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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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6,038 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:
#1,453
Reviews:
2,186
Ratings:
6,038
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
368
Gots:
1,072
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 6,038 |  Reviews: 2,186
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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Photo of sparx1100
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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Photo of VoxRationis
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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Photo of csnyder83
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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Photo of guzzleacoldone
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

Photo of csmrx7
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an excellent example of a traditional saison.

Pours golden yellow with a puffy head.

Nose is full of sweet esters and yeast, with hints of light malt.

The taste follows the nose closely with a touch of apple which dissipates as it warms, and truely comes into its own.

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Photo of Bwbrev
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of briandschorr
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another home run for Ommegang. A fantastic beer overall and is a must try for all beer lovers out there. A fine example of how a Saison should be. You will notice a good amount of carbonation. The taste is amazing. There is a mild note of fruit that stays on the palate. There is a wonderful white head along with slight lacing. The taste follows the nose and is a lovely blend of clove, Pilsner, fruit, and yeast. I found there to be a great mouthfeel. The champagne-like quality is another element that, when combined with everything else, makes this beer an amazing addition to the Ommegang body of work.

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

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

Photo of Holderness
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow body with a fizzy white head produced with gentle pour. Decent retention and minimal lacing. Smells of pilsner, fruity yeast, jackfruit, clove, and booze. Taste largely follows the nose , but the tongue-tickling effervescence and booziness masks some of the nuances in the flavor. Nice, full yet refreshing mouthfeel thanks to the high ABV. Overall a nice high-ABV saison

81/100

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Photo of chadbweiner
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hypnotoad1
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,038 ratings
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