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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

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4,960 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,960
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 212
Gots: 391 | 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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4.16/5  rDev 0%

Chubbs616, Friday at 10:30 PM
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

I have had this beer on several occasions, both on tap and in the bottle. Truly a great beer!

A: Pours a hazy light yellow, with a huge white head.

S: You can smell a nice sour aroma, some citrus, some light maltyness

T: At first it is the sour taste, that comes through, and then some grapefruit and other citrus. You can taste light notes of alcohol as well, with a nice gentle warming in the back of the mouth.

M: Good carbonation, helps move the flavors through the mouth and tongue.

D: Good, a very nice beer to enjoy on a warm day.

neelyjr1, Aug 26, 2006
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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into Duvel chalice...

A - Beer pours a very deep yelllow, almost opaque, with a hint of orange to it. The head is very nice as well. About two fingers, and very sticky. The beer looks great.

S - Very aromatic beer. I get a lot of citrus and a little banana, as the poster below me said. Get a sort of "sour" or tangy hint in the smell, but not in a bad way.

T - Very subtle fruit or citrus taste, contrasting the smell, but the taste gives a lot of spice. Also a sour taste to the beer, but I think that only enhances the back end of the taste.

M - Mouthfeel is very smooth. Very easy to go down as well.

D - While this beer is 7.7% abv, it does go down rather effortlessly. But, I think the spiciness can become overwhelming after a few. Even so, this is a beer that can definitely call for more than one round.

This is an excellent beer, and deserves all the high praise it receives. Looks great, and exceptionally tasty. A great Saison ale.

babywhooper, May 29, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Slightly orangey yellow, slightly cloudy. Small trails of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Absurdly large head, very creamy, retaining a lot of shape on its own, almost like shaving cream, with strong lacing as it subsides.

Yeasty, slightly fruity nose. A lot of earthiness.

Yeasty flavor. Almost sweet, but not quite. A small amount of bitterness in the aftertaste, but not much. Mild fruitiness, but no specific notes. It's somewhat hard for me to describe, but it's very nice.

Very carbonated, as if it were a soda with tiny bubbles. A slight thickness to it. It feels like it coats your mouth.

This is a very nice beer. I don't think I can say enough nice about it. I could drink it all night.

wfaulk, Sep 06, 2007
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3.65/5  rDev -12.3%

Got this from the standard 12oz Hennepin bottle and poured it into a lager-style glass. It honestly did have one of the tightest foam heads I've seen in a while. Head was a very clean white-capped 2" foam. The foam dissipated very quickly and left a very nice lacing throughout the drink. The color of the beer was a light gold.

The smell was very faint. I even ordered a second one just for another opportunity to see if I missed something (I promise!) in the scent.

The alcohol content for Hennepin is relatively high for domestics (about 7% or so). However, the taste shined through the alcohol very easily. One could taste things like lemon and light hops but not fruity enough to make one stand up and take note (the fruitiness in beer is honestly not much my thing -- so nothing lost too much).

The feel was light but definitely not too light. I detected a fair amount of chewiness but not a heck of a lot. Again I am neutral on this.

I could very easily entertain a session of Hennepin but without the price I found at a local pub. I would drink it again gladly... unfortunately, for the moment there are other ales that have caught my attention over this one.

hseritt, Jan 31, 2007
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

For such a strong beer it is very refresing. It runs about 8 to 9$ a four pack. I have only found this beer at Total Wine.

It has a light pale color that pours a rich foamy head

It has a light smell that is in know way over powering.

It tastes great and once again not too over powering.

The mouthfeel and drinkabillity are incredible. You have to be carefull because this beer will sneak up on you with a 7.7 %

great choice if you can afford it.

drinkalot123, Jul 27, 2007
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

First glass of the 750: Pours a wildly effervescent, sunshiny golden color, with a pure white, slightly lingering head. Smells of sunshine, faint (appealing) barnyard, herbs, bright fruit, resin. Taste is a burst of earthy and crisp. Mouthfeel is light, balanced. As it warms, the resinous aromas and flavors become honeyed and deeper. Better with each sip.

Second glass of the 750: Incredible vinous aroma floods out! Effervescence isn't diminished at all -- it is champagne-like, with fine, dancing bubbles. The slightly metallic taste from the first glass is gone. Richer, fuller flavor and aroma in every element. Some of the brightness mellows noticeably with this second glass.

For heaven's sake... there's nothing I could say in this review to talk anyone into drinking it that someone else hasn't said more eloquently.

It's really lovely.

LauraG, Sep 18, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Kexx, Jan 22, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +7%

Enjoyed in an oversized pilsner.

Large aromatic head easily established with light pouring, aggressive pouring will give you more than you asked for.

Lost of flavor, delightful clove and cinnamon-esque undertones, finishes clean. Body matches the flavor very well. Yeast visible but hardly noticeable at any stage-neither disappointed or happy about this.

Would love to try this again on tap-will def enjoy again at 7.99/bottle, mirrors the quality of much more expensive Belgium styles at half the price.

Tulkas, Feb 01, 2010
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ffejepoh, Sep 29, 2013
4.99/5  rDev +20%

Tang- it tasted would wonderful slight bias as I'm a huge wit beer fan. It tastes great prefect balance of wheat and that slight sweetness with subtle notes of citrus.

Odor- smells like a heavy wit beer and the smell of yeast rolls.

Manifestation- Normally I pour beer into a glass with this being my first one I didn't really car so much. Most beer disappoints. However there was clearly sediment in the bottle. It had a slight frothy head upon opening from me rotating the bottle but it wasn't shaken.

Great beer.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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