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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,290 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,290
Reviews: 2,060
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 236
Gots: 530 | FT: 1
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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Photo of mtlasley
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Interesting and telling... after having this beer over a dozen times, and never pausing to review it, it's either a testament to pure drinkability and enjoyment, or my serial absent-mindedness.

Hennepin pours into a Duvel tulip with an ample head of creamy white foam that leaves concentric rings of lace in the glass. There's an ever-present skim on the surface, at least a few cm thick. Bright and saturated color, pure bubbly sunshine.

Signature Belgian yeast at first, lightly citrusy and musty, with herbal notes of tea leaves, coriander, and sage.

Grassy tea-like hops emerge in the flavor as well, alongside peppery Belgian yeast phenols and dry crackery malt. Finishes very dry with a lightly bitter edge. Seemingly simple on the surface but well nuanced in flavor and aroma. It has a prickly feel, well carbed, and easily degassed after swirling the glass a few times. Quite a thirst-quencher, and it pairs exceptionally well with charcuterie.

"Hennepin. It goes with everything!" ...Sorry, old joke.

Photo of jaganes
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cfcairns
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Double06
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of meltroha
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of angrybabboon
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 5/12/12

Appearance: Pours with a massive, foamy, white head - particularly impressive considering this is just a 12 oz bottle - hazy, straw-colored, leaves wads of foamy lacing

Smell: Ommegang house yeast and typical saison aromas - lemon, orange rind, dry citrus - banana candy and a touch of clove and pepper - some farmhouse funk, but not much - some pale and slightly sweet malts

Taste: Sweet lemon and some subtle, spicy funk - lemon flesh and zest, along with some orange - minimal clove, some pepper, some apple, some spiciness from the yeast - touch of under-ripe bananas - some grass and some earth - pretty clean overall - honey - very pale malts, provide some balance

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated

Overall: A solid saison

This is not particularly remarkable, but it's very good for what it is. If you've had any Ommegang beers, you can imagine the yeast profile. Very drinkable and well-rounded.

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Converge
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml C&C bottle poured into a 13.5oz tulip.

A - A big fluffy white head puffs up off the pour sitting upon a hazy, medium golden brew with trails of effervescent bubbles streaming towards the top feeding fluffy snow-white head. Excellent head retention with sticky lacing abound. Looks incredible.

S - Spicy, fruity, and yeasty; everything I would expect here. Lots of coriander and floral esters adding spice, as well as a bright fruitiness, giving me crisp green apples, fresh peaches, white grapes, and a touch of apricot. Finishes with honey sweetness, hay, and mouth-watering yeast.

T - Opens with light malt that quickly turns to spicy coriander and grassy hop notes lasting into the finish. Fruit comes in the finish as well, giving some white grape dryness and tart green apple with just a touch of sweetness to balance. Floral esters come in at the finish as well, providing a subtle bite. The yeast comes in here too, meshing with the fruity, estery, and spicy characters seamlessly, giving the profile a drinkable and approachable feel all around. Subtle honey sweetness helps balance the stronger flavors here as well.

M - Light body, but not at all watery. Carbonation is apparent, but very fine and smooth. The finish adds a touch of spice and gentle bite, from the floral qualities. Finishes with notable dryness, but nothing too strong.

D - Only my second saison after Unibroue's Blonde De Chambly, and this is worlds apart in many aspects, but still distinctly satisfying in the same way. Also, for a 7.70% ABV brew, the alcohol is masked flawlessly well, a little too well even... Overall a remarkable and tasty beer, and perfect for the hot summer months ahead.

Photo of BostonHops
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle served in a tulip.

pours a somewhat cloudy pale yellow with two fingers of head, decent lacing.

enticing aroma offers a strong citric presence which is flanked by spice notes. there's pepper and also a light floral showing. by and large more of the same transition to the flavor... coriander, clove, lemon, spice and malt. slight, pleasant warmth from the booze. light to medium mouthfeel, somewhat high carbonation. definitely a nice, very drinkable saison, especially great for those warm summer months. might not be fantome but it's a lot easier to come by.

original review on: 07-09-2010

Photo of Iowacraft
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tobelerone
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This well-cellared, 3-year old bottles poured clear and amber with a good-sized head. Retention and lacing were also quite nice. Aroma is lightly spicy and yeasty, black pepper, grass and hay, just a touch of funkiness on top of a bready malt base.

Flavor is also quite good; subtle, but complex. Again, hay and grassiness intermingles with a bready, lightly sweet maltiness, some black pepper and other spices, yeast, very mildly funky and tangy. Hints of green apple skin, citrus, and the remnants of floral hops. There’s a lot going on but it’s all fairly subdued and well-balanced. Quite dry. Booze is totally hidden.

Medium to light bodied, crisp carbonation; quenching. Very nice mouthfeel. Deserving of its place in the Beers of Fame, I’d say. A lovely saison that pairs very well with food or alone as a warm weather quencher.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jfclark
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour from 12 oz bottle.

A: active head that holds. lots of carbonation. light straw color, and fairly clear. not much yeast sediment.

S: smell somewhat average and not strong. Hops barely noticeable

T: no dominating flavors, but very enjoyable and refreshing.

M: lots of activity, yet fairly light. crisp and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of sandflier
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mick-e-d
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,290 ratings.