Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)
BA SCORE
88.8%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 6,020 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:
#1,409
Reviews:
2,182
Ratings:
6,020
Liked:
5,344
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
10.84%
Alströms:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
367
Gots:
1,065
Trade:
3
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle conditioned poured in a standard pint...because that's what I have in this hotel.

A: slightly hazy golden color small head that persists and leaves lacing on the glass as you drink.

S: slighly metallic smell with light apple like jicama or starfruit but not sour like starfruit

T:sweet like a chimay cinq cents with buttery bread feel that fades to a plain wheat bread. Slightly spicy though I'd be inclined to say it's the carbonation.

M: smooth easy drinking saison slight burn from carbonation but not harsh.

O: I agree with ajzbedo in that this would be great to pop the cork on a hot summer day it's refreshing and flavorful in the bread department. It can even at times remind me of caraway ie pumpernickel. I'd say I'm a fan, it's reasonably priced too.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

*12 oz. bottle*
Look: Hazy golden blonde body, 1 1/2 finger white soapy head.

Smell: Tart citrus, spices, hay, yeasty, hints of earthy quality tobacco, mild funk.

Taste: Tart citrus (Lemon peel) wheat and oats, honey, hint of a fruit (pear), sweet and dry and slightly sour.

Feel: Medium-light body, very active carbonation.

Overall: This is very delicious. One of the prime examples of the style. I have no problem drinking a four pack of this all Summer/Fall long. For it being almost 8% it isn’t detectable. This brew is recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this over a year ago on tap and remembered liking it a lot, but what with the hoopla on so many saisons and funky farmhouse ales churning out every day (it seems), this was sadly buried underneath with no immediate visitation. No more, I say - reviewed live - poured into a teku glass from a 12oz bottle. Freshness date is "09/2014," and apparently it was bottled on 02/29/2012" as well (?!). Doubtful, as these four packs weren't available back then. I'm going to say this is 2-6 months old, roughly.

Golden amber in color, with a fluffy, foamy white head that coats the top of the glass before eventually settling into a ring. Good carbonation at first - I'd imagine this would look fabulous in a flute glass. Lots of sediment float around in the glass, and added on to the cloudy appearance, this is relatively rustic looking. Quite good.

A lovely saison at the nose, as indicated by the generous amount of spices, fruitiness, barnyard notes, and overall bitterness. The spices are at the front here, with juicy orange peel, coriander, as well as some slight ginger and white pepper, but there's a nice white peach (or merely stone fruit) flavor that follows, with some notes of wet hay, lavender, and light toasted leather notes. A little bit of toffee, maybe some caramel, with an underlying funkiness underneath that resembles a good cave aged cheese. Really delightful and playful stuff!

The flavor is a continuation of the aroma, with a little bit more sweetness showing in from the malts and yeast, but otherwise, that's about as far as it goes. THIS is how more American made farmhouse ales should be made. A generous addition of orange and lemon peel, plus some light peaches (with cream), as well as some white pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and some dried white flowers (with a bit of honeysuckle). Finishes semi-dry, with a wetness accentuated by the yeast, which gives it a bit of soaked leather and light tobacco flavor, as well as a brief nuttiness resembling almonds. Slightly sweet at the finish, with some strong notes of toffee and sugar cream, but it's otherwise stupidly balanced and refreshing. Graceful carbonation, with a gentle, cracker-like texture. For a mass produced saison, this is among the greats for sure.

What a wonderful saison! I'd love to buy some bottles and watch as they all develop over time, in spite of the apparent freshness dates. This has to be one of the most underrated saisons brewed in the country - and I'm at guilt myself, as I've spent so much time running after the more hyped or limited ones while this would gather dust on shelves wherever I'd go. Highly recommended for saison lovers - a domestic offering that's up there with my favorites from Belgium.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 88.8% out of 100 with 6,020 ratings
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