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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,745 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,745
Reviews: 2,017
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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Ratings: 4,745 | Reviews: 2,017 | Display Reviews Only:
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pgofman

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-23-2011 04:51:58 | More by pgofman
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-23-2011 04:17:37 | More by Exiled
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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-23-2011 02:44:01 | More by beerman999999
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jaxray8

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-23-2011 02:16:55 | More by jaxray8
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-22-2011 21:29:39 | More by waiting4lunch
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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-22-2011 18:15:14 | More by BeezNeezy22D
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-22-2011 14:29:08 | More by Caterwaul
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-22-2011 14:17:46 | More by touchmeimsac
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RnRManifesto

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet. 1/2" fluffy head on top of a cloudy golden ale. Lacing sticks to the glass quite well, and a small head retains throughout. Looks a lot like a witbier, maybe a touch darker.

First smell was a bit offputting, and with that I mean it almost smelled musty, or even like some cheap beer that I wish to forget. Subsequent smells reveal more. Yeast and citrus? Bubblegum? I'm not the best with recognizing smells in beer aroma. I was almost offended at first, and worried I wasn't going to like this, but then...

Great flavor in this, much better than the initial smell. Fruitiness, citrus, bubblegum, it's a sweet beer up front. Wow. This is the first beer of this style I've ever had, and if this is what I can expect from the style, I'm certainly a fan. It's similar to a witbier, without the spice notes. Somewhat dry on the finish, but not bitter, not hoppy. Just a great, highly drinkable beer. I'll be buying this again, no doubt.

Mouthfeel is similar to a witbier. I keep going back to that, but it's my best point of reference. Pretty much perfect drinkability. I would say this could easily be a session beer.

Amazing.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 06:03:24 | More by RnRManifesto
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-22-2011 01:27:28 | More by mmcnaughton
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-21-2011 23:17:57 | More by Beefytits4
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-21-2011 16:11:34 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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DovaliHops

California

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe it took me this long to review this beer. Pours a hazy, golden-straw color with a medium white, frothy head that takes some time to settle. Scent is lovely farmhouse funk with some green apples and citrus lemon. Some light floral notes with pepper and other delightful spices.Yeasty and hoppy. Taste is just outstanding. Initially I get green apple and a bit of butter-like flavors. Then I get a hint of bubblegum with light clove and nice citrus flavors. Funky brett-like flavors throughout. Nice hops with sweet Belgian yeast flavors. Finishes spicy and crisp. Alcohol hidden very well. Such a complex saison. Mouthfeel is well-balanced and crisp. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is one of the best saisons out there with it's availability, intense complexity, awesome price, and flavor profile.

***EDIT*** I need to add that this review was from a bottle that was bottled in October of 2009.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 07:27:56 | More by DovaliHops
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TicoCali

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-21-2011 05:07:24 | More by TicoCali
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kevo237

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-21-2011 02:20:18 | More by kevo237
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jujigatame

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-21-2011 01:30:43 | More by jujigatame
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-21-2011 01:28:24 | More by PEIhop
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip shaped pint glass, great color, nice straw gold, translucent with nice haze, head is bright white with light lacing.

Smell is yeasty, bready, hints of spice and light note of alcohol.

Taste is peppery up front, with combinations of yeast, bready, spices and very clean, pilsen malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is very well balanced and pleasing, flavors mix well and hit tongue and cheeks very well, nice carbonation.

Overall, an excellent beer from appearance to taste and presence.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 00:05:45 | More by mvanaskie13
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-20-2011 23:14:38 | More by cfinch2
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tms2929

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

11-20-2011 22:09:48 | More by tms2929
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lennerja

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2011 18:37:46 | More by lennerja
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

Appearance: clear and golden, 1 finger head that lingers. Lots of bubbles. Thick lacing

Smell: very lemon-y. Earthy with Belgian funk and yeast.

Taste: light, tangy. Lemons and all things citrus smack your taste buds. Very smooth with a crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: medium, carbonation through the roof. Creamy on the tongue.

Overall: an excellent saison. Very sessionable; easy drinking. Father Hennepin would be proud of his namesake. I must have more. This has really turned me on to the taste of saisons.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 16:30:18 | More by brewskifan55
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Magery

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-20-2011 04:56:33 | More by Magery
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2011 03:18:06 | More by DoctorB2B
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crob3888

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-20-2011 00:14:34 | More by crob3888
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,745 ratings.