Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
This was quite a pleasant suprise. Somehow, I had the sense that this would be more of a "spritzy", carbonated type of beer. In reality, it is very much like some of my favorite Belgian (and Belgian-styled) beers. Quite the subtle flavor for the style, very refreshing . Pours a large, fluffy head, good retention. Fluffy lace remains. Similar to Orval in the body and mouthfeel, but without the spicy, flowery taste. This goes down so easy, it could get you in trouble! Dare I say delicate?! Quite a feat for a beer with a 7% ABV. This beer is a good bargain, and would be perfect for anyone who may like the Belgians, but doesn't want 'em too strong.
02-12-2003 09:58:28 | More by JohnnyDuvel
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Dark golden color, with a white head. Head dissapates quickly, but carbonation continuously replenishes it. Aroma and taste contain honey, spice, and citrus. Highly carbonated, very crisp, and drinkable.
This is a great beer for the price, $4.50 for 750ml in Indianapolis.
08-07-2002 07:52:29 | More by zerk
3.8/5 rDev -8.7%
Picked up a bottle at Marty's Liqours in Allston.
A: A gorgeous beer. Golden. Not clear. Volumnous craggy white head. Visibly effervescent. Belgian lace.
S: Soft, airy, light citrus like aromatic prescence. Nice malty base. Phenolic peppery aroma barely present.
T: Dry. Slightly sour. Nice and peppery. More so than scent leads on. Citrus esters not as prominent.
MF: Light and airy. Very effervescent. Nearly astringent bordering on puckering. As mentioned by other reviewers this beer does not give away its higher alcohol content.
D: The lightness and dryness of this beer makes it quite drinkable. A great beer to break someone out of the macro beer pattern.
01-18-2007 21:20:01 | More by Nipitato
4.45/5 rDev +7%
Its corked bottle opens with a satisfying 'pop!' The pour is hazy yellow with a big creamy head. The aroma features citrus and pepper with a hint of hops. Lemon zest, spice, hops, and yeast come together nicely for a complex taste that's crisp and drinkable. The mouthfeel is light bodied and bubbly. The 7.5% is well hidden. At less than $5, this fantastic saison could be the best bargain around.
09-09-2005 06:17:12 | More by goschool
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
A: This beer is a great color for it's style- golden, hay-like that is mostly cloudy. The head itself is large & creamy that is mostly lasting.
S: A strong aroma of citrus fruits (lemon), honey, yeast, & some spice.
T: Spice, citrus fruits, malts, spices (cloves), & banana. Playful balance of flavors.
M: A lot of carbonation, medium bodied, smooth, & creamy.
D: A clean and crisp beer. Great for appetizers or just an everyday beer. I'm not a fan of this style, but I really enjoyed this.
08-16-2010 23:01:14 | More by BrewCrew2010
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
Pours a rich golden orange and yellow with head and lacing that remain for the duration. The smells are sweet and slightly spicy, hops can be detected. The taste is crisp and refreshing and follows with the aromas detected. Finishes very clean. A nicely crafted beer, this is my first saison but I have had similar belgian style ales. From what I understand a saison is similar except for the way they were originally brewed. I was hoping for more flavors but the cost is reasonable for this beer. I will enjoy this one again.
07-29-2008 19:50:17 | More by kinger
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
A-pours a hazy straw yellow color with a foamy white head that leaves very nice lacing
S-spicy, banana, clove, some straw/barnyard smell
T-more banana and white fruit mixed with spices.
M-medium bodied while maintaining a nice crisp characteristic
O-very refreshing and drinkable for the abv. I'm not saison expert but this is a very solid beer. Highly recommend
08-03-2013 19:27:21 | More by atr2605
3.85/5 rDev -7.5%
Poured into a tall thin glass at 50 degrees, only after the pour (which despite my best efforts to be gentle produced an out of control amount of head) I noticed the label says to serve it at 40 degrees.
Pours with 4 full fingers of billowy white head that sticks like sea foam on the glass as it recedes. Body is pale yellow and slightly cloudy, and full of little bubbles rising to keep the head alive. Very inviting and authentic looking.
Nose is full of soft yeasty bready very Belgian-yeast notes, noble hops and toasted malted barley. Some hints of clove spice and other spices like it. Swirling the beer only makes the head advance up the glass, which is true to the style.
Sourdough bread, yeast, and toasty sweet bread make up the flavor profile of this beer. A little banana makes an appearance as it warms, but not in a significant way. I am surprised to find a noticeable amount of alcoholic flavors here, and it is distracting from the rest of the flavor profile.
Rich, smooth, spicy and medium-full mouthfeel. High marks here, this is like bread in a bottle. Nicely sweet but bites enough to check the sweetness.
Drinkability could be higher if not for the noticeable alcohol.
Conclusion: I wasn't as impressed with this beer as I had hoped to be, but I have limited experience with this style, so I may simply not be able to tell why it is rated as high as it is.
09-27-2010 04:02:55 | More by allforbetterbeer
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Is it OK to drink this in January ? You bet it is! A really good Saison...reminds me of summer ...and a nice little change from the wonderful heavy seasonals that I've been drinking lately.
Pours hazy gold with an huge head....lacing nicely.
Smells yeasty and malty.
Nicely balanced malt with a perfect amount of floral hop bitterness, and the alcohol is right there. More complex than I thought it would be....this is an ale to savor.
Mouthfeel is just right...medium, with a slightly dry finish.Medium to high carbonation.
I could easily go through a few of these with or without food...it went really well with a white pizza.
Another great one from Ommegang.
01-23-2006 01:14:32 | More by Hautacam
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
Picked this up in Buffalo. Pours a bright, hazy, golden yellow with lots of white head. Tastes slightly of lemon and grass, with a faint spicey finish and the typical belgian pale ale mouthfeel. Very nice overall and the alcohol is well hidden in this one.
07-08-2012 02:54:30 | More by WeedKing4
3.65/5 rDev -12.3%
Pours a hazy golden orange with a big soapy head that leaves lots of lace.
Yeasty and citrus aroma. Loads of lemon, some earthy hay, and spice with clove standing out.
Starts tart with lemon and citrus. Next comes spices and mild earthy hops. Yeast is present, adding some funk. Finishes fruity with tart apple and pear.
Light-medium in body, clean and crisp. Pretty good drinkability, but a little too tart and complex to have more than 1 or 2. Solid refreshing beer with complexity.
01-01-2008 16:15:00 | More by Lupe
3.6/5 rDev -13.5%
750ml bottle. No freshness date noted.
Pours out a hazy golden straw color, with a fluffy egg white head and lively carbonation. Thick patches of lacing left behind.
Aroma is banana and yeast and musty. a little stanky cheese.
Flavor is sweet honey and lemon, with some peppery spice.
Finish is ruby red grapefruit and citrus zest. touch of alcohol burn on the throat.
Second glassfull paired well with some asiago cheese.
06-04-2005 07:02:34 | More by Padron4KM
4.55/5 rDev +9.4%
Poured into an oversized wine glass...
A: Hazy, pale orange-copper with cumulus cloud-like white head that is long lasting and leaves some great lacing.
S: Yeasty, fruity (hints of grapes and bananna) spicy and mildly hoppy.
T: Mildly sour, yeasty, wheat, with a nice big (not in an overdone way) fruity middle and a dry finish with some mild alcohol...WOW...
M: Really nice, med/light and hella-drinkable...
D: As above, so it is below...look out, these would fly away...almost too universal in its appeal...HUGE crowd pleaser...
10-02-2009 01:29:35 | More by ujsplace
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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