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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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4,866 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,866
Reviews: 2,023
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 208
Gots: 352 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

02-13-2013 19:16:42 | More by markmcconv
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-13-2013 00:38:58 | More by lic217
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-13-2013 00:19:48 | More by FCRICH
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-12-2013 22:27:07 | More by Willcourt
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-11-2013 05:31:48 | More by beer64nut
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-11-2013 05:25:47 | More by SupremePie
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-11-2013 05:18:04 | More by Hardcore
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-11-2013 01:59:05 | More by AlbertOeswadi
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-09-2013 20:06:17 | More by MikeF11
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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%

Presentation: Corked and caged brown Belgian-style 750ml bottle, with the old-style label (I'm one of those who likes the new labels a bit better). Best by December 17th, 2013 clearly stamped. Poured into my Hennepin chalice. Thanks to the wife for picking this up for me today to celebrate getting a new job. Love ya babe!

Appearance: Rich straw-gold beer with just a hint of haziness, this pours with a large brilliantly white, fluffly yet cream cap that shows good retention. Medium-high levels of carbonation. Really nice looking brew.

Smell: This starts off with clean, grainy notes reminiscent of the best European Pilseners, but with a soft, yeasty notes of golden fruit, white grapes, and hints of bubblegum in the background.

Taste: Slightly musty (in a good way) golden fruit, firm clean bitterness that feels a bit more than the 24 IBUs, with a bit of earthy hop flavor. I certainly can't pick out the coriander, ginger, grains of paradise and sweet orange peel that this is brewed with, but there is a subtle spicy character that is nice. A pleasant, unobtrusive, hint of alcohol. Sweet, golden-fruit flavors combine with firm bitterness, cleansing alcohol and a clean finish to produce a well-balanced, refreshing beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth.

Overall: Very simply the best American-made saison I've had the pleasure to try (though this particular batch was brewed in Belgium). I generally favor Belgian versions (like Dupont) over American interpretations, but this one is really damn-near world class, especially as it's priced at around $7.99 a bottle.

93-94 A

02-09-2013 02:45:29 | More by BedetheVenerable
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-09-2013 01:26:49 | More by 440kk
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-09-2013 00:36:58 | More by T-money
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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

From a 750ml bottle as part of a Ommegang variety pack. Very tall head that recedes slowly. A fairly pale color with some hints of amber. The smell seems similar to a pilsner; very crisp and clean with some flowery hints. The taste is very interesting. Almost like a pilsner and wheat beer combination. Some sweetness at the end leaves you wanting more. Although I am not very familiar with the saison style, this is a very good beer overall.

02-09-2013 00:25:45 | More by biteme398
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-08-2013 04:33:33 | More by jegross2
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-08-2013 01:26:43 | More by elchingen
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New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

02-07-2013 17:25:47 | More by taospowder
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-07-2013 08:53:31 | More by jmmy3
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-07-2013 07:09:59 | More by bsopko
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-07-2013 05:38:08 | More by rxbeer
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

02-07-2013 03:41:00 | More by mkrass
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3.19/5  rDev -23.3%

Beer No. 57 – Ommegang Hennepin

I keep a bit of everything in the house because you never know when a summer craving will come a little early.

STYLE: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

ABV: 7.7%

LOOK: Less than yellow, refreshing. Ideal one-finger head that doesn’t resist a subtle sip.

NOSE: It won’t shine here. And that’s OK because that rather misses the point. Loafy and dry.

MOUTH: White pepper, nonfat butter, bitter salad greens. It’s not – memorable. On the front, too much rind and not enough zest. On the back, a quiet lagerish coat.

Beeradvocate Rating: 93

ratebeer Rating: 97

Hayward Abbey Rating: 83

02-07-2013 01:39:56 | More by viverlee
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District of Columbia

3.35/5  rDev -19.5%

I thought I had ticked this "Beer of Fame," but I guess not.

Served in a Delirium Tremens shaped-glass.

A: Poured a bright, yet murky orange color, with a pillowy, cloud-like formation posing as a head on top.

S: Coriander and orange peel upfront, followed by some banana pudding, and candy component reminiscent of "Pixie Stick" dust.

T: The finish on this is really harsh and not entirely pleasant to my taste buds. A bit too alcoholic, and a bit too grainy and bitter for my liking. I think that if some pepper were added to the overall profile, it might have been more fun and interesting.

M: I dug the carbonation bill.... very spritzy and champagne-like, but the bitter lingering was substantial. A good bit of lacing on the glass.

O: It's been years since I've tried this one, but I remember not really caring much for it back in the day either. To each his or her own, I guess.

02-07-2013 01:22:21 | More by Chaney
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-06-2013 23:28:51 | More by heysuz
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-06-2013 19:25:28 | More by adamcarlson28
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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