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
4.33/5 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
3.8/5 rDev -8.7%
Picked up a bottle at Marty's Liqours in Allston.
A: A gorgeous beer. Golden. Not clear. Volumnous craggy white head. Visibly effervescent. Belgian lace.
S: Soft, airy, light citrus like aromatic prescence. Nice malty base. Phenolic peppery aroma barely present.
T: Dry. Slightly sour. Nice and peppery. More so than scent leads on. Citrus esters not as prominent.
MF: Light and airy. Very effervescent. Nearly astringent bordering on puckering. As mentioned by other reviewers this beer does not give away its higher alcohol content.
D: The lightness and dryness of this beer makes it quite drinkable. A great beer to break someone out of the macro beer pattern.
01-18-2007 21:20:01 | More by Nipitato
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
08-03-2013 19:27:21 | More by atr2605
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.
06-04-2014 10:18:49 | More by Andrew041180
4.45/5 rDev +7%
Its corked bottle opens with a satisfying 'pop!' The pour is hazy yellow with a big creamy head. The aroma features citrus and pepper with a hint of hops. Lemon zest, spice, hops, and yeast come together nicely for a complex taste that's crisp and drinkable. The mouthfeel is light bodied and bubbly. The 7.5% is well hidden. At less than $5, this fantastic saison could be the best bargain around.
09-09-2005 06:17:12 | More by goschool
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
A: This beer is a great color for it's style- golden, hay-like that is mostly cloudy. The head itself is large & creamy that is mostly lasting.
S: A strong aroma of citrus fruits (lemon), honey, yeast, & some spice.
T: Spice, citrus fruits, malts, spices (cloves), & banana. Playful balance of flavors.
M: A lot of carbonation, medium bodied, smooth, & creamy.
D: A clean and crisp beer. Great for appetizers or just an everyday beer. I'm not a fan of this style, but I really enjoyed this.
08-16-2010 23:01:14 | More by BrewCrew2010
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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