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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,777 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,777
Reviews: 2,019
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 198
Gots: 324 | 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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DaveFL1976

Florida

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

This brew pours with a super fluffy, pillowy head and a clear, straw body. A beauty.
The smell has a bit of that sharpness that you look for in a Saison. Not super stinky, but you know it's there.
The taste is clean, sharp, a bit sweet and tart. A really nice balance of flavours. It has a faint similarity to a good pilsner in that the same flowery characteristic you look for. Definitely on my recommend list.
Mouthfeel is prickily yet creamy, and the drinkability is quite good.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2007 01:56:44 | More by DaveFL1976
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-22-2014 01:29:53 | More by Bobbydigi
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-17-2013 02:55:52 | More by Fusebuddy
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-29-2014 05:43:32 | More by SitkaSteve
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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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KMcG

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is beautiful when poured.  The head is thick and rich.  The color is light golden and slightly foggy with lots of bubble activity.

The aroma is full of Belgian yeast, fruity, and sweet with some wet straw hue. 

The taste is spicy (coriander) and grassy with a ginger pop that almost gives a peppermint tone. There is lemon toward end and then the hops hit you. Very well balanced. 

The mouthfeel is light to medium body and refreshing. A nice Saison!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 18:30:25 | More by KMcG
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-29-2013 22:30:11 | More by cofeeguru
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-12-2012 18:19:33 | More by Jmick28
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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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Jackal

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-26-2013 05:42:38 | More by Jackal
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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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elniko

Texas

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Stella glass

A: Beautiful light amber with two finger fluffy head that dissipated very slowly. Wonderful looking brew.

S: Smelled almost tripel like. Hints of sweetness come through along with some fruitiness as well. Great smelling brew.

T & M: Wow interesting taste, not quite what I was expecting. Very dry finish. Taste has hints of possible oakiness or aging to it. There is definitely a bitterness on the finish as well, nicely balanced.

D: Definitely drinkable, not hints of the high ABV in the brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 23:37:57 | More by elniko
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jmtpi

France

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-31-2013 19:13:29 | More by jmtpi
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avschmitt

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-04-2013 21:13:22 | More by avschmitt
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-02-2013 00:23:21 | More by GoHabsGo
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Theogre83

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-25-2013 18:49:44 | More by Theogre83
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-05-2014 00:59:19 | More by HuntDaddy540
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CortexBomb

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a deep hazy golden orange but the thin head that it began with decided to take a sabbatical after a minute or two. Nose is of a non-descript yeasty / wheaty variety, I mean, it's there unlike cheap beers, but it doesn't exactly leap out of the glass at you either.

and this non-descript aspect completely ends when it comes to the taste, which is stupendous and deep. Up front you get a delightfully tingly sensation on the end of the tongue, like sour citrus, and then a gentle hop bitter begins on the back. The wheat and yeast from the nose take front and centre, along with a spicy tinge (pepper? cloves?) that whirls around in the mouth amidst all of this.

The entire presentation is only aided by the delightfully full mouthfeel, I'm not talking thick like a stout, just very bubbly, and pleasant, this is the first non-viscuous beer that I've given a full 5.0 on mouth to, but Hennepin earned it, with ease. The drinkability on this stuff is also excellent.

Overall I would term this beer shocking. The appearance and smells really offer no hint to the treat that is hidden in the flavour and mouth. A pleasure, I'll certainly be having it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2004 00:07:06 | More by CortexBomb
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dfried

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light straw in color with active carbonation, and a giant frothy white head that just kep getting bigger and bigger, pushing itself out of the glass into a mountain shape. I love when they do that, I was ready to start running like it was the blob or something. Spicy aroma of cloves, coriander, and white pepper. Wheaty with a lot of citrusy, lemony zest. The flavor are much the same as the aroma led on, spicy with citrusy zest. Some fruity notes of apples and pears creep in. Alcohol is noticeable but not harsh, medium bodied. Some musty farmhouse notes in the background too.

Overall: not all that complex of a beer, but absolutely delicious and well made. I think of this beer as a standard for the style, what most saisons aspire to be.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2007 19:34:10 | More by dfried
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-14-2012 02:01:58 | More by BugTownPub
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Jamstone714

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-22-2014 22:08:27 | More by Jamstone714
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Very pale color mostly transparent color. Not much head retention. I'm inclined to think that a beer needs head retention to have the strong aroma that I like but this one defies that rule of thumb. Great aroma and taste from this one that almost looks like your typical garbage BMC.

Smell- At first it I got your typical banana, grass, and funk. As I got a bit further into it I noticed the it wasn'treally banana but some other fruits.

Taste- For the most part follows the nose. Opens up into a nice range of fruits. Lemon, apple, and pear. Nice hop crispness, hay, coriander spice, and funk. Really complex beer for a lighter style.

Mouthfeel- medium light bodied. Enough body to enjoy the range of flavor and just enough hop sharpness to keep it crisp.

Overall- Well done ommegang! This is a must try beer. This will be one of the beers where you have to ask yourself why you hadn't had it before. I wish I could give it a perfect score but I just can't bring myself to do it. The knock on appearance is due to previous standards on what usually makes a good beer. The sharp mouthfeel is most likely necessary to open up the depth in this beer but keeps it from being the beer you can drink all day.

Edit: I've had this beer again many times with a good amount of head. I think there was soapy residue in the glass when I did the review

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 04:46:47 | More by dumptruck81
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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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LMH88

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2013 19:06:13 | More by Shawnspl
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,777 ratings.