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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,685 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,685
Reviews: 2,017
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 190
Gots: 298 | FT: 1
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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yen157

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge off-white head on top of a quite hazy orangish-yellow brew. Sticky pale malt aroma with a healthy dose esters thrown in. Tastes sweet without being overly sweet itself. Flavors like pale malt, honey, vanilla. There was even a tiny toastiness that found its way into my glass. Hop flavor or bitterness wasn’t too prevalent, however there was some pepperiness to the beer. Carbonation was bigger than I’d like and the beer was more viscous than any Saison I’ve come across. Although there was some sourness, there is not as much as I had expected from a beer of this style.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2003 06:16:24 | More by yen157
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LostHighway

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-26-2011 23:53:46 | More by LostHighway
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Lounge 62 in a 16oz pint glass...

A- Poured a nice straw color with about an inch of head, a bit off white with a tint of yellow. Laces very nice on the glass whilst drinking...

S- Typical saison aroma- bit of citrus; very low floral hops present, but in there somewhere; and a main component of brett lingers in the nose throughout the smell...

T/M- Very peppery coming through the phenols of this beer. It has that touch of citrus come through in taste like the smell, then ends dry and a bit of an earthy and warming sensation. Perfect carbonation for a saison and great overall feel.

D- High, but then again, I'm a pretty big fan of saisons- so it's not like it is JUST this beer; but more of a factor that I love the style...

Overall, this is a solid, solid beer. I love saisons and this did not disappoint! That said, I still give my edge overall to Saison Dupont; as I feel they are a bit more clean overall in the smell and taste especially. I would have liked the warmness of this beer to be a bit more subtle. In the end, still loved it and would enjoy again and again...

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2010 01:18:16 | More by TheGordianKnot
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-06-2013 03:55:59 | More by Swift989
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TheBungyo

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As I popped the cork out and sniffed the bottle all I could think of was sweet bubblegum. It poured to a pale but inviting golden hue capped by a capable head. A sip treats me to sugary bubblegum flavor followed by a dash of sharp spicy lemon. There's just a trace of butterlike flavor at the tail end. Nice.
Mouthfeel is very good, nice and full.
The flavor is good yet mild enough to beg for more.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2006 06:12:34 | More by TheBungyo
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terence

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

10-05-2013 06:03:50 | More by terence
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Skillz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-04-2014 23:20:27 | More by Skillz
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benito

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque straw with lots of head and carbonation (though this may have been because of how it was stored). The foam leaves a nice lacing and clumps well. The bouquet is sweet and earthy: scents of coriander, bread dough, and pepper.

Similarly, the flavor itself is a wonderful mix of sweet and dry. The initial taste of pear was followed by a bitter dryness and then a smoothing sweetness, which was dominated by coriander and citrus flavors. In some ways, I was surprised by how sweet this was compared to other saisons I've had...at times I could have been convinced that this was a witbier/saison hybrid. But, the consistent dryness and earthy flavors (nuts, leaves) in the aftertaste keep this grounded in the realm of the farmhouse, albeit a slightly sweeter and more light-bodied one than I've
experienced in the past.

The balance and light-body made this very refreshing and quite drinkable. A delicious beer all-around.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2005 18:31:33 | More by benito
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deanhead

Vermont

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Golden bubbly and extremely clear beer considering that this beer is refermented in the bottle.
Slightly yeasty and spicy aroma, reminiscent of a barnyard or horse blanket
Crisp and slightly Lemony with a hint of sourness in the finish
Taste is peppery
Mouthfeel is light, and solventy almost acrylic in nature. I could feel this beer lingering on the enamel of my teeth. Highly drinkable Belgian Farmmhouse style. Get some...

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2009 18:03:30 | More by deanhead
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vickersspitfire

Texas

4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Light blonde body that’s very clear and topped off with a thick white head.
Smell:
Spices and mild citrus fruit are up front, mild alcohol and wheat all hit you at once.
Taste:
Grapefruit, although very mild, is present, the spiciness really makes this ale tasteful, some grass flavors come through too. A little peppercorn mixed in with lemon and orange zest make for an interesting ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Overall:
This is an excellent ale, the flavor is complex and makes you yearn for another drink, the aroma is sweet overall and really inviting. I highly recommend drinking this ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 01:15:02 | More by vickersspitfire
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Bright sparkling yellow with a big frothy head of about 3” which recedes to about 1/2”, an abundance of sticky lacing.

Smell: Citrus and spice with a bit of hoppy aroma.

Taste: Nice diversity of flavor, the citrus and spice are noticeable, there is no “piney” character imparted by the hops just the citrus and a pleasant bitterness in the finish. No “funk” really which is what I expected from a saison. A flavorful (delicious) pale ale is the best description of this brew. The alcohol is completely un-noticeable.

Mouth feel: Heavily carbonated which means it’s very clean and crisp on the palate.

Overall: Very good beer, as I’ve said extremely flavorful. In fact this beer has reignited my interest in the saison style.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 01:53:25 | More by BobZ
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into Ommegang tulip

A- Straw yellow with wons of white head. Insane amount of carbonation. Lacing is enormously impressive in this glass. Great head retention.

S- Strong belgian yeast and sweet fruitiness. Lemony with bubblegum and pepper notes. Plenty of clove, too.

