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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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4,967 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,967
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 215
Gots: 395 | 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%

danielp215, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tedho21, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

zerolux, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TheWildRover, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of rlee1390
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy light yellow, with a good deal of carbonation, two finger light fluffy head.

S-Lemon, wheat, yeast and a few spices.

T-More spice heavy than the nose suggests. Floral and herbal spice flavors. Lemon and a little bit of wheat.

M-Light, very carbonated and smooth.

O-A wonderful Saison. One of the best out there.

rlee1390, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Gurrett, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Agent1
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed in New York and in Belgium (thanks to Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat), this brewery is not like many others. And surprisingly, it was started in the US of A, but focuses on only crafting Belgian-style ales. Using authentic Belgian ingredients and variation recipes, this Saison has somehow managed to gain notoriety within only fourteen or fifteen years. This is not my first time to enjoy this beer, and certainly not my last...

Appearance - Bright yellow/ gold. Almost champagne in color. An active beer that pours okay from the bottle (head seems rather thin and bubbly at first) and then once it sits, really seems to come to life. An amazing head on this beer. Lots of carbonation, too, so the retention is strong as a result. Thick foamy cream. Very appealing!

Smell - Quite spicy on the nose. Immediately, wheat and pale hops stand out. Lots of coriander and lemon, giving it aspects of sourdough. The dry, pale hops really stand out here.

Taste - Bitter orange peel, honey, lemon and other citrusy fruits, plants/ flowers (earthy notes), and yeast. Zesty. Crisp and balanced. The bitter pilsner hops really compliment the sweeter honey/ fruit ingredients. The alcohol is definitely detectable but never overpowering.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and crisp. Almost zaps the tongue. A clean finish that leaves a sugary coating inside the mouth.

Overall - Considering this is a beer brewed out of pure passion versus hundreds of years worth of experience, it is damn impressive. Rich in color and taste, this is a beer to be revered (it's no wonder Duvel Moortgat bought this out). This is beautifully layered and yet represents the style almost perfectly. A great Farmhouse Sasion.

Agent1, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

cbgbslev, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

xdefeatsy, Dec 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CelticAleMan, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Named after the Belgian Missionary who discovered Niagara Falls - who says Beer isn't educational?

Poured from 355ml bottle i ended up with a foamy head due probably to my over vigourous pouring technique. Once it settled the beer is pale and cloudy in appearance due to the yeast sediment. A hoppy crisp taste pleasant to drink, the beer belies its 7.7% ABV. Overall a very good Saison, worth checking out.

Clembo1957, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

felixljr, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DrSuds, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bexley10, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

rpaul2012, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kmckinnon87, Dec 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

scootercrabb, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jsurfs82, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

VikeMan, Dec 19, 2011
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4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I paid about $20 at Costco for a 3-pack variety of Ommegang 750ml's that included a nice Ommegang logo narrow tulip glass.

I poured this at 46 degrees into the Ommegang glass which produced a 2 finger light and fluffy head the color of raw cotton. A brilliant pale gold with straw colored edges with a light haze. Brisk carbonation from the bottom of the glass.

Great complex smell of Belgium yeast, lemon zest, grains, creamy. Really nice nose on this.

Best saison I've had. Grains, straw, and carbonation attack your palate first, following quickly by herbaceous notes and lemon zest and other citrus through the lingering finish. Maybe a hint of grapefruit flashing toward the end. Despite all the citrus notes, it is not in any way tart.

Goes down very smoothly. Carbonation is a shade high but the flavors meld together masterfully.

BelgiumBill, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

hellskitchen21, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

notpmekts, Dec 19, 2011
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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