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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,903 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,903
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 369 | 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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laurastradford

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Ry1975

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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leedorham

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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jampics2

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2013 14:54:19 | More by jampics2
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Conniehophead

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-21-2013 13:30:24 | More by Conniehophead
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%

It's crazy I haven't reviewed this old standby, the first Saison/Farmhouse I ever tried. Served in a pint glass at The Pub, University of Chicago, where there's always something tasty and domestic on tap.

Appearance (3.75/5): Hennepin is light yellow, straw-colored, a smooth, dense white head of foam tops it off, coming in at about two-fingers. Slightly hazy, though a little too clear for a Saison, in my opinion.

Smell (4/5): Lemony, grassy, smooth herbal hoppiness, some interesting yeastiness (a little spicy, a little funky) going on as well, and sweet pale malt. I really enjoy the melange of grassy/herbal hops, the yeast funk, and the light sweetness of the malt. Subtle. Well-engineered nose going on here.

Taste (4/5): Lightly hopped, floral, grassy, sweet bready malt, green apple. Some yeasty spice, light citrus, lemony, and lemongrass. Refreshing. Mellow, and despite its relatively strong ABV (compared to most Saisons, this is big 'un), no alcohol is present in the flavor–nice job on that, for sure. This is a solid tasting Saison.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Hennepin sports medium carbonation and medium body, both appropriate to the style and to what I believe the brewery's going for. It has a very nice light prickliness to it. The mouthfeel is also dry, champagne-like.

Overall (4/5): Hennepin is a quality Saison that really nails the essential flavor hallmarks of the style. And while it doesn't feature anything particularly adventurous, creative, or outlandish, it's still quite a pleasant beer and a wonderful introduction to the style. That I would recommend either Hennepin or Saison Dupont to those who have never had a Belgian-style Saison is a testament to how well Ommegang's creation stands up to the imported examples of the style (Saison Dupont being a paragon of the Saison style). Good stuff and a worthy buy.

01-21-2013 06:48:53 | More by hagbergl
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Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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booyahachieved3

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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JudoJeff

New York

3.78/5  rDev -9.1%

I found the taste to have hints of bitter spices. The label says it is brewed with ginger, but it wasn't forward enough for me to notice. However, I do pile ginger on pretty heavily in the food I eat so it may be that it is just a much less intense taste than I'm used to. The coriander and grains of paradise seemed to play a larger role the the flavor. In general I don't enjoy hoppy beer, but this was quite nice overall.

When poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tall glass (maybe the wrong choice) this developed a very tall, foamy head that took a while to settle.

01-20-2013 01:28:26 | More by JudoJeff
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Lethargy99

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-19-2013 22:40:14 | More by Lethargy99
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brystmar

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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Keener

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,903 ratings.