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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

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5,384 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,384
Reviews: 2,079
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 248
Gots: 602 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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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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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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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.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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