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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,960 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,960
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 391 | 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 scooter231
5/5  rDev +20.2%

I should start this review out by saying that I'm quite biased towards the Ommegang Brewery beers- it's one of my favorite breweries, and Hennepin is my favorite beer. However, I will strive to be as honest as possible despite my love of it.

Can I rate this a 6? Please? It's fabulous. It's similar to the regular Hennepin in many ways...it pours a pale gold color, with lots of head- gorgeous. The smell is like Hennepin with more bite- it's sharper.

Taste is, simply, yummy. It's a bit crisper, drier, fruitier than regular Hennepin, and a bit more alcoholic tasting. The mouthfeel is bubbly, medium-bodied, and plays on the palate. Drinkable? You better believe it.

Now, I'm always in the mood for Hennepin- but, I can see this lovely cave-aged version being more of a specific craving. That being said... I can see cravings for this happening frequently. The sad thing is there are only 3360 out there... mine was number 1010. Oh well. Get it while it's there. Yummy, yummy, yummy.

scooter231, Jun 26, 2005
Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

Pours a deep golden color with a white soapy head and great lacing that never goes away. Smells of coriander, orange or lemon zest, and a lot of booze. Tastes of lemon peel, a warming alcohol, hop bitterness, and coriander and black pepper. Mouthfeel is really nice and has a high drinkability.

TheKingofWichita, Nov 03, 2010
Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

rogerthegill, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Jamstone714
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jamstone714, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of cjac
4/5  rDev -3.8%

cjac, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of MightiestBeard
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MightiestBeard, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Snellgg5
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Snellgg5, May 27, 2013
Photo of HoustonTX
4.45/5  rDev +7%

Hennepin, just hit shelves in Texas today, had to pick some up.

Hennepin pours straw yellow, with vigorous amounts of carbonation. Large solid fluffy white head retains with ease. Smell is dominated with a funky yeastiness, and various spices, deep and complex smell overall with some fruit esters popping through.

Taste is neutral enough for Hennepin to be chugged down on a hot day.Yet, complex enough to be enjoyed throughly anytime of the year.

An influx of spicy and unrelenting hops build a beautiful foundation for all the flavors to come. Intense earthiness along with a dry spiciness throughout with ginger accents on the fringes. The ginger works perfectly with the dry spiciness. The yeast is providing a lot of the flavor as well, especially the earthiness. A hint of citrus peel is thrown into the mix about halfway through, giving lead way to the flawless finish. Hennepin finishes with that spiciness lingering, albeit now much more refined then the start. It's almost as this beer starts untamed, and then at the end of your sip you have taken it into captivity.

I have to say one of the best parts about this beer, is the truly decedent mouthfeel. Flawless.

Hennepin is a delicious, world-class Saison, that simply must not be missed. Definitely recommended.

HoustonTX, May 05, 2007
Photo of DrIPA
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DrIPA, May 29, 2013
Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ItsYourBoyBlue, May 13, 2014
Photo of BeanBone
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance: A nicely hazy golden-straw body with three fingers of slightly off-white, bubbly head that sticks around and leaves good lacing.

Aroma: A honeyish malt body with fruity (golden fruit, citrus, and banana), yeasty, and spicy (clove, coriander, and pepper) notes. Some traces of booze, but not much.

Taste: Up front, a sweet pale malt character with fruit, spice, and ever-so-mild molasses twinge towards the end. It's somewhat sour and dries towards the end. Hints of alcohol in the end, in just the right proportion. It may not the most complex flavor profile, but it's quite satisfying.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied and smooth with good carbonation. Crisp with a dry finish.

Drinkability: Generally good, but reined in a little by the moderately-high alcohol content.

Verdict: Hennepin is a great beer to sit down with an enjoy on a peaceful Summer evening. It may not be the most complex Saison out there, but it's still well worth a try.

BeanBone, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of domtronzero
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours a nice slightly hazy golden yellow, with a frothy white long-lasting head. Lacing all over the glass. The aroma is grassy with a fruity/citrusy note. Peppery, spicy hop bitterness, but very pleasant. Not too sour. Finishes smooth and dry, but with a lingering spicy/peppery aftertaste. Overall, I find this to be a great summertime brew, especially on those hot afternoons.

domtronzero, Aug 18, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

miadw3, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of squack
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

squack, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

TheSleepyMonkey, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Skillz, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
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.

JohnnyDuvel, Feb 12, 2003
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

BeerNDoggerel, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of zerk
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.

zerk, Aug 07, 2002
Photo of Nipitato
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.

Nipitato, Jan 18, 2007
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3.86/5  rDev -7.2%

A - Golden straw yellow with a head so big I couldn't even pour the beer into my glass all at once.

S - Fruity, floral, phenolic, fresh bread dough, lemon grass.

T - Fruity - pears, raisin, banana peel, light sweetness, highly carbonated mouthfeel, bitter finish.

O - Very solid beer that makes me want to try more Saisons. Definitely worth a go.

andrewjraab, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of midnitesun11
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

midnitesun11, Jun 05, 2013
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,960 ratings.