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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,773 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,773
Reviews: 2,019
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 197
Gots: 322 | 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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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-28-2013 19:28:29 | More by brandoman63
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-28-2013 18:47:09 | More by Whiskeydeez
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-28-2013 17:19:27 | More by AngusOg
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-28-2013 15:37:31 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-28-2013 13:12:22 | More by sgttibbs
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dragomni

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-27-2013 23:38:58 | More by dragomni
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PaulD

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-27-2013 14:15:35 | More by PaulD
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roach4230

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-27-2013 13:56:36 | More by roach4230
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popery

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-27-2013 08:02:06 | More by popery
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-27-2013 05:39:57 | More by ambruns1979
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bahnfire

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-26-2013 21:22:38 | More by bahnfire
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Starts off a pale straw color, reasonable clarity at first, with a bunch of carbonation bubbles floating around. Within seconds, a haze takes it over and all of a sudden it becomes almost a completely opaque, peachy, light amber color. Interesting. Foamy, white head settles but lasts, looks to be a pretty volatile beer.

The aroma consists of a nice little concoction of spices; faint white pepper, heavy clove. Fruity and earthy esters are abound, with just a hint of that bubble-gum aroma that is so common with Belgian yeast. Some light fruits on the nose as well. Not picking up much of the "farmhouse" side of things, at least on the nose.

Hennepin hits the palate light and crispy with heavy carbonation, it almost seems to evaporate away inside of your mouth. Fruity esters take over right from the start; pear skins, apple skins, faint banana, and even some kind of melon... maybe honeydew? Something unique that I can't quite put my finger on. Clove crowds the background from start to finish, which is to be expected, but it doesn't overpower or distract the other flavors thankfully. Just a touch of mint and white pepper to go along with the clove spices.

The bubble-gum like taste comes out a little more as the beer gets warmer. About three-quarters of the way through the sip and riding strong into the aftertaste is the "farmhouse" funk. Some wet, musky, corky, funk flavors come out and satisfy their share of the workload. It's noticeable, but subdued and controlled at the same time. Executed very nicely; I'd like to think this is a decent amount of "beginner funk" - a good way to introduce new people into the work of funk without scaring them away with something crazy like Fantome.

Very good beer - almost similar to a Belgian tripel, but more spicy and less sweet. The added farmhouse funk on the tail end adds a different elements, as well as some unidentifiable fruit. Very pleasing, I'd definitely have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 20:40:29 | More by tectactoe
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weonfire

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-26-2013 18:22:29 | More by weonfire
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-26-2013 14:39:45 | More by bsuedekum
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Huffs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-26-2013 03:27:12 | More by Huffs
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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SeamusDoyle

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden orange with a foamy white head which fades to decent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, baked bread, yeast, cloves, some sour fruit, and some earthy funk. Taste is of baked bread, lemon peel, yeast, cloves, sour fruit, black pepper, and some earthy wet hay. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry, slighty bitter, champagne like finish. Overall, a nice example of a Saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 00:42:11 | More by SeamusDoyle
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Mattias

Sweden

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-25-2013 19:55:45 | More by thebigredone
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-25-2013 16:09:36 | More by shehateme
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,773 ratings.