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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,038 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,038
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

brandonasplundh, Mar 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

wiezen glass. best by 3/20/13

a - pours a hazy, pale yellow with lots of streaming bubbles. gave me a huge, fluffy white head that calms to a finger or so and stays put. leaves a thick swath of lacing down the side of the glass.

s - typical banana and clove, grassy pale malt.

t - pale malt character with the usual belgian spiciness. notes of lemon. slight earthy funk and faint bitterness come in at the end.

m - lighter in body with a slight mouth coating action. more than enough carbonation.

o - not bad, but not really doing it for me either. goes down easy enough. tastes like a standard belgian pale ale to me. will probably pass on this in the future.

divineaudio, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ColSanders123, Mar 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a semi-transparent pale golden orange color with a fizzy white head of 2.5 fingers. Retention is very good, especially given the ABV, and the head leaves sticky lacing as it recedes. Quite appealing.

S - Honey, crystal malt, bready yeast, floral hops, tart fruit, a bit of sourness, pepper and other light spice that I can't identify, and a bit of ethanol. Inviting, and subtly complex.

T - It's got a much more tart/sour flavor than the nose predicted, though I like it. The tartness does well to balance the sweet malt and candied sugar. The hops are incredibly subtle, but make an appearance toward the climax. I think it suffers from its subtlety, though, and I wish the flavors were more bold. No alcohol comes through at all.

M - Light bodied, well carbonated, and dry on the finish. Nearly perfect for the beer.

D - A tasty brew for sure. I'd like it to be a little more bold, but it's got good flavors and is very easy drinking. I'd have it again.

blakelive784, Feb 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Tumble, Feb 28, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76%

Lob, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

LukeONeill, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Archemedies, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

sbluerock, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

CBPAS, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kevgod, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

lsfrontman, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

PunkFloyd, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

rippedflesh89, Feb 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

jesus808, Feb 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

joex444, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber gold that is slightly murky. A huge pure white head forces me to pour into the tulip several times and leaves behind a ton of thick lacing.

Smell is yeast and malt. A light apple fruitiness and some spice are detectable as it opens up. There is some light funk as well.

Taste is dry maltiness. Very mellow. A fruity bitterness is in the aftertaste. I am missing the tart though, according to the listed style.

Texture is incredibly light and smooth. A highly carbonated beer makes this light bodied beer even lighter. Very drinkable.

My first venture into the farmhouse/saison, and I really enjoyed this. I was really hoping for some fruit tartness, but didn't find any. A great beer nonetheless.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Satan70, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mttyfla, Feb 20, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured to a tulip.

Appearance: Clear gold, with an amassing full inch white head. Bubbles up but settles after a sip.

Smell: Hints of yeast, and slight fruit closer on the citrus side.

Taste: Yeast, raw hops, slightly bitter but yet might come off sweet. This is definitely the beer you want to have outside barbequing in the summer.

Mouth: Easily your medium to heavy beer, so smooth you don't want to share the bottle.

Overall: Yeah, just that good! Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MikeD1687, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

tdmccarthy, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

clarkw42, Feb 19, 2012
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,038 ratings.