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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,747 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,747
Reviews: 2,017
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 192
Gots: 316 | 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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whallgren

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-19-2011 19:31:19 | More by whallgren
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-28-2011 04:28:19 | More by Joshgonzales79
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dtomes

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2014 23:36:57 | More by dtomes
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2013 03:22:48 | More by rondufresne
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-11-2013 05:18:04 | More by Hardcore
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AMCimpi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-17-2014 17:40:10 | More by AMCimpi
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TheDM

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a large invigorated white head of finely sized bubbles. It has a Cloudy wheat yellow color with yeast and carbonation rising in it. It has a mild malty hoppy aroma. Its a bit fizzy at first, but it soon dies out. I tasted a mixture of flavors that was unique to this brew. It was a bit chewy, doughy and had a hint of something else. It became very smooth with time. The good buzz I caught afterwards keeps making me raise my rating on this brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2003 22:01:02 | More by TheDM
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rudy0908

Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-10-2011 03:21:47 | More by rudy0908
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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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ssgunbond

Belgium

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-28-2014 08:28:30 | More by ssgunbond
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scooter231

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I should start this review out by saying that I'm quite biased towards the Ommegang Brewery beers- it's one of my favorite breweries, and Hennepin is my favorite beer. However, I will strive to be as honest as possible despite my love of it.

Can I rate this a 6? Please? It's fabulous. It's similar to the regular Hennepin in many ways...it pours a pale gold color, with lots of head- gorgeous. The smell is like Hennepin with more bite- it's sharper.

Taste is, simply, yummy. It's a bit crisper, drier, fruitier than regular Hennepin, and a bit more alcoholic tasting. The mouthfeel is bubbly, medium-bodied, and plays on the palate. Drinkable? You better believe it.

Now, I'm always in the mood for Hennepin- but, I can see this lovely cave-aged version being more of a specific craving. That being said... I can see cravings for this happening frequently. The sad thing is there are only 3360 out there... mine was number 1010. Oh well. Get it while it's there. Yummy, yummy, yummy.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2005 10:18:42 | More by scooter231
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-05-2014 19:56:49 | More by lilnicky068
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gabedivision

New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a SA snifter glass.

Pours a bright clean hazy golden yellow with a fist of head that settles to a steady 1 finger reach. Smells of big citrus, lemons, orange peels, grapes, bananas, with the familiar Belgian yeast flavors, loaded with lots of spice characters. Pale banana and citrus malt fill the tongue, nice mild cloves and ginger spices float around. Light on the body, medium carbonation, leaves the mouth slightly bitter with a nice zesty dry feeling that begs for another delicious sip. This is a wonderful saison that can be enjoyed anytime of the year, everything works on this beer. Total home run. cheers.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 03:36:41 | More by gabedivision
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden color with a white soapy head and great lacing that never goes away. Smells of coriander, orange or lemon zest, and a lot of booze. Tastes of lemon peel, a warming alcohol, hop bitterness, and coriander and black pepper. Mouthfeel is really nice and has a high drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 21:32:49 | More by TheKingofWichita
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Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-25-2013 00:52:02 | More by Supergenious
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-28-2012 21:30:20 | More by rogerthegill
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-20-2013 23:42:17 | More by MightiestBeard
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-13-2012 16:32:51 | More by Treb0R
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OB1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-25-2013 17:02:40 | More by OB1
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jeffwright

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-15-2014 03:04:34 | More by jeffwright
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Thousands of bubbles rush to the surface like so many helium balloons. Pours a straw gold with an impermeable haziness and a champagne style head with great foaminess.

S - Has a freshness which reminds me of a Hefeweizen; I think particularly due to the coriander and orange peel which are mentioned on the label. Man, this beers smells so good; sweet and yeasty.

T - Has a very homespun taste; I get herbs, crisp citrus, yeast and wheat with a nip of hops just before it washes down the throat. I’ve never had a homebrew, but this is sort of how I can imagine a homebrewed Belgian wheat ale (which didn’t quite go to plan in terms of carbonation and complexity) tasting. Pleasant but not top stuff.

M - Unusually I found this a little wanting in terms of carbonation, although this may be true to style. Continues the homely feel from before, I find myself wanting to describe the mouthfeel as ‘cozy’ if that makes any sense. The beer just seems to envelop your tongue with a blanket of gentle bubbles spun from medium-weight fabric.

O - My first saison, and certainly a style I will continue to explore off the back of this experience. While 7.7% abv isn’t super high, it’s a good fraction higher than your average beer, and this beer carries the load with no stoop in its shoulders, a trait I must always commend. If this serves as an exemplar for saisons, then for me that means I ought expect a sort of musty, wheaty Belgian ale with a casual attitude towards carbonation. If this beer were cheaper it would be highly sessionable, but as it stands, while enjoyable, I probably wouldn’t pay $10 for a bomber again when I can get my hands on top notch Belgians, Weizenbocks and Hefeweizens for less.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 21:07:39 | More by abeeronthebeach
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lauries444

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2012 00:02:42 | More by lauries444
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-27-2013 10:07:48 | More by Snellgg5
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HoustonTX

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hennepin, just hit shelves in Texas today, had to pick some up.

Hennepin pours straw yellow, with vigorous amounts of carbonation. Large solid fluffy white head retains with ease. Smell is dominated with a funky yeastiness, and various spices, deep and complex smell overall with some fruit esters popping through.

Taste is neutral enough for Hennepin to be chugged down on a hot day.Yet, complex enough to be enjoyed throughly anytime of the year.

An influx of spicy and unrelenting hops build a beautiful foundation for all the flavors to come. Intense earthiness along with a dry spiciness throughout with ginger accents on the fringes. The ginger works perfectly with the dry spiciness. The yeast is providing a lot of the flavor as well, especially the earthiness. A hint of citrus peel is thrown into the mix about halfway through, giving lead way to the flawless finish. Hennepin finishes with that spiciness lingering, albeit now much more refined then the start. It's almost as this beer starts untamed, and then at the end of your sip you have taken it into captivity.

I have to say one of the best parts about this beer, is the truly decedent mouthfeel. Flawless.

Hennepin is a delicious, world-class Saison, that simply must not be missed. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 22:57:15 | More by HoustonTX
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DrIPA

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-29-2013 19:26:58 | More by DrIPA
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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