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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)
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4.15/5
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6,037 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,449
Reviews:
2,186
Ratings:
6,037
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
368
Gots:
1,072
Trade:
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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

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours light golden color with thick rocky white head that lasts forever.

Aroma - Yeast, banana, clove, light funky, straw with a touch of bubblegum.

Taste - Taste leans less toward the funk and more toward the yeast, banana and clove side. Just a hint of funk at the end.

Feel - Light bodied prickly carbonation touch of dryness on the finish.

Overall - A well done saison, nice flavors very easy drinking.

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Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Man, Hennepin has got to be one of my favorite beers of all time. Definitely one of the best, highly available (at least on the east coast) American Saisons out there. The beer pours a beautiful hazy yellow-gold, with a head so fluffy you could take a nap on it. It smells of pilsner, clove, ginger, orange peel, mulled wine – grandma's spice rack/the old country. In the mouth, the beer develops what's already in the nose: spiced apples, funky citrus, pepper, yeasty dough with lingering hops. This is a creamy liquid dream, an excellent example of the Saison style.

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Photo of Khaack
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scottyshades
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drinkable saison with now bad tastes. Perfect for ALCS start. From Nancy Yung.

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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexrdvz
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

355 ml bottle.
By far, the best saisons brewed in th US. Pours with a generous head with good retention (when done correctly), which helps release the bouquet and enhance the flavor.
Nice and well balanced fruity and floral smell. The effervescence is a little on the higher side; the Golden color is just spot on.
Not as sour as I was expecting (a good thing in my opinion). Citrus flavor with a peach or banana aftertaste (in a good way).
I can’t get any of the ginger out of this one, neither on the smell, nor the taste. but there is no need to go looking for it. This is just as close as it gets to a perfect beer.
Very complex flavor, refreshing, not too bitter.

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

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a slightly, hazy golden color with a very robust and creamy white head showing good retention and some lacing.
S: Aromas of corn/grain initially with an evolving and increasing clove and lemon scent, as it warms.
T: Very dry. Clove and hot pepper flavors mostly, maybe some citrus. Strong bitterness throughout.
M: Light bodied with significant carbonation despite rather high ABV for style. Crisp finish.
O: A nice representative of the Saison style. A little drier and more bitter than average, but with a more complex flavor profile and more refreshing than most.

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Photo of heymikew
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of opierce
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robrio89
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ale_addin
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mizzydawg
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mpyle
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep golden color, somewhat cloudy. Pours a very healthy and creamy white head with good retention.

Nice soft clove aroma, generically "Belgian" but fairly muted in aroma.

Soft clove flavors matching the aroma, but quite drying in the finish. Seems quite authentic with the flavor profile.

MF - Fairly light body and big carbonation. Carbonation aids in the drying finish. Again, quite traditional.

Very much in line with Belgian/French Saisons, in terms of being highly carbonated and dry and maybe a little boring. A nice beer, just probably not my favorite style.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poormansreview
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy yellow. Foamy, fluffy, tall, off white head that lasts a while with light lacing.

Smells clove, fruity yeast, light Funk, doughy malt and hint of pepper.

Tastes apple, pear, spice, yeast Funk, doughy malt and light citrus peel. Finish is semi dry with a yeast Funk and citrusy linger. Medium body and creamy higher medium carbonation.

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3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,037 ratings
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