1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

Not Rated.
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,354 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,354
Reviews: 2,073
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 244
Gots: 571 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,354 | Reviews: 2,073 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jgluck
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of seyton
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of musicman7070
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of lisahope27
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of soulfly1492
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Lots of fruity esters, lemon citrus and apples. Lots of spicy pepper phenols, clove and banana. Clean pale malts, maybe a little pilsner. Orange shows up after a bit and the pepper and clove spices step up as well. Some bitter and floral English hops.

Appearance: Pale straw. Moderately cloudy. Lots of rising bubbles. Head is clean white and pours very tall. Great retention and lots of lacing.

Taste: Light to moderate floral hops followed by black pepper and yeasty phenols, then the fruity orange citrus and apple. Lots of competing flavors here. Some alcohol shows up at the end. Long bitter and slightly tart aftertaste. Also a bit of sulfur, wonder how old this bottle is? A born on date would be nice.

Mouthfeel: Light and fluffy body. Carbonation is moderate, but is smooth and creamy, not stinging.

Overall: Nice, bold and complex brew. The spice dominates the fruitiness here, again perhaps due to the age of this bottle. Even so this is a good overall saison.

Photo of MisterE
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of lhaqq
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a clear bubbly golden, with a huge, long-lasting, frothy white head. I feel like I should be in Germany.
S: Smells like it tastes, or tastes like it smells. Also some banana in the smell.
T: Tastes like a mix between a (dulled down) dubbel and a wheat beer. Some sweetness and spiciness at the beginning that rounds out into a smooth wheat flavor.
M: No biting aftertaste, good balance of carbonation.
D: Like the other farmhouse ales that I've had, really drinkable; just the right spot between complexity and simplicity and thus easy to drink while still being interesting.

Photo of cornucopia
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TCMike
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light honey color, and produced a big, fluffy, white head. The carbonation was champagne like.
The smell was citrusy, with a slightly earthy undertone.
The taste was lightly sweet, honey, maybe, with citrus flavors. The taste doesn't linger long.
Overall it's a nice, drinkable Belgian, without breaking the bank.

Photo of comradekyle
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of OptionParalysis
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MartzMimic
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a big foamy head that lasts for a bit. Moderate lacing. Big aroma of grapefruit and citrus, with notes of yeast. The taste follows the aroma, along with a fair amount of sweetness and spice. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. This is such a good saison. It leaves me thinking of warmer weather and hoping for another glass soon.

Photo of timwardjr
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of brandonasplundh
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale orange with a moderate off-white head that fades but leaves a thin cover in the middle and around the edges and in the lacing. Wafts of carbonation with loose bubbles surrounding it.

S: Surprising for my expectations; a little skunky, with hints of corn and yeast funk, not unlike beers seen at frat parties. Some fruit esters underneath it all; passionfruit, peach, lemon peel. Good saison character.

T: Great improvement from the smell. Orange and lemon peels, mild malt, a bit of wheat and funk. Ever so slightly sweet, manifesting as honey. Quick finish, with added strawberry hints, but I can't expect a beer this light-feeling to stick around for long. Oh well, guess I'll have to sip it again.

M: Light and highly carbonated, super refreshing. Just what I was looking for.

O: A very refreshing Saison, exactly what I wanted on a hot night like tonight. The flavors could be a bit stronger, but none of them were bad. A good brew that suits the style well, but I can find less expensive beers with as much flavor to cool me off.

Photo of Skud
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bob3701
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy golden color with big bubbled head. The taste took me by surprise, I was not expecting such a hard cider like taste to it. Great aroma of ginger and citrus. Very bubbly in the mouth. Very crisp and clean taste. Would have probably been even better on a hot day.

Photo of blkcld
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SoCalSuds
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jmbraxton
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of dokupe
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Labeorphile
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Dull straw color with a very white head. Lots of larger bubbles making a foamy, lathery type head that sticks around a while. Beer is relatively clear.

Smell was sweet, honeylike and spicy, Some mentioned must, but I didn't really notice it.

Taste was sweet like honey, with some lemon fruitiness and light on the malt, Very enjoyable and refreshing. Highly drinkable with some liveliness in the mouthfeel. This would be a great beer on a spring day.

I really enjoy Ommegang beers and this is another to add into my rotation list.

Photo of Sathanas
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of RocketWidget
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed immediately after a sample of regular Hennepin for comparisons sake. Comes in a 750ml corked bottle. Has a layer of dirt on the bottle. Bottle #1471, this was “cave-aged at Howe Caverns at a depth of 156 feet at constant temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit from early 2003 until September 23rd of the same year. Enjoyed 6/21/04. Claims to be the only American brewery that has been cave aging beer in over a century. Cork appears to have mold on the top, a little worrisome…
This is one of the most carbonated beers I’ve ever had, with tremendous head and unrelenting carbonation. This beer is alive. Incredibly thick, foamy, lacy white head that explodes out of the bottle. Let me stress this point. The head of the beer continues to expand minutes AFTER pouring. Absolutely incredible. I had trouble keeping this beer in it’s glass! A golden color, less cloudy than the regular beer, but more carbonated.
I wanted to believe that the extra few bucks I spent on a cave aged beer would be worth it. Truth be told, although subtle, there is a difference. Smell is a little more pronounced, though has the same characteristic orange smell. Taste is outstanding. Extremely smooth, with a slight hoppy taste and lots of spice, orange and citrus. Unbelievably smooth for it’s ABV, this beer distinguishes itself as one of the best Belgian beers in America, and would put up a impressive fight in a Belgium itself. This beer kicks ass, and I’m proud to say it.

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,354 ratings.