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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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4,965 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,965
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 215
Gots: 393 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

440kk, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

T-money, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of biteme398
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml bottle as part of a Ommegang variety pack. Very tall head that recedes slowly. A fairly pale color with some hints of amber. The smell seems similar to a pilsner; very crisp and clean with some flowery hints. The taste is very interesting. Almost like a pilsner and wheat beer combination. Some sweetness at the end leaves you wanting more. Although I am not very familiar with the saison style, this is a very good beer overall.

biteme398, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

elchingen, Feb 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jmmy3, Feb 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

bsopko, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

rxbeer, Feb 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

mkrass, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of viverlee
3.19/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer No. 57 – Ommegang Hennepin

I keep a bit of everything in the house because you never know when a summer craving will come a little early.

STYLE: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

ABV: 7.7%

LOOK: Less than yellow, refreshing. Ideal one-finger head that doesn’t resist a subtle sip.

NOSE: It won’t shine here. And that’s OK because that rather misses the point. Loafy and dry.

MOUTH: White pepper, nonfat butter, bitter salad greens. It’s not – memorable. On the front, too much rind and not enough zest. On the back, a quiet lagerish coat.

Beeradvocate Rating: 93

ratebeer Rating: 97

Hayward Abbey Rating: 83

viverlee, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I thought I had ticked this "Beer of Fame," but I guess not.

Served in a Delirium Tremens shaped-glass.

A: Poured a bright, yet murky orange color, with a pillowy, cloud-like formation posing as a head on top.

S: Coriander and orange peel upfront, followed by some banana pudding, and candy component reminiscent of "Pixie Stick" dust.

T: The finish on this is really harsh and not entirely pleasant to my taste buds. A bit too alcoholic, and a bit too grainy and bitter for my liking. I think that if some pepper were added to the overall profile, it might have been more fun and interesting.

M: I dug the carbonation bill.... very spritzy and champagne-like, but the bitter lingering was substantial. A good bit of lacing on the glass.

O: It's been years since I've tried this one, but I remember not really caring much for it back in the day either. To each his or her own, I guess.

Chaney, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

heysuz, Feb 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

adamcarlson28, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

browniewithnuts, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BhojanBevGuy, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Dactrius, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dkizzle79, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Lare453, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

IcemanCometh, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

thedoer, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber. There is a layer of off white head. Has a pils like note in the nose along with some Belgian spice. More Belgian spice in the taste along with a pleasant sweetness. Just a bit herbal with a slight bitterness in the finish. Light and quite nice. The carbonation level is a bit high,

oline73, Feb 03, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Clear golden yellow with two-finger, white, foamy, creamy head that lasted a long time. Great lacing.

S: Spice, Belgian yeast, citrus.

T: Moderate sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Spice and Belgian yeast. A touch of hops.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp and warm going down.

O: Really good Saison. Especially looks and tastes great.

SolipsismalCat, Feb 03, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy orange with lots of effervescence and a white two finger head.

Aroma: Yeast, sweet syrup, clove.

Taste: Like a mild Tripel. Nice blend of spices with some apple and pear. A hint of belgian candi sryup. None of the 7.7% ABV present in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body with maximum carbonation. Easy drinking.

Final Thoughts: An enjoyable Saison. Light in body and mild in flavor. Would I drink it again? Probably not because I'm not a huge fan of the style but I would highly recommend it to anyone who is.

JamesMN, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Budinetz, Feb 02, 2013
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,965 ratings.