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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,348 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,348
Reviews: 2,072
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 241
Gots: 569 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle at 45 degrees into a Duvel tulip.

A: It pours a cloudy golden color with lively carbonation and a beautiful two-finger, powder-white head that lasts a while, leaving terrific lacing.

S: Lemon, yeasty spice, barnyard mustiness, and faint sour apples.

T: Sweet lemon, peppery yeast, light sour berries, pear and apple, clove, and a background grainy cracker flavor.

M: The carbonation is very heavy throughout (in a very good way) with a medium body, and some left-over sourness. The alcohol goes completely unnoticed. This really has a dominant feel as the flavors grip the palate and the strong carbonation removes all other flavors.

D: This is terrific drinking, one of the best in its style, and widely available.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Clear effervescent gold pour, rocky white head.

Aroma, staggering citrus, mustiness, white peppercorn. The faintest biscuit behind.

Taste, not as citrusy, a little more clove and sweeter biscuit or cornbread. Strong yeast and herbal hop notes. Pretty good balance of sweet, bitter, refreshment. Somewhat of a wheaty type flavor, though not the clingy body.

Nice carbonation tickles the tongue. A lighter body, just barely warmth from the alcohol.
Pretty darn good.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Interesting and telling... after having this beer over a dozen times, and never pausing to review it, it's either a testament to pure drinkability and enjoyment, or my serial absent-mindedness.

Hennepin pours into a Duvel tulip with an ample head of creamy white foam that leaves concentric rings of lace in the glass. There's an ever-present skim on the surface, at least a few cm thick. Bright and saturated color, pure bubbly sunshine.

Signature Belgian yeast at first, lightly citrusy and musty, with herbal notes of tea leaves, coriander, and sage.

Grassy tea-like hops emerge in the flavor as well, alongside peppery Belgian yeast phenols and dry crackery malt. Finishes very dry with a lightly bitter edge. Seemingly simple on the surface but well nuanced in flavor and aroma. It has a prickly feel, well carbed, and easily degassed after swirling the glass a few times. Quite a thirst-quencher, and it pairs exceptionally well with charcuterie.

"Hennepin. It goes with everything!" ...Sorry, old joke.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a hazy gold with a two finger white head with great retention leaving patchy lacing. Aromas of lemon, yeast, spice and some grass. Vanilla, melon, spices-corriander, sweet orange and floral hop flavors blend nicely. High carbonation, medium body with a dry spicy finish. A great beer to pair with food or enjoy on its own.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
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!

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,348 ratings.