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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

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4,756 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,756
Reviews: 2,018
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 193
Gots: 317 | 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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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Ommegang flute glass. Pours a light golden amber with a massive white head with great retension and chunky lacing. Aroma is very fruit forward with orange, stone fruits, pear, light sweet malt and a hint of spicing. Flavor follows aroma with sweet pear, peach, bannana, sweet malt and Belgian spicing, finishing slightly dry with the saison yeast flavor finally making its presence known. Very flavorful and refreshing. Light bodied with excellent carbonation and mouth feel. The wild yeast element seems a bit tamed down from Belgian saisons, but the other flavors are so great that it hardly matters.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 04:09:47 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-03-2012 02:44:14 | More by Dave_Treat
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-02-2012 20:11:41 | More by rolive
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pale golden color with a nice fluffy white head and good lacing

S-citrus, funk, yeasty biscuit, earthy, spices

T-orange and lemon, pepper, clove, yeasty funk, earthy with grassy notes

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and refreshing

O-a delicious farmhouse ale from Ommegang in the classic Belgian style, will be enjoying a lot more of these in the future

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 17:26:42 | More by MDDMD
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-02-2012 05:10:44 | More by BYOFB
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2012 04:58:08 | More by MarcWP
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New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this bottle for a few months now. I wanted to follow the Stone Black Saison with a much better tasting saison, and I knew this was a really good one.

This looks like the best example of a saison. The beer is that wheat coloring with a lot of head on the pour. It is cloudy, as you would expect.

The smell is spot on for a saison. You get that horse-blanket presence in there. I like the wheat and the sour. There's also a little sweetness there.

The flavoring is well balanced. I like the sour, the banana, and wheat in there.

This is one of the best saisons out there. I recommend this beer thoroughly.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 02:32:38 | More by ummswimmin
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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
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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