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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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4,960 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,960
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 391 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Satan70, Feb 20, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bifrost17, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of UDbeernut
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

poured into oversized Ommegang "Hennepin" glass

a: cloudy yellow straw color, decent 3/4" head with good retention. Nicely reduces to layers of lacing

s: the aroma is yeasty

t: sweet malt and yeast flavor, also notes of apple and other citrus

m&d: medium body with a buttery mouthfeel

A very nice beer


UDbeernut, Dec 07, 2008
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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%

This is a cave-aged bottle that I acquired recently thanks to Beerpanther.

Gold murky color with a lush foam head of 5 mm. The head holds extremely well. Beautiful thick lace remains on the sides of the glass.

The aging really takes any of the bite and harshness out of this beer. It is as smooth as can be and lush honey, fruity, floral combo on the nose and the palate with none of the champagne-like sting that can sometimes be apparent from the carbonation. I have always been a fan of Ommegang and the abbey ale seemed to really improve and add an extra layer of complexity with the cave aging wherreas the Hennepin is just smoother, mellower and more drinkable. Excellent !!

rousee, Jul 04, 2006
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4.85/5  rDev +16.6%

This beer was tasted in a oversized wine glass from the 750mL corked bottle.

This beer pours a very slightly hazy brilliant gold with a frothy white head. The head holds and laces very well. The smell is spicy from the characteristic saison yeast and lemony with touches of hops all around. The taste is very refreshing. The spicy yeast and slightly wheat characteristics are present along with some light fruitiness. Hops abound and interplay perfectly with the spice from the yeast. The mouthfeel is light-medium with lively carbonation. Overall, a fantastic beer. One of the best belgians out there..and made here in the US.

MSchae1017, Jul 01, 2006
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%

This is my first beer from Ommegang and first from my big beer haul from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. What a place.

The slightly hazed golden straw body is well carbonated and already looks refreshing. About a finger and a half worth of creamy tightly knit white head sits on top and for a long time. Thick and creamy sheets of lace are left behind as the head slowly receedes. This looks fantastic.

A subtle and pleasant nose gives off notes of Belgian yeasr, musty and wet straw, some welcomed over ripe Anjou pears and just a touch of spice. Very well balanced with no one thing being overly pronounced.

Just as balanced in the taste as well. A bit more spice forward than what I was expecting but it does well at meshing with the grassy/musty hay character that is prevalent throughout. I still get some pear-like sweetness on the tip of the tongue but it has been greatly reduced from the nose to taste. A subtle grassy bitterness is what's left, accentuating the dry finish.

I forgot that this was 7.7% ABV when I took my first sip and was surprised at the body of this thing. Its got a smooth, rich, and creamy feel with a great bubbly kick. Well balanced through and through with a dry and subtley bitter finish that makes me want to take another sip. Besides its medium and rich body, there's no indication of its higher ABV.

I haven't had all that many Saisons but this one explains why they're becoming one of my favorite styles of beer. Smooth, crisp, refreshing, and tasty; perfect for nearly any occasion. I'd definitely buy this againa and can't wait for my next Ommegang brew!

ludachris, Apr 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

PaulyB83, Nov 02, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%

When first a draft of Hennepin hits your tongue a lively carbonation spreads. Then tart and fruity and spice shuffle about. A dose of hop bitterness and flavor finish as the alcohol warmth envelops you and you smile. Where would we be without the craft brewers dedicated to good beer? Quality!

Cheers to frank4sail for the sample.

inebrius, Apr 17, 2002
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

25.4oz bottle, bottled on 2/17/10, best by 2/2012, Boulevard tulip.

This is a 5 if I’ve ever seen one. The straw yellow beer is covered in a luxuriant, sticky white cloud. It looks so pure.

The nose is largely Belgian yeast; lightly funky with bubblegum, clove, and sage. Earthy lemon mixes with pale Belgian malts or wheat. It’s obviously a well balanced beer.

Musty pale Belgian malt bubbles up once I take a taste. All the yeast is still there, working to make a spicy but balanced farmhouse ale. Malt sweetness is very polished, and the finish moves towards spicy dryness.

As the appearance would lead one to believe, this beer is filled with many fine, tickling bubbles that assist the spice of the yeast and perception of dryness. After some time it is still well carbonated and becoming creamy. The body is moderate and this has proved to be an adequate refreshment on this inaugurally hot day of the year.

Overall, this is one of my favorite Saisons and, to me, is the best of the ‘must tries’ that I’ve tried. Hennepin has continued my interest in the style and shows how the beauty of Saison is in simplicity with so many variations.

brewerburgundy, Apr 11, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mattboyer182, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

I am re-reviewing this beer from my trip to the Ommegang brewery. When I first tried this beer before I didn't really like it, but the recent trip to the brewery changed my mind quite a bit. The beer is supposed to taste rustic and earthy, and in furthering my beer appreciation I think I respect this beer a lot more now. At a small bar in town I drank it all friday night (and it sure does sneek up on you...) I couldn't get enough of it. It changes so much with temperature being more grainy and earthy at colder temps, then warming up to a huge array of citrus, spices, and hops. This beer is awesome and next to the Ommegang it is now my 2nd favorite.

Rudgers73, Feb 04, 2007
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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%

Appearance - hazy golden liquid with fluffy white head

Smell - green apple, pear, lemon, ginger

Taste - green apple, pear, lemon, pilsener malt, ginger, pepper

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, ample, tight carbonation, slightest of sweetness upfront, blend of bitterness and sweetness in the aftertaste, dry finish. Crisp and refreshing, slightly tart

Overall - this is a great beer that is readily available and priced right. Recommended

Price Point - $9.99/ 4pk 12oz bottles

keithmurray, Jul 12, 2013
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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