Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
For this review, 12oz bottle in a tulip glass.
A- Light yellowy-gold color with a massive white head. The head fades to a thick film, serious lacing. This beer is clearly unfiltered.
S- Bananas, pears, light fruits, spices. And two of my favorites: yeasty funk and funky yeast.
T- Belgian style yeast, spices, light fruits. Spicy, a bit peppery.
M- Ebullient. Light, crisp, refreshing. Body without baggage.
O- Spot on for the style. I've drank this many, many times and it always tastes fresh and inviting.
06-29-2013 01:42:35 | More by NiceTaps
4.45/5 rDev +7%
Hennepin, just hit shelves in Texas today, had to pick some up.
Hennepin pours straw yellow, with vigorous amounts of carbonation. Large solid fluffy white head retains with ease. Smell is dominated with a funky yeastiness, and various spices, deep and complex smell overall with some fruit esters popping through.
Taste is neutral enough for Hennepin to be chugged down on a hot day.Yet, complex enough to be enjoyed throughly anytime of the year.
An influx of spicy and unrelenting hops build a beautiful foundation for all the flavors to come. Intense earthiness along with a dry spiciness throughout with ginger accents on the fringes. The ginger works perfectly with the dry spiciness. The yeast is providing a lot of the flavor as well, especially the earthiness. A hint of citrus peel is thrown into the mix about halfway through, giving lead way to the flawless finish. Hennepin finishes with that spiciness lingering, albeit now much more refined then the start. It's almost as this beer starts untamed, and then at the end of your sip you have taken it into captivity.
I have to say one of the best parts about this beer, is the truly decedent mouthfeel. Flawless.
Hennepin is a delicious, world-class Saison, that simply must not be missed. Definitely recommended.
05-05-2007 22:57:15 | More by HoustonTX
4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
Appearance: A nicely hazy golden-straw body with three fingers of slightly off-white, bubbly head that sticks around and leaves good lacing.
Aroma: A honeyish malt body with fruity (golden fruit, citrus, and banana), yeasty, and spicy (clove, coriander, and pepper) notes. Some traces of booze, but not much.
Taste: Up front, a sweet pale malt character with fruit, spice, and ever-so-mild molasses twinge towards the end. It's somewhat sour and dries towards the end. Hints of alcohol in the end, in just the right proportion. It may not the most complex flavor profile, but it's quite satisfying.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied and smooth with good carbonation. Crisp with a dry finish.
Drinkability: Generally good, but reined in a little by the moderately-high alcohol content.
Verdict: Hennepin is a great beer to sit down with an enjoy on a peaceful Summer evening. It may not be the most complex Saison out there, but it's still well worth a try.
07-29-2009 23:27:55 | More by BeanBone
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
Pours a nice slightly hazy golden yellow, with a frothy white long-lasting head. Lacing all over the glass. The aroma is grassy with a fruity/citrusy note. Peppery, spicy hop bitterness, but very pleasant. Not too sour. Finishes smooth and dry, but with a lingering spicy/peppery aftertaste. Overall, I find this to be a great summertime brew, especially on those hot afternoons.
08-18-2007 23:44:19 | More by domtronzero
4.78/5 rDev +14.9%
Appearance- Very pale color mostly transparent color. Not much head retention. I'm inclined to think that a beer needs head retention to have the strong aroma that I like but this one defies that rule of thumb. Great aroma and taste from this one that almost looks like your typical garbage BMC.
Smell- At first it I got your typical banana, grass, and funk. As I got a bit further into it I noticed the it wasn'treally banana but some other fruits.
Taste- For the most part follows the nose. Opens up into a nice range of fruits. Lemon, apple, and pear. Nice hop crispness, hay, coriander spice, and funk. Really complex beer for a lighter style.
Mouthfeel- medium light bodied. Enough body to enjoy the range of flavor and just enough hop sharpness to keep it crisp.
Overall- Well done ommegang! This is a must try beer. This will be one of the beers where you have to ask yourself why you hadn't had it before. I wish I could give it a perfect score but I just can't bring myself to do it. The knock on appearance is due to previous standards on what usually makes a good beer. The sharp mouthfeel is most likely necessary to open up the depth in this beer but keeps it from being the beer you can drink all day.
Edit: I've had this beer again many times with a good amount of head. I think there was soapy residue in the glass when I did the review
03-16-2012 04:46:47 | More by dumptruck81
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
This was quite a pleasant suprise. Somehow, I had the sense that this would be more of a "spritzy", carbonated type of beer. In reality, it is very much like some of my favorite Belgian (and Belgian-styled) beers. Quite the subtle flavor for the style, very refreshing . Pours a large, fluffy head, good retention. Fluffy lace remains. Similar to Orval in the body and mouthfeel, but without the spicy, flowery taste. This goes down so easy, it could get you in trouble! Dare I say delicate?! Quite a feat for a beer with a 7% ABV. This beer is a good bargain, and would be perfect for anyone who may like the Belgians, but doesn't want 'em too strong.
02-12-2003 09:58:28 | More by JohnnyDuvel
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Dark golden color, with a white head. Head dissapates quickly, but carbonation continuously replenishes it. Aroma and taste contain honey, spice, and citrus. Highly carbonated, very crisp, and drinkable.
This is a great beer for the price, $4.50 for 750ml in Indianapolis.
08-07-2002 07:52:29 | More by zerk
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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