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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,148 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,148
Reviews: 2,044
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 224
Gots: 458 | 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 sneth019
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

sneth019, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of mattboyer182
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mattboyer182, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of wmobley
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Hardcore, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of necoadam
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a light amber/yellow color with a huge head that leaves lacing around the glass afterward.

Smell was citrus, spices, musk, funkiness. Some floral undertones ride underneath the main aromas.

Taste starts out spicy, but it's not overwhelming, in fact, it's very inviting. Some lemon and grain notes hits in the middle. Finish is spicy with a little bit of hops making their presences known. It's all balanced and inviting.

Mouthfeel was medium with lots of carbonation. Feels good.

It's wonderful all around. Pleasant to look at it, smell and feel. A beer for your senses.

necoadam, Jun 10, 2009
Photo of tjsmith910
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

tjsmith910, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of addiwilliams
4/5  rDev -3.8%

addiwilliams, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy golden color with a thick head. Head retention is good. Lacing is decent. Has the funky yeasty fruity aroma. A little more hop and a little less fruit would be nice. Strong yeasty funk taste with very fruity aftertaste. It is a little on the sweet side but still good. Still would prefer a little more hop to it.

jngrizzaffi, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of blakesell
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle Poured into a belgian goblet/cereal bowl style glass.

Great how Ommegang's beers hold together, cork pops right off yet no head even attempts to escape.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow hefe like colour with a thick creamy head. Tiny bubbles rise for hours as this beer sits, was poured too cold so I let it sit to get to proper tasting temperature. Lacing never fades on this beer.

Smell: Slight barnyard, sweet and earthy if that's possible. Belgian yeast for certain. Lots of spices. Corriander, Orange, Allspice?

Taste: Slight horsy flavor, candi sugars, spices big time, they could have even eased up on the candi sugars a little on this one. It's quite sweet for the "farmhouse saison" flavor that they claim it to be, but quite nice for the style and very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation and a sweet/sour flavor that lingers on the tounge.

Overall: Damn this is a great beer. Ommegang really came thru for me on this one, my only thing that I don't love is that the candi sugar is a bit upfront. About 6 mos of aging and that sugar would likely mellow out and be a near perfect beer. I'd like to witness this brew's steps in the brewery. An absolute pleasure to drink that I will come back to again and again.

blakesell, Apr 15, 2007
Photo of jmtpi
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jmtpi, May 31, 2013
Photo of bmoney
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a big fan of Belgians but this is the firt Saison I've had (or at least can remember). Similar spice and flavor of some of the other Belgians but more crisp and fresh. I will definitely explore other Saisons.

from 750ml bottle into tulip glass:

A- Pours beautifully; a hazy golden amber color. Frothy white head that builds quickly and sticks slightly on the way down.

S- Very fresh and spicy. First instinct is citrus, then the hints of dark fruits clove and banana linger.

T/M- Must admit I had higher expectations for taste based on the smell. Rush of carbonation. The citrus is there, along with some other fruits as it warms, such as fresh apple or pear. Some honey is there in the background. There is a tart after taste from the beginning, and you can feel the alcohol on the exhale.

D- Had the whole 750 and could ask for more. Maybe because I'm intrigued by this beer, or maybe I'm just enjoying the buzz.

bmoney, Sep 24, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Quaffer
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25.4 oz. Bottle. Corked and caged.

Appearance: Hazy, pale yellow with a large white head. The foam was spiderweb-like and dissipated quickly for its size. Some light fingers of lace were left behind. A rough pour on the second glass yielded a head that was denser and had more staying power.

Smell: At first, all heavy, corny sweetness and not overly enjoyable. However, after awhile, some hops and a little spicy yeast emerged to save the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied but with some chewiness. Smooth, with light hints of carbonation tickle.

Taste: Pretty straightforward flavor. All sweet malt, yeast, and floral and herbal hops. Both the bitterness of the hops and the sweet malt continued long into the aftertaste, where the yeast gained strength.

A good beer, but nothing to write home about.

A big thanks to noclueaboutbeer for hauling this one out to Kansas all the way from Connecticut.

--10/29/04 Update--

This beer showed a lot more complexity on the second sample of it that I had today. This was from a smaller, 12 oz. bottle with a nip cap.

The aroma had more depth, with smells of fruit ranging from grapes to apples and an underlying layer of vanilla that added a lot of warmth to the brew.

The beer came across as fuller bodied, but it dried out just the right amount at the end. It was still malty and hoppy as I stated above, but it seemed to have more of a raw grain quality to it. A nice, light fruitiness was present, and the hops were rather subdued. They just balanced out the beer and gave it the right amount of spiciness.

I was much more impressed with this beer the second time around. I boosted my ratings accordingly.

Quaffer, Oct 30, 2004
Photo of pentathlete
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened a 750ml bottle this afternoon. Poured into trusty 22oz burgundy glass. Large foamy head that never quite disipated. Bubbles everywhere, highly carbonated. Citrusy smell, worried that I had made a mistake on this cold winter day.

However, the taste was exceptional. Full mouthfeel, acidic, a fine balance of sweet and bitter, long finish. I tasted pears and hops, alcohol and lemon zest.

This was a refreshing beer that would work well alone or with food. My spouse had just baked some Brie and she loved the pairing. This is one addictive brew. This came from Ommegang's 3-pack which included 750s of Three Philosophers and Rare Vos. I'm traveling this week, so I'll be breaking those out next weekend.

pentathlete, Jan 24, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

XicanoBeerRun, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

rondufresne, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of BeerAngel
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow "wine-like" color with a white 2 finger head. The smell is that of a sweet and extremely lemony aroma (to me anyway). The taste is that of a semi-sweet fruity tast with a spiciness that is just right. The mouthfeel is a little sticky, but not a problem. Overall, I like this brew.
A Votre Sante or Cheers or sumthin'!

BeerAngel, Aug 24, 2002
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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, slight hazy straw color with a 4-finger, frothy white head.

Smell is subtle--light fruits, yeast, honey, phenols and faint musty scents. The taste is a nice balance of sweet, light fruits such as pears & white grapes along with spices, yeast & a little earthiness in there. Mouthfeel is crisp & rather light.

This is a drinkable Farmhouse Ale. It's not as blatantly musty & earthy as I expect but it makes up for it in its nice fruit character.

theghost3, Oct 15, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

TheBronze, Jul 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Syracuse12, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

VaporDome, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

AKuehn47, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Buttstallion, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Erdinger2003
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a very big and fairly dense head. The lacing sticks right away leaving layered lines behind. Color is clear and crisp golden. Smell is banana, wheat, orange with a hint of clove. A very flowery taste is present. It also has a saltiness to it. It has flavors of banana and orange. Mouthfeel is ok and softly carbonated. This wasn't a great bottle so I'll try another bottle later.

Erdinger2003, Aug 23, 2006
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,148 ratings.