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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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4,749 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,749
Reviews: 2,017
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 192
Gots: 316 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-01-2012 21:19:26 | More by AdamMY
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-01-2012 14:58:11 | More by dkw0063
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-01-2012 02:18:27 | More by Vivs85
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-30-2012 22:13:22 | More by Robdrinx
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-30-2012 15:32:58 | More by Davepoolesque
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-30-2012 05:57:34 | More by MonkeyStain
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

11-30-2012 04:26:09 | More by Camille
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2012 17:48:01 | More by Grant35
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-29-2012 05:38:32 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-29-2012 02:05:16 | More by MelissaC
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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.

Serving type: growler

11-29-2012 00:57:51 | More by bshirley
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-28-2012 13:12:59 | More by InspectorBob
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-28-2012 02:13:11 | More by ErickWright
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-27-2012 22:56:12 | More by vcoggins
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-27-2012 22:20:52 | More by PortLargo
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ive had this many times. But This review was taken from notes during a tasting- early summer 2012

12 oz brown bottle(bottle conditioned). Ommegang style label thats quite classy in appearance. Neat story and photo of brewery on the side of label. Poured into an stemmed Tulip style glass.

A - straw look to the color. A cloudy yellowish gold with good efferescence. Fluffy white head that's truly Belgian in Look. Head resides after a few moments leaving a decent ring of lace.

S - Crisp aroma that has some good fruitiness to it. Unique Belgian like yeast whiff with notes of spices.

T - starts with hints of orange fruitiness that quickly makes way to banana and clove spices. Peach, oranges, big banana, clove spices, delicate pepper spice. Just a good fruitiness to it with the spices doing a nice job of being noticed. The yeast strain is pure class in this flavor. A semi bitterness in a refreshing finish. Good complexity while keeping its balance in check.

M - this has a good crisp, clean mouthfeel that's overly enjoyable. I find this very easy to drink and a good farmhouse ale to enjoy any time of year.

O - I love the saison/farmhouse style and ive had many from its home country of Belgium. For a long time now American brewers havent truly understood this style of ale. Ommegang don't pretend to brew in a Belgian style but they actually do brew solely in a Belgian style. They give American craft junkies a true Belgian saison brewed and bottled right here in the United States and Hennepin holds true to the authentic farmhouse style. If you want the best American made saison then this is the one. American brewing has needed a farmhouse ale to give the great Belgians a run for their money and Ommegang's Hennepin is that saison we can call our own knowing it can compete. Pure class

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 15:41:01 | More by BradtheGreat7
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Pale gold body that is almost champagne-esque, gorgeous translucent white fluffy head, carbonation that flows rapidly from the bottom, overall a very good looking saison.

S – Apples, pears, yeast, a spicy element, perhaps a slight pepper, little bit of grass, lemon and wheat as well. Very fine smelling, and complex to be certain but very clean. I am thinking this girl is going to taste very nice.

T – Top notch. Very good. It comes on initially with the apples, white grapes, pears and then progresses into the spicy elements of light clove, some pepper, and a very nice yeast as well. I’m not really getting the hops right now but this could be owing to the fact that this bottle is about a year old. I waited a while to drink it because it was recommended to me that I wait 6-12 months and it seems that this has suited the beer very well. The taste definitely warrants some comparisons to Duvel, but I would say that it is unique and has a broader complex of flavors. This farmhouse saison is clean, fruity, spicy and well-balanced. A fine brew.

M – The mouthfeel is really just great. It’s luscious and smooth because of the amped-up carbonation. The body is medium and it has a very dry finish.

O – What a great beer. I actually totally was not expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. I love the Saison style to begin with (who am I kidding I love just about every style), and I love Ommegang Brewery so perhaps I was being naïve in thinking I wouldn’t enjoy this, but I really really like it. Maybe the best Saison I’ve had to date.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 05:18:54 | More by KKB
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

11-27-2012 04:25:02 | More by mwar
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-27-2012 04:10:47 | More by sd123
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

11-26-2012 02:58:59 | More by asigler
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Quaffed from a bomber I did things best left unmentioned to obtain

A: A light straw color. Straw like. When you really look at it, the word "straw" comes to mind.

S: Citrus, orange specifically, possibly mandarin. Accompanying the citrus are the delicate notes of a particularly randy sow making friends with species of all types in the barnyard. Truly exquisite.

T: Taste follows the nose. Something like what a secretly welcomed sexual assault of an orange on a clove would taste like.

MF: The MF is consistent with orange/clove sex assault and delivers as anticipated. Glorious day!

O: Quite good. By the end of the bomber my curiosity was satiated. It will be a year or more before I have to, well I don't want to unsettle those bits of yeast right now. So quaff able. I quaffed this bottle so hard, in positions illegal in both Pennsylvania and Utah.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 23:53:40 | More by Ozapftis
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-25-2012 21:41:17 | More by ScottP
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-25-2012 19:59:45 | More by LPSteve
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-24-2012 16:48:31 | More by dreis
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-24-2012 15:06:07 | More by JeffZano
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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