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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,779 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,779
Reviews: 2,019
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 199
Gots: 325 | 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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Skwalk47

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-05-2014 22:17:18 | More by Skwalk47
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sgn4779

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 14:36:05 | More by sgn4779
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LaughingZebra

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 01:44:14 | More by LaughingZebra
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camhelffrich

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-04-2014 23:01:36 | More by camhelffrich
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sengelha

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-04-2014 19:58:09 | More by sengelha
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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-04-2014 13:57:43 | More by Bjorn2bWild
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UPMD_Bill

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exactly what I was hoping for with a Saison. Just a little bit of sweet and spice up front, with just enough hops to balance at the finish. Enough going on to keep me interested through the whole pint. Strong but still refreshing on a hot day - relatively high ABV but did not taste of alcohol. Would definitely get this again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2014 01:36:15 | More by UPMD_Bill
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paulcdc

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-04-2014 01:27:25 | More by paulcdc
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gpratt138

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-03-2014 23:26:57 | More by gpratt138
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sdsimkins

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-03-2014 18:11:04 | More by sdsimkins
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JCicero08

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2014 04:07:52 | More by JCicero08
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archyquaffer

Montana

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml (25 ounce) corked bottle into a schooner glass. The label depicts a silhouette image of Father Hennepin, with his wide brimmed hat, canoeing a pine-fringed lake while hoisting a stemmed glass similar to the one I am using. The bottle glug glugs and I back off to an easy pour, producing about 3/4 inch of a chunky, billowy white head with a golden tinge. The beer is a slightly hazy, pale ruddy golden with effervescent carbonation.

Funk, spice and light floral-citrus in the aroma. The flavor is complex, but not overly funky. Spice, dark fruit, and citrus notes combine with some light earthy tones, biscuit, and some overripe banana. Mildly bitter with an overall dry finish yet with some lingering pungency. The mouth feel is creamy and crisp altogether. A pleasant burpiness settles the stomach and produces biscuity, fruity, grainy flavors. The alcohol is well-masked beyond a little bit of warming, and light at that.

An excellent beer and perhaps the best of its type that I have tried. The funk is there but it's not overpowering and the beer is surprisingly light and drinkable considering the strength. This seems like a perfect beer to quench thirst, ala Belgian peasants, although the ABV would seem to limit its session-ability!

This beer was bought for $9.19 at Hennessey Grocery in Butte, Montana, which continues to bring variety and exotica to beer drinkers in our corner of the mountains. The price is at least 2 dollars below Belgian imports of a similar quality for sale in the store.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 03:01:58 | More by archyquaffer
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russwilliam

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-03-2014 01:19:09 | More by russwilliam
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TBoneJones

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint pour is a hazy, cloudy pineapple yellow, with soapy foam head of nice height. Looks rich.
Smells like bread and coriander spice, some ginger, herbal. Refreshing to the nose.
Upon sipping is where the orange peel kicks in, and everything else that was on the nose falls into place for a creamy, biting saison that embodies its listed ingredients very well. Ending is an earthy sum of all the ingredients, sharp, biting, some minerals. Not complex to me, but I enjoyed sipping this well enough.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 23:09:25 | More by TBoneJones
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Simko1209

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2014 16:58:25 | More by Simko1209
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nate_nate_nate

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2014 15:27:06 | More by nate_nate_nate
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Sirath21

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2014 03:06:21 | More by Sirath21
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miguelre06


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-01-2014 20:09:35 | More by miguelre06
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-01-2014 16:38:40 | More by DerekMorgan
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Ojdorson


4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-01-2014 01:10:46 | More by Ojdorson
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McNazz

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-30-2014 19:52:12 | More by McNazz
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LADYBEAST

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-29-2014 22:27:18 | More by LADYBEAST
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klittle250

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-29-2014 14:18:39 | More by klittle250
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blackcompg

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a quick 3 fingers of tiny bubbled foaming white eggshell head, body is a very hazy bright golden yellow with very light orange highlights, body also contains alot of garb rising thru the center, leaves prominent foamy lace rings after each sip, great head retention.

Smell - Yeast, banana, light clove, fresh citrus, coriander, nutmeg, crisp pear.

Taste - Starts with yeast, light under-ripe banana, very gentle citrus of lemon and orange, very nice light pepperiness of white pepper, also hints of coriander and nutmeg, and there is a definite presence of white grape and young pears at the back of the quaff, the finish is yeast and drying spices, banana pith, and a very light sourness of grape skins.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel, and yet silky smooth and pillowy light. The bold flavors of yeast, spices, and light fruits fill the mouth, and then theres this wonderful carb with is medium-high, but the bubbles are so tiny, washing over the tongue in a smooth tingly foam with tiny little edges, really feels wonderful, and will have the sipper contemplative of both flavor and feel after each sip.

Overall - What else can I say, this is simply a fantastic saison, and a perfect representative of the style. Everything you want is here - yeast, spice, light fruits... and it's bold, effervescent and dry. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 03:54:56 | More by blackcompg
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EdFed

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-29-2014 02:36:04 | More by EdFed
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,779 ratings.