Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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4.15/5
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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This style is a farmhouse ale, and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons. Hennepin is a delicious brew for all seasons, it is spicy and refreshing.

A moderately hoppy, farmhouse-style ale with a champagne-like effervescence, Hennepin has a crisp start followed by malt sweetness balanced with a firm bitterness. Hennepin has a bounty of great flavors: ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain. Pouring a bright golden color with a spicy-sweet balance of orange peel, sweet malt, hops and ginger, Hennepin makes way for a dry finish with a slight bite of ginger.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,496
Reviews:
2,192
Ratings:
6,058
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
372
Gots:
1,083
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,058 |  Reviews: 2,192
Photo of Genx
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mike22ne
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, classic American saison. Great farmhouse character, floral, earthy tones and spice from the yeast. A bit creamy sweet, a little on the cloying side.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JdubsNY
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best from Ommegang. Great tasting brew with crisp notes of ginger, orange peel, coriander and grains of paradise. Start up the fire pit, cook some brats and pour plenty of cold Hennepin!

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Photo of Heftklammer
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MedaryvilleEscapee
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So good. It's one of my favorites. Almost champagne like. One of the best out there.

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Photo of Duncian
3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Determined419
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL corked bottle bb June 2017 poured into a Ommegang signature glass at fridge temp 7.7% ABV. The beer pours hazy orange yellow with a few floaties and fizzy off white head. Very little head or lacing after 2 minutes. The aroma is very musty (wet basement like) with little else coming through. The taste is rather subdued with some traces of wheat and pils malts and some familiar Belgian yeast character but muted and leaning to the musty side. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, ok but not what it would be fresh. Did not know where to look for a date on this, but I've had it fresh before and it was great. Rated to the average and will review again when opportunity presents itself.

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.33/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IronLover
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark straw yellow in color with a light haze. Poured with a robust, bright white, fizzy foam that quickly settled. Medium high aroma of anise and sweet bready, wheat malt with light peppery notes hiding in the distance. Fruity aromas begin to intensify as this warms. Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Lush, creamy smooth feel up front with boozy warmth emerging from the middle to the end. Sweet bready, malty flavors up front with hints of sweet bananas. Light peppery and anise esters follow on the edges and slowly overtake the sweetness. Tart fruitiness in the middle followed by sweet apple, pear and berries. Finished with a tart fruit flavor followed by a mellow sour dough yeastiness and light peppery notes. Flavors and aromas were complex while subtle. A tasty enjoyable beer.

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Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ninaturner
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePold
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle into a beer glass of sorts. Pours a good amber color with thick head and decent lacing. A terrific wheat farmhouse taste with no lingering aftertaste. Buy it again, yes.

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Photo of DrunkenSuperman
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hacefresco
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks: Gold, with a head visible even through the bottle.

Smell: Fruity, yeasty, and hoppy. Not the best, honestly.

Taste: Much more subdued than the smell. A mild fruitiness and freshness without much hop bitterness until the aftertaste, not unlike a good pale lager. A little citrus. Extremely easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Thicker than I expected for such a pale beer, almost creamy.

Overall: A very fine beer for a hot summer's day. The smell can be off-putting, but the beer is much more mild than it seems and it would be a good alternative to macrobrew lager.

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Photo of OzmanBey
1/5  rDev -75.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jcoyle
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Orny18
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattReily
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,058 ratings