Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.14/5 rDev -0.5%
Side poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance - Pours a nice golden color with a big thick, pillowy head of about two fingers that had great retention, probably more than five minutes. I love the bottles that Ommegang uses, very unique and cool.
Smell - Bananas and spices, some citrus from the hops, yeast, and cloves round out the smell. Not as pronounced of a smell as something like Orval, but a well balanced nose that is quality.
Taste - Follows the nose, although a little more subdued. The spices and yeast make their appearance, finishing with a touch of hops.
Mouthfeel - Finishes smooth, easy to drink this beer. Medium carbonation with a fairly dry finish.
Overall - This is a good beer, nothing spectacular, but good. I would rather have a couple of the other Saisons instead, but there is nothing wrong with this one. It just doesn't really leave the "wow" impression taht I look for out of a Beer of Fame.
03-04-2013 02:35:59 | More by TheCondor
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Pours a pale semi transparent yellow with an impressive white foamy head. The head is bright and fluffy like vanila ice cream.
The smell is lemons and yeast. Smell very fresh, like a lemon desert.
The flavour is similar to smell, a little tart and bitter.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation .
This is nice tasting beer, light and refreshing, would be nice in the summer. Hides its abv completely.
03-04-2013 01:25:39 | More by Dave1999
4.45/5 rDev +7%
Reviewed from notes date January 27, 2013.
From a 355 ml bottle into a tulip.
A-The brew pours with a big, shiny, white head of foam. The head is slow to fade. The beer is clear and golden in color with a lot of visible carbonation.
S-The smell is spicy and crisp. I detect straw, hay, and lemon, as well as a touch of honey. Underlying the mixture is a powdery yeast scent. Complex and pleasing.
T-The taste follows the smell in flavor and complexity. There is less honey and more lemon (lemon curd to be accurate). The flavors are predominantly dry, grassy, and crisp. The finish is long lasting and drying.
M-Mouthfeel is an example for the style. The brew is nicely carbonated with a lighter body. This brew is crisp and easy to drink, but full of flavor.
O-This is one of my favorite saisons ever (new or old world). Ommegang really hits on all cylinders here: the brew is good looking, it smells nice (love the crisp lemon and honey), the taste is complex, and the feel is well-matched to the flavor profile. I will definitely drink this again.
03-01-2013 05:08:23 | More by spoony
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
Pours a brilliant golden straw with a thick intense head which lingers forever. Surprisingly little lacing.
Smell is citrusy, predominantly lime. also a vague fruitiness and spiciness.
Taste is a muted version of the nose. Not unpleasant in the least, but not as flavorful as I had hoped given the awesome smell.
Mouthfeel seems a bit off for me. Perhaps undercarbonated, but given the massive head, perhaps something else is off. Can't put my finger on it.
Overall a really good beer which is very close to being a top notch beer.
02-28-2013 23:50:58 | More by CurtFromHershey
4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
A - Poured a cloudy honey orange with tons of big bubbles and a very pretty white 1 1/2 finger head
S - Smells of orange, malts, spices, and bread.
T - I tasted the sweet citurs flavors up front, but as it finishes tastes of spices like corriander come out. There is some grassyness to the beer and it has a bitter finish
M - Light to medium bodied. When poured there are lots of big bubbles, but they seem to dissappear quickly and arent noticable when drinking. Very crisp
O - Great beer. Lots going on and its balanced fairly well. I couldn't sit down and drink more than a couple though.
02-28-2013 23:44:02 | More by Goosehunter75
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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