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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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93
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5,351 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,351
Reviews: 2,072
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 241
Gots: 569 | FT: 1
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Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Stunner97
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Cloudy yellow with highly carbonated look up the side of the glass

Smell- Yeasty and slight citrus y notes on the nose, and wheaty beer smell

Taste- Slight hop flavor but lemon citrus back notes, very good flavor, stronger finish then start,

Mouthfeel- A medium bodied beer that feels smooth going down

Drinkability- Tremendous drinkability considering a 7.5 alcohol level.

A beer I liked more then I expected or thought I would whether you are a real hard core fan of this style it is one worth giving a shot. Could see pairing up real nice with a spicy meal.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of mbw314
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of macesq
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ludachris
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my first beer from Ommegang and first from my big beer haul from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. What a place.

The slightly hazed golden straw body is well carbonated and already looks refreshing. About a finger and a half worth of creamy tightly knit white head sits on top and for a long time. Thick and creamy sheets of lace are left behind as the head slowly receedes. This looks fantastic.

A subtle and pleasant nose gives off notes of Belgian yeasr, musty and wet straw, some welcomed over ripe Anjou pears and just a touch of spice. Very well balanced with no one thing being overly pronounced.

Just as balanced in the taste as well. A bit more spice forward than what I was expecting but it does well at meshing with the grassy/musty hay character that is prevalent throughout. I still get some pear-like sweetness on the tip of the tongue but it has been greatly reduced from the nose to taste. A subtle grassy bitterness is what's left, accentuating the dry finish.

I forgot that this was 7.7% ABV when I took my first sip and was surprised at the body of this thing. Its got a smooth, rich, and creamy feel with a great bubbly kick. Well balanced through and through with a dry and subtley bitter finish that makes me want to take another sip. Besides its medium and rich body, there's no indication of its higher ABV.

I haven't had all that many Saisons but this one explains why they're becoming one of my favorite styles of beer. Smooth, crisp, refreshing, and tasty; perfect for nearly any occasion. I'd definitely buy this againa and can't wait for my next Ommegang brew!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of badbeer
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden color with white head, leaving a good lacing. Smell is yeasty, with different spices, some lemon and clove, has a flowery smell too. Clove and bread beginning, with some sourness and spices coming through. Average carbonation paired with a light and dry body. Pretty good, would try it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Yellow golden color and transparent. Head is 1/2" and bright white. Lacing is moderate and head leaves a light film on the surface.

S- Candi sugar, light hoppy aromas, and citrusy fruit.

T- Same candi sugar followed by lemons and oranges and a light alcohol taste. Refreshing!

M- Thin to medium and high (nice) carbonation.

D- Just a little too sweet.

Overall- I would like for it to have been a little dryer than sweet, BUT it was a very good brew and was true to style in all other aspects.

Photo of ne0m00re
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on-tap at St. James Tavern in Columbus, Ohio in a pint glass.
A: Cloudy pale golden color, it poured with a big creamy head that died to a really good film.
S: Spicy rustic notes with clove and citrus and barnyard wheat. Overall, it has a very sweet aroma.
T: Crisp barnyard bread with a slightly bitter back end. The is peach with some orange and rustic, earthy hops.
M: Slightly syrupy, but frothy.
D: Really good.

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3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

wiezen glass. best by 3/20/13

a - pours a hazy, pale yellow with lots of streaming bubbles. gave me a huge, fluffy white head that calms to a finger or so and stays put. leaves a thick swath of lacing down the side of the glass.

s - typical banana and clove, grassy pale malt.

t - pale malt character with the usual belgian spiciness. notes of lemon. slight earthy funk and faint bitterness come in at the end.

m - lighter in body with a slight mouth coating action. more than enough carbonation.

o - not bad, but not really doing it for me either. goes down easy enough. tastes like a standard belgian pale ale to me. will probably pass on this in the future.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,351 ratings.