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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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4,679 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,679
Reviews: 2,016
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 190
Gots: 297 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-26-2014 04:16:14 | More by heerboth
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4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I may never touch another Belgian after this American offering. Poured a cloudy yellow with a good head. The taste was perfect. Great hops, nice "puckering" taste. As I finished the bottle, I cursed myself for not picking up more than one. Just all around supurb.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2003 06:31:23 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Blonde body with a constant stream of tiny bubble coming up through. Big pillowy, white head.

S- Some musty grain with notes of spice and yeast.

T- Slight fruity sweetness upfront, the orange and lemony fruitness then blend right into a more moderate tart taste mixed into the overall earthiness. There are some touches of spice and yeast in there too. The finish is dry.

M- Slick feel, clean finish and an aggressive carbonation.

D- My first saison, and I love it. It's just perfect to sip on, but I really like pairing it with food. I tried it with some Humbolt Fog (an aged goat's-milk cheese) and it was just superb.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 01:29:02 | More by TommyW
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-31-2013 19:13:29 | More by jmtpi
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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-12-2013 15:13:14 | More by Michigan
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-25-2013 12:34:44 | More by Greasy
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4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aged bottle from 2002.

Slightly hazy, light golden color with a foamy white head that leaves attractive trails of lace down the glass. Excellent head retention, as well. Wonderfully complex aromas of freshly ground ginger, orange peel, maybe some coriander, pepper, fruity esters and slightly earthy hops. More ginger, orange rind, Saaz hops, ripe apple and pear are evident before a mild finish reminiscent of freshly ground pepper. Mouthfeel is smooth, lush and downright pleasing. Drinkability is phenomenal for a beer of 7.5% abv. Though it's not a true saison to the traditionalist due to its alcohol content, it's a damn good beer that is clearly worthy of your attention. One of the better values on the shelves today, too.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2003 04:31:11 | More by Jon
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4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ok, time to review the brilliant Ommegang Hennepin. I first experienced this on tap, but am writing the review based on a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance - Golden with a soft white head, firm but not too pillowy. Head slowly dissipates, but a quarter inch remains.

Smell - Spicy, with a little fruitiness.

Taste - Wow. Refreshing, with more fruit, and a hint of apple. Almost a sour, but satisfying, finish. Pretty tart. Lots of depth to the flavor, and a tasty lingering on the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Incredibly crisp. Just a very refreshing beer. Not heavy or creamy, but sharp.

Drinkability - Absolutely off the charts. for such a potent beer, I could pack these away. When I order this at the bar I have to limit myself to only two, or I know I'll end up going too far.

This is one of my favorite beers, ever. An excellent example of the style, that on a blind test most drinkers would assume was imported from Belgium, not Cooperstown.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 22:08:52 | More by callmescraps

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-14-2011 17:16:04 | More by TEAMHOLT
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-05-2014 03:22:16 | More by cherche
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-13-2013 21:39:05 | More by Stum-pub
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-24-2014 01:54:46 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from a 12oz. pours a nice light gold color that is more on the clear side. Spice loaded nose with some ginger and coriander along with some navel oranges and a slight bit of funk. mostly attack on this as it falls off on the mid-palate and finish. Good medium body with more noticeable citrus on the palate.

This is very good, but not as open on the nose as one would like. Has a funkier side to it, but doesn't go the full way. It's a good saison that aims more rustic than citrusy

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 04:13:58 | More by KDawg
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4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I decided to have this beer on a gorgous day.It also is the day my father passed away 10 years ago.RIP POP

I wanted to drink this beer before it went bad.It was bottled around sometime last summer and I got it for christmas.Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.At around 55 degrees.The beer had a nice POP as the cork came out and a nice stream of smoke.

This beer is a stunning golden clear body with a bone white head that was about one and a half fingers.Nice lacing is left on the glass

I smell lemon,fresh hops.

I taste some lemon notes,some sort of a hop.This beer taste very fresh.Some pepper in the aftertaste.

This beer does indeed seem perfect.The carbonation is very pleasent and non attacking.

Im glad I savored this beer today.Very good work Ommegang.I have never found them to have a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2007 14:05:13 | More by MmmIPA
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden in appearance, pours about 2-3 fingers worth of pure white foam, huge carbonation, and enormous lacing.

S: similar smell to a hefeweizen. I pick up a lot of lemon citrus, cloves, mild peppery spices, and yeast. Mild hops with a very slight hint of mango, burn of alcohol is present.

T: similar aspects as the nose (lemon zest, peppery spices, cloves, mild hops). In addition, there is a very nice tart funkiness along with mild alcohol presence. As it warms up, I find more orange peel coming through. Nice complexity.

M: medium bodied, leaves a nice tart/funkiness on the teeth that is quite desirable. Hops are also more noticeable after the finish adding another nice component to this brew and the carbonation is spot on for this brew

O: I had tried this one along time ago and wasn’t a huge fan. But now with a more developed palate, I can appreciate this style and this offering by Ommegang. All around this is an excellent offering for this style and the complexity is rather high. It has a high drinkability and has a great finish that works well during a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 20:31:47 | More by tut2528
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-10-2012 01:21:25 | More by sneth019
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-26-2013 03:16:35 | More by troegaarden
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2013 19:06:13 | More by Shawnspl
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-01-2012 22:49:00 | More by Sinewave
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-08-2014 19:30:59 | More by dbarny76
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber gold that is slightly murky. A huge pure white head forces me to pour into the tulip several times and leaves behind a ton of thick lacing.

Smell is yeast and malt. A light apple fruitiness and some spice are detectable as it opens up. There is some light funk as well.

Taste is dry maltiness. Very mellow. A fruity bitterness is in the aftertaste. I am missing the tart though, according to the listed style.

Texture is incredibly light and smooth. A highly carbonated beer makes this light bodied beer even lighter. Very drinkable.

My first venture into the farmhouse/saison, and I really enjoyed this. I was really hoping for some fruit tartness, but didn't find any. A great beer nonetheless.


Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 09:34:51 | More by Drinkerofales
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Yellow/golden, cloudy, and lots of tiny carbonation bubbles when first poured

S- Slightly grassy smell w/ hints of lemon

T- Lemon start, a little sour, and a fairly dry finish

M- Very light and a little fizzy

D- Decent light summertime beer

I'm not too much of a Belgiun style beer drinker but this isn't too bad. I like the citrus flavors but just a little to fizzy for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 01:54:30 | More by iceball585
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-11-2012 00:22:51 | More by FirstBrewsoon
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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