Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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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
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
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
4.09/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber. There is a layer of off white head. Has a pils like note in the nose along with some Belgian spice. More Belgian spice in the taste along with a pleasant sweetness. Just a bit herbal with a slight bitterness in the finish. Light and quite nice. The carbonation level is a bit high,
02-03-2013 03:19:00 | More by oline73
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
Poured into a snifter.
A: Clear golden yellow with two-finger, white, foamy, creamy head that lasted a long time. Great lacing.
S: Spice, Belgian yeast, citrus.
T: Moderate sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Spice and Belgian yeast. A touch of hops.
M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp and warm going down.
O: Really good Saison. Especially looks and tastes great.
02-03-2013 01:47:07 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.93/5 rDev -5.5%
Appearance: Hazy orange with lots of effervescence and a white two finger head.
Aroma: Yeast, sweet syrup, clove.
Taste: Like a mild Tripel. Nice blend of spices with some apple and pear. A hint of belgian candi sryup. None of the 7.7% ABV present in the flavor.
Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body with maximum carbonation. Easy drinking.
Final Thoughts: An enjoyable Saison. Light in body and mild in flavor. Would I drink it again? Probably not because I'm not a huge fan of the style but I would highly recommend it to anyone who is.
02-02-2013 23:51:39 | More by JamesMN
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,871 ratings.