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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,752 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,752
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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IceAce

California

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

Bottle # 0395

Yellow to golden color, very hazy, kind of like sunshine as it breaks through the fog. Three fingers of dense white foam, the consistancy of whipped egg whites, caps the body and leaves exquisite lacing on the sides of a beer-clean stemmed tulip glass.

Beautiful funky barnyard aroma, complete with earthy clove, banana taffy, closing with a crisp dryness. Entry provides an initial sweetness which is quickly overcome by a complex mix of tropical fruits, sweet malt, and yeasty dryness.

The mouthfeel pleases the palate and the finish is champagne-dry with a lingering yeasty fade and plenty of residual sugal left on the lips.

A wonderful saison to say the least...many thanks to beerbuddy JiLLian for this one!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2005 06:08:51 | More by IceAce
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Quite pale straw, ever so slightly golden, with some haze and murk. Lots of rising bubbles join a big, large-bubbled, chucky head that leaves surprisingly weak lacing.

S: Slightly tart lemon, musty grain, background peppery and phenolic notes. Fruity hints with some earthy, slightly funky yeast. Some bubblegum & lychee. Grassy / herbal hops and crackery / biscuity malts in the background.

T: Quite yeast, even for a saison, but not unpleasant. Spicy and tart. Soft, tangy lemon – strong though. Peppery alcohol. Just an edge of sweetness on the dry cereal malts. Banana and cloves come out middle to end. Candied green apple? A slight minerally aspect sneaks in. Earthy, white pepper, yeasty notes grows in the aftertaste with each drink. Towards the end grassy and herbal hops push through. Wheat becomes more apparent as it warms. Noticeable alcohol. A tad much on the lemon.

M: Medium body with a bit over average CO2. Creamy and luscious, yet rustic. Sweeter and fuller than some, and this is a plainly (but not obviously) bigger version. Somewhat tart and ultimately drying. Slightly warming.

D: After a bit you do notice that this is a fairly strong version. Still, it is easy drinking enough. Just too strong to be a quaffer. Best had with food – the lemon tartness would cut flavors well and cleans the palate. Rustic and hearty.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 20:11:23 | More by SickGnar
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KGarrett

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-19-2011 00:08:05 | More by KGarrett
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mostpoetsdo

Rhode Island

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A nice hazy yellow, with a big billowy white head. Good lacing.

S: A lot of spice and some dark fruit.

T: Good, but not as great as the other reviews made it out to be. Did not meet my expectations. Has a sour fruity taste, with a sweet aftertaste. Mainly spicy and citrus up front.

M: Well carbonated, but not heavy.

D: High. It was shared with friends, but one can easily finish off a 750 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 19:50:28 | More by mostpoetsdo
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-02-2013 00:23:21 | More by GoHabsGo
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genog

Ohio

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

750 ml bottle

Pours a cloudy yellow/orange color with plenty of white and foamy, rocky head. A heavy amount of lacing sticks around on the side of the glass. Smell is of belgian spices, clove, banana, bubblegummy type bouquet. Taste is very sweet and dull in the finish with a creamy mouth feeling.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2007 04:20:07 | More by genog
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rtratzlaff

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap. Poured into a tulip glass.

1" white head above a body on the yellow side of light amber. Carbonation steadily flows holding the head which leaves good lacing.

Smells of some sweet fruitiness but a good amount of peppery spiciness.

Tastes are sweet Belgian sugar flavors, some lemony fruitiness, pepper. The malt flavors along the lines of fresh baked bread. A warmth his the palate late and it finishes dry.

Mouthfeel is moderate with good carbonation.

Drinkability is wonderful. The flavors are strong but I love them and don't see my palate getting too tired of them.

This is the beer to pair with a big stinky cheese.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2008 17:48:18 | More by rtratzlaff
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-16-2013 15:53:07 | More by leftstagebrew
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tviz33

New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle, served in a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy yellow body with a white soapy two finger head and minimal lacing. This looks tasty.

S- Yummy bananas, clove, and citrus. Of course there is the usual aroma of Belgian yeast, which works really well here.

T- Really, really nice. Reminds me of a good tripel. Orange and lemon come first, with banana and spice following. FInishes a bit boozey, but not intolerable.

M- Light bodied and pretty spot-on with the mouthfeel. Slightly creamy, well-carbonated, and crisp.

