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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 5,385
Reviews: 2,079
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 248
Gots: 601 | 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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Ratings: 5,385 | Reviews: 2,079
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy gold with a gigantic creamy white head and non-stop lace. Nose is predominantly fruity, spicy, and complex. Great mix of flavors that start off sweet and fruity but quickly develop tart notes and finish dry and spicy. Medium-weight and slightly creamy mouth-feel. Extremely easy to drink. Hard to believe that this is a 7.5% ABV Saisson.

This bottle was far better than the bottle of Saisson Dupont I sampled last month...

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4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cloudy sunshine yellow into my DFH signature glass. A three finger bright white head seems to have 7 little layers of bright and darker foam when held to the light... really cool!!! It collapses upon itself like a volcano that gave out leaving sticky, foamy lacing all around the glass. Insane carbonation, but part of that is the glass itself.

S- Fresh cut pear, tart apples, caraway seed, star anise, coriander, Lemongrass, and some black pepper spiciness. Nice nose of torn wheat, hints of banana and Belgian yeast. This is so deep and delicious!

T- Nice yeastiness, pepper and lemon. I wouldn't describe this as funky, but the lively yeast, banana, lemongrass, and pepper really make your tongue stand at attention. Really light, flavorful and crisp. Spicy caraway rye bread tones mixed with a squeeze of lemon.

M- Bursting with spicy carbonation and tart citrus! Nice little bit of alcohol, sweet wheat, and a tinge of funk. I've had this many times, and still love it and am amazed by how well done it is.

O- It really doesn't get much better than this in it's style, or any other! I am in love with this beer, always have been. Light, refreshing, fruity, tart, bready, spicy... It's hard to believe that this is brewed only about an hour and a half away from me, and not half a world away! Take a bow Ommegang... you deserve it.

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Photo of ultralarry2006
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle. Leaves a two finger pure white foamy head that recedes to lingering suface skim. Not too much lacing. Color is a hazy yellow-gold. Tight columns of tiny bubbles throughout.

Aroma - bananas, other esters, some phenolic odors, but the banana thing dominates.

Taste - like the nose. Big taste of estery bananas and very mild phenolic taste. A little bit of white wine in there, too. Little bit of spiciness (probably from the yeast) . Aftertaste of, yes, bananas.

Mouthfeel - full to moderate, with much carbonation.

Drinkabilty - this goes down very easy and I'd easily have another. This is very good.

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3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy straw color with a very large foamy white head. Nice lacing that slides down the sides of the glass slowly, in a very lazy manner.

The beer smells at first like banana but each time I smell it I get a little something extra, some flowery aromas and an earthy smell underneath, but also very crisp spices.

The taste is sweet and malty to start with a rush of citrus at the finish. The banana is not as present in the taste as the smell, but the taste has much more balance between sweet and sour than I expected. The taste finishes with a very earthy bread flavor that mellows the whole thing out.

Hennepin feels crisp and light in the mouth. The carbonation is perfect for this style of beer with it's spices and fruity tones, it's not overpowering at all.

This beer reminds me of summertime at every turn, it looks bright and light, it smells of fruit and flowers and it has a crisp taste and mouthfeel that are perfect for the warm weather. This beer would be great on a deck in the July sun. It's great right now and it's barely spring!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance
Bright golden straw coloured beer poured with a generous two finger creamy white head. Some yeast manged to make it in to give a particulate haze to this otherwise very clear brew. This medium carbonated brew was finely laced once the head settled.

Aroma
Bready and a fruity, lemony aroma greeted my nose along with an earthy grassiness and hint of clove.

Taste
Lightly toasted malts give nice cracker and bread backbone to this brew. A touch of lemon and an earthy grassiness and peppery hops nicely compliment the malts in this one. Theres also more fruit flavours that became even more apparent while drinking this one, hints of green apple, pear, and green grapes. The yeast also contributes here with a definate tang with a touch of funk as well as some clove flavour.

Mouthfeel
This is a sparkly, tangy and crisp mostly balanced medium bodied brew. Was quite peppery, which is something im not quite used to, which along with the alcohol, warmed my belly.

Drinkability
This is a tasty and refereshing beer with lots going on in it. Would make a decent session brew, and a good introduction to the realm of belgian styled ales. Challenges the palate, not due to the sheer size of its flavours, but moreso the depth, complexity and interplay between them. Ill be drinking this again.

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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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

another likely aged jewel, unfortunately I forgot to check the date. c'est la vie. enjoyed with good people..

cloudy light orange, soft pillows forming, esters popping. The 2nd pour releases aromas exploding like supernovae, the yeasty funk with a lemon twang. Extremely drinkable and delicious, spiciness (peppery) from the yeast and a slight hop contribution fill my mouth with happiness and remind me of days spent on trampolines.
The carbonation splashes these flavors deep into my tongue, impressing upon me the urgency of this flavor. I will never doubt a saison again..

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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bomber poured into a tulip pint glass; thanks to Jesse13713 for splitting this bottle of questionable age (2.5 years? 3 years?) with me.

A: Cloudy golden-yellow color; two fingers of fine, bright white head that dissipates slowly leaving behind good lacing.

S: This beer smells like a freshly peeled banana; light yeast aromas and candy sugar malts round out the aroma. Orange and lemon zest smells come out as the beer warms.

T: Belgian yeast is pretty prevalent here, adding a welcomed tang to balance the slightly tangy citrus flavors and candy malt sweetness mentioned above in the aroma. A few hints of spice- cloves and black pepper most notably- and biscuity malts round this out. As the beer warms, lemongrass really comes out and begins to be noticeable throughout the flavor.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation; crisp, dry finish.

D: Goes down extremely easy and really evolves as it warms up; I'm very impressed with this one, especially after sort of discounting Ommegang based on some of their other offerings I tried. Well worth the pick up, and from my experience, would be worth some time in the cellar.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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