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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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5,354 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,354
Reviews: 2,073
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 242
Gots: 571 | 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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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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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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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured in to a pint glass.

Cloudy straw yellow color with a big, fluffy, bone-white head.The head stuck around for a long time and left some very nice lacing.

Yeast and some sweeter citrus in the nose. Lemongrass, pineapple, and a little bit of fun and booze.

Citrus, fruit, and funk are up front in the flavor. The flavor then turns hoppy and spicy. It then has a nice clean finish of clove and yeast.

Medium bodied and very carbonated. Not overly dry and a crisp, clean finish.

Another great beer from Ommegang. Highly drinkable and refreshing. Could possibly be a new summer favorite for me.

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Welcome this is a farmhouse...ale

Ommegang Hennepin is a Farmhouse Ale, that could also be classified as a Saison. The brew pours a pale gold with a HUGE white head that required several pours, before settling to leave a thick lace. Banana and clove dominate the nose at first, but settle into other aromas including some grainiess, citrus, and slight funkiness. Complex flavors erupt on the pallet! Citrus and floral notes intermingle with hints of wheat, spice, clove, lemon and funk, to name a few. This beer finishes clean and dry, with a medium body and high level of carbonation. As with all the other Brewery Ommegang beers we have had the opportunity to review, Hennepin is an amazing example of Belgian-style brewing in America. World-Class!


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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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