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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,967 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,967
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 215
Gots: 395 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

HuntDaddy540, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of roblowther
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml, corked and caged into a tulip glass. Pale honey and straw in color, with a persistent thin lacy head. A touch cloudy, to add that element of mystery. Smells of lemons, apricots, with a medicinal note in the background. Beautimous. The taste is sharp and crisp, almost bitter. There is a silky maltiness that holds it all together nicely. The finish is malty and dusty, but not too dry. The aftertaste is spiced fruit. I can only say :) The mouthfeel is slippery and tingly. Always a good combination. The drinkability? Pour me another! The alcohol is a plesant warmth as it trickles down the throat. Nothing off-puttish and the flavor balance makes you want more. And now I'll have more.

roblowther, Sep 13, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

foxyaardvark27, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TonyY, May 04, 2014
Photo of wingman14
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with an off white head that fades but leaves nice lacing. The smell is complex, some nice sweet fruit notes, some malt and spice notes as well. The taste starts somewhat sweet with the spice and fruit upfront, followed by a somewhat tart taste finishing with a malty taste. The mouthfeel is very smooth, some alcohol content detected in the aftertaste, but overall a silky beer with nice balance. This is a great drinker, not overpowering flavor, but lots of flavor is packed into this beer. Definitely worth checking out.

wingman14, Jul 14, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ComRock12, Jul 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

od_sf, Nov 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

OB1, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

WillAndSarah, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

robear, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

andthevolcano, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

lauries444, Jul 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Supergenious, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

VaporDome, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

erha2, May 30, 2012
Photo of Luigi
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a cloudy gold color with a some yeast particles floating around. The fluffy white head is massive and kind of chunky. There is just something about that yeast from Duvel. The head retains in the glass as a think blanket until the last drop. Lacing from the ale leaves some rings around the glass.

The aroma is light, crisp, and full of citrus hints. Lemon peal, white grape, and yeast.

The crisp tart citrus flavors hint the palate first. Lemon peal, even a hint orange peal pull through the almost white grape sweetness from the alcohol. On the other side, I get a soft yeast roll flavor from the malt. The hop and spice are light. Hints of coriander and a mild bitterness from the hop.

Light in bodied and despite the ABV % very refreshing

This would be a perfect ale to drink in the warmer months amongst friends for any occasion. Thumbs up from me!

Luigi, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jmtpi, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

XicanoBeerRun, Jan 31, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours very pale, somewhat like a hefeweizen. The head holds nicely, and lacing is ample.

The aroma is sweet with some tart and fruitiness to it.

The taste is more or less the borderline for what I'd expect from a Saison. It's balanced very well with fruit, yeast, and tart, but it doesn't really leave a lasting impression.

The body is medium light with a medium/high thickness. The finish is moderately dry and sticky.

Overall, this was a solid saison, and for it's availability and pricepoint it really shines. The only downside is that it could do a bit more to set itself apart.

BBP, Jan 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

dowen44, Dec 09, 2011
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Summer's coming really soon and it's 77º out today - perfect for a summer brew. What's more, I recently brewed a saison myself, and until it's ready, Ommegang will have to hold me over.

APPEARANCE: Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with barely a gold highlight. A huge white pillowy head forms and fades to a rocky loose-bubbled cap.

SMELL: Huge yeasty smell reminiscent of the finest ales from Belgium. A vague aroma of bready funk comes through. Citrus is apparent as is apricot. Hop aroma is non-existant.

TASTE: Incredible flavors come through all at once. Sweet caramel malts, bready and funky yeast, sweet orange, and a hop bitterness and flavor that really holds its own. The finish is only the faintest bit dry and somewhat yeasty. This is really a taste to behold.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium to light bodied with a sharp carbonation. Fairly refreshing given the body.

DRINKABILITY: Now THIS is what I want to be drinking this summer. Goes down so incredibly easy and hides the 7.7% pretty well. All in all a delicious beer.

I can only hope my homebrewed saison comes close to this beer's awesomeness. I've been impressed with Three Philosophers, but now I'm nearly blown away by Hennepin. I think a pilgrimage to Ommegang and the baseball Hall of Fame in my near future.

jmalex, Apr 30, 2007
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,967 ratings.