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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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4,989 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,989
Reviews: 2,034
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 217
Gots: 403 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

cherche, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

SuperMario, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Durge
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This pours a dishwater grey/yellow, kind of cloudy, with a huge head of big time bubbles and plenty of lacing. The smell is very floral-biscuit but there is a sort of caustic overtone, something medicinal, of alcohol perhaps. The mouth finds a peppery introduction, very nicely carbonated and active, but the major flavor I detect is one of licorice. Bitter but very smooth and full bodied. Yeast presence is there but I can't get past this anisette quality that isn't really my favorite, and it aggressively overwhelms the taste buds right to the back of your throat. Quite dry but generally refreshing. I don't pick up hops or malt. It is something different and definitely a quality brew but this, like many other Belgian styles I've tried thus far, isn't right up my alley. Recommended for a try, this might be really special to the right palette.

Durge, Aug 16, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Rons35, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

MAJ3, Aug 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

TBuikus, Feb 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

hopflyer, Nov 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

WatsonR, Jun 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

birdsellam, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

bsuedekum, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

ElizabethEleanor, May 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Dolfan907, Oct 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Liberatiscioli, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this one had an alcohol -almost wine smell to it. it poured with a slight haze to it, a nice white rocky head to it disappearing after a few sips. the taste was mildly tart with a hint of citrus, also a very nice dry aftertaste
Very nice taste goes well with a good meal!!

Kwak, Mar 12, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

therealsikes, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

hmmmbeer10, May 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Joeyuwp, Mar 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Quaffed from a bomber I did things best left unmentioned to obtain

A: A light straw color. Straw like. When you really look at it, the word "straw" comes to mind.

S: Citrus, orange specifically, possibly mandarin. Accompanying the citrus are the delicate notes of a particularly randy sow making friends with species of all types in the barnyard. Truly exquisite.

T: Taste follows the nose. Something like what a secretly welcomed sexual assault of an orange on a clove would taste like.

MF: The MF is consistent with orange/clove sex assault and delivers as anticipated. Glorious day!

O: Quite good. By the end of the bomber my curiosity was satiated. It will be a year or more before I have to, well I don't want to unsettle those bits of yeast right now. So quaff able. I quaffed this bottle so hard, in positions illegal in both Pennsylvania and Utah.

Ozapftis, Nov 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

markmcconv, Feb 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Palsie, Oct 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

wiezen glass. best by 3/20/13

a - pours a hazy, pale yellow with lots of streaming bubbles. gave me a huge, fluffy white head that calms to a finger or so and stays put. leaves a thick swath of lacing down the side of the glass.

s - typical banana and clove, grassy pale malt.

t - pale malt character with the usual belgian spiciness. notes of lemon. slight earthy funk and faint bitterness come in at the end.

m - lighter in body with a slight mouth coating action. more than enough carbonation.

o - not bad, but not really doing it for me either. goes down easy enough. tastes like a standard belgian pale ale to me. will probably pass on this in the future.

divineaudio, Mar 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

zbooks, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Ivegotmule, Jan 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

HugeBulge, Sep 05, 2013
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,989 ratings.