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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,753 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,753
Reviews: 2,018
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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straightlambic

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-18-2013 22:58:20 | More by straightlambic
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kinger

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich golden orange and yellow with head and lacing that remain for the duration. The smells are sweet and slightly spicy, hops can be detected. The taste is crisp and refreshing and follows with the aromas detected. Finishes very clean. A nicely crafted beer, this is my first saison but I have had similar belgian style ales. From what I understand a saison is similar except for the way they were originally brewed. I was hoping for more flavors but the cost is reasonable for this beer. I will enjoy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 19:50:17 | More by kinger
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall thin glass at 50 degrees, only after the pour (which despite my best efforts to be gentle produced an out of control amount of head) I noticed the label says to serve it at 40 degrees.

Pours with 4 full fingers of billowy white head that sticks like sea foam on the glass as it recedes. Body is pale yellow and slightly cloudy, and full of little bubbles rising to keep the head alive. Very inviting and authentic looking.

Nose is full of soft yeasty bready very Belgian-yeast notes, noble hops and toasted malted barley. Some hints of clove spice and other spices like it. Swirling the beer only makes the head advance up the glass, which is true to the style.

Sourdough bread, yeast, and toasty sweet bread make up the flavor profile of this beer. A little banana makes an appearance as it warms, but not in a significant way. I am surprised to find a noticeable amount of alcoholic flavors here, and it is distracting from the rest of the flavor profile.

Rich, smooth, spicy and medium-full mouthfeel. High marks here, this is like bread in a bottle. Nicely sweet but bites enough to check the sweetness.

Drinkability could be higher if not for the noticeable alcohol.

Conclusion: I wasn't as impressed with this beer as I had hoped to be, but I have limited experience with this style, so I may simply not be able to tell why it is rated as high as it is.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 04:02:55 | More by allforbetterbeer
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer is a great color for it's style- golden, hay-like that is mostly cloudy. The head itself is large & creamy that is mostly lasting.

S: A strong aroma of citrus fruits (lemon), honey, yeast, & some spice.

T: Spice, citrus fruits, malts, spices (cloves), & banana. Playful balance of flavors.

M: A lot of carbonation, medium bodied, smooth, & creamy.

D: A clean and crisp beer. Great for appetizers or just an everyday beer. I'm not a fan of this style, but I really enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 23:01:14 | More by BrewCrew2010
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g_jenkins

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2014 04:30:47 | More by g_jenkins
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-30-2013 19:06:28 | More by Barnsley
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Hautacam

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Is it OK to drink this in January ? You bet it is! A really good Saison...reminds me of summer ...and a nice little change from the wonderful heavy seasonals that I've been drinking lately.
Pours hazy gold with an huge head....lacing nicely.
Smells yeasty and malty.
Nicely balanced malt with a perfect amount of floral hop bitterness, and the alcohol is right there. More complex than I thought it would be....this is an ale to savor.
Mouthfeel is just right...medium, with a slightly dry finish.Medium to high carbonation.
I could easily go through a few of these with or without food...it went really well with a white pizza.
Another great one from Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2006 01:14:32 | More by Hautacam
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Buffalo. Pours a bright, hazy, golden yellow with lots of white head. Tastes slightly of lemon and grass, with a faint spicey finish and the typical belgian pale ale mouthfeel. Very nice overall and the alcohol is well hidden in this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 02:54:30 | More by WeedKing4
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Lupe

New York

3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a big soapy head that leaves lots of lace.

Yeasty and citrus aroma. Loads of lemon, some earthy hay, and spice with clove standing out.

Starts tart with lemon and citrus. Next comes spices and mild earthy hops. Yeast is present, adding some funk. Finishes fruity with tart apple and pear.

Light-medium in body, clean and crisp. Pretty good drinkability, but a little too tart and complex to have more than 1 or 2. Solid refreshing beer with complexity.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 16:15:00 | More by Lupe
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Padron4KM

Arizona

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. No freshness date noted.
Pours out a hazy golden straw color, with a fluffy egg white head and lively carbonation. Thick patches of lacing left behind.
Aroma is banana and yeast and musty. a little stanky cheese.
Flavor is sweet honey and lemon, with some peppery spice.
Finish is ruby red grapefruit and citrus zest. touch of alcohol burn on the throat.
Second glassfull paired well with some asiago cheese.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2005 07:02:34 | More by Padron4KM
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ujsplace

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass...

A: Hazy, pale orange-copper with cumulus cloud-like white head that is long lasting and leaves some great lacing.

