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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,962 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,962
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 214
Gots: 392 | 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 zdk9
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

A- Pours a hazy pale yellow with a green tint. There's more than a finger of sturdy white foam that leaves some beautiful, yet assymetric lacing.

S- Yeasty and earthy with just a tinge of bright citrus.

T- There's quite a bit going on in the taste- yeast, some paleish malt, some fruitiness (not sure if that's hops, or yeast, or something else). It all comes together nicely except that there is an alcoholic taste, much like vodka, that doesn't meld well.

M- Great creaminess which is so full in the mouth, and yet the beer is also bursting with evervescence. I really enjoyed just parcelling the liquid around in my mouth.

D- A nice and complex beer. I will certainly buy this one again.

zdk9, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of jmtpi
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jmtpi, May 31, 2013
Photo of Supergenious
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Supergenious, May 25, 2013
Photo of MsRif
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

I've had this bottled and on-tap several times. Pours a translucent gold color with a nice white head. Retention and lacing are both excellent. Has an aroma of yeast, funk, citrus, sweetness...complex and well-balanced. Tastes sweet with a bit of tartness to it...yeasty, earthy, bready...citrus is still there. Does not stay on the palate long.

Light bodied with generally great carbonation. This beer is excellent and very drinkable. A refreshing beer that goes down smooth. I'll drink it many more times to come, I'm sure.

MsRif, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of Andrew041180
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

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 AndyEdgar
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

AndyEdgar, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of icehawk
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

icehawk, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Franch
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Franch, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of SupremePie
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

SupremePie, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Fusebuddy
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Fusebuddy, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of WillAndSarah
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

WillAndSarah, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of celticfutblclub
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

celticfutblclub, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Maxwell
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

The beer pours pale, golden yellow with a lot of chunks and carbonation bubbles circling around. The beer pours with a nice tight white head on it that settles to a quarter of a fingers width and leaves a thin lacing of tight, dry bubbles. On the nose, the beer smells strongly of spiced coriander with hints of orange peel, and ginger. There is also distinct bananay yeast in the background giving lovely character to the nose, while the hops and yeast are properly downplayed with lights notes of grass and hay and some wheat notes. On the tongue, the beer tastes creamy sweet and grassy bitter with lots of spice character. The flavor begins as orange peel and light wheat malt before being steamrolled away by heavy coriander spices with hints of pickling ginger. This moves into bitter grassy hops and banana yeast. The finish gives a fresh kiss of coriander infused orange juice with just a hint of sweet wheat bread before mellowing into an aftertaste of light coriander spice and yeasty banana funk. In the mouth, the beer tastes creamy smooth and medium in body with a touch of fierce carbonation that mellows into a clean scrubbing of the tongue. The mouth is left slightly dry but clean. Overall this is a solid and interestingly flavored beer. They’re a little heavy handed with the coriander spicing, which hurts the other flavors, but these flavors still show through and are beautiful and fresh in feel. This is a classic American saison in a Belgian-style. Worth a try.

Maxwell, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

The Hennepin is another one of those beers that I have seen on the shelves almost since I started drinking craft beer. Finally decided to pick up a single bottle to give this a whirl.

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

A- First thing I notice is the big huge massive head that emerged- fluffy and hilly- bold white color. The liquid was a bright shade of gold. No lacing on this one.

S- Smell is very citrusy- hints of grapefruits and pineapple. Some spice in the nose as well.

T- Taste was really excellent. Sour tartness followed by a nice peppery spice- I detected some strange flavors in here- maybe some biscuits/bready/ginger? orange zest. Lots going on here.

M- Surprisingly easy to drink- tingly yet not overwhelming.

D- I could pair this one with many different meals. I will introudce this one to a lot of my friends who do not yet appreciate beer.

DavidSeanNJ, May 24, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Dirty25, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of donteatpoop
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%

Mmmm.

Hazy golden color with a nice thick white head and good retention throughout. The smell is grain, fruit, and a farmhouse funk.

A grainy malt dominates the palate. The high alcohol lvel is masked very well; the yeast leaves a funky taste behind.

donteatpoop, Feb 28, 2010
Photo of atr2605
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

atr2605, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of mcphish22
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mcphish22, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of sweethome
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Golden pour - nice inch head - off-white. Nose of fresh cut hay and yeast.

Carbonic entry, again, hay, grass, yeast and straw. Nice bite to this beer. Flavors are upfront. Fresh. A nice food companion. I tasted this with crackers and sharp cheese - held up quite well.

A very well done saison - a bit pedestrian compared to belgian syle (I was just there), but hits on all charachteristics, fresh flavors and decent depth.

sweethome, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of ryser2k
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

ryser2k, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of bccocx
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

bccocx, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of whallgren
5/5  rDev +20.2%

whallgren, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Joshgonzales79, Nov 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

andy1701, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of BobZ
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Bright sparkling yellow with a big frothy head of about 3” which recedes to about 1/2”, an abundance of sticky lacing.

Smell: Citrus and spice with a bit of hoppy aroma.

Taste: Nice diversity of flavor, the citrus and spice are noticeable, there is no “piney” character imparted by the hops just the citrus and a pleasant bitterness in the finish. No “funk” really which is what I expected from a saison. A flavorful (delicious) pale ale is the best description of this brew. The alcohol is completely un-noticeable.

Mouth feel: Heavily carbonated which means it’s very clean and crisp on the palate.

Overall: Very good beer, as I’ve said extremely flavorful. In fact this beer has reignited my interest in the saison style.

BobZ, Nov 03, 2012
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,962 ratings.