Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 5,220
Reviews: 2,049
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 228
Gots: 483 | FT: 1
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000)
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hennepin has an impressive appearance - not just the golden color, of course, but the head, which is massive and long-lasting. Pouring along the side of the glass will not even help one bit - pour slowly. Very nice honey-toned spicy floral aroma. Though there's some raw honey sweetness as well, the taste overall is nice and dry, lemony, and herbal, all very well integrated in the mouth. Smooth stuff. This bottle was brewed in Belgium, the label says. Wherever they wind up brewing the stuff, it's bound to be a classic. This is one of my top go-to beers for special occasions.

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Part of the few bottles of Ommegang I was able to procure on a recent trip to the US.

A - Pours a clear golden colour, finger of soapy head, solid retention and nice sticky lacing.

S - Floral notes, spicy citrus, leafy greens and a hint of cloves.

T - Fruity notes with the cloves coming through, floral citrus hops, unique spiciness that is tough to nail down, but is incredibly tasty and complements the musty caramel malts.

M - Lighter bodied ale that comes across a tad prickly is heavily carbonated, but finishes nice and wet.

O - Quite tasty saison, nice floral flavours, ABV is well hidden and the mouthfeel makes for a refreshing ale. A tasty ale indeed and worthy of seeking out.

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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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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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