Hennepin
Brewery Ommegang

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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #202
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,226
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 10.84%
Reviews:
2,230
Ratings:
3,964
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 02, 2022
Added:
Dec 21, 2000
Wants:
  397
Gots:
  1,125
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Hoppy, farmhouse saison with champagne like effervescence; flavors include ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain.
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Ratings by Shiredave:
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Rated by Shiredave from New York

3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 02, 2022
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.21 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
great taste of a European farm house ale slightly sour
Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Fedorable

4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Awesome saison that most people could pick up and enjoy. Love the color on this and the foam sticks around forever. Bright, orangey taste with a bit of ginger, some delightful malty sweetness. Smell is a bit off-putting: very sour and yeasty, a bit funky. But it's a very pleasing drink, would definitely get it again. Ommegang is consistently excellent
Apr 19, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This was actually pretty close to excellent for me, great floral notes, grassy underpinnings and a good citrus finish. I liked this one more than I thought I would
Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.88 by Malucci

Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Jonoesh5 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Expected a little more from this brew for the price and the rating. enjoyed the carbonation (akin to with a semisweet sparkling wine mouthfeel), but overall it tasted too much like booze and spices. I got mine from a 4-pack at a grocery, so maybe a draft experience would be different. Might seek out again.
Jan 04, 2022
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice golden color with a real lively foam head.
Great spicy notes to the nose like clove, nutmeg.
Nice spice on the palate, slight funk and bitterness. And the carbonation is good.
Can't go wrong drinking ommegang.
Aug 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts

Jul 16, 2021
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Reviewed by hankp59 from New York

4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A refreshing great. Had a version from the brewery years ago aged in the Howe caverns. Still a marvelous, refreshing citrusy, hoppy joy. 750 ml bottles that work in a Weiss beer glass. There is a tang to this that is hard to describe but is akin to the unique characters of a Weiss beer. A beautiful head that lingers and a slight opaque look make this stand out from the average crystal clear beers you might be used to. If you have an adventurous spirit and are willing to leave the lager swill behind, get a bottle.
Jul 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.87 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review 1529

My continuing quest for the best has to lead me to this beer. I had to get this beer shipped to me, living in a beer desert it hard to get good beer. The beer is 46 degrees and served in a tulip glass. A beautiful two-fingered bright white foamy and creamy head was formed. The retention of the head is excellent. Lacing was created on the glass as it dissipated slowly. The color of the beer is SRM 6, pale amber with golden yellow hues. The beer is clear with loads of carbonation bubbles.

I first get spicy hops, a touch of floral, malty sweetness, wet grass, and orange peel. Nosing further, I detect coriander, wheat, and phenolic.

The flavors in the beer are orange peels, floral esters, ginger, coriander, phenolic, lightly toasted malts, and malty sweetness akin to honey. The flavors kind of remind me of Belgium pale ale with a splash of Heff. It does have a light funk factor nothing I really could detect.

The mouthfeel is crisp, effervescent, and creamy.

The body of the beer is medium, high carbonation, and a medium finish.

This beer is stellar. The flavor complements each other well and the malt profile is there but not overbearing. The hops are subtle but firm giving away to the spice addition in the beer. If I could get this beer, it would be a staple in my beer fridge.
May 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had a few beers from this brewery always with great results.
Golden amber color. Scent and taste of orange, ginger and slight banana.
Overall very impressive beer. Will look for more of the beer soon
May 04, 2021
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Upon opening the glass, it is billowing out of the bottle. Pours a semi-cloudy (~40%), medium golden/orange color that has sediment floating around in it. A strong white head. SRM of 9-10. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of bread and cracker malts upfront. This follows into a banana and clove ester quality. A bit of banana bread and Belgian spice. Some juicyfruit, but ultimately it smells malty. (3.75)

Flavor: The flavor follows with more bready malts upfront. Cracker, bread, and then follows into a Belgian spices of clove and banana. This linger and provides a tart and spicy pepper astringency before it finishes with a sweet, almost candied malt finish. (3.75)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Strong carbonation. Finishes soft on the palate.

