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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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5,387 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,387
Reviews: 2,079
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 249
Gots: 602 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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Ratings: 5,387 | Reviews: 2,079
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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickSMpls
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avwrite
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of belljt33
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Qbdoo
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky golden haze. Scent is a bit of orange and white pepper. Taste has hints of these, though more lemon than orange and a touch of clove. Nice crisp mouthfeel.

I had had this a few times about 15years ago and had somehow had just forgotten about it. Glad I rediscovered it. It's a tasty, complex yet really drinkable beer.

Photo of ta_hagen
4.91/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Hennepin chalice.

A: Pilsner-esque appearance. Sunny golden color, great clarity, three fingers of large-bubbled and rocky white head. Great retention.

S: Yeasty and spicy. Peppery, orange peel, ginger. Powdery yeast is pervasive. Slight medicinal/clove scent. Some oily, grassy, and herbal hops. Grainy and toasty malts.

T: Yeasty up front. Powdery and musty. Ginger and a peppery zing cut through. Some sweet and oily orange peel. Spicy and oily hops. Lemony. Pithy and herbal at times too. Hints of alcohol. A tad medicinal. Tropical esters. Very dry. Bone dry and herbal finish.

M: Light bodied. High attenuation. Frothy and airy feel. Deeply crisp with acutely prickling carbonation.

O: An outside the box take on a saison. It's big and it's spiced liberally. The ginger, coriander, and orange peel are all noticeable. It hides its potency easily, and the dryness and crispness of it make it very refreshing and easy to drink. Perfectly balanced too. A standout brew. Ommegang' recommended pairings are sushi and Asian dishes. This is spot on.

Photo of IPAlmighty
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and clear, really solid farmhouse. My favorite Ommegang, with Gnomegang a close second

Photo of WyethBednar
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A slightly hazy gold, with carbonation still very visible through the haze. It poured with a beautiful 2 and a half finger head that retained very well throughout.

Smell: Very clearly a Belgian. Lots of spice and flora on the nose, and very inviting.

Taste: Delicious. A very well-balanced saison, combining the spiciness of the Belgian yeast with light citrus notes (mandarin oranges) and a nice dry finish.

Fell: Very well-carbonated and easy to drink. The moderate ABV level is well-hidden by the complex yet approachable flavors presented in the beer.

A delicious example of an American saison. Very easy to drink, yet still complex enough to provide you something to mull over if yo want to.

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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GMorgan
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Offbeeat
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'd make love to this beer, if I could.

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4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattymystique
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateMac13
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jayhammed
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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