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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,037 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,037
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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Photo of Keginator70
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First pour in a challis. Mammoth head with tons of yeast, pepper and citrus on the nose which I can smell a foot away. Typically cloudy but lighter in color than some other beers in this style.

Very complex. Flavors are all over the place. Savory heat (cilantro or watercress maybe) on the tongue and a bubbly tingle in the mouth. A grainy malt texture blends well with the yeastiness which lingers but doesn't overpower the palate. A superior taste with an even better sensation in the pie hole.

Results from the second pour are almost the same. A little more heat as the beer has warmed up some.

Final pour. I allowed some of the yeast to flow into the glass. I can still taste it after ten minutes. Not the way to go for me. I have tried this before with a 11.2 ounce Belgian blonde and it worked well. So it's the type of beer, temperature or some combination of the two.

Overall I love this beer. It is my favorite saison and one of the best beers I have tried.

Note* I'm not a fan of a big grapefruit presence (probably because I don't like grapefruit) so take this into consideration if you use opinions as a guide.

Keginator70, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy light golden body. Huge white head. Nice lacing. Thick collar and some surface wisps.

Smell - Estery fruitiness. Some light banana and clove. Grainy. A bit of apple.

Taste - Grainy and yeasty up front. Apple fruitiness builds. Some banana builds too. Slightly bitter yeasty finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Solid saison. Not necessarily remarkable in any category, but very good overall.

Alieniloquium, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

A: Carbonation straight-up shot the cap off, super-bubbly with a hazy golden color (3/3)
S: Clove and BANANA are strong, with an earthy yeast character as well. A little bit of black pepper in there too.(9/12)
T: Somewhat acrid and citric in the beginning though the familiar earthy yeast and sweetness come in toward the end (17/20)
M: Bubbly but wet with a lightly dry finish (4/5)
O: A very clean saison (7/10)
40/50

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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 5,037 ratings.