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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
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5,290 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,290
Reviews: 2,060
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 237
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Lots of fruity esters, lemon citrus and apples. Lots of spicy pepper phenols, clove and banana. Clean pale malts, maybe a little pilsner. Orange shows up after a bit and the pepper and clove spices step up as well. Some bitter and floral English hops.

Appearance: Pale straw. Moderately cloudy. Lots of rising bubbles. Head is clean white and pours very tall. Great retention and lots of lacing.

Taste: Light to moderate floral hops followed by black pepper and yeasty phenols, then the fruity orange citrus and apple. Lots of competing flavors here. Some alcohol shows up at the end. Long bitter and slightly tart aftertaste. Also a bit of sulfur, wonder how old this bottle is? A born on date would be nice.

Mouthfeel: Light and fluffy body. Carbonation is moderate, but is smooth and creamy, not stinging.

Overall: Nice, bold and complex brew. The spice dominates the fruitiness here, again perhaps due to the age of this bottle. Even so this is a good overall saison.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Semi hazy copper color with super bright white Crystal-like massive head. Lots of visible carbonation. Some barnyard and wheat on the nose with a bit of nuttiness, clove, underlying notes of banana bread.

Very well blended wave of flavors passes over the tongue and stays together amazing the whole time. Crisp clean and slightly spicy finish. Some phenolic flavors, earthy hops, classic belgian flavors like clove banana and bubble gum. Really really nice, big, complex, subtle, bold and drinkable all at the same time somehow. Impressive.

I was annoyed that the bottle said "product of belgium" on it but close enough, geez.

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4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice yellow body, with a thick white head that slowly fades.

S: I am getting a funky yeast smell, which actually smells decent.

T: Wow lots of flavor! It has a very nice fruity yeast flavor, with a great amount of malt. The flavor lingers and continues to have that fruity flavor.

M: Super smooth for such a high alcohol beer. It has that full feling that makes me burp a lot too. I really enjoy the crispness on the tip of the tongue and the back of the throat.

O: This is a beer that I love to get whenever I get the chance. I dont see it too often, but it sure hits the spot. Just an all around great beer.

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4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hennepin: never thought I’d be drinking this as a Saturday night brew, but I’m feeling a little Belgian tonight. Cheers!

Brewed over two years before the date of this tasting (Bottled on 16/12/10, best by 16/12/13).

A: Gorgeous, shining body on this one; pours a rich goldenrod. Looks bubbly, producing two inches of thick, white foam and a cavalcade of bubbles from the nucleation site; and man, this head is not receding at all. Beautiful. The lacing is soapy and thick, too. Perfect look.

S: Smooth, Belgian aromas of vanilla, straw, cornbread – a pretty aromatic buttery-sweetness. Light, fresh lemon, too, which mixes with some chamomile and lilac notes to form a tea-with-lemon effect. Otherwise, there’s a bit of barnyard funk, pine needles, and even a charming hint of melon.

T: So herbal and complex – absolutely delicious. Loads of white pepper, pine, orange peel, coriander, and flowery hints wrap the first tastes into a shell of perfume airiness, bright and tongue-tickling. Exotic wheat notes take it down a heavier, though similar road, with a Belgian crusty-breadiness (yes, that’s a word) and some light butter tones. Astringency comes in the forms of phenolic, lemon-rind hops, showcasing light – but lasting – intensity. Finishes with some fruitcake and cinnamon tastes, with some flaky biscuit tones.

M: Very light – bubbles off the tongue, at first, but it evaporates in moments with a noticeable weightlessness. A little oily, but it fits just perfectly with the style. What a drinkable beer.

O: This beer makes me smile – every sip is just delicious. Complex, memorable, and intense at just the right moments. Every time I walked into the liquor store, this beer was right there; little did I know that Hennepin was just waiting to dispel the rarity-means-quality myth. Grip ‘n sip, my Belgian-beer fans; grip ‘n sip.

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3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours lively yellow. A bunch of bubbles lead to a nice fizzed head. Medium sized head with moderate lacing. Very bubbly and mostly transparent.

S-Pretty light on any barnyard characteristics. More of the Belgian bananas, lemons, and other pale fleshed fruits. Light little grassy hop presence but overall a bit underwhelming I would say. Good, not great.

T-A little more musky. Grassy hops, spice a light sweetness (not fruit). The pale fruit flavors are there throughout as well. A pretty pleasant taste but far from my favorite from such a cool style.

M-Very carbonated and the ABV is masked very nicely. A very sessionable feel. Rather light but the body is fulfilling enough.

O/D-Not my favorite, but I can understand why this is such a well liked brew. Solid in every aspect but I would not put it among the best of its style.

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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours out clear golden in color. Carbonation is champagne like and constant. The head is two fingers of white foam. Retention is good but lacing is a moderate.

S - The nose is excellent. Lost's of clove and black pepper spice. Belgium yeast, banana and faint wheat characters thought the middle. Sweet white grape as well. Hints of alcohol. Complex.

T - Yeasty, spicy, grainy, fruity, it just like it smells. It taste so damn natural.

M - Smooth and refreshing with a champagne like finish. Pretty damn good.

O - Pretty much outstanding. Lots of flavors going on and melded so well together. Excellent to say the least.

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