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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,773 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,773
Reviews: 2,019
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 197
Gots: 322 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000)
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Windigstadt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy grapefruit juice color with rocky white head.
S- Yeasty tart aroma I associate with Belgian ales... really no better way to describe it.
T- A slightly citric sweetness immediately rolls over the tongue. Some spice (perhaps coriander?) but nothing overpowering. Definite biting esters that suggest a warm fermentation. Some alcohol warmth with a tart finish. Very well balanced; similar to a Belgian Strong Ale before the tart, slightly earthy finish.
M- Very effervescent; a bit too overcarbonated for my taste but typical for a bottle-conditioned Belgian.
D- Can definitely tell it's in the 7-8% ABV range, but the light color and effervescence leaves it deceptively drinkable.
Overall: This reminded me of the farmhouse cousin of Delirium Tremens.
It has the same (relatively) light feel, but a little more spice and earthiness that makes it a great introduction to the style for those who are scared off by a strong "horse blanket" characteristic. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2007 02:42:37 | More by Windigstadt
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2012 18:25:29 | More by smellandsip37
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-02-2014 20:21:20 | More by Hendrick24
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-29-2013 19:36:38 | More by KevinGordon
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HookerBrews

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-07-2014 15:51:18 | More by HookerBrews
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darkstar12

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2013 00:36:46 | More by darkstar12
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-07-2013 22:23:43 | More by Dcunicelli
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-02-2013 22:37:22 | More by WhitmansNiece
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a simple glass tumbler. Gentle hand. No clear date on the bottle. Enjoyed this many times, but never reviewed.

A: Cloudy, pale yellow with a faint tint of green. Towering 3+ fingers of rocky, white head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: Inviting, mild Belgian yeast spice. Coriander. Light hay. Faint floral notes. Lemon. Noble-type hops.

T: A rustic, lightly musty spice opens with the development of a balancing hop bitterness. A bit of fruit and tartness add some depth. Fairly dry finish. Light alcohol presence.

M: Moderately high carbonation with a moderate body. Drinks nicely despite a solid effervescence.

O: Refreshing and easy drinking saison with a deceptively stout ABV, but no arguments here. Good balance. Warrants the regular revisits I throw its way.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 02:45:58 | More by fourstringer
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-10-2014 00:00:06 | More by DavidHume
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-22-2013 19:38:25 | More by mlefebvre7
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Erish

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this 1 pt. 9.4 oz. bottle into a Chimay chalice. No freshness dating.

A: cloudy yellow, pours a luxurious head that falls fairly quickly into a thick, long-lasting cap with good lacing.

S: clove, citrus, bubblegum, sour grape, cracker-like malt, light level of Belgian funk.

T: clove, banana, cracker-like malt, and a distinctive sour note up front, the middle releases a load of spicy, phenolic goodness, with more clove, pepper, and plenty of floral and fruity notes, the finish is mildly earthy with a touch of grassy/herbal hop and a floral end note.

M: medium-bodied, silky texture, moderate carbonation.

O: a delicious saison, and very drinkable. It pairs nicely with a grilled hamburger.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 00:18:50 | More by Erish
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LoFiDave

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-27-2013 03:51:44 | More by LoFiDave
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-20-2012 16:14:13 | More by enelson
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tjcamm

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-07-2014 00:01:42 | More by tjcamm
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-15-2014 04:11:01 | More by CraigTravor
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-03-2013 00:14:53 | More by bigbeers84
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color. Thick creamy white fluffy head that held its own for the enitre beer. Small spots of lace on the sides of the glass. Citrusy notes, along with spices, and some funky smells. Tart and sour flavors combine with ripe pears and apples. Spices thrown in, along with some earthy flavors. Good amount of peppery earthy hops at the end. Very refreshing. The complexity works so well in this beer. This would be great in warm weather, or cold. High carbonation, great drinkability despite all of the complex flavors. Excellent saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2005 04:48:23 | More by Bierguy5
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muskymike

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-22-2013 02:34:18 | More by muskymike
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mustelid

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-16-2013 22:18:37 | More by mustelid
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EN27

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-23-2013 16:57:12 | More by EN27
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Liquoric3

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-05-2013 07:54:39 | More by Liquoric3
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IL_PLAY_RAGS

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-15-2012 03:04:21 | More by IL_PLAY_RAGS
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CountryRock2001

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-12-2013 00:07:34 | More by CountryRock2001
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mfreire212

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having been to the Ommegang Brewery (Cooperstown, NY) in the recent past, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised to find all of their products locally, upon returning to Florida.

During our tour, we tried Hennepin and I was impressed. So, I decided to grab a bottle and try it again, at home (standard bottle, pilsner glass).

It poured wonderfully and showed off an impressive yellow/amber color. The head was plentiful and lasted well into the review.

Upon lifting the glass to my nose, the aroma was strong, but pleasant (spicy, citrusy).

Hennepin has a smooth start and a decent amount of cabonation. To me, the spices become more evident in the middle and the finish, but not overly so. All in all, a smooth experience from start to finish.

I have since bought several bottles to keep on hand, and I would definitely recommend this beer to all.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2007 17:05:44 | More by mfreire212
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,773 ratings.