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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,163 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,163
Reviews: 2,044
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 223
Gots: 464 | 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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Photo of tviz33
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle, served in a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy yellow body with a white soapy two finger head and minimal lacing. This looks tasty.

S- Yummy bananas, clove, and citrus. Of course there is the usual aroma of Belgian yeast, which works really well here.

T- Really, really nice. Reminds me of a good tripel. Orange and lemon come first, with banana and spice following. FInishes a bit boozey, but not intolerable.

M- Light bodied and pretty spot-on with the mouthfeel. Slightly creamy, well-carbonated, and crisp.

O- This one is certainly refreshing and clean. I will be enjoying one or many in the future, as it is easy to consume multiples of these.

tviz33, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Andrew041180
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Arrived in a tulip glass with about a finger's worth of white head which retained well and left some spotty lacing on the glass. The beer is a golden straw color and hazy. I can see lots of carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass.

S - Dominant aroma is a spicy grassiness with hints of yeast.

T - Complex flavor profile. The background is a slightly sweet barnyard funkiness. On top of that I can pick out layers of peppery spice, lemongrass, and an ever so slight touch of alcohol. The alcohol basically puts a point on the other flavors.

M - Nothing outstanding here. Medium bodied with substantial carbonation, although the carbonation doesn't produce anything like a soda water sensation. Finishes dry and cleaner than I would expect.

O - Definitely a good one, although I have to say that at this point Saison and Tripel are both falling in preference next to Dubbels and Quads. I can certainly appreciate this one, but I may be trending away from the style as a whole.

Andrew041180, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of nodder
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

nodder, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

robear, May 24, 2014
Photo of demcorhip
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance
Bright golden straw coloured beer poured with a generous two finger creamy white head. Some yeast manged to make it in to give a particulate haze to this otherwise very clear brew. This medium carbonated brew was finely laced once the head settled.

Aroma
Bready and a fruity, lemony aroma greeted my nose along with an earthy grassiness and hint of clove.

Taste
Lightly toasted malts give nice cracker and bread backbone to this brew. A touch of lemon and an earthy grassiness and peppery hops nicely compliment the malts in this one. Theres also more fruit flavours that became even more apparent while drinking this one, hints of green apple, pear, and green grapes. The yeast also contributes here with a definate tang with a touch of funk as well as some clove flavour.

Mouthfeel
This is a sparkly, tangy and crisp mostly balanced medium bodied brew. Was quite peppery, which is something im not quite used to, which along with the alcohol, warmed my belly.

Drinkability
This is a tasty and refereshing beer with lots going on in it. Would make a decent session brew, and a good introduction to the realm of belgian styled ales. Challenges the palate, not due to the sheer size of its flavours, but moreso the depth, complexity and interplay between them. Ill be drinking this again.

demcorhip, Sep 25, 2006
Photo of dragonWhale
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

another likely aged jewel, unfortunately I forgot to check the date. c'est la vie. enjoyed with good people..

cloudy light orange, soft pillows forming, esters popping. The 2nd pour releases aromas exploding like supernovae, the yeasty funk with a lemon twang. Extremely drinkable and delicious, spiciness (peppery) from the yeast and a slight hop contribution fill my mouth with happiness and remind me of days spent on trampolines.
The carbonation splashes these flavors deep into my tongue, impressing upon me the urgency of this flavor. I will never doubt a saison again..

dragonWhale, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of AwYeh
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bomber poured into a tulip pint glass; thanks to Jesse13713 for splitting this bottle of questionable age (2.5 years? 3 years?) with me.

A: Cloudy golden-yellow color; two fingers of fine, bright white head that dissipates slowly leaving behind good lacing.

S: This beer smells like a freshly peeled banana; light yeast aromas and candy sugar malts round out the aroma. Orange and lemon zest smells come out as the beer warms.

T: Belgian yeast is pretty prevalent here, adding a welcomed tang to balance the slightly tangy citrus flavors and candy malt sweetness mentioned above in the aroma. A few hints of spice- cloves and black pepper most notably- and biscuity malts round this out. As the beer warms, lemongrass really comes out and begins to be noticeable throughout the flavor.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation; crisp, dry finish.

D: Goes down extremely easy and really evolves as it warms up; I'm very impressed with this one, especially after sort of discounting Ommegang based on some of their other offerings I tried. Well worth the pick up, and from my experience, would be worth some time in the cellar.

AwYeh, Feb 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

nyrblue2, Jun 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Travcofarms, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

dannyfayy, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Fusebuddy
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Fusebuddy, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of DemoniChris
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%

DemoniChris, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Theogre83
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of BarrelO
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. 7.5% ABV.

A: Hazy light yellow. The head is absolutely huge.

S: Citrus and breadiness. Like a souped-up wit.

T: Fruity esters, some phenols, a bit of tartness. Bready aftertaste.

M: Light and bubbly. A shit-ton of carbonation.

D: One of the few American saisons that can go toe-to-toe with the big boys. Recommended.

BarrelO, Jun 17, 2009
Photo of Gyle41386
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Columbia, SC.

Poured a golden yellow with a huge, fluffy long-lasting head, good lacing. Plenty of activity with lots of bubbles rising up from the bottom. Smell reminiscent of a few other Belgians I've tried. Smooth and sweet at first, with a bit of a spicy bite at the end. Citrusy/fruity with a hop kick. Dry. The carbonation is tickly on the tongue. Very drinkable. This fits into the category of beers you need to know the ABV of beforehand. The 7.7% is very well masked.

Gyle41386, Jan 05, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

dextermcgurk, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

nquigley16, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Matthew607, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of BBM
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a golden honey color into a Hennepin goblet. A thin fizzy head lay atop this beer. To be honest the appearance belies how wonderful this beer really is. Aroma was very subtle, but had it's fair share of Belgian spices, sweet malt, and bread-like quality.

The taste is a magnificent blend of Belgian ingredients and American micro brewing. There is so much depth, so much flavor bursting with each sip, you'll wonder aloud if this beer was brewed in a monastery or not. The Belgian spices, banana-like flavor, dark fruits, and beautiful hop balance all come together without a hitch. There is a very subtle alcohol flavor in the finish, and as the beer warms it becomes that much more enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is perfectly smooth, with just the right amount of carbonation. I would drink this one all night if I could, but it does get a touch filling. Overall this is a beer that can be measured up to any of the abbey ales I've tried. And it's from upstate NY. Go figure.

BBM, Jun 19, 2007
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

jmathis, Aug 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

byronic, Dec 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

sitarist, Jan 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

seangibbs60, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev -3.6%

slowdaddy, Aug 10, 2012
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,163 ratings.