Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from bottle into Stella glass
A: Beautiful light amber with two finger fluffy head that dissipated very slowly. Wonderful looking brew.
S: Smelled almost tripel like. Hints of sweetness come through along with some fruitiness as well. Great smelling brew.
T & M: Wow interesting taste, not quite what I was expecting. Very dry finish. Taste has hints of possible oakiness or aging to it. There is definitely a bitterness on the finish as well, nicely balanced.
D: Definitely drinkable, not hints of the high ABV in the brew.
08-11-2008 23:37:57 | More by elniko
4.2/5 rDev +1%
Pours out a deep hazy golden orange but the thin head that it began with decided to take a sabbatical after a minute or two. Nose is of a non-descript yeasty / wheaty variety, I mean, it's there unlike cheap beers, but it doesn't exactly leap out of the glass at you either.
and this non-descript aspect completely ends when it comes to the taste, which is stupendous and deep. Up front you get a delightfully tingly sensation on the end of the tongue, like sour citrus, and then a gentle hop bitter begins on the back. The wheat and yeast from the nose take front and centre, along with a spicy tinge (pepper? cloves?) that whirls around in the mouth amidst all of this.
The entire presentation is only aided by the delightfully full mouthfeel, I'm not talking thick like a stout, just very bubbly, and pleasant, this is the first non-viscuous beer that I've given a full 5.0 on mouth to, but Hennepin earned it, with ease. The drinkability on this stuff is also excellent.
Overall I would term this beer shocking. The appearance and smells really offer no hint to the treat that is hidden in the flavour and mouth. A pleasure, I'll certainly be having it again.
08-14-2004 00:07:06 | More by CortexBomb
4.2/5 rDev +1%
Golden bubbly and extremely clear beer considering that this beer is refermented in the bottle.
Slightly yeasty and spicy aroma, reminiscent of a barnyard or horse blanket
Crisp and slightly Lemony with a hint of sourness in the finish
Taste is peppery
Mouthfeel is light, and solventy almost acrylic in nature. I could feel this beer lingering on the enamel of my teeth. Highly drinkable Belgian Farmmhouse style. Get some...
03-18-2009 18:03:30 | More by deanhead
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Light straw in color with active carbonation, and a giant frothy white head that just kep getting bigger and bigger, pushing itself out of the glass into a mountain shape. I love when they do that, I was ready to start running like it was the blob or something. Spicy aroma of cloves, coriander, and white pepper. Wheaty with a lot of citrusy, lemony zest. The flavor are much the same as the aroma led on, spicy with citrusy zest. Some fruity notes of apples and pears creep in. Alcohol is noticeable but not harsh, medium bodied. Some musty farmhouse notes in the background too.
Overall: not all that complex of a beer, but absolutely delicious and well made. I think of this beer as a standard for the style, what most saisons aspire to be.
06-29-2007 19:34:10 | More by dfried
3.65/5 rDev -12.3%
Huge off-white head on top of a quite hazy orangish-yellow brew. Sticky pale malt aroma with a healthy dose esters thrown in. Tastes sweet without being overly sweet itself. Flavors like pale malt, honey, vanilla. There was even a tiny toastiness that found its way into my glass. Hop flavor or bitterness wasnt too prevalent, however there was some pepperiness to the beer. Carbonation was bigger than Id like and the beer was more viscous than any Saison Ive come across. Although there was some sourness, there is not as much as I had expected from a beer of this style.
01-06-2003 06:16:24 | More by yen157
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
On tap at Lounge 62 in a 16oz pint glass...
A- Poured a nice straw color with about an inch of head, a bit off white with a tint of yellow. Laces very nice on the glass whilst drinking...
S- Typical saison aroma- bit of citrus; very low floral hops present, but in there somewhere; and a main component of brett lingers in the nose throughout the smell...
T/M- Very peppery coming through the phenols of this beer. It has that touch of citrus come through in taste like the smell, then ends dry and a bit of an earthy and warming sensation. Perfect carbonation for a saison and great overall feel.
D- High, but then again, I'm a pretty big fan of saisons- so it's not like it is JUST this beer; but more of a factor that I love the style...