Compared to Boulevard's Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale 4/16/21: Pours a more orange color with a milder head. More bready, clove, and banana malts. Less fruit, citrus, coriander, and yeast. Winner: Tank 7

Overall: A pretty good farmhouse ale/sasion. I wanted to see how this one compared to one of my favorite saisons, which is Tank 7. I think I prefer the Tank 7. This is a decent beer, but as other have mentioned its leans more malty, bready, and sweet. The clove, banana, and pepper spice show here. Overall, not as good as I expected, and drinks pretty average. (Final Rating: 3.79)
Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle with Best By date 07/03/22
Ah.... one of my first beer-loves, back in ancient times, c. December '97. Somehow I haven't reviewed it , & have to admit, slightly intimidated to do it now. How to do it justice? Will the "objective #s measure up to my overall impression of it? Hmmmm??? OK, here goes :

Translucent gold-ish orange, with a huge forever head , that leaves a thick ring , substantial surface covering, and sheets of lacing . (Or it would, if I could hold off on drinking for a few more minutes - trust me - that's what happens. ;) )

Smell ? Nectar-Of -The-Gods, if you like that sort of thing. ;) . The usual banana, clove, "spicy" [ coriander+black pepper+ je ne sais quoi yeast aroma ], with a touch of "fresh" [wheat-derived, mostly] aroma, that usually accompanies saisons, goses, & Berliners. Just better than the usual.

Taste is similar to aroma, sort of, with elements of [very] ripe banana, black pepper, clove, coriander, 2-day-old homemade bread crust, a vague, very faint citrus element, a kiss of sweetness, and that ~indescribable (by me) , signature Ommegang yeast flavor . Some mild, mildy-drying bitterness.

Feel is light-medium, but give the impression of substantial presence, while also floating-on-air, just above eye level. Moderate, moderately-soft , carbonation tingle that extennnnnnnnnndddddddssss for quite awhile , before disappearing, & leaving the front pof the tongue a bit dry, & slightly stripped.

Overall, as you might guess, I am astounded & enthralled all over again. If anything, this might be a bit TOOOOO fresh , & could use 3-4 more months on it. If memory serves, I'd give the "Taste" rating another +.25, in that ideal state. ('Course, that might just have been the abv X [#beers] being the voices in my head. ;) In any event, if you haven't tried this, please, do yourself a favor, & go for it. (& for Dog's sake, don't drink it ice-cold - let it warm up to 45-50F , or so. :) )
Mar 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Flachs from Illinois

Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by KingforaDay from New Jersey

Feb 16, 2021
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Reviewed by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a thick white head. Funky aromas. Sharp carbonation and medium to heavy bodied. There’s a good saison flavor under there, but it’s masked a bit by the coriander and ginger. Maybe it’s just a personal flavor preference, but these flavors just don’t quite seem to go with the style.
Jan 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by EasternIsh from California

Jan 12, 2021
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Reviewed by JRybacki from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stem glass.
Strong 2-finger head when poured. Some decent lacing on the glass and nice lingering thin head on beer while drinking it down.
Strong copper color filled with carbonation bubbling to the top to keep that thin head going.
Coriander and spice right away invite you to take a drink.
Sparkling mouthfeel as soon as you take a drink and that smooths out at the end.
As described on Omegang's website, you can taste the coriander, spice, and orange peel for a really delightful beer drinking experience.
Overall, this is everything you want in a 'traditional' Saison- I fell in love with everything Omegang brewed years ago when Belgian beers became popular. It's so nice to revisit an old friend and put up a review on ba. I strongly recommend this beer any time of the year. I can't wait to try Omegang's newer offerings!
Dec 13, 2020
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Rated by Greg_ehr from New York

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Awesome farmhouse saison.
Dec 01, 2020
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Reviewed by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I received a case of 750ml bottles for my wedding 21 years ago.
We drank one on our 10th year anniversary.
It held up vary well. I was amazed
I still have 2 bottles left cellaring.
Don't know when or if I'll ever open them.
Great beer!
Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.66 by Soneast from Wisconsin

Nov 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by eluvah from New York

Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by jxl from North Carolina

Oct 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Sock_Monster from Georgia

Oct 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Oct 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Sep 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by PDXAmbassador from Florida

Sep 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Sep 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Danzifer from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nice golden color, thick head, nice lacing. Smells sour, fermented wheat. Smell throws you off, it tastes nothing like it smells. Very smooth. Notes of orange, barley, spices, ginger. Nothing too pronounced, very well balanced. Mouthfeel is quite fizzy with medium-light viscosity. Overall, it doesn't smell good but it excels in most other categories. Excellent brew
Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jul 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Spipenger from New York

4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This beer has a beautiful, rich taste on poor. It has a succulent, foamy head with a light amber color. The aroma is not all that apparent. However, the taste is really good. It's crisp and refreshing, especially during a pandemic on a hot, humid day in DUMBO, Brooklyn. I don't smell or taste much in the way of orange peel or the coriander. However, the coriander taste is subtle but clearly there. This beer is refreshing. Even with a 6.5% ABV it's not heavy. A must true.
Jul 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by gooddaydiablo from Texas

Jun 10, 2020
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