Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
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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
3.65/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
08-07-2010 04:31:45 | More by Bonis
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
Bottle # 0395
Yellow to golden color, very hazy, kind of like sunshine as it breaks through the fog. Three fingers of dense white foam, the consistancy of whipped egg whites, caps the body and leaves exquisite lacing on the sides of a beer-clean stemmed tulip glass.
Beautiful funky barnyard aroma, complete with earthy clove, banana taffy, closing with a crisp dryness. Entry provides an initial sweetness which is quickly overcome by a complex mix of tropical fruits, sweet malt, and yeasty dryness.
The mouthfeel pleases the palate and the finish is champagne-dry with a lingering yeasty fade and plenty of residual sugal left on the lips.
A wonderful saison to say the least...many thanks to beerbuddy JiLLian for this one!
08-07-2005 06:08:51 | More by IceAce
3.8/5 rDev -8.7%
A: Quite pale straw, ever so slightly golden, with some haze and murk. Lots of rising bubbles join a big, large-bubbled, chucky head that leaves surprisingly weak lacing.
S: Slightly tart lemon, musty grain, background peppery and phenolic notes. Fruity hints with some earthy, slightly funky yeast. Some bubblegum & lychee. Grassy / herbal hops and crackery / biscuity malts in the background.
T: Quite yeast, even for a saison, but not unpleasant. Spicy and tart. Soft, tangy lemon – strong though. Peppery alcohol. Just an edge of sweetness on the dry cereal malts. Banana and cloves come out middle to end. Candied green apple? A slight minerally aspect sneaks in. Earthy, white pepper, yeasty notes grows in the aftertaste with each drink. Towards the end grassy and herbal hops push through. Wheat becomes more apparent as it warms. Noticeable alcohol. A tad much on the lemon.
M: Medium body with a bit over average CO2. Creamy and luscious, yet rustic. Sweeter and fuller than some, and this is a plainly (but not obviously) bigger version. Somewhat tart and ultimately drying. Slightly warming.
D: After a bit you do notice that this is a fairly strong version. Still, it is easy drinking enough. Just too strong to be a quaffer. Best had with food – the lemon tartness would cut flavors well and cleans the palate. Rustic and hearty.
05-29-2011 20:11:23 | More by SickGnar
3.6/5 rDev -13.5%
A: A nice hazy yellow, with a big billowy white head. Good lacing.
S: A lot of spice and some dark fruit.
T: Good, but not as great as the other reviews made it out to be. Did not meet my expectations. Has a sour fruity taste, with a sweet aftertaste. Mainly spicy and citrus up front.
M: Well carbonated, but not heavy.
D: High. It was shared with friends, but one can easily finish off a 750 ml bottle.
01-03-2010 19:50:28 | More by mostpoetsdo
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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