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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,150 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,150
Reviews: 2,044
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 224
Gots: 458 | 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 divineaudio
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

wiezen glass. best by 3/20/13

a - pours a hazy, pale yellow with lots of streaming bubbles. gave me a huge, fluffy white head that calms to a finger or so and stays put. leaves a thick swath of lacing down the side of the glass.

s - typical banana and clove, grassy pale malt.

t - pale malt character with the usual belgian spiciness. notes of lemon. slight earthy funk and faint bitterness come in at the end.

m - lighter in body with a slight mouth coating action. more than enough carbonation.

o - not bad, but not really doing it for me either. goes down easy enough. tastes like a standard belgian pale ale to me. will probably pass on this in the future.

divineaudio, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Caskaway
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Caskaway, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Beefytits4, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of nollie77
4/5  rDev -3.8%

nollie77, Jun 20, 2013
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 jonathaniler
5/5  rDev +20.2%

jonathaniler, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of sjones5045
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

sjones5045, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
5/5  rDev +20.2%

BeerNDoggerel, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of 420Rick
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

420Rick, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of byronic
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

byronic, Dec 05, 2013
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 Andrew041180
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Arrived in a tulip glass with about a finger's worth of white head which retained well and left some spotty lacing on the glass. The beer is a golden straw color and hazy. I can see lots of carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass.

S - Dominant aroma is a spicy grassiness with hints of yeast.

T - Complex flavor profile. The background is a slightly sweet barnyard funkiness. On top of that I can pick out layers of peppery spice, lemongrass, and an ever so slight touch of alcohol. The alcohol basically puts a point on the other flavors.

M - Nothing outstanding here. Medium bodied with substantial carbonation, although the carbonation doesn't produce anything like a soda water sensation. Finishes dry and cleaner than I would expect.

O - Definitely a good one, although I have to say that at this point Saison and Tripel are both falling in preference next to Dubbels and Quads. I can certainly appreciate this one, but I may be trending away from the style as a whole.

Andrew041180, Jun 04, 2014
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 keithmurray
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - hazy golden liquid with fluffy white head

Smell - green apple, pear, lemon, ginger

Taste - green apple, pear, lemon, pilsener malt, ginger, pepper

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, ample, tight carbonation, slightest of sweetness upfront, blend of bitterness and sweetness in the aftertaste, dry finish. Crisp and refreshing, slightly tart

Overall - this is a great beer that is readily available and priced right. Recommended

Price Point - $9.99/ 4pk 12oz bottles

keithmurray, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of jesus808
3/5  rDev -27.9%

jesus808, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of DMarlinJ
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

DMarlinJ, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Dcunicelli
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dcunicelli, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Barnsley
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Barnsley, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

TonyY, May 04, 2014
Photo of sneth019
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

sneth019, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of mattboyer182
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mattboyer182, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of wmobley
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Hardcore, Feb 11, 2013
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
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,150 ratings.