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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,042 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,042
Reviews: 2,036
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 216
Gots: 420 | 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 Larrydoherty
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Larrydoherty, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

od_sf, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Shawnspl, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of GameOfBeers
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of wingman14
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with an off white head that fades but leaves nice lacing. The smell is complex, some nice sweet fruit notes, some malt and spice notes as well. The taste starts somewhat sweet with the spice and fruit upfront, followed by a somewhat tart taste finishing with a malty taste. The mouthfeel is very smooth, some alcohol content detected in the aftertaste, but overall a silky beer with nice balance. This is a great drinker, not overpowering flavor, but lots of flavor is packed into this beer. Definitely worth checking out.

wingman14, Jul 14, 2009
Photo of uziangis
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of ComRock12
4/5  rDev -3.8%

ComRock12, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Tayloraphilips, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Skillz, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Luigi
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a cloudy gold color with a some yeast particles floating around. The fluffy white head is massive and kind of chunky. There is just something about that yeast from Duvel. The head retains in the glass as a think blanket until the last drop. Lacing from the ale leaves some rings around the glass.

The aroma is light, crisp, and full of citrus hints. Lemon peal, white grape, and yeast.

The crisp tart citrus flavors hint the palate first. Lemon peal, even a hint orange peal pull through the almost white grape sweetness from the alcohol. On the other side, I get a soft yeast roll flavor from the malt. The hop and spice are light. Hints of coriander and a mild bitterness from the hop.

Light in bodied and despite the ABV % very refreshing

This would be a perfect ale to drink in the warmer months amongst friends for any occasion. Thumbs up from me!

Luigi, May 15, 2012
Photo of atr2605
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

atr2605, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of BBP
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours very pale, somewhat like a hefeweizen. The head holds nicely, and lacing is ample.

The aroma is sweet with some tart and fruitiness to it.

The taste is more or less the borderline for what I'd expect from a Saison. It's balanced very well with fruit, yeast, and tart, but it doesn't really leave a lasting impression.

The body is medium light with a medium/high thickness. The finish is moderately dry and sticky.

Overall, this was a solid saison, and for it's availability and pricepoint it really shines. The only downside is that it could do a bit more to set itself apart.

BBP, Jan 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

dowen44, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

addiwilliams, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of NiceTaps
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For this review, 12oz bottle in a tulip glass.

A- Light yellowy-gold color with a massive white head. The head fades to a thick film, serious lacing. This beer is clearly unfiltered.

S- Bananas, pears, light fruits, spices. And two of my favorites: yeasty funk and funky yeast.

T- Belgian style yeast, spices, light fruits. Spicy, a bit peppery.

M- Ebullient. Light, crisp, refreshing. Body without baggage.

O- Spot on for the style. I've drank this many, many times and it always tastes fresh and inviting.

NiceTaps, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Syracuse12, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

nodder, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bkwhoppa66, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

wellsnb, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of jmalex
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Summer's coming really soon and it's 77º out today - perfect for a summer brew. What's more, I recently brewed a saison myself, and until it's ready, Ommegang will have to hold me over.

APPEARANCE: Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with barely a gold highlight. A huge white pillowy head forms and fades to a rocky loose-bubbled cap.

SMELL: Huge yeasty smell reminiscent of the finest ales from Belgium. A vague aroma of bready funk comes through. Citrus is apparent as is apricot. Hop aroma is non-existant.

TASTE: Incredible flavors come through all at once. Sweet caramel malts, bready and funky yeast, sweet orange, and a hop bitterness and flavor that really holds its own. The finish is only the faintest bit dry and somewhat yeasty. This is really a taste to behold.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium to light bodied with a sharp carbonation. Fairly refreshing given the body.

DRINKABILITY: Now THIS is what I want to be drinking this summer. Goes down so incredibly easy and hides the 7.7% pretty well. All in all a delicious beer.

I can only hope my homebrewed saison comes close to this beer's awesomeness. I've been impressed with Three Philosophers, but now I'm nearly blown away by Hennepin. I think a pilgrimage to Ommegang and the baseball Hall of Fame in my near future.

jmalex, Apr 30, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel glass.

Finally picked up a bottle of this lovely beer. Clear pale amber brew raises a foamy white head, leaves gorgeous lace, looks great.

The aroma is a wonderful lemony amalgam of delicious floral hops and bubble gum/hint of band-aid. Active carbonation conveys a light, crisp, stimulating experience. Sweetness up front with tangy lemony acidity and complex floral hoppy bittereness in perfect balance. Peppery allspice, long but restrained pink grapefruit finish. Delicious!

kenito799, Apr 18, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy pale yellow with a green tint. There's more than a finger of sturdy white foam that leaves some beautiful, yet assymetric lacing.

S- Yeasty and earthy with just a tinge of bright citrus.

T- There's quite a bit going on in the taste- yeast, some paleish malt, some fruitiness (not sure if that's hops, or yeast, or something else). It all comes together nicely except that there is an alcoholic taste, much like vodka, that doesn't meld well.

M- Great creaminess which is so full in the mouth, and yet the beer is also bursting with evervescence. I really enjoyed just parcelling the liquid around in my mouth.

D- A nice and complex beer. I will certainly buy this one again.

zdk9, Apr 08, 2008
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jduprey007, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of MsRif
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this bottled and on-tap several times. Pours a translucent gold color with a nice white head. Retention and lacing are both excellent. Has an aroma of yeast, funk, citrus, sweetness...complex and well-balanced. Tastes sweet with a bit of tartness to it...yeasty, earthy, bready...citrus is still there. Does not stay on the palate long.

Light bodied with generally great carbonation. This beer is excellent and very drinkable. A refreshing beer that goes down smooth. I'll drink it many more times to come, I'm sure.

MsRif, Oct 29, 2011
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,042 ratings.