Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
I've been waiting on this guy for a long time, Costco had a holiday special a few months ago, 3 bottles (750ml) for the price of 2, good deal. Served in a snifter.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a nice 3/4-1 inch soapy white head that lasts for a few minutes before shrinking down to a thin white layer with bits of lacing. Constantly bubbling.
S: Nice aroma going here, wheat, malts, yeast, floral hues, hops, the combination of these gives a champagne like scent, has citrus notes to it, very sweet,
T: Good sweetness to it, very smooth, yeast and wheat flavors predominate, with hints of spices and has a good hop presence to it, very well balanced, very delicious,
M: Has moderate amounts of carbonation and is full bodied, very well balanced in all aspects, has little bitterness from its mild hops and spices, it is quite enjoyable.
O: Overall the wait paid off, this beer is a bit expensive, but for the deal I got, it's in amazing gig, but cost aside, this is a great beer, I mean it's perfectly balanced, rich, robust, and smooth all at the same time, great with food, excellent craftsmanship, a must try for everyone.
02-17-2013 00:34:59 | More by Mavigo
District of Columbia
3.76/5 rDev -9.6%
Poured into a tall tulip glass.
Aroma: A light malt nose. None of the clove-y esters one would expect from a saison. Almost no aroma.
Appearance: Yellow-orange, with ruby highlights at the edges. Nice whipped meringue head.
Taste: Malty, sweet, and clove-t. Close to style, but a bit harsh.
Overall: I like this beer, and have it every chance I get. But when I finally set down to review it, it didn't hit the style notes I thought it would. It's perhaps a too-commercialized version of a saison.
02-16-2013 13:40:45 | More by Beerstorian
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
Picked up a bottle of this brew fresh from the brewery after visiting/vacationing a nice snowstorm in Cooperstown, NY. Lets see how this ranks up.
Appearance: Pours a golden, foggy hue. Leaves behind a pure white, fluffy white, frothy head that looks utterly appetizing. Leaves behind some very nice lacing.
Smell: The aroma packs a slight hint of fruit, some admirable spice. Some alcohol is also in the mix. Fair Belgian hops can be also scented.
Taste: Has a well-balanced sweetness and actually some fruit flavors that come to mind like apples, pears, raisins. The yeast comes to the palate towards the end of a sip, along with some gentle spices.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation that actually goes down quite easily. Nothing intimating at all about it. Has a great balance between sweetness and bitterness. Awesome job.
Overall: Liked the look of this beer and actually liked holding the bottle once I first grabbed it. Something told me this was going to be a special one, and boy was it! Quite disappointined this perticular beer isn't widely available in PA, but I'm sure I can do some hunting and locate it. I would recommend this beer to anyone interested in trying a traditional Saison. Cheers!
02-12-2013 02:49:54 | More by DMXLOX22
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,870 ratings.