Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4/5 rDev -3.8%
First pour in a challis. Mammoth head with tons of yeast, pepper and citrus on the nose which I can smell a foot away. Typically cloudy but lighter in color than some other beers in this style.
Very complex. Flavors are all over the place. Savory heat (cilantro or watercress maybe) on the tongue and a bubbly tingle in the mouth. A grainy malt texture blends well with the yeastiness which lingers but doesn't overpower the palate. A superior taste with an even better sensation in the pie hole.
Results from the second pour are almost the same. A little more heat as the beer has warmed up some.
Final pour. I allowed some of the yeast to flow into the glass. I can still taste it after ten minutes. Not the way to go for me. I have tried this before with a 11.2 ounce Belgian blonde and it worked well. So it's the type of beer, temperature or some combination of the two.
Overall I love this beer. It is my favorite saison and one of the best beers I have tried.
Note* I'm not a fan of a big grapefruit presence (probably because I don't like grapefruit) so take this into consideration if you use opinions as a guide.
08-04-2014 18:49:40 | More by Keginator70
3.71/5 rDev -10.8%
On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy light golden body. Huge white head. Nice lacing. Thick collar and some surface wisps.
Smell - Estery fruitiness. Some light banana and clove. Grainy. A bit of apple.
Taste - Grainy and yeasty up front. Apple fruitiness builds. Some banana builds too. Slightly bitter yeasty finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.
Overall - Solid saison. Not necessarily remarkable in any category, but very good overall.
08-13-2014 00:10:29 | More by Alieniloquium
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Bottle poured into a chalice
Pours a huge, billowy, frothy , white three finger foam cap. Giant bubbles , very good lacings. Golden yellow, hazy with carbonation
Aroma of grass, pepper, spices , cloves
Grass and spice firmly , squarely placed in the center of the tongue, citrus notes, tart apples.
Crisp, dry mouthfeel, gentle carbonation. Tart aftertaste
Great beer from a great brewery
08-23-2014 00:45:03 | More by WunderLlama
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,874 ratings.