Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,000
Reviews:
2,175
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
361
Gots:
1,055
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 6,000 |  Reviews: 2,175
Photo of BenKLovesBeer
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Seducer_McCoon
4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Incredible beer, even if it is not my preferred style. Incredible amount of flavor, gorgeous colour, amazing mouthfeel. The Belgian style spices really shine to make this one of the most flavourful beers I've had. Very complex and extremely refreshing. Would pick this up at any price.

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Photo of luke12345
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of turbotype
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First impression was "wow" I didn't expect that much flavor from a beer this refreshing. Beautiful zip of carbonation from front to back. A hint of bitterness, sweetness, and citrus with a unique richness and creaminess that lingers in the back with a dry finish. Ommegang continues to make ales that aspire to be great, and they continue to impress with each style. This is a great saison, but there seems to be a hint of "tripel" here too.

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Photo of Kevc24
4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml, corked bottle conditioned, into a Libbey Snifter Glass.

Look- Nice bottle with instructions on serving and story on back label. Gorgeous honey color with 2 finger head when poured that stays around for a nice time. Little transparency in the glass.

Smell- crisp, notes of orange, ginger and spices.

Taste- Refreshing, not to sweet, not to bitter. Like a mix between a whitbeir and Belgium trippel.

Feel- Nice carbonation, easy going down and good amount of alcohol taste.

Overall- had this beer three times now and love it. Really like Ommegang and is one of my go to for ales. This beer is a real treat with a refreshing taste, lots of carbonation and complex flavor. Easy going down but good amounts of alcohol content. Go Ommegang.

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewxer
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thgreatrandini
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Substantial yellow haze, 3/4" white head. Aroma rocked that spice cabinet chalk full of clove and whatnot.

Taste was more wheat than almost any beer I've had which is saying a lot. Alcohol was kinda pronounced. Some citrus in there. Really tastes more like a hefe than a saison. Lacks the dry finish, the levity. This comes off as an imperial hefeweizen. The clove dominates. Format is expensive.

Break out the "overrated" chant.

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Photo of kw_pip
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle

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Photo of andyjeigh
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty great accessible saison. Nice golden light haze color with an aggressive head. Definite lemongrass, spice, little clove and banana in the aroma. Tastes peppery with notes of lemongrass and herbal characteristics. Nice belgian yeast note with a bit of wheaty malt character. Nicely carbonated.

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Photo of enzocc
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

the smell profile is delicate - low - refreshing - low floral - low herbal - nice mouthfeel - great head and lacing - delicate aftertaste

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Photo of Severymusic
3.33/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Could be the pour or the location but I didn't find this to be outstanding or world class. For me, it tasted slightly better than a Budweiser and I graded accordingly.

Pale yellow, and transparent color.

Smells of banana, light spice like pepper or clove

Taste similar to smell.

Full, dry mouth feel and makes me want another sip.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ASterlacci
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is two years old and it is just awesome.
The appearance is a really pretty hazy golden with a vigorous frothy head that lingers well and left good amounts of lacing.
The aroma is a wonderful medley of earthy zest, pepper and phenolic yeast along with clove and banana.
The taste is earthy zest, clove, and some pepper.
The palate is light yet lingers well with a nice earthy bitterness and sweet fruitiness.
Overall this is an excellent saison from a great brewery.

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Photo of BLZR
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sorcerer
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tapped at Fraunces Tavern NY.

Served with a sweet scent and no head.

Ester sweet smooth

Intense bitter honey.

Dry finish.

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Photo of neurobot01
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

c&c 750ml bottle (undated) into an Ommegang tulip at fridge temp.

Look: brilliant mildly hazy yellow-orange with a rambunctious white head.

Smell: lemongrass, hay, sage, clove, pepper.

Taste: sweet clove, honey, banana; hints of lemon zest, black pepper, stone fruit, nutmeg.

Feel: soft and juicy, fairly light body, very easy to drink.

Overall: a nice beer for sure, but I'd prefer a bit less sweetness.

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Photo of scottsoileau
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Joey_T
4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
4.17 out of 5 based on 6,000 ratings.
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