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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
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5,380 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,380
Reviews: 2,077
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 248
Gots: 598 | 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: 5,380 | Reviews: 2,077
Photo of rwathree
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip:

A: I admittedly poured this too aggressively tonight, so the head grew out of control, but lasat night I got a beautiful 1-1/2 inch head of fluffy white foam that settles slowly and leaves a lot of sticky lace. Hazy, golden wheat color. Lovely.

S: Banana, clove, and orange peel dominate a subtle, balanced nose. Very bright.

T: tastes like the brightness of the nose suggests, but in a much bolder way: lots of lemon and orange (both fruit and peel), maybe a little bit of banana, and some clove and coriander to round it out. The sweet and tart aspects of this saison are out there far more than in, say, Saison Dupont (which is the gold standard, in my opinion), which sets this nicely apart. There's something like champagne grapes in here, too...

M: effervescent and cleansing throughout, very smooth.

I love this beer. Great with spicy food, and highly drinkable. This is my favorite Ommegang brew, next to Three Philosophers.

Photo of qwertyiop
1/5  rDev -75.9%

Photo of ConchobarNessa
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- Hazy straw colored pour, very thick head. Nice and fluffy but it subsides somewhat rapidly.

Smell- Smells strongly of yeast. Smells a little like it might be ester-y. Its smell is a bit on the funky side but its very light.

Taste- Clearly Belgian. Very complex, I can taste the following flavors in the following order: Ester-y burn that transitions quickly into sweet and yeasty, then... It turns to grass(?) and then to hops.

M- Nice carbonation, a little viscosity. Nothing major.

O- Ðid not know this style a lot until fairly recently. I like them a lot and this is a fair example of the style. In fact, this beer is downright delicious.

Note: Bought as part of the Ommegang christmas gift pack.. Well worth it for the price..

Photo of Massbmx
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of eaphikap
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Retrocontent
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of kemoarps
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a straw blonde with a nice white head showing good retention.

The smell is dusty hay with some sweetness and biscuits in the background

Belgian spices and herbs augment a fruity malt.

drinkable, but not as excellent as I had anticipated based on its ratings. Maybe I'm just not big on saisons in general, because it seems well constructed, but I don't envision myself drinking another one any time soon

Photo of arkansastroy
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of grantino9
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of scottyg354
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours hazy gold. Nice fluffy white head, one finger thick.

S: Funky and bready. Nice spiciness. Typical Saison smell.

T:This one is on the rather sweet, honeyish side. The honey really hits you up front along with some sour funkiness, followed by a bready bananaish spice. This beer has some nice flavor. Really stands up to the style.

M: Nice Carbonation, a little chewy and/or fluffy. There is some alcohol burn behind this one, but nothing major.

O: Good beer. One of my personal favorite styles. Try this one out.

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

Pours very pale, somewhat like a hefeweizen. The head holds nicely, and lacing is ample.

The aroma is sweet with some tart and fruitiness to it.

The taste is more or less the borderline for what I'd expect from a Saison. It's balanced very well with fruit, yeast, and tart, but it doesn't really leave a lasting impression.

The body is medium light with a medium/high thickness. The finish is moderately dry and sticky.

Overall, this was a solid saison, and for it's availability and pricepoint it really shines. The only downside is that it could do a bit more to set itself apart.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of TheBishopco
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MightyMonk
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is one of my all time favorites.

It pours golden clear with a nice off white head. Good retention.

Smells like a mixture of fruit and malt. Spicy notes. Very nice.

This Belgian beer is everything that this style is about. It is not over sweet or over refined. It is PERFECT!

Photo of vikinghorn
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TheEvilGenius
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pale golden body with a heavy white head.

S- Belgian yeast and spices. Maybe a hint of citrus.

T- Same backbone as other ommegang beers, Belgian yeast and spices right up front. This one has a lot of spice and a hint of citrus.
I have heard some beers use the powder on bubble gums and I taste it in this one.

M- Light, crisp and very refreshing.

O- Excellent saison, everything you could ask for in this style of beer.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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