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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

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5,354 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,354
Reviews: 2,073
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 242
Gots: 571 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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

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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%

Photo of DiscGolfRobot
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.

Photo of seyton
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dduquette
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of sandflier
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Whiskeyjack
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of flowbee
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Dave121275
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Ted
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The beer was pale yellow in color with a slight haze and highly carbonated, producing a massive frothy white head. The nose was mostly herbal and flowery with a few mild citrus notes, primarily lemon. Not as much fruitiness as I expect from this style. It reminds me more of a pilsner.

Mouthfeel is crisp and firm and the high carbonation does not overwhelm the flavors. There is a soft, bready, malty flavor up front with a slight hint of diacetyl. Hop profile is extremely mild. Instead, the beer has a slight tart fruity acidity at mid-palate that develop into a dry, yet slightly sweet finish. Extremely drinkable and refreshing.

I really enjoyed this beer during a break from yardwork on a hot Saturday afternoon. It's not as fruity on the nose as I'd like, but the flavor is pretty spot-on for this style. Moreover, it's extremely easy to find. Recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of yamar68
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold an expanding, healthy head - great beading and lacing.

The nose is stuffed with ester, banana, some vanilla, quite floral.

It's very soft on the tongue. The yeast notes are apparent but soft... clove, a touch of booze, sweet grain. Good stuff.

Very easy going down - pairs perfectly with a shrimp scampi. Would highly recommend.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of alexipa
2.99/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Too clear for the style. I need some floaties! Lacing is great with a nice thin head.

S: I don't know what to say here... smells a bit like Miller Lite. Maybe a little bit of fruit on the finish.

T: Some fruit, lots of light malt, not a ton going on though. Dry finish is quite nice.

M: They got this right. It feels light, the perfect amount of carbonation, just very pleasant.

O: Pretty good. I've been drinking a lot of Saison/farmhouse ales and this is the worst I've tried so far. I love the style, though.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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