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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,963 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,963
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 214
Gots: 392 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bahnfire, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Starts off a pale straw color, reasonable clarity at first, with a bunch of carbonation bubbles floating around. Within seconds, a haze takes it over and all of a sudden it becomes almost a completely opaque, peachy, light amber color. Interesting. Foamy, white head settles but lasts, looks to be a pretty volatile beer.

The aroma consists of a nice little concoction of spices; faint white pepper, heavy clove. Fruity and earthy esters are abound, with just a hint of that bubble-gum aroma that is so common with Belgian yeast. Some light fruits on the nose as well. Not picking up much of the "farmhouse" side of things, at least on the nose.

Hennepin hits the palate light and crispy with heavy carbonation, it almost seems to evaporate away inside of your mouth. Fruity esters take over right from the start; pear skins, apple skins, faint banana, and even some kind of melon... maybe honeydew? Something unique that I can't quite put my finger on. Clove crowds the background from start to finish, which is to be expected, but it doesn't overpower or distract the other flavors thankfully. Just a touch of mint and white pepper to go along with the clove spices.

The bubble-gum like taste comes out a little more as the beer gets warmer. About three-quarters of the way through the sip and riding strong into the aftertaste is the "farmhouse" funk. Some wet, musky, corky, funk flavors come out and satisfy their share of the workload. It's noticeable, but subdued and controlled at the same time. Executed very nicely; I'd like to think this is a decent amount of "beginner funk" - a good way to introduce new people into the work of funk without scaring them away with something crazy like Fantome.

Very good beer - almost similar to a Belgian tripel, but more spicy and less sweet. The added farmhouse funk on the tail end adds a different elements, as well as some unidentifiable fruit. Very pleasing, I'd definitely have this one again.

tectactoe, Jan 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

weonfire, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

bsuedekum, Jan 26, 2013
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Huffs, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

troegaarden, Jan 26, 2013
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Apathetiq, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

UncleJimbo, Jan 26, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden orange with a foamy white head which fades to decent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, baked bread, yeast, cloves, some sour fruit, and some earthy funk. Taste is of baked bread, lemon peel, yeast, cloves, sour fruit, black pepper, and some earthy wet hay. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry, slighty bitter, champagne like finish. Overall, a nice example of a Saison.

SeamusDoyle, Jan 26, 2013
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kingmaker, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

hopandbarley28, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BMan33, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Mattias, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

thebigredone, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

shehateme, Jan 25, 2013
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FLBeerGuy, Jan 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Yoopermk, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ncaudle, Jan 24, 2013
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thehead92, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jtdolla911, Jan 24, 2013
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VALIS666, Jan 24, 2013
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wo87810, Jan 24, 2013
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jlove5, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TastyIsBeer, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of AmitC
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a one off 12 oz bottle bought from Atlanta GA.

Pale yellow, a bit strawish color. Very unclear and a lot of haze. Head is around two fingers thick of white color, creamy and fluffy. Receding head leaves an excellent Belgian lacing on the sides. Good retention, stays for a long time. Super bubbly. A lot of finely suspended yeast.

A lot of typical Belgian ale fruity notes. A very good burst of pepper like phenolic and noble hop smell bursts as soon as the cap is half open. No apparent alcohol though it is only 7.7%. Some spiciness. Strength is moderately strong.

Taste is much better than the nose. Enters with upfront spiciness and crispiness. Phenols give a mix of pepper, clove and coriander taste. Some dry nutty feel towards the end. Some minor noble hops provide freshness and prevent any malt effect from coming forward. Overall finish is dry with some tartness. Very fine.

Mouth feel is medium light to slightly medium bodied. Abundant carbonation. Effervescent. No astringency of any kind.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.75

AmitC, Jan 23, 2013
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,963 ratings.