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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,038 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,038
Reviews: 2,036
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 217
Gots: 417 | 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 TooGood
3/5  rDev -27.9%

TooGood, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of JimmyAloysius
4/5  rDev -3.8%

JimmyAloysius, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of scooter231
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

rogerthegill, Jan 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Snellgg5, May 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jamstone714, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MightiestBeard, Jan 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

HugeBulge, Sep 05, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

Jho3325, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10/02/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum. I've avoided this brew as it's branded a saison which is such a wide open style. This is a fine concoction. Experience shows through. Great balance. Careful w/the ABV as this could catch you up.

seedyone, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev -3.8%

morrowd3, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BigOldOaf, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

nkelley77, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

freshflesh, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of HoustonTX
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 Bonis
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured 12 oz bottle into Unibroue tulip glass. A murky light golden color, huge head that dissipates after a couple of minutes to a thin lacing. Very bubbly all the way.

Nose - Spicey clove-like, sour alcohol, some light fruitiness--nothing I can pinpoint.. Extreme funkiness, doesn't really smell appealing.

Taste - At first it is somewhat fruity, but a fruit with a sour bitter bang. Less spices are there than what I got off the nose, but they're still evident. I don't taste the citrus that others describe. Leaves a pleasant dry bitterness in the mouth, lingers for a while.

Mouthfeel - Decent. Surprisingly light and smooth considering the amount of carbonation present off of the pour.

Drinkability - Excellent. Finished my 12 oz in no time. A little more bitter than I anticipated but this is a strong brew overall. I've only tried a couple of saisons, so I don't know too much about them. You can't really go wrong with most of Ommegang's offerings... Delicious beer at a decent price.

Bonis, Aug 07, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DrIPA, May 29, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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 19, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bobbydigi, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

miadw3, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

terence, Oct 05, 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
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Greasy, Oct 25, 2013
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,038 ratings.