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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

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5,157 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,157
Reviews: 2,044
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 223
Gots: 461 | 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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Photo of BWE
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fantastic. Somewhat hazy yet golden appearance. A sweet, and slightly hop smell with a little malt maybe.

The taste is very fruity, yet malty at the same time. You can definitely taste the "Brett" influence. I didn't notice much hop flavor. I would say more lemonade like than anything. As you let it warm up, the flavor changes quite a bit. More yeasty and full.

If your a fan of Saisons I would definitely put it on a "to drink" list.

BWE, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of bshirley
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: very light, yellow straw, some small and some large bubbes

Smell: sweet and slightly alcoholish, a little corn

Taste: very sweet, wine, apple, pear, light clove, alcohol phenols linger

Mouthfeel: super creamy

The belgian yeast on display here is wonderful.

bshirley, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of CaliforniaJohnson
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

25.4oz bottle purchased at Trader Joe's with the new labeling, poured into 6oz tulip glass.

APPEARANCE: 50:50 fluid to head ratio. Beer is a rich, overcooked-olive-oil-yellow with aggressive effervescence. Fully translucent but cloudy. Head is pure white with subsidence in asymmetrical patterns, leaving pillows of foam in unpredictable places.

SMELL: Lemons, Grandfather's toolbox, Chardonnay

TASTE: Tart to the tongue inducing pleasant saliva secretion. Hops are very present but just enough bitterness to balance the bright flavours. Yeasts are very fruity - Notes of citrus. Notes of anise root. notes of papaya. "aftertaste" strongly resembles pear jelly bellies. Alcohol is well concealed.

MOUTH-FEEL: Frothy due to the easily-agitated carbonation. Tickle to the tongue, followed by a filling gulp down the throat. Viscosity of true fluid is low.

OVERALL: This beer was rated without any financial bias, however, the pleasure it provided was frighteningly affordable. If I were to ever drink this with a buddy, we'd certainly need two bottles, because I'm not sharing mine.

CaliforniaJohnson, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Someguy1_8t
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Got from the Whole Foods Market in Northridge

Served in a Tulip Glass

Appearance - pale straw like color. Hazy, with plenty of carbonation, and about a finger of moderately diminishing head

Aroma- floral citrusy hops. Belgian candied yeast. Banana and spice

Taste- fruits like banana,pears, and apples. Candied sugar and clove spice.

Mouthfeel - light to medium bodied. Plenty of carbonation slight dry finish. Crisp!

Overall- great example of the style that I would definitely recommend. Very refreshing

Someguy1_8t, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of 95stategrad
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as I'm concerned, this is the Gold Standard for Saison/Farmhouse in the USA as far as mass producers are concerned. Some micro out West might have a better one, but as far as a Big Time producers, this is it. Everything is right on. Smell, appearance, and of course taste. It has the classic Belgian esters you get with the Farmhouse yeast strains. Everyone is out to make an "Americanized" Farmhouse/Saison by going big with the gravity or the hops or more unfortunately, both. True Saisons are not overly hoppy and are modest alcohol % with just enough hops to keep them from going bad too quickly. This one is a bit on the high side alcohol-wise to really be a real traditional Saison, but it is otherwise on the money. Saisons were brewed to refresh the seasonal field workers in Wallonia, and the brews were generally 3-5% so the workers could have one and still finish the job. 7.7% is a bit too high to be a true traditional Saison. Still, if you don't like this beer, you don't like Saisons.

95stategrad, Oct 22, 2012
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4.74/5  rDev +13.9%

Tinkvasi, Aug 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

ryser2k, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Red_Thunder, Jun 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

weonfire, Jan 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Andragos, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

djl9701, May 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

twowheelssoar, Mar 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Nathan50, Mar 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

brokentee, Dec 10, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Derekvagedes, Feb 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

HopsSlayer, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

bconsidine, Oct 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Larrydoherty, Sep 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

PRLRetailDrone, Sep 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

rwill2001, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Stugotzo, May 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

BlazedNug, May 25, 2014
Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A light golden or honey color with a very thick and huge head, which sticks in sugary patches throughout, I love those sugary patches! The aroma is of fresh fruit and flowers, quite nice. The initial chewy and sugary and alcohol combo is brilliant, some pepper and banana can be detected. Towards the finish, some hops and fresh fruit, a dry and hearty finish, very warming, and this is brewed in my home state of New York? Incredible, awesome, add your adjective here, deserves to be a top 10 beer.

GeoffRizzo, May 09, 2003
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,157 ratings.