Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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3.43/5 rDev -17.5%
Cloudy yellow haze, with a frothy big head. Aroma of clove and spice.
Taste, I dunno what the big deal is, tastes simply like a combo hefe and pale wheat beer. Some citrus notes, mostly lemon. Seems like an imperial hefe at times. Stays nice and dry with its tang, light bodied. Wish the clove stayed more in the background.
I dunno, you could just go buy 6 SN Kellarweis or something for this price.
08-11-2010 16:28:59 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
Hazed pale gold with a short, bright white head made up of a combination of very fine and rocky bubbles. Great retention and plenty of lacing throughout. Aromas of lemon zest, bready yeast and vinous white wine grapes dominate, but there's a hint of caramel as well. Strong citrus component in the flavour that really lingers backed up by a bit of hop bitterness. Sweetness is light and there's a delicate fruity grape flavour and light spice in the finish. Soft alcohol warmth. Creamy carbonation and lightly palate coating. Off-dry. Refreshing and very enjoyable, this is one well-crafted beer.
02-11-2006 17:27:04 | More by DrJay
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Russian River tulip. Poured a bright yellow/golden color with a huge foamy pure white head to it. It had some nice head retention and very good lacing as I drank it. An excellent looking beer overall.
The aroma shows a lot of the yeast characteristics with some notes of cloves and banana. It also has a good amount of lemon and orange citrus flavor to it. Pretty appealing and refreshing aroma overall.
The taste starts with some of that bright citrus flavors that were found in the nose. In the finish more of the yeast and spice come through with some of that clove like flavor present. A bit of alcohol in the finish but not too bad. It has a nice balance between the spice and the citrus that a lot of versions fail to achieve. It's both refreshing and relatively complex, which I like.
The mouthfeel is on the lighter side with carbonation being high. Drinkability is good, it's an easy drinking, refreshing and very good tasting beer. The spices and the citrus meshed very well together in it and made for a very good beer.
08-27-2010 23:01:25 | More by billab914
4.2/5 rDev +1%
On-tap at Corner Tavern in L5P in Atlanta.
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of medium fruits - green apples and pears - backed by light malts and large amounts of peppery spices.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Crisp light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by sweet green apple and lighter pear and apricot flavors. Midway through the sip peppery spices make an appearance, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending, leaving grassy notes lingering on the palate.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.
Overall there's nothing exceptional about this beer except how well all the flavors complement each other. A quintessential saison done by a great US brewery, well worth a shot.
05-04-2010 01:06:51 | More by glid02
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
Pours a hazy, pale yellow color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of slight banana, tart malt, earthy malt, and some slight bread aromas. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a very high carbonation level. Tastes of earthy malt up front, slight banana flavors next, slight hop background, and some tart malt. A real nice blend of flavors, with only a hint of dryness. I would definitely recommend this brew.
03-26-2009 03:36:11 | More by Tone
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a semi-hazy light golden yellow with a very active, tall, fluffy, bright white head that had very good retention and lacing.
The aroma is a very pleasant blend of grain, yeast and spice. On the tongue those aspects are bolder, crisper and better focused. The flavors meshed very well and a nice all-around flavor was the result.
The body crisp and sharp, with a nice semi-dry finish. Drinkability was excellent, as is typical for the style. Overall, this is a very nice example of the style and is certainly worth seeking out if you haven't already.
01-03-2011 04:18:06 | More by beertunes
British Columbia (Canada)
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
This nice, corked, 750 mL bottle paired nicely with the Christmas turkey and stuffing.
A: Carefully decanted: Very clear, pilsner-like straw/yellow in colour. Tons of fluffy white head, not much retention, but leaves a nice lace. Mix up the yeast sediment and it becomes quite murky.
S: Earthy, spicy and bready.
T: Spicy, earthy, bready. Slightly bitter, with a hint of tartness in the aftertaste. Mix up the yeast sediment and the earthy flavour is really intensified. The flavours are very light, but still offer some depth and complexity. Very nice.
M: Moderate body, fairly high carbonation.
D: Quite good.
12-26-2005 04:09:21 | More by Derek
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
On tap at High Dive.
A: Hazy yellow with a creamy one finger head. Good retention and sheets of lacing.
S: Apple, pear, lemon, and orange with notes of pepper and coriander. I get a little hay and grain accompanying perfumy floral notes.
T: The beer has a lower moderate earthy and herbal bitterness up front with lots of fruit. I detect pear, apple, and lemon, with a rustic yeast profile and a light peppery spiciness.
M: Upper light body with high carbonation and a silky, smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: A tasty and refreshing Saison. Enjoyable stuff.
08-09-2011 21:41:01 | More by HopHead84
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
The beer after its release from the 12-ounce brown bottle resides in my glass a crystalline golden amber color with a monsterous creamy light tan head that very slowly erodes leaving a thick and glutinous sheet of lace upon the glass. Nose has a fresh citrus like crispness, tart comes to mind, also a sweet earthiness, start is sweet and perfectly malted, the top is light to medium in feel. Finish is striking in its acidity, hops delectable in their spicy bite, desert bone dry and long lasting is the aftertaste. Ommegang has been a favorite brewery for many years, and I always try to keep a few bottles around.
