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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,959 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,959
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 391 | 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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On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear golden to amber with a thick, persistent white head. Lots and lots of lacing down the glass. The perfect saison pour? I don't see how it could get better.

A wonderful aroma: citrus, namely lemon and some orange, barnyard, a touch of horse blanket/farmhouse, and a touch of white fruit, perhaps apple or pear. This beer's aroma grows and magnifies as it warms; it's tremendous.

A classic saison, if such a thing existed. The flavors consist of sweet fruit, barnyard/horse blanket, a touch of funky yeast character, and some mild bitterness. Though it sounds funky, this beer is accessible as they come and incredibly drinkable.

Light to medium mouthfeel. A pleasure to drink.

A really fantastic saison. This might be the classic, benchmark, standard for the style--and I wouldn't argue the point.

ehammond1, Jul 28, 2011
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The color is a cloudy coppery amber. A chunky, dense white head retains well and leaves some patches of thick lacing behind.
Grains and yeast are first on the nose with an herbal sort of earthiness underlying and citrus notes.
There's a nice dynamic between a light thick touch of honey and zesty citrus, also complimented by a gentle peppery spice underneath. This one's all purity, complexity and balance. There's a raw, leafy earthiness on the palate also. A biscuity malt serves as the backbone, but all the flavors are completely complimentary. A delicious brew.
The body is medium and the mouthfeel is a balance of crisp and smooth.
It's really a tough call between this and Dupont if you're deciding between which saison to go with, though in the end I Hennepin the edge. This one is absolutely a delight to drink.

Brenden, Jul 13, 2009
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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,959 ratings.