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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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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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VaporDome

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Duvel tulip. A massive rocky head appears that hangs out with you for a while. Color was slightly murkey, light golden. Smell is great. A nice combination of some funk, tartness, fruits and yeast. I noticed some sour apple right away. Taste was pretty much on par with the smell. Some yeast and bread, typical of many Belgians, with that funky tartness (a good band name?) and sligh kiss of grassy hops. The mouthfeel was light. High carbonation and dry feeling almost is reminicant of champagne. Overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 00:30:48 | More by bunnyhustle
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Alpar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-16-2014 02:59:41 | More by Alpar
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NeverSettle

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

11-24-2013 23:38:53 | More by NeverSettle
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Pinche_Oso

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-22-2012 08:11:38 | More by Pinche_Oso
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ark57

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was fortunate to visit the brewery last fall and pick up a few bottles of this beauty. It is a hazy, pale golden with a voluminous creamy head. The aroma is yeasty (bready) and hoppy. It is creamy with citrus and earthy character and a bitter dry finish. Mellow and amazingly refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2004 17:51:18 | More by ark57
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden straw yellow with a head so big I couldn't even pour the beer into my glass all at once.

S - Fruity, floral, phenolic, fresh bread dough, lemon grass.

T - Fruity - pears, raisin, banana peel, light sweetness, highly carbonated mouthfeel, bitter finish.

O - Very solid beer that makes me want to try more Saisons. Definitely worth a go.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 03:31:30 | More by andrewjraab
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I first started expanding my palette,
this & Tank 7 were my first Saisons
Happy to revisit.
12oz -> Hennepin Chalice

A ~ Pour a very pale gold with l i v e l y carbonation with a tower of meringue head with a slight haze but overall good clarity. Lacing for days!

S ~ Fresh wheat, rolled oats, Lemon jelly, White grapes, & a hint of musty wet-blanket aromas. Classic.

T ~ Nice does of lemon/lemon peel, orange slices, strawberry jelly, yeast-bread, apricot & tart white grapes. Hints of white pepper, allspice & cassia.

M ~ Semi-sweet & fruity with a wonderful dry lemon quality. Takes on more spice after warming.

D ~ Very easy to drink like a tame chardonnay with soft carbonation, as well as a perfect middle-ground ABV for the style. Nice pricepoint as well for a 4-pack over a 750. I need to stop overlooking & visit more from Ommegang.

prost!

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 16:54:40 | More by chocosushi
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-22-2013 21:51:50 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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Duvel

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-09-2013 15:27:53 | More by Duvel
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cichief

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a straw-yellow color, with a thick, white head. It smelled yeasty, fruity and spicy. It has a slight sour, citrus taste, with a dry, yeast finish. It was well carbonated, but not overly fizzy. I would say this is a very good Saiason from and American (but Belgium owned) brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2007 00:19:51 | More by cichief
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vtfan77

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part deux of my unexpected Kroger Ommegang score. Unlike the Rare Vos, this bottle opened with a loud pop and some spillage into the sink. Not too much though, thank goodness.

A- Nice pale golden color with a big white head. Active carbonation with a couple columns of bubbles rising to the top like a good champagne.

S- Malt and yeast flavors abound with spicy clove-like phenols and an orangey fruitiness.

T- Lemony tartness with cloves and some mustiness. Finishes dry with an earthy hop bitterness.

M- Fairly light and nicely carbonated. Easy to drink.

D- Quite drinkable due to its light body and pleasant mouthfeel. I'll have no problems polishing off this bottle.

Very nice ale, probably my favorite out of the three I've had from Ommegang. I'm not very familiar with the Saison style but this beer has got me interested. I'd definitely like to try a couple authentic Belgian examples and see how they stack up. I drank this beer alone, but I bet it would pair excellently with many types of food. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2006 17:51:18 | More by vtfan77
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shroompod

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears straw colored , hazy. Decent head some lacing.

Smell is slightly fruity , apples , with some yeasty bready character.

A very nice tasting Saison , sharp fruitiness melds nicely with a slight caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium , good carbonation.

Deceptively high ABV , otherwise a beer I could drink all night.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 23:55:07 | More by shroompod
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2013 19:35:00 | More by roblund
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nyrblue2

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2012 15:04:43 | More by nyrblue2
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Brinks

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-12-2014 18:36:52 | More by Brinks
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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