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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,756 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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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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Ratings: 4,756 | Reviews: 2,018 | Display Reviews Only:
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-27-2013 10:07:48 | More by Snellgg5
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-26-2013 23:31:33 | More by mjstacker
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HoustonTX

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hennepin, just hit shelves in Texas today, had to pick some up.

Hennepin pours straw yellow, with vigorous amounts of carbonation. Large solid fluffy white head retains with ease. Smell is dominated with a funky yeastiness, and various spices, deep and complex smell overall with some fruit esters popping through.

Taste is neutral enough for Hennepin to be chugged down on a hot day.Yet, complex enough to be enjoyed throughly anytime of the year.

An influx of spicy and unrelenting hops build a beautiful foundation for all the flavors to come. Intense earthiness along with a dry spiciness throughout with ginger accents on the fringes. The ginger works perfectly with the dry spiciness. The yeast is providing a lot of the flavor as well, especially the earthiness. A hint of citrus peel is thrown into the mix about halfway through, giving lead way to the flawless finish. Hennepin finishes with that spiciness lingering, albeit now much more refined then the start. It's almost as this beer starts untamed, and then at the end of your sip you have taken it into captivity.

I have to say one of the best parts about this beer, is the truly decedent mouthfeel. Flawless.

Hennepin is a delicious, world-class Saison, that simply must not be missed. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 22:57:15 | More by HoustonTX
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DrIPA

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-29-2013 19:26:58 | More by DrIPA
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BodiesLexus

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

10-27-2013 02:36:39 | More by BodiesLexus
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Nordbier

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2014 20:29:23 | More by Nordbier
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BeanBone

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nicely hazy golden-straw body with three fingers of slightly off-white, bubbly head that sticks around and leaves good lacing.

Aroma: A honeyish malt body with fruity (golden fruit, citrus, and banana), yeasty, and spicy (clove, coriander, and pepper) notes. Some traces of booze, but not much.

Taste: Up front, a sweet pale malt character with fruit, spice, and ever-so-mild molasses twinge towards the end. It's somewhat sour and dries towards the end. Hints of alcohol in the end, in just the right proportion. It may not the most complex flavor profile, but it's quite satisfying.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied and smooth with good carbonation. Crisp with a dry finish.

Drinkability: Generally good, but reined in a little by the moderately-high alcohol content.

Verdict: Hennepin is a great beer to sit down with an enjoy on a peaceful Summer evening. It may not be the most complex Saison out there, but it's still well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2009 23:27:55 | More by BeanBone
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domtronzero

California

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice slightly hazy golden yellow, with a frothy white long-lasting head. Lacing all over the glass. The aroma is grassy with a fruity/citrusy note. Peppery, spicy hop bitterness, but very pleasant. Not too sour. Finishes smooth and dry, but with a lingering spicy/peppery aftertaste. Overall, I find this to be a great summertime brew, especially on those hot afternoons.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2007 23:44:19 | More by domtronzero
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miadw3

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-01-2013 02:09:37 | More by miadw3
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hpthebull

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-29-2014 01:45:45 | More by hpthebull
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Alex5

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-10-2013 05:56:38 | More by Alex5
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-28-2013 14:12:09 | More by Seaba
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Azpittil57

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-29-2013 21:12:47 | More by Azpittil57
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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was quite a pleasant suprise. Somehow, I had the sense that this would be more of a "spritzy", carbonated type of beer. In reality, it is very much like some of my favorite Belgian (and Belgian-styled) beers. Quite the subtle flavor for the style, very refreshing . Pours a large, fluffy head, good retention. Fluffy lace remains. Similar to Orval in the body and mouthfeel, but without the spicy, flowery taste. This goes down so easy, it could get you in trouble! Dare I say delicate?! Quite a feat for a beer with a 7% ABV. This beer is a good bargain, and would be perfect for anyone who may like the Belgians, but doesn't want 'em too strong.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2003 09:58:28 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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bccocx

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-06-2014 13:54:26 | More by bccocx
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erha2

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-30-2012 02:19:22 | More by erha2
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Satan70

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-20-2012 03:13:03 | More by Satan70
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-11-2014 14:53:50 | More by mattboyer182
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Caskaway

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-15-2013 01:45:43 | More by Caskaway
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-27-2012 02:49:13 | More by MammothTarantula
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 02:16:55 | More by FondueVoodoo
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cjac

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-26-2012 00:23:55 | More by cjac
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-17-2013 02:50:27 | More by capnamerica
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zerk

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden color, with a white head. Head dissapates quickly, but carbonation continuously replenishes it. Aroma and taste contain honey, spice, and citrus. Highly carbonated, very crisp, and drinkable.

This is a great beer for the price, $4.50 for 750ml in Indianapolis.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2002 07:52:29 | More by zerk
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Nipitato

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at Marty's Liqours in Allston.

A: A gorgeous beer. Golden. Not clear. Volumnous craggy white head. Visibly effervescent. Belgian lace.

S: Soft, airy, light citrus like aromatic prescence. Nice malty base. Phenolic peppery aroma barely present.

T: Dry. Slightly sour. Nice and peppery. More so than scent leads on. Citrus esters not as prominent.

MF: Light and airy. Very effervescent. Nearly astringent bordering on puckering. As mentioned by other reviewers this beer does not give away its higher alcohol content.

D: The lightness and dryness of this beer makes it quite drinkable. A great beer to break someone out of the macro beer pattern.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2007 21:20:01 | More by Nipitato
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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