O- This one is certainly refreshing and clean. I will be enjoying one or many in the future, as it is easy to consume multiples of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 19:27:35 | More by tviz33
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-17-2013 02:55:52 | More by Fusebuddy
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2013 19:06:13 | More by Shawnspl
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-05-2014 00:59:19 | More by HuntDaddy540
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bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I may never touch another Belgian after this American offering. Poured a cloudy yellow with a good head. The taste was perfect. Great hops, nice "puckering" taste. As I finished the bottle, I cursed myself for not picking up more than one. Just all around supurb.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2003 06:31:23 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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TommyW

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Blonde body with a constant stream of tiny bubble coming up through. Big pillowy, white head.

S- Some musty grain with notes of spice and yeast.

T- Slight fruity sweetness upfront, the orange and lemony fruitness then blend right into a more moderate tart taste mixed into the overall earthiness. There are some touches of spice and yeast in there too. The finish is dry.

M- Slick feel, clean finish and an aggressive carbonation.

D- My first saison, and I love it. It's just perfect to sip on, but I really like pairing it with food. I tried it with some Humbolt Fog (an aged goat's-milk cheese) and it was just superb.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 01:29:02 | More by TommyW
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ejh06752

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-16-2013 00:41:43 | More by ejh06752
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KMcG

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is beautiful when poured.  The head is thick and rich.  The color is light golden and slightly foggy with lots of bubble activity.

The aroma is full of Belgian yeast, fruity, and sweet with some wet straw hue. 

The taste is spicy (coriander) and grassy with a ginger pop that almost gives a peppermint tone. There is lemon toward end and then the hops hit you. Very well balanced. 

The mouthfeel is light to medium body and refreshing. A nice Saison!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 18:30:25 | More by KMcG
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-07-2013 01:16:48 | More by JamesShoemaker
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Michigan

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-12-2013 15:13:14 | More by Michigan
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-24-2014 01:54:46 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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Jon

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aged bottle from 2002.

Slightly hazy, light golden color with a foamy white head that leaves attractive trails of lace down the glass. Excellent head retention, as well. Wonderfully complex aromas of freshly ground ginger, orange peel, maybe some coriander, pepper, fruity esters and slightly earthy hops. More ginger, orange rind, Saaz hops, ripe apple and pear are evident before a mild finish reminiscent of freshly ground pepper. Mouthfeel is smooth, lush and downright pleasing. Drinkability is phenomenal for a beer of 7.5% abv. Though it's not a true saison to the traditionalist due to its alcohol content, it's a damn good beer that is clearly worthy of your attention. One of the better values on the shelves today, too.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2003 04:31:11 | More by Jon
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callmescraps

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ok, time to review the brilliant Ommegang Hennepin. I first experienced this on tap, but am writing the review based on a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance - Golden with a soft white head, firm but not too pillowy. Head slowly dissipates, but a quarter inch remains.

Smell - Spicy, with a little fruitiness.

Taste - Wow. Refreshing, with more fruit, and a hint of apple. Almost a sour, but satisfying, finish. Pretty tart. Lots of depth to the flavor, and a tasty lingering on the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Incredibly crisp. Just a very refreshing beer. Not heavy or creamy, but sharp.

Drinkability - Absolutely off the charts. for such a potent beer, I could pack these away. When I order this at the bar I have to limit myself to only two, or I know I'll end up going too far.

This is one of my favorite beers, ever. An excellent example of the style, that on a blind test most drinkers would assume was imported from Belgium, not Cooperstown.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 22:08:52 | More by callmescraps
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tut2528

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden in appearance, pours about 2-3 fingers worth of pure white foam, huge carbonation, and enormous lacing.

S: similar smell to a hefeweizen. I pick up a lot of lemon citrus, cloves, mild peppery spices, and yeast. Mild hops with a very slight hint of mango, burn of alcohol is present.

T: similar aspects as the nose (lemon zest, peppery spices, cloves, mild hops). In addition, there is a very nice tart funkiness along with mild alcohol presence. As it warms up, I find more orange peel coming through. Nice complexity.

M: medium bodied, leaves a nice tart/funkiness on the teeth that is quite desirable. Hops are also more noticeable after the finish adding another nice component to this brew and the carbonation is spot on for this brew

O: I had tried this one along time ago and wasn’t a huge fan. But now with a more developed palate, I can appreciate this style and this offering by Ommegang. All around this is an excellent offering for this style and the complexity is rather high. It has a high drinkability and has a great finish that works well during a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 20:31:47 | More by tut2528
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sneth019

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-10-2012 01:21:25 | More by sneth019
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-14-2011 17:16:04 | More by TEAMHOLT
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Ted

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-06-2012 02:59:31 | More by Ted
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,752 ratings.