. Refreshing and drinkable while maintaining a good amount of complexity.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 00:57:12 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from the bomber into a Ommegang Belgian tulip glass.
A vigorous pour produces a massive head that is light, airy and pale white in color. It persists well and leaves an abundance of lace all over the bottle and atop the body. The body is a cloudy orange and golden.
On the nose I initially get a pungent, boozy malt smell, but this is followed by a grape-like sweetness and some toffee aromas. There's also a bit of spice, although I can't identify what exactly.
This is tasty. I continue to get the sweetness from the nose, the wine-like grape flavor as well. There's an earthy quality to the taste as well as a bit of spice that could be coriander but I'm not sure. Citrus also weaves in and out.
I notice that this saison is much lighter than many I've had lately. It's refreshing and has a wine quality to it. There's a good level of sweetness but it isn't overbearing or distasteful. The finish is clean and semi-dry with a bit of a yeasty effervescence.
This saison stands out to me for it's lightness and the grape and wine characteristics. It's a beer I could drink on the hottest of days and still enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2014 22:39:59 | More by ONovoMexicano
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,681 ratings.