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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,143 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,143
Reviews: 2,043
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 224
Gots: 456 | 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%

TheSleepyMonkey, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

blastoderm55, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of dgallina
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy gold with a gigantic creamy white head and non-stop lace. Nose is predominantly fruity, spicy, and complex. Great mix of flavors that start off sweet and fruity but quickly develop tart notes and finish dry and spicy. Medium-weight and slightly creamy mouth-feel. Extremely easy to drink. Hard to believe that this is a 7.5% ABV Saisson.

This bottle was far better than the bottle of Saisson Dupont I sampled last month...

dgallina, Nov 26, 2004
Photo of OleDixie
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

OleDixie, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of leprakhan
3/5  rDev -27.9%

leprakhan, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of WoodburyMN
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

WoodburyMN, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of jeffwright
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jeffwright, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -27.9%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of ultralarry2006
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle. Leaves a two finger pure white foamy head that recedes to lingering suface skim. Not too much lacing. Color is a hazy yellow-gold. Tight columns of tiny bubbles throughout.

Aroma - bananas, other esters, some phenolic odors, but the banana thing dominates.

Taste - like the nose. Big taste of estery bananas and very mild phenolic taste. A little bit of white wine in there, too. Little bit of spiciness (probably from the yeast) . Aftertaste of, yes, bananas.

Mouthfeel - full to moderate, with much carbonation.

Drinkabilty - this goes down very easy and I'd easily have another. This is very good.

ultralarry2006, May 07, 2006
Photo of rpstevens
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy straw color with a very large foamy white head. Nice lacing that slides down the sides of the glass slowly, in a very lazy manner.

The beer smells at first like banana but each time I smell it I get a little something extra, some flowery aromas and an earthy smell underneath, but also very crisp spices.

The taste is sweet and malty to start with a rush of citrus at the finish. The banana is not as present in the taste as the smell, but the taste has much more balance between sweet and sour than I expected. The taste finishes with a very earthy bread flavor that mellows the whole thing out.

Hennepin feels crisp and light in the mouth. The carbonation is perfect for this style of beer with it's spices and fruity tones, it's not overpowering at all.

This beer reminds me of summertime at every turn, it looks bright and light, it smells of fruit and flowers and it has a crisp taste and mouthfeel that are perfect for the warm weather. This beer would be great on a deck in the July sun. It's great right now and it's barely spring!

rpstevens, Mar 23, 2009
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bkwhoppa66, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of demcorhip
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance
Bright golden straw coloured beer poured with a generous two finger creamy white head. Some yeast manged to make it in to give a particulate haze to this otherwise very clear brew. This medium carbonated brew was finely laced once the head settled.

Aroma
Bready and a fruity, lemony aroma greeted my nose along with an earthy grassiness and hint of clove.

Taste
Lightly toasted malts give nice cracker and bread backbone to this brew. A touch of lemon and an earthy grassiness and peppery hops nicely compliment the malts in this one. Theres also more fruit flavours that became even more apparent while drinking this one, hints of green apple, pear, and green grapes. The yeast also contributes here with a definate tang with a touch of funk as well as some clove flavour.

Mouthfeel
This is a sparkly, tangy and crisp mostly balanced medium bodied brew. Was quite peppery, which is something im not quite used to, which along with the alcohol, warmed my belly.

Drinkability
This is a tasty and refereshing beer with lots going on in it. Would make a decent session brew, and a good introduction to the realm of belgian styled ales. Challenges the palate, not due to the sheer size of its flavours, but moreso the depth, complexity and interplay between them. Ill be drinking this again.

demcorhip, Sep 25, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

IRONRakkasan, Nov 03, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

another likely aged jewel, unfortunately I forgot to check the date. c'est la vie. enjoyed with good people..

cloudy light orange, soft pillows forming, esters popping. The 2nd pour releases aromas exploding like supernovae, the yeasty funk with a lemon twang. Extremely drinkable and delicious, spiciness (peppery) from the yeast and a slight hop contribution fill my mouth with happiness and remind me of days spent on trampolines.
The carbonation splashes these flavors deep into my tongue, impressing upon me the urgency of this flavor. I will never doubt a saison again..

dragonWhale, Sep 23, 2010
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bomber poured into a tulip pint glass; thanks to Jesse13713 for splitting this bottle of questionable age (2.5 years? 3 years?) with me.

A: Cloudy golden-yellow color; two fingers of fine, bright white head that dissipates slowly leaving behind good lacing.

S: This beer smells like a freshly peeled banana; light yeast aromas and candy sugar malts round out the aroma. Orange and lemon zest smells come out as the beer warms.

T: Belgian yeast is pretty prevalent here, adding a welcomed tang to balance the slightly tangy citrus flavors and candy malt sweetness mentioned above in the aroma. A few hints of spice- cloves and black pepper most notably- and biscuity malts round this out. As the beer warms, lemongrass really comes out and begins to be noticeable throughout the flavor.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation; crisp, dry finish.

D: Goes down extremely easy and really evolves as it warms up; I'm very impressed with this one, especially after sort of discounting Ommegang based on some of their other offerings I tried. Well worth the pick up, and from my experience, would be worth some time in the cellar.

AwYeh, Feb 19, 2011
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

nyrblue2, Jun 09, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle, served in a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy yellow body with a white soapy two finger head and minimal lacing. This looks tasty.

S- Yummy bananas, clove, and citrus. Of course there is the usual aroma of Belgian yeast, which works really well here.

T- Really, really nice. Reminds me of a good tripel. Orange and lemon come first, with banana and spice following. FInishes a bit boozey, but not intolerable.

M- Light bodied and pretty spot-on with the mouthfeel. Slightly creamy, well-carbonated, and crisp.

O- This one is certainly refreshing and clean. I will be enjoying one or many in the future, as it is easy to consume multiples of these.

tviz33, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Travcofarms, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mlefebvre7, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of BarrelO
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. 7.5% ABV.

A: Hazy light yellow. The head is absolutely huge.

S: Citrus and breadiness. Like a souped-up wit.

T: Fruity esters, some phenols, a bit of tartness. Bready aftertaste.

M: Light and bubbly. A shit-ton of carbonation.

D: One of the few American saisons that can go toe-to-toe with the big boys. Recommended.

BarrelO, Jun 17, 2009
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Columbia, SC.

Poured a golden yellow with a huge, fluffy long-lasting head, good lacing. Plenty of activity with lots of bubbles rising up from the bottom. Smell reminiscent of a few other Belgians I've tried. Smooth and sweet at first, with a bit of a spicy bite at the end. Citrusy/fruity with a hop kick. Dry. The carbonation is tickly on the tongue. Very drinkable. This fits into the category of beers you need to know the ABV of beforehand. The 7.7% is very well masked.

Gyle41386, Jan 05, 2009
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jmathis, Aug 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

nquigley16, Dec 26, 2012
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,143 ratings.