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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,037 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,037
Reviews: 2,036
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 217
Gots: 417 | 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 soze47
5/5  rDev +20.2%

soze47, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Digimaika2
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(4.0) A: Hazy and golden with a very tall creamy eggshell coloured foam head with intermingled sporadic bubbles. Very good retention and lacing.

(4.5) S: Banana, pineapple/passion fruit, bubblegum, cloves, belgian-style yeast, pepper, and cane sugar. Very pleasant and enticing. Appropriate proportions of each aroma that come together extremely well.

(4.0) T: Similar to aroma with ripe and sweet tropical fruits coupled with spice including a bitter pepper taste. A refreshing taste of earthy dry grasses with some floral hints. Enjoying how the emphasis isn’t on the sweet side, but rather on the dry and bitter spice side of the spectrum.

(4.5) M: Medium bodied with a moderate/tingling carbonation. Chalky (in a good way) with a bit of chewy character. Lingering dry and bitterness. Wonderful stuff.

(4.5) D: A delicious farmhouse that really brings all the best qualities of the style together.

Digimaika2, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of tenacioustomato
4/5  rDev -3.8%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

rondufresne, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Rudgers73
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am re-reviewing this beer from my trip to the Ommegang brewery. When I first tried this beer before I didn't really like it, but the recent trip to the brewery changed my mind quite a bit. The beer is supposed to taste rustic and earthy, and in furthering my beer appreciation I think I respect this beer a lot more now. At a small bar in town I drank it all friday night (and it sure does sneek up on you...) I couldn't get enough of it. It changes so much with temperature being more grainy and earthy at colder temps, then warming up to a huge array of citrus, spices, and hops. This beer is awesome and next to the Ommegang it is now my 2nd favorite.

Rudgers73, Feb 04, 2007
Photo of gabedivision
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a SA snifter glass.

Pours a bright clean hazy golden yellow with a fist of head that settles to a steady 1 finger reach. Smells of big citrus, lemons, orange peels, grapes, bananas, with the familiar Belgian yeast flavors, loaded with lots of spice characters. Pale banana and citrus malt fill the tongue, nice mild cloves and ginger spices float around. Light on the body, medium carbonation, leaves the mouth slightly bitter with a nice zesty dry feeling that begs for another delicious sip. This is a wonderful saison that can be enjoyed anytime of the year, everything works on this beer. Total home run. cheers.

gabedivision, Jul 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Iowacraft, May 09, 2012
Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

innuendobrewskiman63, Apr 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ReeseMax3, Sep 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

VaporDome, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of fisherman34
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled sample via trevorwideman. Gold in colour with lots of floaties (that's ok... yeast is good for you) and strong carbonation. Aromas of over ripe banana, vanilla, meadow flowers, white grape, and spicy pear. Flavors of lemon rind, soft fruit, spicy Duvel yeast, some wheat malt, and a slight metallic at the end. Smooth in the mouth with some nice lively carbonation creating some interest on the dry finish. Overall, this is a mellow and technically sound saison, but for me it lacks that certain something that makes a beer really special (like the signature funkiness of Fantome or the austere refinement of Dupont). Perhaps this sounds like damning with faint praise, but it's still a VERY good beer.

fisherman34, Dec 29, 2006
Photo of Naes
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is just a little hazy and is golden colored with a nice white head that provides some lacing.

The aroma is of yeast and spice.

The flavor is just as it smells (yeast and spice) but a hint of alcohol comes through in the finish. There is also a bit of hop presence throughout the sip.

Mouth feel is light bodied and highly carbonated. It will foam up in your mouth if you let it sit there for a second.

For a higher ABV beer, this is quite drinkable. Though the alcohol is present, it is not overpowering. Try it.

Naes, Aug 26, 2005
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a bright sunny yellow with a thin bright white head. It is somewhat hazy. Not much lacing. The appearance reminds me of a hot and lazy summer day.

S-Belgian yeast, some noble hops, and malt.

T-Essentially the same as the nose. Belgian yeast with some noble hops. Its very refreshing.

M-Crisp and fairly clean. Its not too thin or too thick.

D-Great session beer especially for the summer months.

thegodfather2701, Aug 13, 2011
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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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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Slighty cloudy yellow, two finger head.

S- Fresh and clean with heavy citrus notes and hints of banana.

T- Though not as tart as the smell precludes, the yeast does take center stage. This does not mean that this is the only flavor profile going on here by a long shot. Ever so slighty sweet malt up front with a very smooth hop bitterness in the finish.

M- Tangy carbonation, quite refreshing.

D- Dangerous, especially considering the abv.

Although not my favorite sytle, but this beer and the style as a whole comand respect. A must try for all beer lovers.

Pauly2X, Mar 27, 2008
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

lauries444, Jul 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Necronomad, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

foxyaardvark27, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

OB1, Feb 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

andy1701, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

erha2, May 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Larrydoherty, Sep 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

BeerNDoggerel, Mar 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,037 ratings.