Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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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
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
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
4.25/5 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
5/5 rDev +20.2%
I should start this review out by saying that I'm quite biased towards the Ommegang Brewery beers- it's one of my favorite breweries, and Hennepin is my favorite beer. However, I will strive to be as honest as possible despite my love of it.
Can I rate this a 6? Please? It's fabulous. It's similar to the regular Hennepin in many ways...it pours a pale gold color, with lots of head- gorgeous. The smell is like Hennepin with more bite- it's sharper.
Taste is, simply, yummy. It's a bit crisper, drier, fruitier than regular Hennepin, and a bit more alcoholic tasting. The mouthfeel is bubbly, medium-bodied, and plays on the palate. Drinkable? You better believe it.
Now, I'm always in the mood for Hennepin- but, I can see this lovely cave-aged version being more of a specific craving. That being said... I can see cravings for this happening frequently. The sad thing is there are only 3360 out there... mine was number 1010. Oh well. Get it while it's there. Yummy, yummy, yummy.
06-26-2005 10:18:42 | More by scooter231
3.8/5 rDev -8.7%
Pours a deep golden color with a white soapy head and great lacing that never goes away. Smells of coriander, orange or lemon zest, and a lot of booze. Tastes of lemon peel, a warming alcohol, hop bitterness, and coriander and black pepper. Mouthfeel is really nice and has a high drinkability.
11-03-2010 21:32:49 | More by TheKingofWichita
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,902 ratings.