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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

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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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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy golden color with a thick head. Head retention is good. Lacing is decent. Has the funky yeasty fruity aroma. A little more hop and a little less fruit would be nice. Strong yeasty funk taste with very fruity aftertaste. It is a little on the sweet side but still good. Still would prefer a little more hop to it.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of eat
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer: a fluffy cover of bright-white head tops a cloudy pastel-banana yellow coloured body, lacing decently.

Lots of lemon and astringent yeast on the nose. White pepper, light nutmeg, delicate malt, floral, pears, earthy hops, a touch of alcohol. Smells pretty delicious.

The flavour follows with big notes of fresh lemon and astringent, slightly-funky yeast. Perfectly spiced with pepper and nutmeg being most obvious. Malt is light but provides just the right sweetness underneath everything else. You can tell there's more alcohol here than average but it's expertly mixed into the whole. A low-lying bitterness ties everything together with some great herbal hops.

Nice full-feeling light body and lively carbonation keep drinkability high.

This is most likely the best saison I've had to date. Smooth, flavourful and extremely refreshing; this stuff would be positively dangerous outside on a sunny day at 7.7% ABV. This bottle disappeared; too bad there was only one.

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours with a vigor, into a tow finger head that dissipates into a frothy layer that is uneven. The body is a bold, light golden haze and is nontransparent. The white head leaves a spotty lace on the glass.
S: A buttery aroma, of both clove and spices. The medium intensity is pleasantly light, while still noting good characters. mellow finish on the aroma.
T/M: A bread and butter notes, is projected on the front. Spice and mellow clove on the overall body, a good representation of the style. Very classic notes, but lower intensity with the taste. I get a tingling mouthfeel on this one that shows hops on the finish. Sweet lingering tastes are coupled by a subtle dryness.
D: This is a extremely drinkable brew, great tastes and aromas, while still being light and crisp. Good hidden ABV and I am craving another one.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of marcpal
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap today and poured into a pint glass. Alongside garlic toast and artichoke dip at restaurant- great pairing had to mention.

A: Poured strongly and had a hazy gold with constant tiny bubbles. Enormous white head that would have been better suited for a belgian glass.

A: Flowers, hops and coriander. Peppery and spicy smells. The fruitiness earthiness and spices were well balanced.

T: Taste changed through the beer but the coriander spice was the strongest and the candied sweet ginger was teriffic. This was the first semblance of yeast but inviting. The hops round this one out nicely.

M: This beer had some life to it and for a wheat beer, held on most of the beer. Drying coating.

D: I was surprised that this had something of an ABV, completely unnoticeable. No reason this cant be a sessionable saison. If you can try it, try it.

Not a huge saison fan, but this way did blow me away. Had before from bottle, this was first on tap and did it justice.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Lukafer
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Huge head that stayed around for a few minutes, nice amount of carbonation. Golden yellow in color, slightly hazy.

S: A little fruity, maybe some banana with a touch of yeast.

T: Starts sweet, fades to slightly bitter, with a sweet, almost caramel aftertaste, very good.

M: Carbonation is very big in this beer but not so much as to overwhelm your taste buds, nice.

D: I could drink this all night long. When served chilled, I didn't notice the alcohol flavor much, and then it warmed up and was very noticeable in the finish. If I had a 6 pack of 12 oz. bottles, they would definitely be finished in one setting, good stuff.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Popped the cork tonight with dinner and poured into my chalice...

A: Very hazy yellow, similar looking to a light Belgian Tripel or Pale Ale. Had to pour this one slow as the head was massive - Five finger plus head when I poured this - the head lasted a while too!

S: The Belgian yeast is the initial smell here, followed by pale malts, slight orange and lemon, and some peppery spices.

T: The taste is very nice and crisp. The Belgian yeast strain really comes through nicely. The other main attribute I picked up was pepper, and tons of it. Also some fruity flavors also like orange and banana.

Overall, this is an extremely high carbonated saison. Perhaps too carbonated, but not soda-like. It has a great crisp flavor and was perfect on this humid night in PA.

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3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a surprisingly clear pilsner-gold with a medium white head. Decent retention with good stick.
The aroma is malty and fruity, with a yeasty spicyness.
Taste is fairly complex, with pale malt up front with citrus peel and clove. Transitions in to an earthy/grassy hop extract flavor. Pronounced dry bitterness in the finish from the hops and noticable alcohol that remains on the tongue after the flavor has faded.
Feel is a bit rough. High carbonation levels are a bit much at first, but mellow somewhat toward the bottom of the glass.
Overall it's pretty good, but if I'm going to spend the money on an Ommegang product, I'd probably go with several others before this one.

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3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked and caged bottle pours a bright golden color with a quickly fading one finger head. Thin layer of foam on top, and minimal lacing.... looks fizzy and yellow.

The aroma is anything but fizzy and yellow. Bready, yeasty, and spicy aromas shine through, with a hint of alcohol.

Flavor is dry and spicy. Huge amounts of yeast flavor, very spicy phenols, and a hint of wheat flavor. Mouthfeel is chewy and full, and drinkability is high.

Once again, another fine brew from Ommegang. I'll have to seek out the cave aged version of this one.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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2.92/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of paulys55
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy light straw with a lively 2 inch head. Dry citrus and yeast with a bit of earthy spice. Carbonation really crackles across the tongue and mouth and drinkability for me is quite high. This was one of the first saisons I ever had and is my fall-back saison when availability or wallet contents is an issue.

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3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear apple juice colour with some minimal but rapid carbonation bubbles. Frothy 3 fingers of white head that settled to a thin cap.

S: Up front floral and grass notes with sweet hits of lemon peel and coriander. Also some yeasty sweet bread and light malts.

T: Less sweet that the scent with yeasty bread and grassy earthiness. Taste of mild malts and a crisp clean dry finish.

M: Clean, crisp and dry with a upfront sting of carbonation. Maybe a little heavy carbonation, but that's my personal preference.

O: This dry brew is easy to drink, easy to enjoy and easy to pour another. The mix of malts and hops with a dry finish makes this a refreshing treat, uncomplicated and straight froward.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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