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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

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5,208 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,208
Reviews: 2,045
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 228
Gots: 475 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Ommegang tulip (duh!)

A: Pours a well clouded golden amber color with evident carbonation rising to the top. I was really impressed with its head, mostly in terms of lacing - it's eggshell color with good retention otherwise. The amount of the head that ends up on the glass is incredible, really.

S: The first thing that jumps out is a hint of funkiness from the yeast. I can also smell a touch of pear I get from most Belgian-style ales, with a bit of crisp, earthy noble hops.

T: I'm gonna start complaining and say this has a bit of age on this that slightly hurts the beer in general. In spite of this, there's a good flavor all around. I notice some fruity esters (such as banana, pear, raisin) opening up the body, with a little lemon appearing halfway through the beer. There's a bit of noble hop character that also appears near the end of the glass, suggesting some nice complexity. On the other hand, the yeastiness kind of hurts its crispness - and its score - some. Still, though it's not the biggest beer (nor does it need to be), it does what it sets out to do very nicely.

M: Like I said, the yeast profile hurts its crispness some, which is never good. Although it could use a little more carbonation, it still finishes with decent crispness, a medium body, and good drinkability.

O: Despite a few niggles, and the fact that it seemed past its prime, I liked this generally. Not a perfect beer, but I really think a fresher bottle of this would be a significant improvement. Worth a try.

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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.

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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.

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,208 ratings.