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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,157 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,157
Reviews: 2,044
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 223
Gots: 461 | 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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Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy; orangish/yellow; big frothy head, long lasting, good lacing (after accidental aggressive pour)

Smell: Peppery; cloves; citrusy; good European ale yeast smell; I love this beer aroma type

Taste: Good malt, cloves and citrus on the start; sweet in the mid with a semi-sweet peppery finish; hoppy dryness lingers in the aftertaste; excellent overall

Mouthfeel: Juicy and slightly creamy

IchLiebeBier, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Roman5150
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle into Duvel glass

appearance: pale cloudy yellow with 1 finger bubbly white head

smell: wine like, very fruity, funky sweet esters, some clove and other spices as well

taste: very dry fruitiness, the aftertaste is a pleasant spicy funkiness that sits well on the palate. Very refreshing and true to the style. Some notes of clove and coriander, orange peel, and some other exotic spices.

mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation, pretty thin bodied

overall: A great saison, probably only second to Saison Dupont in my opinion. Seek this out if you like the style, even most non craft beer drinkers will like this.

Roman5150, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of ajzbedo73
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 750 corked and caged bottle into a tulip. Two fingers of head. Moderate lacing that held the glass all the way down. Copper in color and cloudy/murky. Bubbles raising to the top of the glass, champagne like.

S: Didn't pick up a whole lot, white pepper, and citrus. Pleasant on the nose.

T: Bitter hops up front that slowly changed to sour apple and a honey sweet finish. White pepper is in the mix as well with a lingering peppery sweet after taste. Delightful. There is a lot going on from the second it hit my lips until I finished swallowing it. Wow!

M: A lot of carbonation, bubbly and pleasant. Very crisp and refreshing. Peppery burn. I love it!

O: This is my second go around with Ommegang first time wasn't great (abbey ale), but they hit a home run with this one! From start to finish I loved everything about this beer. I probably would rate higher if it were 95 degrees in July instead of 2 degrees in February. Great hot summer ale. I highly recommend!

ajzbedo73, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

*12 oz. bottle*
Look: Hazy golden blonde body, 1 1/2 finger white soapy head.

Smell: Tart citrus, spices, hay, yeasty, hints of earthy quality tobacco, mild funk.

Taste: Tart citrus (Lemon peel) wheat and oats, honey, hint of a fruit (pear), sweet and dry and slightly sour.

Feel: Medium-light body, very active carbonation.

Overall: This is very delicious. One of the prime examples of the style. I have no problem drinking a four pack of this all Summer/Fall long. For it being almost 8% it isn’t detectable. This brew is recommended.

#Original reviewed on 10-30-13#

Shroud0fdoom, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of lancecenter
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Slightly hazy, dull golden color. Four fingers of beautiful, white head with excellent retention. Lots of thick lacing. I'm not sure you could improve on this...

S - Faint earthiness combined with underwhelming citrus. Pepper, phenols, and lemon. The smell becomes much more pronounced as the beer warms up a bit.

T - The lemon and citrus fruits hit you first. Just the right amount of dryness, tart, and earthy flavor. Nice, pepper and phenol aftertaste

M - crisp, medium mouthfeel

O - Another stellar choice from Ommegang. After trying a biere-de-mars, I didn't think I would ever like anything this dry and earthy. But this is so complex, yet balanced. Very drinkable. I went through the 750 mL bottle way too fast.

lancecenter, Sep 23, 2011
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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%

flip449, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tbryan5, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Photo of ehammond1
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,157 ratings.