Hennepin | Brewery Ommegang

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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:
Hoppy, farmhouse saison with champagne like effervescence; flavors include ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,581
Reviews:
2,196
Ratings:
6,073
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
377
Gots:
1,090
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,073 |  Reviews: 2,196
Photo of OldManBike
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of aaron_bird_88
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked & caged 750ml into teku.

A: Straw amber golden. Thick white, lathery head with small bubbles. Good soapy lacing and a lot of carbonation.

S: Spicy, coriander and grains of paradise. Citrus and yeast combine to create a hefeweizen-esque nose. The yeast notes are tempting me. This beer has a very appealing nose!

T: Follows the nose. Spicy but subtle, orange peel with a tartness behind it. Yeast, wheat and a sweet finish. Flavors meld well to create a delicious sip.

M: Creamy, effervescent and medium bodied.

O: I'm not the world's biggest saison fan, but this proved to be a great choice. The spicy, orange peel tartness mellowed perfectly on the palate. I would drink this again. Easily drinkable and sessionable if you can find it at the right price. Paired well with a Neapolitan margherita pizza with a little black truffle oil on top. I would recommend this beer as a great example of the style.

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Photo of BeerCon5
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheDoctor
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A:
Pours an insanely effervescent hazy pale straw with a beautiful tiny-bubbled white head that stays around as good as could be hoped for. Great retention; nice even strings of gloppy lacing. Almost perfect.

S:
Spicy phenolic yeast notes pervade with a somewhat hoppy background. White pepper, banana, cloves, vanilla, medicinal hops, lemon zest.

T:
Soft and slightly sweet with a tremendous yeast flavor. Orange creamsicle, dough, dandelion, hay and a finish with the tiniest touch of hops.

M:
Slick, creamy, and quick. Almost coats the old mouth, but has a clean finish with a nice level of carbonation (especially considering how violent it looks in the glass).

O:
Seriously...
I keep waiting to have a beer by these guys that I don't love, but alas, this one didn't do it.
Once again, despite being American, Ommegang has made a stellar Belgian style (something that is all too rare, in my opinion).
Beautiful beer with a nice summery nose and a taste that perfectly balances the line between being sweet, refreshing, and hoppily dry.
One of the best examples I have yet had of one of my favorite styles.
Will have again; worth seeking out.

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Photo of MisterB
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of benloho
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BH712
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jbfarris
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DaveBar
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the LCBO in a 4pk of 12oz bottles- $13.10

A- Very good. Opened well and poured a nice light foamy head that stayed for minutes

S- WOW this is the best yeasty beer I have had in a while. Have had a few Saison but this one is fantastic.

T- Almost as good as it smells. This brewery has it going on. Yeast, malt, floral hints from coriander. Slightly sour.

M- Creamy. Slight bitterness but only at first sip. Saison

O- Excellent! Very good. Had a bomber I bought in Buffalo that I just didn't want to open and now I know what I got.... Will hold that baby for a bit.

Food Pairing

This wonderful Saison paired well with... chicken in a mushroom sauce

Enjoy!

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Photo of moarmare
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JerseyHopHead
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ThreeFishes
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light yellow with tons of head. Nice soapy lacing down the glass. Smells of wheat and banana in the nose. There is a hint of spice notes as well. Tastes of sweet malt, spices, whole wheat and definitely more than a hint of alcohol. This is a very refreshing wheat beer although I feel it's a little over carbonated for my taste.

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Photo of Pug
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of REVZEB
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of 1993Heel
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of moodyxc9
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Jimsal27
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of rxmk
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Hennepin from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,073 ratings