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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,044 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,044
Reviews: 2,037
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 217
Gots: 423 | 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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Photo of nortmand
4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy golden with a huge white head tat leaves perfect lace.

Banana esters dominate the smell, also some hearty yeast notes.

Lightly spicy flavor, huge ester notes. Leaves a rich yeastiness behind.

Full wheat body, very nice, drinkable food pairing beer.

nortmand, Dec 05, 2005
Photo of robbyc1
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I almost forget how good this beer is, a classic for the style. ABV on the bottle says 7.5%.

Hazy off yellow with a massive 4 inch fluffy white head. Good lace.

Spicy nose, with pale malt and peppery, yeasty goodness.

The taste comes by as a malty, peppery brew. Dry at the end, well balanced, a great drinker.

Mouthfeel is soft, chalky, chewy. One of the best from America. Great to get it in 4 packs.

robbyc1, May 26, 2009
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear apple juice colour with some minimal but rapid carbonation bubbles. Frothy 3 fingers of white head that settled to a thin cap.

S: Up front floral and grass notes with sweet hits of lemon peel and coriander. Also some yeasty sweet bread and light malts.

T: Less sweet that the scent with yeasty bread and grassy earthiness. Taste of mild malts and a crisp clean dry finish.

M: Clean, crisp and dry with a upfront sting of carbonation. Maybe a little heavy carbonation, but that's my personal preference.

O: This dry brew is easy to drink, easy to enjoy and easy to pour another. The mix of malts and hops with a dry finish makes this a refreshing treat, uncomplicated and straight froward.

FondueVoodoo, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of jonathaniler
5/5  rDev +20.2%

jonathaniler, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Jmamay22
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last of a twelve ounce four pack.

Appearance: Pours clean and golden and spurts forth a mountainous off white head. Nice sticky lacing throughout.

Nose: Smells like summer, which is a sour citrus, light hops and hint of apples.

Taste: This was kept a little too cold for my liking so I gave it time to warm up and let some of the flavours loose. Tart lemon zest flavor that moves to a sweeter flavor finishing up with a hint of hops. Generally subtle flavors.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Proper carbonation and mid to light bodied. I could have a couple on a hot summer day, but would stop at two.

Notes: Solid all around Saison. Recommended and I like to use it for cooking as well, but it's not a beer I always have on hand.

Jmamay22, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of kkmiller76
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kkmiller76, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of jesus808
3/5  rDev -27.9%

jesus808, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Matthew607
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Matthew607, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Dcunicelli
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dcunicelli, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of LSUPT
4/5  rDev -3.8%

LSUPT, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of blastoderm55
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

blastoderm55, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of DemoniChris
4.45/5  rDev +7%

DemoniChris, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of TrojanRB
4/5  rDev -3.8%

TrojanRB, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of sneth019
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

sneth019, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of raffy313
4/5  rDev -3.8%

raffy313, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of wmobley
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of robear
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

robear, May 24, 2014
Photo of necoadam
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a light amber/yellow color with a huge head that leaves lacing around the glass afterward.

Smell was citrus, spices, musk, funkiness. Some floral undertones ride underneath the main aromas.

Taste starts out spicy, but it's not overwhelming, in fact, it's very inviting. Some lemon and grain notes hits in the middle. Finish is spicy with a little bit of hops making their presences known. It's all balanced and inviting.

Mouthfeel was medium with lots of carbonation. Feels good.

It's wonderful all around. Pleasant to look at it, smell and feel. A beer for your senses.

necoadam, Jun 10, 2009
Photo of Caskaway
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Caskaway, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of mlefebvre7
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mlefebvre7, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of blakesell
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle Poured into a belgian goblet/cereal bowl style glass.

Great how Ommegang's beers hold together, cork pops right off yet no head even attempts to escape.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow hefe like colour with a thick creamy head. Tiny bubbles rise for hours as this beer sits, was poured too cold so I let it sit to get to proper tasting temperature. Lacing never fades on this beer.

Smell: Slight barnyard, sweet and earthy if that's possible. Belgian yeast for certain. Lots of spices. Corriander, Orange, Allspice?

Taste: Slight horsy flavor, candi sugars, spices big time, they could have even eased up on the candi sugars a little on this one. It's quite sweet for the "farmhouse saison" flavor that they claim it to be, but quite nice for the style and very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation and a sweet/sour flavor that lingers on the tounge.

Overall: Damn this is a great beer. Ommegang really came thru for me on this one, my only thing that I don't love is that the candi sugar is a bit upfront. About 6 mos of aging and that sugar would likely mellow out and be a near perfect beer. I'd like to witness this brew's steps in the brewery. An absolute pleasure to drink that I will come back to again and again.

blakesell, Apr 15, 2007
Photo of bmoney
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a big fan of Belgians but this is the firt Saison I've had (or at least can remember). Similar spice and flavor of some of the other Belgians but more crisp and fresh. I will definitely explore other Saisons.

from 750ml bottle into tulip glass:

A- Pours beautifully; a hazy golden amber color. Frothy white head that builds quickly and sticks slightly on the way down.

S- Very fresh and spicy. First instinct is citrus, then the hints of dark fruits clove and banana linger.

T/M- Must admit I had higher expectations for taste based on the smell. Rush of carbonation. The citrus is there, along with some other fruits as it warms, such as fresh apple or pear. Some honey is there in the background. There is a tart after taste from the beginning, and you can feel the alcohol on the exhale.

D- Had the whole 750 and could ask for more. Maybe because I'm intrigued by this beer, or maybe I'm just enjoying the buzz.

bmoney, Sep 24, 2009
Photo of mattboyer182
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mattboyer182, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Hardcore, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of nquigley16
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

nquigley16, Dec 26, 2012
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,044 ratings.