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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,779 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,779
Reviews: 2,019
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 199
Gots: 325 | 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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orfeu

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 mL, caged and corked. "Cave-aged" in Howe Caverns for 8 months; released October 8, 2005 and aged in my cellar for another two months. Bottle doesn't look any different than the regular "non-cave-aged" stuff, except there's a hangtag proclaiming that it sat 156 feet underground, etc. and there's a bunch of fuzzy cobwebby stuff and dust on the outside of the bottle. Hazy golden orange with massive, beautiful egg-white head that meringues and leaves an incredible webby lacing all the way down the sides of my Ommegang cervoise. Aroma is yeasty, bitter citrus peel, fresh apple juice, vanilla. Spicy, earthy, and fruity flavors abound. A bit vinous at the back of the palate. Granny Smith apples and newly-mown grass. Mellow ginger spiciness, yeast, and a lingering aftertaste of peach cobbler with vanilla and powdered ginger. Medium body; creamy smooth and dry for so much pronounced fruit flavor. This is one of my all time favorite beers from an all time favorite brewery. Saisons are all pretty unique (at least the ones I've tried), so it's a bit risky to say which one is "the Best." However, Hennepin, whether cave-aged or not, is absolutely one of the finest examples of the style in the world and easily the best Saison produced in the U.S. Difficult to imagine anyone pulling it off better than this. Fives all around.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2005 00:29:07 | More by orfeu
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PorterBoy14

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-10-2012 12:53:49 | More by PorterBoy14
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putnam

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous perfume. Angel food cake is the focus with spring breezes carrying the smell of thawing earth, sprouts, buds, green growth, honey, coriander...inviting.
The palate is slightly chalky as it delivers powerful flavors of reduced hops, stems, seeds, vanilla, leeks and sweet alcohol. Assertively dry. Perfectly balanced. Tight fizz indicates nice slow, cool maturation in the bottle.

Now, after pouring in some of the yeast crust, there is a decidedly additive effect. Black pepper surges on the mid palate and serves to power an even longer finish. More complexity, more bitterness and tang...more life. Keep it clean for the timid, I'll have mine cloudy.

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upgraded from 4.85 to 5.0 on 9.19.03:
From what I can tell this is the best beer brewed in north America. It speaks of nectarine and pepper. From Cooperstown NY, it is exotic. Crunchy, tart fruit doused with nutmeg, pepper and mace. Green grapes, powdered steel, Epoisses rind, brick, Vermouth and wilted lettuce conjure. White crust in the shape of a crucifix adheres to the side of my glass. Freudian beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2003 12:52:12 | More by putnam
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joex444

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-21-2012 13:20:16 | More by joex444
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awesomedude

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-01-2011 16:29:02 | More by awesomedude
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Bruinbear


5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-13-2014 01:19:31 | More by Bruinbear
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bmur112

Maryland

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-16-2011 18:12:52 | More by bmur112
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eristicrat

Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-18-2011 07:19:18 | More by eristicrat
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-15-2011 22:08:17 | More by BeerMe42
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thesarahfuller

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-18-2011 17:35:54 | More by thesarahfuller
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-30-2011 04:23:38 | More by mscott1975
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RedWeizen83

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-27-2013 20:41:50 | More by RedWeizen83
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-26-2011 22:12:10 | More by bluntedboywonder
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AStateJB


5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-02-2012 00:55:24 | More by AStateJB
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BFOXC71

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-03-2012 00:03:54 | More by BFOXC71
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-15-2011 17:42:48 | More by paulmcm
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grawls

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

10-06-2013 02:35:26 | More by grawls
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-25-2014 04:39:14 | More by RCLOHR267
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Pelletben

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-16-2014 23:18:19 | More by Pelletben
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rudy0908

Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-10-2011 03:21:47 | More by rudy0908
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

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Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.2%

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xmorgan

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on daft at "Joes Corner" in Niles,ca
It poured a dirty reddish tornado that filled the air with straw and grassy elements.
I pauses and think of families of workers, being refreshed with a similar beverage.

I found this quit drinkable and it is too hard to pin this style so Enjoy!

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2012 09:40:06 | More by xmorgan
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-14-2011 15:15:02 | More by Lawnboy33
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MareInfinitus

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-06-2011 04:58:21 | More by MareInfinitus
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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