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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,959 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,959
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 391 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

takemetothelion, Feb 16, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -9.6%

Poured into a tall tulip glass.

Aroma: A light malt nose. None of the clove-y esters one would expect from a saison. Almost no aroma.

Appearance: Yellow-orange, with ruby highlights at the edges. Nice whipped meringue head.

Taste: Malty, sweet, and clove-t. Close to style, but a bit harsh.

Mouthfeel: Sharp.

Overall: I like this beer, and have it every chance I get. But when I finally set down to review it, it didn't hit the style notes I thought it would. It's perhaps a too-commercialized version of a saison.

Beerstorian, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TheNightwatchman, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

shagal, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

itchytasty, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RichD, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

staticmaneuver, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of jessicapreuss
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

jessicapreuss, Feb 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

markmcconv, Feb 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

lic217, Feb 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

FCRICH, Feb 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Willcourt, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of DMXLOX22
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

Picked up a bottle of this brew fresh from the brewery after visiting/vacationing a nice snowstorm in Cooperstown, NY. Lets see how this ranks up.

Appearance: Pours a golden, foggy hue. Leaves behind a pure white, fluffy white, frothy head that looks utterly appetizing. Leaves behind some very nice lacing.

Smell: The aroma packs a slight hint of fruit, some admirable spice. Some alcohol is also in the mix. Fair Belgian hops can be also scented.

Taste: Has a well-balanced sweetness and actually some fruit flavors that come to mind like apples, pears, raisins. The yeast comes to the palate towards the end of a sip, along with some gentle spices.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation that actually goes down quite easily. Nothing intimating at all about it. Has a great balance between sweetness and bitterness. Awesome job.

Overall: Liked the look of this beer and actually liked holding the bottle once I first grabbed it. Something told me this was going to be a special one, and boy was it! Quite disappointined this perticular beer isn't widely available in PA, but I'm sure I can do some hunting and locate it. I would recommend this beer to anyone interested in trying a traditional Saison. Cheers!

DMXLOX22, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

beer64nut, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

SupremePie, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Hardcore, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

AlbertOeswadi, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MikeF11, Feb 09, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%

Presentation: Corked and caged brown Belgian-style 750ml bottle, with the old-style label (I'm one of those who likes the new labels a bit better). Best by December 17th, 2013 clearly stamped. Poured into my Hennepin chalice. Thanks to the wife for picking this up for me today to celebrate getting a new job. Love ya babe!

Appearance: Rich straw-gold beer with just a hint of haziness, this pours with a large brilliantly white, fluffly yet cream cap that shows good retention. Medium-high levels of carbonation. Really nice looking brew.

Smell: This starts off with clean, grainy notes reminiscent of the best European Pilseners, but with a soft, yeasty notes of golden fruit, white grapes, and hints of bubblegum in the background.

Taste: Slightly musty (in a good way) golden fruit, firm clean bitterness that feels a bit more than the 24 IBUs, with a bit of earthy hop flavor. I certainly can't pick out the coriander, ginger, grains of paradise and sweet orange peel that this is brewed with, but there is a subtle spicy character that is nice. A pleasant, unobtrusive, hint of alcohol. Sweet, golden-fruit flavors combine with firm bitterness, cleansing alcohol and a clean finish to produce a well-balanced, refreshing beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth.

Overall: Very simply the best American-made saison I've had the pleasure to try (though this particular batch was brewed in Belgium). I generally favor Belgian versions (like Dupont) over American interpretations, but this one is really damn-near world class, especially as it's priced at around $7.99 a bottle.

93-94 A

BedetheVenerable, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

440kk, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

T-money, Feb 09, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

From a 750ml bottle as part of a Ommegang variety pack. Very tall head that recedes slowly. A fairly pale color with some hints of amber. The smell seems similar to a pilsner; very crisp and clean with some flowery hints. The taste is very interesting. Almost like a pilsner and wheat beer combination. Some sweetness at the end leaves you wanting more. Although I am not very familiar with the saison style, this is a very good beer overall.

biteme398, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

elchingen, Feb 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,959 ratings.