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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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4,959 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,959
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 391 | 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 Keginator70
4/5  rDev -3.8%

First pour in a challis. Mammoth head with tons of yeast, pepper and citrus on the nose which I can smell a foot away. Typically cloudy but lighter in color than some other beers in this style.

Very complex. Flavors are all over the place. Savory heat (cilantro or watercress maybe) on the tongue and a bubbly tingle in the mouth. A grainy malt texture blends well with the yeastiness which lingers but doesn't overpower the palate. A superior taste with an even better sensation in the pie hole.

Results from the second pour are almost the same. A little more heat as the beer has warmed up some.

Final pour. I allowed some of the yeast to flow into the glass. I can still taste it after ten minutes. Not the way to go for me. I have tried this before with a 11.2 ounce Belgian blonde and it worked well. So it's the type of beer, temperature or some combination of the two.

Overall I love this beer. It is my favorite saison and one of the best beers I have tried.

Note* I'm not a fan of a big grapefruit presence (probably because I don't like grapefruit) so take this into consideration if you use opinions as a guide.

Keginator70, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%

On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy light golden body. Huge white head. Nice lacing. Thick collar and some surface wisps.

Smell - Estery fruitiness. Some light banana and clove. Grainy. A bit of apple.

Taste - Grainy and yeasty up front. Apple fruitiness builds. Some banana builds too. Slightly bitter yeasty finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Solid saison. Not necessarily remarkable in any category, but very good overall.

Alieniloquium, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of krampert11
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

krampert11, Today at 01:49 AM
Photo of NinjaJesus
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

A solid Saison with a very complex flavor. Wheaty with notes of pepper and citrus. Not overpowering and very enjoyable.

NinjaJesus, Today at 10:19 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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Photo of kellyej
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

A: Yellow-gold color; nice head packed with small, tightly packed bubbles
S: Strong smell of grains of paradise; additional notes of anise, coriander and orange. Slightly musty.
M: Medium body; slightly coating on the mouth, dry in the middle
T: Grassy, well carbonated, spicy. Something in there made me think of hard apple cider.

kellyej, Saturday at 12:12 AM
Photo of Chubbs616
4.16/5  rDev 0%

Chubbs616, Friday at 10:30 PM
Photo of lordofstarside
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

12oz to a snifter, best by 12/15

Pours straw yellow with three fingers of head. Each bottle from this 4 pack has had a ridiculous amount of foam for some reason. Anyway, high carbonation, slightly cloudy, good lacing and unfortunately in my case retention 3/5

Smells pretty typical of a saison. Dominantly lemon with notes of pepper, clove, funk, and a bit of alcohol 4/5

Taste is pretty spot on with the nose. Strong lemon with notes of pepper and clove. Finishes with a nice touch of funk, with a hint of alcohol 4/5

Feel is a light body, very mild bitterness, very crisp finish. Alcohol is concealed well, easy to drink 4.25/5

Overall a really solid saison. Nothing too special about it, no major flaws, pretty well crafted 4/5

lordofstarside, Friday at 05:53 PM
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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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