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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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4,898 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,898
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 211
Gots: 366 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-22-2012 08:11:38 | More by Pinche_Oso
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-07-2013 01:16:48 | More by JamesShoemaker
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-06-2014 00:52:34 | More by gonzo000
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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%

The beer poured a straw-yellow color, with a thick, white head. It smelled yeasty, fruity and spicy. It has a slight sour, citrus taste, with a dry, yeast finish. It was well carbonated, but not overly fizzy. I would say this is a very good Saiason from and American (but Belgium owned) brewery.

03-02-2007 00:19:51 | More by cichief
Photo of ark57


4.38/5  rDev +5.3%

I was fortunate to visit the brewery last fall and pick up a few bottles of this beauty. It is a hazy, pale golden with a voluminous creamy head. The aroma is yeasty (bready) and hoppy. It is creamy with citrus and earthy character and a bitter dry finish. Mellow and amazingly refreshing.

06-02-2004 17:51:18 | More by ark57
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

When I first started expanding my palette,
this & Tank 7 were my first Saisons
Happy to revisit.
12oz -> Hennepin Chalice

A ~ Pour a very pale gold with l i v e l y carbonation with a tower of meringue head with a slight haze but overall good clarity. Lacing for days!

S ~ Fresh wheat, rolled oats, Lemon jelly, White grapes, & a hint of musty wet-blanket aromas. Classic.

T ~ Nice does of lemon/lemon peel, orange slices, strawberry jelly, yeast-bread, apricot & tart white grapes. Hints of white pepper, allspice & cassia.

M ~ Semi-sweet & fruity with a wonderful dry lemon quality. Takes on more spice after warming.

D ~ Very easy to drink like a tame chardonnay with soft carbonation, as well as a perfect middle-ground ABV for the style. Nice pricepoint as well for a 4-pack over a 750. I need to stop overlooking & visit more from Ommegang.


07-16-2011 16:54:40 | More by chocosushi
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-22-2013 21:51:50 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-09-2013 15:27:53 | More by Duvel
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2013 19:06:13 | More by Shawnspl
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-25-2013 18:49:44 | More by Theogre83
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%

Part deux of my unexpected Kroger Ommegang score. Unlike the Rare Vos, this bottle opened with a loud pop and some spillage into the sink. Not too much though, thank goodness.

A- Nice pale golden color with a big white head. Active carbonation with a couple columns of bubbles rising to the top like a good champagne.

S- Malt and yeast flavors abound with spicy clove-like phenols and an orangey fruitiness.

T- Lemony tartness with cloves and some mustiness. Finishes dry with an earthy hop bitterness.

M- Fairly light and nicely carbonated. Easy to drink.

D- Quite drinkable due to its light body and pleasant mouthfeel. I'll have no problems polishing off this bottle.

Very nice ale, probably my favorite out of the three I've had from Ommegang. I'm not very familiar with the Saison style but this beer has got me interested. I'd definitely like to try a couple authentic Belgian examples and see how they stack up. I drank this beer alone, but I bet it would pair excellently with many types of food. Recommended.

06-23-2006 17:51:18 | More by vtfan77
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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%

Appears straw colored , hazy. Decent head some lacing.

Smell is slightly fruity , apples , with some yeasty bready character.

A very nice tasting Saison , sharp fruitiness melds nicely with a slight caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium , good carbonation.

Deceptively high ABV , otherwise a beer I could drink all night.

02-02-2008 23:55:07 | More by shroompod
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-31-2014 20:49:10 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2013 19:35:00 | More by roblund
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-12-2014 18:36:52 | More by Brinks
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Manitoba (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

I have been wanting this beer for so long that now that it's in my hand I'm almost too nervous to try it. Thanks so much to demcorhip for bringing this for me from Wisconsin via Thunder Bay. 12oz bottle sample.

Pours an unfiltered pale yellow, almost white colour, with a voluminous fluffy head that dosen't quit. Lots of sediment and medium carbonation. Smell is yeasty and little funky, some earthy hop notes, coriander and cloves, some orange peel. Wheaty with some summery fruit in there as well.

Flavour is sublime, with a Granny Smith apple sourness hitting the tongue first, them moving on to all kinds of mellow bready/yeasty flavour. Pears, white grapes, all come before the funky finish that stays for a long time. Sticky and dry in the mouth but not overcarbonated, just a little bite. This goes down super-easily, but still invites you to hold it in your mouth for a long time. Very impressive Saison, and all the more impressive for being a North American beer.

11-10-2006 01:44:46 | More by trevorwideman
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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a red wine glass at 45 degrees.

Pours a clear light golden color with a foamy head that I let dissipate before I took my first sip. Smells of spice and grass with a definite whiff of alcohol. The alcohol is very well balanced with a warming spicy flavor and some lemon hints. Not to be rushed - let it soak in for awhile before you swallow...enjoy the warming feeling rush back before your next sip.

This is the perfect special occasion beer...I plan on keeping some handy just in case.

09-20-2006 00:37:29 | More by JohnnyM2002
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-26-2011 23:53:46 | More by LostHighway
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Bright sparkling yellow with a big frothy head of about 3” which recedes to about 1/2”, an abundance of sticky lacing.

Smell: Citrus and spice with a bit of hoppy aroma.

Taste: Nice diversity of flavor, the citrus and spice are noticeable, there is no “piney” character imparted by the hops just the citrus and a pleasant bitterness in the finish. No “funk” really which is what I expected from a saison. A flavorful (delicious) pale ale is the best description of this brew. The alcohol is completely un-noticeable.

Mouth feel: Heavily carbonated which means it’s very clean and crisp on the palate.

Overall: Very good beer, as I’ve said extremely flavorful. In fact this beer has reignited my interest in the saison style.

11-03-2012 01:53:25 | More by BobZ
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New York

4.2/5  rDev +1%

Pours opaque straw gold with a dense, dense puffy white head that eagerly leaves lacing all around the glass. Initially smells like rock candy, and then the more familiar Belgian saison yeast. Fruity and floral with a small amount of farmhouse notes and vanilla. Tastes great, haven't had this in a while. Fruity and sweet with a clean malt bill and mild hop presence, dry but could be plenty more for the style...again there is a vanilla like candy thing going on and I can only imagine it is from the yeast. The more I drink this the more I think that vanilla thing is actually just some phenol type flavor. Wow great mouthfeel, awsome bottle conditioning by ommegang, other than the fact that this beer is almost 8 percent (and you can't tell it is) it is highly drinkable. Love it.

07-26-2010 01:10:46 | More by pmlondrigan
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-06-2014 03:39:38 | More by jduprey007
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-16-2011 18:05:20 | More by sjstraub
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4.68/5  rDev +12.5%

A - Poured a medium yellow with a thick, long lasting, rocky white head. Slight haze but mostly clear. Plenty of visible carbonation.

S - Lots of fruity esters with a pear/apple like character most prominent. Floral hops also present at a medium level of intensity. A strong grainy-wheat aroma also makes itself known.

T - Wheat character continues to press on. A moderate level of bittering with floral hop flavor. Apple-like esters with a general fruity/estery character. Alcohol more present than expected for strength. Tartness, possibly from use of unmalted wheat. Very dry finish. Crisp.

M - Medium-bodied with a very high level of carbonation. Smooth.

D - Excellent. Crisp, dry finish combines with a soft malt and complex fruity ester character to make a very drinkable Saison. Bring on another pint and cheers to a wonderful American brewery brewing a strong example of this Belgian style.

01-17-2009 05:30:31 | More by BrewerB
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-12-2012 18:19:33 | More by Jmick28
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-25-2013 01:19:17 | More by Ford
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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