S: Yeasty, fruity (hints of grapes and bananna) spicy and mildly hoppy.

T: Mildly sour, yeasty, wheat, with a nice big (not in an overdone way) fruity middle and a dry finish with some mild alcohol...WOW...

M: Really nice, med/light and hella-drinkable...

D: As above, so it is below...look out, these would fly away...almost too universal in its appeal...HUGE crowd pleaser...

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2009 01:29:35 | More by ujsplace
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atr2605

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a hazy straw yellow color with a foamy white head that leaves very nice lacing
S-spicy, banana, clove, some straw/barnyard smell
T-more banana and white fruit mixed with spices.
M-medium bodied while maintaining a nice crisp characteristic
O-very refreshing and drinkable for the abv. I'm not saison expert but this is a very solid beer. Highly recommend

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 19:27:21 | More by atr2605
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Cvescalante

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2013 16:02:10 | More by Cvescalante
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cdizinno

South Carolina

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

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

A: Clear golden color with a faint haze. Thick white head with major retention on the glass.

S: Mild spice. Possible peppery scent with mild overtone of sweetness. Slight grain aroma also.

T: Very crisp with a nice smooth flavor. Hard to break down because of its complexity. Ever so slightly spicy and very mild sweetness that lingers in the background. Aftertaste is like mild lemon and fruit tartness. Nothing overboard but very well ballanced.

This is excellent!!! I never understood why people spoke highly of Ommegang until I tried this style. It is a better version of the parent Duvel standard brew. This has lower alchohol phenol scent and flavor with a better taste. Best Ommegang I've had.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2009 22:20:25 | More by cdizinno
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mcphish22

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-08-2012 13:40:00 | More by mcphish22
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dextermcgurk

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-22-2012 02:39:48 | More by dextermcgurk
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-16-2013 05:54:05 | More by foxyaardvark27
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heysuz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-06-2013 23:28:51 | More by heysuz
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Xandrose

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-12-2013 04:01:23 | More by Xandrose
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EPseja

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After a fantastic time at Belgium comes to Cooperstown, I figured it was about time for me to get some Ommegang ratings up, starting with my favorite of their line.

Served in a tulip glass at just above fridge temperature.

A - Pours a hazy apricot gold color with a huge, pillowy head composed of large bubbles near the surface and tiny bubbles at the top. Lacing is clingy and dense. Makes my mouth water just looking at it... Wonderful!

S - Sweet but subtle summer fruitiness behind a thin veil of organic, hop-laced hay. Bright and fresh despite the sour farmhouse notes. Very well done; captures the essence of this style exquisitely.

T - First on the tongue is a honey sweetness wrapped around a tiny nugget of fresh, leafy hops. Slight bitterness reveals itself in the middle along with a mild tartness to balance the sweet. The finish is organic, yeasty, slightly bitter, and moderately dry. Alcohol warmth becomes prevalent with the deliciously bittersweet aftertaste.

M - Enters the mouth slightly viscously and wells up into a gentle sea of round and creamy foam. Despite the largeness in the mouth, it goes down very smoothly. Mouthfeel improves as it warms.

D - This is a fantastically tasty brew and a great example of this style. Easy to drink, easy to go in for the next sip. Well done, Ommegang!

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2005 02:18:19 | More by EPseja
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-17-2012 16:36:03 | More by kspongeworthy
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-19-2014 01:45:55 | More by Brewski
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VaporDome

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-09-2012 20:39:18 | More by VaporDome
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-27-2014 05:22:19 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fairly long pour needs to be done in two stages. The first attempt results in a massive rocky white head that takes its time subsiding before I can continue. Haziness lends a bit of depth to its pale straw hue. Nice lace. Very pretty looking beer. Creamy mashed banana aroma; peppery, medicinal phenolics; and floral hops. I get a whiff of lemon and hay in the background. Lots of over-ripe banana in the flavour too, also quite peppery with a little bit of lemony tartness. Musty and earthy, when it gets close to room temperature. Noble hops and a mildly bitter finish. Medium bodied with a enough carbonation to keep it feeling light in the mouth. Has a little bit of warmth from the alcohol. Just a little. You barely notice it's there. Very approachable and easy drinking. I found myself having to consciously think about pacing myself as I drank it. Though it may sound odd, it reminds me of a hefeweizen in some ways and a tripel in others, and thats not a bad thing.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 19:30:40 | More by mintjellie
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,753 ratings.