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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,062 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,062
Reviews: 2,037
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 219
Gots: 427 | 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 Someguy1_8t
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Got from the Whole Foods Market in Northridge

Served in a Tulip Glass

Appearance - pale straw like color. Hazy, with plenty of carbonation, and about a finger of moderately diminishing head

Aroma- floral citrusy hops. Belgian candied yeast. Banana and spice

Taste- fruits like banana,pears, and apples. Candied sugar and clove spice.

Mouthfeel - light to medium bodied. Plenty of carbonation slight dry finish. Crisp!

Overall- great example of the style that I would definitely recommend. Very refreshing

Someguy1_8t, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of dmcgilvray
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dmcgilvray, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of tyjudd
4/5  rDev -3.8%

tyjudd, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of yauri
3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Was happy to find that 750ml bottle in a super-market in Kansas, after hearing so much about this one.

Very cool, light (alcohol not felt), fun drink. probably goes great with light taste food.
Overall though was bit disappointed. expectations were too high

A - nice. pale gold. head appears only if not tilting the glass. nice wheat-bear like cloudiness, though not solid enough.

S - disappointment. simple lemon smell, like a low class wheat-beer that someone squeezed some lemon it.

T - cool, fun, light. Gently sower, hints of spices.

M - real nice. Very drinkable, alcohol not felt. crisp and bit dry.

nice. JUST nice

yauri, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of bret_lybrand
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bret_lybrand, May 12, 2013
Photo of muratakinci
4/5  rDev -3.8%

muratakinci, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Nofxus
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Nofxus, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of ffejepoh
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ffejepoh, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of UKTOMCAT
4.99/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

UKTOMCAT, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of sjgaywont
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

sjgaywont, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of surfbouy
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First of all, the weather was sunny and warm and perfect for the style when I had this beer yesterday. I had also just listened to Dr. Charles Bamforth on Beer Smith radio. I was more than ready to drink great beer and wax philosophically about it.

Appearance: Standard side pour into a .5l Weizen glass makes a large, fluffy white pillow that lasts for a good long time. Lovely cathedral window type lacing. Golden and effervescent.

Aroma: Amazing! Crisp, slight skunky/grassy/ hoppy, pilsner malt, spices/peppery, tropical banana, so much more!

Flavor: Follows the nose with Pilsner malt, spice/peppery notes add depth with complex fruity, banana, citrusy, vanilla to add yet another layer before a medium-dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light body, with a slight tingle/sting from the carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. Crisp, but not overly so. The carbonation is too high to quaff this beer and that’s a good thing.

Opinion: Amazing! Similar to Tank 7… Maybe better? I was worried a little because of all the adjuncts (coriander, ginger, orange peel), but the balance is perfect. The medley is hard to detect and many sips are necessary to fully appraise. The individual flavors are elusive and fleeting. Buy it again? Oh yesss, a more thorough examination is needed.

surfbouy, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Mhohey
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Mhohey, May 03, 2014
Photo of makaramam
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

makaramam, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Amkisiel
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Amkisiel, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of jdohner
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

jdohner, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Mgovy
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

Mgovy, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Sarkatsha
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Sarkatsha, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of justinretzolk
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

justinretzolk, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of StoutBulldog
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 4-pack of this at my local store and I really enjoyed it. It poured a cloudy wheat color with a small, sticky head. Sweet fruity smell -- makes me wish it was a warm weekend instead of a cold January. Tasted somewhat sweet but not too sweet. Also some wheat/grain taste with some spice...maybe clove. Great flavor that isn't any too stong on one flavor but still different flavors to each mouthful. Easy to drink and a pleasure to drink. Wish it was a six-pack as opposed to a four-pack...

StoutBulldog, Jan 29, 2008
Photo of kini
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I first had a bottle with the same label as in the photo which was in fact brewed in Belgium by Duvel. It would've rated at least a 4. Clearly superior to the second bottle brewed in NY with a silver label.

Color, taste, look, head, mouthfeel were all superior from the Duvel brewed version. The newest version tasted more like triple to me.

Overall average and will be sticking with abbey ale from ommegang.

kini, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of holycrapamoly
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My local Whole Paycheck, excuse me Whole Foods just brought this in. I had never had it before, but ¨if Duvel made it, I´m thinking it will not disappoint.¨ Wow, it really didn´t!
It poured a beautifully dull golden color that became very clear as the head developed. And what a head! Right there with Duvel on that! Excellent, white, sticky head. I found myself re checking the bottle to be sure it was made in America.
The smell is spicier and more peppery than I had expected with some definite sweet fruitiness. Still new to reviewing, so I don´t have a better description than that.
I was having a NY Strip and some vegetables, and this tasted absolutely wonderful with that. It was citrus, honey, yeast and pepper tasting with the hops coming in at the end of the taste.
Hennepin feels very smooth in the mouth. A bit thicker in consistency than I was expecting, but not at all in a bad way. A nice difference from the Belgians I usually have. Still very crisp and very very drinkable.
About three dollars less per 750 mL bottle than the true Belgians with every bit as much quality. I will definitely have this again and recommend Hennepin to friends!

holycrapamoly, May 09, 2009
Photo of Bitonti
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Bitonti, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of mrmin123
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into Ikea beer mug. Poured amber gold with a hint of orange with a thick white head. A creamy, yet strong, citrus smell. A very flat front, with only a little bit of citrus taste coming through. Creamy mid-palate and finish, with an aroma and taste that reminds me of green apples. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.

mrmin123, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of elflake
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first Saison, and I will definitely be looking for others in this style.

"Crisp" and "Refreshing" are over-used, but I can think of no better terms for this. Citrus-strong up-front, nice carbonation, slight bananna, really just wonderful, and only $7.49 for a bomber.

I've been impressed with everything from Ommegang, but even moreso this. I honestly can't think of a better beer on a hot summer day...

elflake, Sep 11, 2010
Photo of redvoodoo378
5/5  rDev +20.2%

redvoodoo378, Mar 05, 2014
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 5,062 ratings.