Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Poured a clear light gold color with a thick head that last through the drink. The nose sensed some floral, yeast, and citrus aromas.There was nice carbonation. A nice balance of malt and bitterness, with a crisp yeasty flavor lasting on the tongue. Very smooth and a soft aftertaste. Great beer and should be sought out by all.
10-12-2003 21:41:15 | More by Gavage
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
A bomber at cellar temp, handled as if it were full of nitroglycerin, opens with a threatening pop! and a vigorous surge of large bubbles begins head-building operations immediately in the neck of the bottle. This drink wants out!
A careful pour into a tulip glass evokes a billowing, explosive cloud of soft white foam, decorated by a tiny glowing golden body alive with bubbles. The head is continually fed by a steady stream of bubbles, and holds at over two fingers throughout the drink, lacing the glass in a fashion not unlike shaving cream. This drink is alive!
Smell is yeasty and sweet, with notes of clover honey, hay, crushed red pepper, and unbaked sweet rolls.
Tastes yeasty and tart, with sweet grass, underripe green pears, nutty and dry, with a flavor of spicy pie crust and a touch of astringency and chalk in the last pour from the bomber. Lingering dryness and a note of raw pecans remind the drinker to drink again.
Smooth, rich, and tingly in the mouth with a nice clean finish. Nutty, yeasty character lingers; extremely drinkable and damned delicious.
05-18-2008 18:05:05 | More by cvstrickland
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
750ml shared with SundaySour, bottled 5-20-2010. An extra from GoGators (cheers!).
Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip.
A: light yellow pair skins mixed with pastuerized pulp-free lemon juice. The foam on this thing is very whip cream like, fine and fairly thin. 3 solid fingers of foam eventually rejoined the waterline. A few waterfall tracks of lacing, a rather strange formation. The retention was moderate, but a fingernail length foam remains on the glass. A good looking saison.
S: Slightly green lemons with some crispy green beans. Pear sweetness throughout. A really sweet vegetable smell that takes me to cooked peas, asparagus, and potatoes cooked in red wine. The wine notes really stick out in the end, and are quite sweet. The alcohol is very vinous with a mellowed quality I'd more readily associate with reds. All in all quite mellow, but with many notes.
T: Lemongrass, dandelions, and edamame. A little spike of flavors that I can only describe as poppy seed like, very soft but noticeable. A little bit of tahini in the late middle. Geen onions linger with alcohols to create a very salad like finish. Arugula has a strong presence for a peppery green character. A strong showing for salad greens in this one. Very easy to drink, extremely easy drinking. Love the fruity pear notes.
M: A real champagne yeast character that has a fairly slow drying process; and also never quite fully dries to champagne standards. I like the more wet character in the mouth as it doesn't leave gaps for the alcohol to take over, and more subtle plant characters remain in the flavor. This has quite a full body for the style, but I'll play it safe and say medium-full. I can't tell how much trickery is in that rapid-fire carbonation.
O: Really quite good, and very easy to drink. I appreciated all the flavors in here, but there isn't too much complexity in here. I'd say the flavors are even fairly homogenized, but it doesn't really matter. This a very clean representation of the style, and it most certainly should be had with food. Stir fry, steamed greens, and light salads would do awesome here. You wouldn't even need to put pepper on your salad -- it's already in your glass.
07-28-2011 03:44:27 | More by Cavery
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,872 ratings.