T- A bit tart, yeasty and sweet with a hint of hops. White grape and white bread yeast. Some clove. Some kind of light fruit flavor in the finish, with some tartness. Almost like a white cranberry, but not quite.

M - Light body with intense carbonation and a dry finish.

D - Quaffable to say the least. Very enjoyable drink. Goes down easy and tastes great. This is a fantastic brew, light, refreshing and crisp. Easy to drink yet complex. Really must be tried. The best saison you can get any day in any good store.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 00:19:36 | More by greenmonstah
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-13-2013 20:00:05 | More by jngrizzaffi
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LMH88

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-06-2013 22:59:06 | More by LMH88
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Onslow

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sitting here ..in Houston, humidity 98% and a homemade pizza in the oven: Its time for my 750ml bottle of Hennepin...

Pours a light honey colour..

Nice sized head on pour, but disappears after 15mins with the glass i was using..

Straight up farmhouse smell, but not as funky as some from belgium..

Good bitterness level..
Sweetness is also done very nicely..
..a good balance..

aftertaste is very good but maybe needs a bit more assertiveness...

Overall, I am happy i tried this brew but am at a loss wether it is as good as Dupont, Hennepin seems a bit sweeter and not enough bitterness to make it a great- but still I did enjoy it!!

...Music- "Lady Dana" 'Climax' -the CD ...

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2007 17:39:42 | More by Onslow
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alkemy

Ohio

4.97/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been bragging this beer up to a buddy of mine, so it's high time that I give it a review. I will likely be biased in that I've drank this quite a bit and feel that it may be the best beer I've had. I'm sure there are threads in the forum on the subject, but if I was forced to pick a single beer to be stuck on a desert island with, this would be the one. Pours a hazy, yet bright gold with a tinge of orange. The head is nice and fluffy with plenty of carbonation oozing beneath. Smell is somewhat typical to the Belgian style yeast with hints of lemon, grass, and a touch of bubble gum. I don't know how to explain it, but you do get a sense of earthiness in the smell and taste. Taste is magnificent. The 7.5 abv is unnoticeable. I think saisons were typically made in the winter to be enjoyed the following summer, but it would take more willpower than I have to wait those precious months for this beer to mature. Thank goodness for modern refrigeration! Also, I've read a few reviews perhaps complaining of too much carbonation, but I feel that it is in perfect harmony with this brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 03:00:02 | More by alkemy
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-12-2012 08:09:19 | More by grubefresh
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cherche

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-05-2014 03:22:16 | More by cherche
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-06-2013 20:38:16 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-02-2013 21:45:16 | More by PaulyB83
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IceAce

California

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle # 0395

Yellow to golden color, very hazy, kind of like sunshine as it breaks through the fog. Three fingers of dense white foam, the consistancy of whipped egg whites, caps the body and leaves exquisite lacing on the sides of a beer-clean stemmed tulip glass.

Beautiful funky barnyard aroma, complete with earthy clove, banana taffy, closing with a crisp dryness. Entry provides an initial sweetness which is quickly overcome by a complex mix of tropical fruits, sweet malt, and yeasty dryness.

The mouthfeel pleases the palate and the finish is champagne-dry with a lingering yeasty fade and plenty of residual sugal left on the lips.

A wonderful saison to say the least...many thanks to beerbuddy JiLLian for this one!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2005 06:08:51 | More by IceAce
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-16-2011 18:05:20 | More by sjstraub
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Quite pale straw, ever so slightly golden, with some haze and murk. Lots of rising bubbles join a big, large-bubbled, chucky head that leaves surprisingly weak lacing.

S: Slightly tart lemon, musty grain, background peppery and phenolic notes. Fruity hints with some earthy, slightly funky yeast. Some bubblegum & lychee. Grassy / herbal hops and crackery / biscuity malts in the background.

T: Quite yeast, even for a saison, but not unpleasant. Spicy and tart. Soft, tangy lemon – strong though. Peppery alcohol. Just an edge of sweetness on the dry cereal malts. Banana and cloves come out middle to end. Candied green apple? A slight minerally aspect sneaks in. Earthy, white pepper, yeasty notes grows in the aftertaste with each drink. Towards the end grassy and herbal hops push through. Wheat becomes more apparent as it warms. Noticeable alcohol. A tad much on the lemon.

M: Medium body with a bit over average CO2. Creamy and luscious, yet rustic. Sweeter and fuller than some, and this is a plainly (but not obviously) bigger version. Somewhat tart and ultimately drying. Slightly warming.

D: After a bit you do notice that this is a fairly strong version. Still, it is easy drinking enough. Just too strong to be a quaffer. Best had with food – the lemon tartness would cut flavors well and cleans the palate. Rustic and hearty.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 20:11:23 | More by SickGnar
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KGarrett

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-19-2011 00:08:05 | More by KGarrett
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mostpoetsdo

Rhode Island

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A nice hazy yellow, with a big billowy white head. Good lacing.

S: A lot of spice and some dark fruit.

T: Good, but not as great as the other reviews made it out to be. Did not meet my expectations. Has a sour fruity taste, with a sweet aftertaste. Mainly spicy and citrus up front.

M: Well carbonated, but not heavy.

D: High. It was shared with friends, but one can easily finish off a 750 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 19:50:28 | More by mostpoetsdo
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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