Overall, this is a solid, solid beer. I love saisons and this did not disappoint! That said, I still give my edge overall to Saison Dupont; as I feel they are a bit more clean overall in the smell and taste especially. I would have liked the warmness of this beer to be a bit more subtle. In the end, still loved it and would enjoy again and again...
06-05-2010 01:18:16 | More by TheGordianKnot
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
As I popped the cork out and sniffed the bottle all I could think of was sweet bubblegum. It poured to a pale but inviting golden hue capped by a capable head. A sip treats me to sugary bubblegum flavor followed by a dash of sharp spicy lemon. There's just a trace of butterlike flavor at the tail end. Nice.
Mouthfeel is very good, nice and full.
The flavor is good yet mild enough to beg for more.
02-11-2006 06:12:34 | More by TheBungyo
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Pours an opaque straw with lots of head and carbonation (though this may have been because of how it was stored). The foam leaves a nice lacing and clumps well. The bouquet is sweet and earthy: scents of coriander, bread dough, and pepper.
Similarly, the flavor itself is a wonderful mix of sweet and dry. The initial taste of pear was followed by a bitter dryness and then a smoothing sweetness, which was dominated by coriander and citrus flavors. In some ways, I was surprised by how sweet this was compared to other saisons I've had...at times I could have been convinced that this was a witbier/saison hybrid. But, the consistent dryness and earthy flavors (nuts, leaves) in the aftertaste keep this grounded in the realm of the farmhouse, albeit a slightly sweeter and more light-bodied one than I've
experienced in the past.
The balance and light-body made this very refreshing and quite drinkable. A delicious beer all-around.
12-05-2005 18:31:33 | More by benito
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
12 oz bottle into Ommegang tulip
A- Straw yellow with wons of white head. Insane amount of carbonation. Lacing is enormously impressive in this glass. Great head retention.
S- Strong belgian yeast and sweet fruitiness. Lemony with bubblegum and pepper notes. Plenty of clove, too.
T- A bit tart, yeasty and sweet with a hint of hops. White grape and white bread yeast. Some clove. Some kind of light fruit flavor in the finish, with some tartness. Almost like a white cranberry, but not quite.
M - Light body with intense carbonation and a dry finish.
D - Quaffable to say the least. Very enjoyable drink. Goes down easy and tastes great. This is a fantastic brew, light, refreshing and crisp. Easy to drink yet complex. Really must be tried. The best saison you can get any day in any good store.
11-02-2010 00:19:36 | More by greenmonstah
3.33/5 rDev -20%
Sitting here ..in Houston, humidity 98% and a homemade pizza in the oven: Its time for my 750ml bottle of Hennepin...
Pours a light honey colour..
Nice sized head on pour, but disappears after 15mins with the glass i was using..
Straight up farmhouse smell, but not as funky as some from belgium..
Good bitterness level..
Sweetness is also done very nicely..
..a good balance..
aftertaste is very good but maybe needs a bit more assertiveness...
Overall, I am happy i tried this brew but am at a loss wether it is as good as Dupont, Hennepin seems a bit sweeter and not enough bitterness to make it a great- but still I did enjoy it!!
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07-07-2007 17:39:42 | More by Onslow
4.97/5 rDev +19.5%
I've been bragging this beer up to a buddy of mine, so it's high time that I give it a review. I will likely be biased in that I've drank this quite a bit and feel that it may be the best beer I've had. I'm sure there are threads in the forum on the subject, but if I was forced to pick a single beer to be stuck on a desert island with, this would be the one. Pours a hazy, yet bright gold with a tinge of orange. The head is nice and fluffy with plenty of carbonation oozing beneath. Smell is somewhat typical to the Belgian style yeast with hints of lemon, grass, and a touch of bubble gum. I don't know how to explain it, but you do get a sense of earthiness in the smell and taste. Taste is magnificent. The 7.5 abv is unnoticeable. I think saisons were typically made in the winter to be enjoyed the following summer, but it would take more willpower than I have to wait those precious months for this beer to mature. Thank goodness for modern refrigeration! Also, I've read a few reviews perhaps complaining of too much carbonation, but I feel that it is in perfect harmony with this brew.
04-17-2009 03:00:02 | More by alkemy
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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