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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,038 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,038
Reviews: 2,036
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 217
Gots: 417 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

darkstar12, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dcunicelli, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

WhitmansNiece, Mar 02, 2013
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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!

fourstringer, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DavidHume, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mlefebvre7, Sep 22, 2013
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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.

Erish, May 08, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

LoFiDave, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

enelson, Sep 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tjcamm, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CraigTravor, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bigbeers84, Jun 03, 2013
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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.

Bierguy5, Feb 26, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

muskymike, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

stephy1771, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

benj1123, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mustelid, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

EN27, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Liquoric3, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

IL_PLAY_RAGS, Nov 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CountryRock2001, May 12, 2013
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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.

mfreire212, Feb 05, 2007
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BrunEngr, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at O'Brien's yesterday, served in a pint glass. Bright irridescent yellow-amber with 1/2 inch of snow white frothy head. If looks could kill...a very handsome looking light beer, light in color, not in taste.

The smell is very fresh and sweet. Sweet malt, corriander, spicy and fruity, very complex and absolutely smells Belgian.

Very sweet initially, bubblegum, corriander, Belgian candi-sugar, this is really tasty, super fresh and a great representation of this style. I'm thinkin it's the most enjoyable Saison I may have ever tasted.

Medium plus in body with great head retention and the complexity of a fine Belgian, I'm craving one right now. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a nice amount of alcohol to complement this brew, very enjoyable on-tap, cheers!

scottoale, Jun 01, 2006
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,038 ratings.