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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

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Ratings: 5,379
Reviews: 2,076
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 249
Gots: 597 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 5,379 | Reviews: 2,076
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2.8/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Smells kind of like a hefeweisen to me. I think I smell lemon, but I can’t tell whether this is just because so many beers get served with a lemon slice in the US. Nose is a little richer second time around, a little earthier and more cloves.

Taste is a little flatter than I expected. Not that bright, falls more on the bitter side. Carbonation is out-of-control. Makes it hard to swirl around and get the full experience! One of the flavors in the aftertaste reminds me of a flat domestic lager. Little bit of tang on the tongue after a swallow. Tastes like it is high alcohol, and it turns out to be significantly high!

Overall: B-, not a big fan

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of sevenarts
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Yellow-orange, nice frothy white head that never quite goes away and leaves behind lots of thick lacing.

S: Grains, yeast, citrus.

T/M: Crisp, dry yeasty, bready taste overall, with accents of citrus and fruits. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste.

O: Very tasty, very clean and dry, a quite good saison.

Photo of abrand
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into Ommegang glass. About 2 year old bottle

This a bright yellow almost orange color with a 1 finger fizzy head that fades quickly but leaves some lacing on the glass. Bubbles from the base of the glass. Smell is full of funk with hints of banana and sugar. Little earth and hop tones as well. Pretty good smelling beer. Taste is citrusy with some floral notes. Very dry funk at the end. Taste unlike most saisons but in a good way. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with good carbonation. Overall this is quite good. Will age very well and very drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rodney45
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer 4 in my saison quest. 750 ml bottle poured into my ommegang witte glass.

A: Safron golden clear yellow. Paper white meringue head that lingers and leaves a good deal of lace.

S: Wheat malt, corriander, cinnamon and lemon zest.

T: First notes are of wheat, sliced pear, orange zest and perfume. Secondary profile is of pale malts, bitter lemon, cloves and honey. Slight hints of black pepper, and noble hops. Very distinct belgian yeast flavors. Dry citrus, plum finish.

M: Light to medium light body with mid level carbonation. Crisp drinking and easy flowing. More bitter than sweet.

O: Top tier beer from a top tier brewery. The secondary notes in this beer is what did it for me. Its a proverbial dance of flavors mixed with a solid yeast profile. Its as if Ommegang has been doing this for hundreds of years. Its a sweet nectar. Would be a great summer beer too. Im drinking it in the dead of winter, but this would be a beer garden summer treat. Wow.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BeerMaverick
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Darker golden brew with a slight opacity and an inch of frothy white head leaving plenty of lace on the chalice.

Aroma - Not as funky as many Belgian saisons out there. This beer has a very clean floral smell with hints of spice that you might encounter in a hefeweizen along with some butter in the background.

Taste - The floral character noted in the aroma isn't as prevalent in the taste and more of the farmhouse floor funk that saisons are known for has entered the realm. The Belgian yeast and spiciness are much more dominant here and miniscule amounts of lemon and orange-peel fill in any gaps.

Mouthfeel - As is the case with most Belgian beers, the yeast is carried into the aftertaste along with the spices in this medium-bodied ale. Some of the previously mentioned butter has survived to this stage as well.

Overall - Not the greatest saison in the world, but definitely one of my favorites (as is the case with all Ommegang beers). This beer was fantastic, but it was a little too clean for a saison. Probably one of the best American-made saisons though.

Photo of Nuke77
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful hazy orange color with a beautiful off white head. Scent is all yeasty bread and citrus with the taste following closely to the scent. The mouthfeel is bubbly like good champagne and tingles the tongue. This is a good Saison. I would have liked a bit more humph in the overall taste but good nonetheless.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a chalice.

Appearance- Served with nice orange color and a bit of haze. A nice billowy white head is present upon serving that fades slowly over time leaving a bit of lacing.

Smell – Citrus with some more green apple aldehyde and some phenol like aromas typical of wild yeast brews. Some bready aromas mix in with the more wild yeast aromas giving a rather nice “wild” aroma.

Taste – A sour citrus is heavy up front and is mixed in with some breadiness from the wheat maltiness. The yeast cake flavor develops more toward the middle of the flavor alongside the green apple aldehyde and some phenol flavor. Bitter and sweet fruit flavors rounds out the taste profile; with the bitter flavors winning out over sweet and leaving the tongue with a rather lemony grapefruity flavor.

Mouthfeel – A rather heavy level of carbonation suites the brew quite well. This coupled with a moderate body makes it quite easy to drink.

Overall – A very nice beer. Sour and bitter with just the right fruit sweetness. Well done for a Brett fermented beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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%

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