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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,044 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,044
Reviews: 2,037
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 217
Gots: 423 | 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 Alex5
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

sanitarium16, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Seaba
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Greasy
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Greasy, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was quite a pleasant suprise. Somehow, I had the sense that this would be more of a "spritzy", carbonated type of beer. In reality, it is very much like some of my favorite Belgian (and Belgian-styled) beers. Quite the subtle flavor for the style, very refreshing . Pours a large, fluffy head, good retention. Fluffy lace remains. Similar to Orval in the body and mouthfeel, but without the spicy, flowery taste. This goes down so easy, it could get you in trouble! Dare I say delicate?! Quite a feat for a beer with a 7% ABV. This beer is a good bargain, and would be perfect for anyone who may like the Belgians, but doesn't want 'em too strong.

JohnnyDuvel, Feb 12, 2003
Photo of Ewhite2121
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Ewhite2121, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of zerk
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden color, with a white head. Head dissapates quickly, but carbonation continuously replenishes it. Aroma and taste contain honey, spice, and citrus. Highly carbonated, very crisp, and drinkable.

This is a great beer for the price, $4.50 for 750ml in Indianapolis.

zerk, Aug 07, 2002
Photo of Nipitato
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at Marty's Liqours in Allston.

A: A gorgeous beer. Golden. Not clear. Volumnous craggy white head. Visibly effervescent. Belgian lace.

S: Soft, airy, light citrus like aromatic prescence. Nice malty base. Phenolic peppery aroma barely present.

T: Dry. Slightly sour. Nice and peppery. More so than scent leads on. Citrus esters not as prominent.

MF: Light and airy. Very effervescent. Nearly astringent bordering on puckering. As mentioned by other reviewers this beer does not give away its higher alcohol content.

D: The lightness and dryness of this beer makes it quite drinkable. A great beer to break someone out of the macro beer pattern.

Nipitato, Jan 18, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

midnitesun11, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

AWB3, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Zach122
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Zach122, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

brealbg, Jul 24, 2012
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4.96/5  rDev +19.2%

Patlee3324, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

g_jenkins, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of vickersspitfire
4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Light blonde body that’s very clear and topped off with a thick white head.
Smell:
Spices and mild citrus fruit are up front, mild alcohol and wheat all hit you at once.
Taste:
Grapefruit, although very mild, is present, the spiciness really makes this ale tasteful, some grass flavors come through too. A little peppercorn mixed in with lemon and orange zest make for an interesting ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Overall:
This is an excellent ale, the flavor is complex and makes you yearn for another drink, the aroma is sweet overall and really inviting. I highly recommend drinking this ale.

vickersspitfire, Jun 14, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Its corked bottle opens with a satisfying 'pop!' The pour is hazy yellow with a big creamy head. The aroma features citrus and pepper with a hint of hops. Lemon zest, spice, hops, and yeast come together nicely for a complex taste that's crisp and drinkable. The mouthfeel is light bodied and bubbly. The 7.5% is well hidden. At less than $5, this fantastic saison could be the best bargain around.

goschool, Sep 09, 2005
Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer is a great color for it's style- golden, hay-like that is mostly cloudy. The head itself is large & creamy that is mostly lasting.

S: A strong aroma of citrus fruits (lemon), honey, yeast, & some spice.

T: Spice, citrus fruits, malts, spices (cloves), & banana. Playful balance of flavors.

M: A lot of carbonation, medium bodied, smooth, & creamy.

D: A clean and crisp beer. Great for appetizers or just an everyday beer. I'm not a fan of this style, but I really enjoyed this.

BrewCrew2010, Aug 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BryanK, Aug 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

gutbuster, Sep 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Patches826, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of kinger
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich golden orange and yellow with head and lacing that remain for the duration. The smells are sweet and slightly spicy, hops can be detected. The taste is crisp and refreshing and follows with the aromas detected. Finishes very clean. A nicely crafted beer, this is my first saison but I have had similar belgian style ales. From what I understand a saison is similar except for the way they were originally brewed. I was hoping for more flavors but the cost is reasonable for this beer. I will enjoy this one again.

kinger, Jul 29, 2008
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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall thin glass at 50 degrees, only after the pour (which despite my best efforts to be gentle produced an out of control amount of head) I noticed the label says to serve it at 40 degrees.

Pours with 4 full fingers of billowy white head that sticks like sea foam on the glass as it recedes. Body is pale yellow and slightly cloudy, and full of little bubbles rising to keep the head alive. Very inviting and authentic looking.

Nose is full of soft yeasty bready very Belgian-yeast notes, noble hops and toasted malted barley. Some hints of clove spice and other spices like it. Swirling the beer only makes the head advance up the glass, which is true to the style.

Sourdough bread, yeast, and toasty sweet bread make up the flavor profile of this beer. A little banana makes an appearance as it warms, but not in a significant way. I am surprised to find a noticeable amount of alcoholic flavors here, and it is distracting from the rest of the flavor profile.

Rich, smooth, spicy and medium-full mouthfeel. High marks here, this is like bread in a bottle. Nicely sweet but bites enough to check the sweetness.

Drinkability could be higher if not for the noticeable alcohol.

Conclusion: I wasn't as impressed with this beer as I had hoped to be, but I have limited experience with this style, so I may simply not be able to tell why it is rated as high as it is.

allforbetterbeer, Sep 27, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

JamesShoemaker, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

avschmitt, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

AMCPhD, Feb 26, 2013
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,044 ratings.