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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,898 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,898
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 211
Gots: 366 | 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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Keginator70

Massachusetts

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.

08-04-2014 18:49:40 | More by Keginator70
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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.

08-13-2014 00:10:29 | More by Alieniloquium
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JPorkchops

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2014 03:55:11 | More by JPorkchops
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2014 03:30:17 | More by SuperHop18
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AccioSarah

Wisconsin

4.92/5  rDev +18.3%

08-28-2014 02:28:47 | More by AccioSarah
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RAC81

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2014 01:45:34 | More by RAC81
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Sarkatsha

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-28-2014 00:39:35 | More by Sarkatsha
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. A cloudy golden yellow with a white head that starts large but quickly settles down to a comfortable half-finger. Very malty, fruity, spicy aroma: Fresh apples, hay, light grapefruit, breakfast cereal, pungent coriander seed, white wine, and just a touch of funk. Palate is correspondingly fruity yet quite dry. Robust rich malt backbone coupled with the fruit and spice notes mentioned above, subtle nutmeg and cardamom, citrus (lemon and grapefruit rind), shortbread, and a hint of rock candy sweetness. Body is thin to moderate, with carbonation on the low end. Quite a wonderful saison, not as tart and bitter as some, lacking that dry "burlap sack" note, and yet redolent with yeast phenols and esters plus added hop bite.

08-27-2014 22:49:26 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Fitze

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-27-2014 13:00:35 | More by Fitze
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fastestmanalive

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-27-2014 00:42:49 | More by fastestmanalive
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sgregory

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-26-2014 23:25:27 | More by sgregory
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Carmack

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-26-2014 22:34:51 | More by Carmack
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hiker1701a

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-26-2014 22:05:46 | More by hiker1701a
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jordanimal

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-26-2014 21:33:05 | More by jordanimal
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CBucks12

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

08-26-2014 11:46:59 | More by CBucks12
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AlbertSchwartz

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-26-2014 11:24:18 | More by AlbertSchwartz
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ananh

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.2%

08-26-2014 06:51:45 | More by ananh
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madamebia

Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -15.4%

08-26-2014 05:45:18 | More by madamebia
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MrBoz21

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Pale yellow with foamy white head. Cloudy chill haze and lots of bubbles. Head settled into firm skiff and mild lacing. The aroma is fruity (banana, green apple and melon), spicy (coriander, clove), floral, and slightly funky (barnyard and leather). Delicate and nicely balanced … no punches in the face and the character comes together as one. Much the same for the taste, hop and phenolic bitterness with subtle malt in the background. Light and balanced. Finishes very dry with moderate astringency. Body is light and bubbly … feels like a dry champagne without.
Overall, it is a delicious beer and another example of why I’m being drawn to Belgian-styles. Complex, yet well connected and easy to drink. Perhaps just a bit too dry and astringent … preserve a touch more malt in the overall character.

08-26-2014 01:55:39 | More by MrBoz21
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Mgovy

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

08-25-2014 19:06:28 | More by Mgovy
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metalbassist1993

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-25-2014 18:57:55 | More by metalbassist1993
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Aweigel79


4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

08-25-2014 00:13:49 | More by Aweigel79
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-24-2014 20:56:42 | More by Lucnifter
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

4.32/5  rDev +3.8%

08-24-2014 14:44:18 | More by Kingcurio
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RachaelAgnes


4.2/5  rDev +1%

08-24-2014 00:34:59 | More by RachaelAgnes
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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,898 ratings.