08-26-2005 22:56:45 | More by Gusler
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
Pours a very pale color with a very nice, frothy, amount of foam. Heh. My snifter's broke so I had to use a pint glass. Shouldn't matter too much. Aroma is very nice and spicy upfront. I detect raisin, clove and mild apple flavors. A second sniff of the aroma brings up an apple pie flavor and leaves a decent amount of lacing. Taste is much of the same as the aroma except that the spice is more pronounced and the apple flavor seems to be dominant. Goes down very smooth. This is more of a sipping beer as well. Taste is somewhat sour towards the very back of the throat. Definitely a nice Saison!
09-26-2007 01:02:10 | More by Brad007
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
Reviewed from notes 1/22/2011
A: citrus, belgian yeast, corriander
Ap: hazy, golden yellow, a very chunky 2 finger head
B/T: mild carbonation, very fresh, crisp on the tongue
Af: bananas, spices
O: an overall easy to drink beer, but nothing exceptional
01-23-2011 18:47:04 | More by THECPJ
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured this from a 12oz bottle into a Delirium Tremens chalice. Clear yellow color with enormous head, kind of looks like a pilsner (or a Duvel).
The odor is awesome, reminds me of a fresh Saison DuPont. I can't even begin to guess what the different aromas are, but they work pretty well.
Tastes as good as it smells. Very fine.
I think this is a tremendous bargain at $8 per 4-pack.
10-15-2005 10:28:40 | More by TurdFurgison
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
750ml split with "possumdog"
appearance: golden, flufffy white head with very minimal lacing
smell: yeasty, citrus, apples, slight hops, nice pepper aromas as well
taste: apples, pears, slight citrus, quite yeasty, mild hops. Taste is pretty good for a Saison, interested in tasting the cave aged. As it warms i notice the banana flavors more
mouthfeel: light to medium, slight alcohol tingling, somewhat dry with a bitter finish
drinkability: very drinkable
08-25-2005 07:44:43 | More by dirtylou
4.63/5 rDev +11.3%
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip May,18,2011
A cloudy golden yellow with a very faint green tint at the edges, to say this beer retains well would be an understatement, the head actually grows for a while due to the ridiculous amount of bubbles forming an island of foam on top of the soapy foam base. The bubbles look like driving through a heavy snow storm with your high beams on. Chunks of foam and partial tunnels(not rings) of lace cake my glass right to the bottom and even the bottom of my glass still has an inch of head. Perfect!!
S lemon, rind included, dry cereal, lots of peppery spice, faint funk and even fainter bubble gum
T the bubble gum has now been chewed and I pick up on some tropical fruits both citric and banana, some yeast I couldn't smell, and just a touch of booze along with everything I smell
M light and very fluffy, not turning to foam in your mouth but heavily carbonated in a manner that's on the edge of being too much but its just keep in check. Big length on the finish and bitter enough to please me
O I know the Saison is a loose style but this beer has all the things I personally look for, refreshing, light, a little booze but well concealed considering, funky yeast and something to set its self apart from every other farmhouse ale, in this case zero fluctuation's from how I view the perfect Saison.
even with a 750ml bottle I found myself smelling an empty glass before this review was typed. This one went down very fast and every sip left me wanting more and before I knew it there was no more to be had. Big Thanks to liamt07 for sending me this beauty,it's not every day I throw down an "A+" and this one deserves it.
05-19-2011 06:48:16 | More by wordemupg
3.95/5 rDev -5%
This well-cellared, 3-year old bottles poured clear and amber with a good-sized head. Retention and lacing were also quite nice. Aroma is lightly spicy and yeasty, black pepper, grass and hay, just a touch of funkiness on top of a bready malt base.
Flavor is also quite good; subtle, but complex. Again, hay and grassiness intermingles with a bready, lightly sweet maltiness, some black pepper and other spices, yeast, very mildly funky and tangy. Hints of green apple skin, citrus, and the remnants of floral hops. There’s a lot going on but it’s all fairly subdued and well-balanced. Quite dry. Booze is totally hidden.
Medium to light bodied, crisp carbonation; quenching. Very nice mouthfeel. Deserving of its place in the Beers of Fame, I’d say. A lovely saison that pairs very well with food or alone as a warm weather quencher.
05-09-2012 16:08:18 | More by tobelerone
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
Pours a golden sunshine, light amber. At least six strong columns of tiny ubbles with a strong head directly after the pour, but quickly recedes after the initial pour. I love a grand head in a saison. The aroma is a great earthy hop and malt blend. Light notes of a barnyard,light fruits, and some grass in a Missouri prairie. The taste starts with some tart, unripened apples, light currants, and fresh cit grass. The finish shows some very lightly toasted, dry caramel malts with some mild funk. Good complex beer. Very refreshing with some light tartness. Very drnkabl, dare I say its sessionable even given its abv. This a good beer Johnny Cakes.
07-10-2008 05:47:58 | More by scruffwhor
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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