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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,285 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,285
Reviews: 2,060
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 236
Gots: 530 | FT: 1
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Brewery Ommegang visit their website
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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Photo of rTheory
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dumptruck81
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Very pale color mostly transparent color. Not much head retention. I'm inclined to think that a beer needs head retention to have the strong aroma that I like but this one defies that rule of thumb. Great aroma and taste from this one that almost looks like your typical garbage BMC.

Smell- At first it I got your typical banana, grass, and funk. As I got a bit further into it I noticed the it wasn'treally banana but some other fruits.

Taste- For the most part follows the nose. Opens up into a nice range of fruits. Lemon, apple, and pear. Nice hop crispness, hay, coriander spice, and funk. Really complex beer for a lighter style.

Mouthfeel- medium light bodied. Enough body to enjoy the range of flavor and just enough hop sharpness to keep it crisp.

Overall- Well done ommegang! This is a must try beer. This will be one of the beers where you have to ask yourself why you hadn't had it before. I wish I could give it a perfect score but I just can't bring myself to do it. The knock on appearance is due to previous standards on what usually makes a good beer. The sharp mouthfeel is most likely necessary to open up the depth in this beer but keeps it from being the beer you can drink all day.

Edit: I've had this beer again many times with a good amount of head. I think there was soapy residue in the glass when I did the review

Photo of scninmer08
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into tulip.

A- hazy yellow with white head. Hard to pour this one without creating a large head. Dissipated fairly quickly. Lots of bubbles.

S- Smells like a hefeweizen. Lots of banana and clove with some pepper.

T- Similar to a Duvel, but not quite as complex. The taste follows the nose, with plenty of the Belgian yeast coming through. I was fascinated by the finish I got, which added a new dimension to the range of flavors already present

M- Very carbonated at first, which took away from it, but was much better as it warmed. Dry and crisp.

O- I'm not too familiar with the Saison style. Having only had Saison de Silly, I was expecting something a little more funkier and out of normal range, but I suppose the Silly is an exception. Overall, a nice brew that I will be enjoying more of soon.

Photo of fdig23
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of greencovesteve
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden and nicely carbonated

S: dark fruits and light spices

T: bananas and smooth tastes of summer fruits.

M: quick generating tounge tickler. Ends with a soft bitter dryness

O: hits the marks nicely. All around good drinking beer, it makes feel like I'm in the basement of the thirsty monk in Asheville.

Photo of voidrunner
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazed pale gold/straw. Head is thick, bright-white, clean, and fluffy. Some minimal lacing on the glass. Nice tight carbonation. Lively and solidly hazed.

Smell: Lemon, hay, and a mild funk. Lemon zest and a mild touch of something akin to oak. Peppery and a touch sweet. Some hints of honey. Lots going on but none of its very potent. Mellow and on point.

Taste: Lemon zest and hay. Grass and a mild funkiness. Faintly musty with a decent lingering floral note. Raw honey and a mild peppery finish. Floral and earthy. Powdery bread crust. Very clean. Lingering notes of lemon.

Mouthfeel: Dry with a lively carbonation. Body is light and bubbly. Drinks clean and easy.

Overall: The first time I had this beer was on tap. It came to the table and smelled like a citronella candle. I've been putting off retrying it for 4 years as a result. Ultimately, I'm sad I waited. This is a damn fine American take on a non-American style. Nice flavor profile with a decent drinkability. Funk is on point.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of alyssajoy
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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1/5  rDev -75.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of angusdegraosta
4.48/5  rDev +8%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of andrenaline
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,285 ratings.