Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
The beer pours pale, golden yellow with a lot of chunks and carbonation bubbles circling around. The beer pours with a nice tight white head on it that settles to a quarter of a fingers width and leaves a thin lacing of tight, dry bubbles. On the nose, the beer smells strongly of spiced coriander with hints of orange peel, and ginger. There is also distinct bananay yeast in the background giving lovely character to the nose, while the hops and yeast are properly downplayed with lights notes of grass and hay and some wheat notes. On the tongue, the beer tastes creamy sweet and grassy bitter with lots of spice character. The flavor begins as orange peel and light wheat malt before being steamrolled away by heavy coriander spices with hints of pickling ginger. This moves into bitter grassy hops and banana yeast. The finish gives a fresh kiss of coriander infused orange juice with just a hint of sweet wheat bread before mellowing into an aftertaste of light coriander spice and yeasty banana funk. In the mouth, the beer tastes creamy smooth and medium in body with a touch of fierce carbonation that mellows into a clean scrubbing of the tongue. The mouth is left slightly dry but clean. Overall this is a solid and interestingly flavored beer. They’re a little heavy handed with the coriander spicing, which hurts the other flavors, but these flavors still show through and are beautiful and fresh in feel. This is a classic American saison in a Belgian-style. Worth a try.
04-05-2013 19:31:32 | More by Maxwell
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
The Hennepin is another one of those beers that I have seen on the shelves almost since I started drinking craft beer. Finally decided to pick up a single bottle to give this a whirl.
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.
A- First thing I notice is the big huge massive head that emerged- fluffy and hilly- bold white color. The liquid was a bright shade of gold. No lacing on this one.
S- Smell is very citrusy- hints of grapefruits and pineapple. Some spice in the nose as well.
T- Taste was really excellent. Sour tartness followed by a nice peppery spice- I detected some strange flavors in here- maybe some biscuits/bready/ginger? orange zest. Lots going on here.
M- Surprisingly easy to drink- tingly yet not overwhelming.
D- I could pair this one with many different meals. I will introudce this one to a lot of my friends who do not yet appreciate beer.
05-24-2008 00:35:31 | More by DavidSeanNJ
3.73/5 rDev -10.3%
Hazy golden color with a nice thick white head and good retention throughout. The smell is grain, fruit, and a farmhouse funk.
A grainy malt dominates the palate. The high alcohol lvel is masked very well; the yeast leaves a funky taste behind.
02-28-2010 16:48:15 | More by donteatpoop
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle to a SA snifter glass.
Pours a bright clean hazy golden yellow with a fist of head that settles to a steady 1 finger reach. Smells of big citrus, lemons, orange peels, grapes, bananas, with the familiar Belgian yeast flavors, loaded with lots of spice characters. Pale banana and citrus malt fill the tongue, nice mild cloves and ginger spices float around. Light on the body, medium carbonation, leaves the mouth slightly bitter with a nice zesty dry feeling that begs for another delicious sip. This is a wonderful saison that can be enjoyed anytime of the year, everything works on this beer. Total home run. cheers.
07-15-2011 03:36:41 | More by gabedivision
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Golden pour - nice inch head - off-white. Nose of fresh cut hay and yeast.
Carbonic entry, again, hay, grass, yeast and straw. Nice bite to this beer. Flavors are upfront. Fresh. A nice food companion. I tasted this with crackers and sharp cheese - held up quite well.
A very well done saison - a bit pedestrian compared to belgian syle (I was just there), but hits on all charachteristics, fresh flavors and decent depth.
09-01-2012 23:51:57 | More by sweethome
3.33/5 rDev -20%
This brew pours a large invigorated white head of finely sized bubbles. It has a Cloudy wheat yellow color with yeast and carbonation rising in it. It has a mild malty hoppy aroma. Its a bit fizzy at first, but it soon dies out. I tasted a mixture of flavors that was unique to this brew. It was a bit chewy, doughy and had a hint of something else. It became very smooth with time. The good buzz I caught afterwards keeps making me raise my rating on this brew.
07-17-2003 22:01:02 | More by TheDM
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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