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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,352 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,352
Reviews: 2,072
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 241
Gots: 570 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of KYGunner
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had barely poured an ounce in the glass and got three inches of bubbly foam, that's how alive this brew is. After a more deliberate pour I was able to achieve a solid head of soapy bubbles crest above the glass resembling merange. The color was bright golden with a current of bubbles emanating from the bottom.

Strong hints of banana and clove with sweet notes of bubblegum, the scent is fragrant but not overly complex.

The taste is a deeply satisfying melding of malt, grain and yeast. The yeast characteristics come through stronger with a sweetness and spiciness. The banana, clove and bubblegum-like flavor are more subtle than in the nose and attach to the malt and grain.

The feel is very full and the massive carbonation dissipated after letting it sit. I drank this cold and a bit warmer and found it better refrigerated.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Roman5150
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle into Duvel glass

appearance: pale cloudy yellow with 1 finger bubbly white head

smell: wine like, very fruity, funky sweet esters, some clove and other spices as well

taste: very dry fruitiness, the aftertaste is a pleasant spicy funkiness that sits well on the palate. Very refreshing and true to the style. Some notes of clove and coriander, orange peel, and some other exotic spices.

mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation, pretty thin bodied

overall: A great saison, probably only second to Saison Dupont in my opinion. Seek this out if you like the style, even most non craft beer drinkers will like this.

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4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Thick, pure white head with lovely lacing. The beer itself is a pale golden color, full of carbonation, and translucent.

S - Sugar, candy, a bit of a wine-like aroma. Some honey and yeast.

T - Very sweet, yet still light. Full of light malt and yeast flavors, and a slight aftertaste (not at all unpleasant). A hint of wine flavor cold; as it warms, it becomes mellower.

M - Medium to light. Slightly syrupy, coats the mouth.

O - This is similar to a Belgian Pale Ale, but lighter. It's a very good beer, and definitely enjoyable on a scorching hot day. The ABV is a little high for a "refreshing" drink, but you certainly don't notice as you're drinking. Overall, not a particularly complex drink, but definitely one I'd have again.

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3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A slightly hazy true yellow, with a foamy white head that persists like a barricade. The head was something I found myself having to fight through, but I know it's typical of the style. I expected the color to be slightly darker.

Smell: The aroma is light, yet beckoning, and typical of a saison. The main smells were of apricot and biscuit malt, and were accompanied by a breath of spicy hops.

Taste: A thirst-quenching blend of light malt, citrus fruit, sprinkled spices, and honey. A somewhat dry finish leaves little aftertaste at first, then suddenly gives way to a smattering of hops that have been gently warmed by alcohol. Very true to style.

Mouthfeel: The beer's medium-light mouthfeel and high carbonation is refreshing...once you claw your tongue past the seemingly never-ending foam party that is the head.

Overall: A very pleasant saison, but overall, nothing terribly special. I was a teensy bit irritated by the fact that I had to fight through the fizzy head to get to the liquid, no matter how much time went by or exactly how I poured the brew. Not sure I would seek it out in the future, but I certainly wouldn't turn it down. Next time, I'll drink it straight from the bottle to avoid the foam clouds.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,352 ratings.