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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Photo of GennyCreamAle
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Thousands of bubbles rush to the surface like so many helium balloons. Pours a straw gold with an impermeable haziness and a champagne style head with great foaminess.

S - Has a freshness which reminds me of a Hefeweizen; I think particularly due to the coriander and orange peel which are mentioned on the label. Man, this beers smells so good; sweet and yeasty.

T - Has a very homespun taste; I get herbs, crisp citrus, yeast and wheat with a nip of hops just before it washes down the throat. I’ve never had a homebrew, but this is sort of how I can imagine a homebrewed Belgian wheat ale (which didn’t quite go to plan in terms of carbonation and complexity) tasting. Pleasant but not top stuff.

M - Unusually I found this a little wanting in terms of carbonation, although this may be true to style. Continues the homely feel from before, I find myself wanting to describe the mouthfeel as ‘cozy’ if that makes any sense. The beer just seems to envelop your tongue with a blanket of gentle bubbles spun from medium-weight fabric.

O - My first saison, and certainly a style I will continue to explore off the back of this experience. While 7.7% abv isn’t super high, it’s a good fraction higher than your average beer, and this beer carries the load with no stoop in its shoulders, a trait I must always commend. If this serves as an exemplar for saisons, then for me that means I ought expect a sort of musty, wheaty Belgian ale with a casual attitude towards carbonation. If this beer were cheaper it would be highly sessionable, but as it stands, while enjoyable, I probably wouldn’t pay $10 for a bomber again when I can get my hands on top notch Belgians, Weizenbocks and Hefeweizens for less.

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Photo of alysmith4
3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 4-pack of this after a recent beer-rut. It's a great example of this style, and one that I would recommend to anyone needing something to excite their taste buds again. The pour was good - a nice, golden/oragnge body, with a thick, 1.5-inch head. Smell was citrusy, sweet, and of yeast and clove. Taste echoed that, with more pronounced yeast notes and a sweeter finish. I could drink several of these on a hot summer day.

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Photo of BucBasil
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from the 750mL corked and caged bottle into a tulip glass. the beer is a clear pure golden color with a ton of carbonation. Head is over 3 fingers thick and is sparkling white with great retention and lacing.

Smell: Hints of citrus - lemon mainly, with a grassy undertone of hay. Some spice noticeable, along with a subtle earthiness.

Taste: Honey sweetness in the introduction, leading into a peppery citrus flavor. Smooth grassiness in the back with a fleeting yet pleasant sour note. Lightly alcoholic finish with more sourness and a light lingering tingle. Very nice, light, but still complex flavor on this one.

Very smooth and easyto drink without sacrificing any flavor. This is one I'll definitely come back to.

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

For this review, 12oz bottle in a tulip glass.

A- Light yellowy-gold color with a massive white head. The head fades to a thick film, serious lacing. This beer is clearly unfiltered.

S- Bananas, pears, light fruits, spices. And two of my favorites: yeasty funk and funky yeast.

T- Belgian style yeast, spices, light fruits. Spicy, a bit peppery.

M- Ebullient. Light, crisp, refreshing. Body without baggage.

O- Spot on for the style. I've drank this many, many times and it always tastes fresh and inviting.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Shy5
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of TCgoalie
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color of this beer is a lovely cloudy yellow-orange. A half finger white head simmers down to a splotchy topping with evidence of bubbly carbonation. The lacing is nice, but not the best I've seen.

There is a definite skunk funk in the scent. Lemon and orange citrus shine through the skunk. There is also a sense of wheat in the smell.

A slight fruity note starts out the taste which gives way to a heavy dose of yeasty malts. The aftertaste is a bit buttery and pairs with some sourness.

There is plenty of carbonation and light mouthfeel. The finish is very clean and leaves me ready for more.

This is very very drinkable. I enjoy the refreshing aspect of this beer. It is one to be enjoyed on the porch during a 75 degree day in spring.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of July2Nov
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of blastoderm55
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a hazy gold color with almost 3 fingers of foam. There is lots of thick lacing left on the glass. The smell is a bit spicy, with some cinnamon and fruity and nutty aromas as well. The taste is kind of fruity, kind of spicy, and kind of hoppy. A really good balanced blend of flavors. It is just the slightest bit dry. The mouthfeel is fairly full and bold. At 7.5%, this is fairly drinkable too. What a bargain!

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Photo of Vdubb86
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass

This beer appears to be a hazy golden color with a coarse white foam head. The beer smells of pears, crisp red apples, sour white grapes, mango and slight cinnamon notes notes. The flavor is a mixture of old champagne, slight flavors of orange, and grapefruit and some peppery notes in the back. This is a nice complex beer and it's not too harsh on the sour which is one thing that I tend to avoid as far as the style is concerned. The mouthfeel is a little too carbonated for my liking it is quite prickly in nature. The remainder of elements for the mouthfeel are rather nice still. It drinks well, it was the right price, not a bad Saison for my money.

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Photo of mjpolzin
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slipperysoup
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 25.4oz bottle into Ommegang tulip glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, very pale golden color with a very large, long-standing white head that leaves behind thick foam around the side of the glass.

Smell: Sweet, apple-like hints with butter and yeasty bread and slight herbal grassiness. Definite Belgian farmhouse aromas.

Taste: Begins with apple sweetness and buttery bread finishing with hearty, lingering bitterness. Yeast throughout.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light bodied, with balanced, natural-feeling carbonation and a crisp finish.

Drinkability: If I didn't know what brewery this was from, I would say this was brewed in Belgium. Absolutely true to the style and very good overall.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Nurt20
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Mikus
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I guess I have tried this before... must have been a couple of years ago, and my palate may have changed/evolved. Rated a 3.75 before. A more detailed review is necessary. Pale golden beauty with yellow highlights in the light, and 2 transient fingers of the purest white head. A beauty if I have ever seen one. Super clean nose. Peppery yeast notes, light wheat and malt notes clearly ring through (nothing to hide here), and some light phenolic notes to round it all out. Spot on. Light bubble gum on the front of the tongue, lingering spiciness/peppery notes as the yeast dominates the middle of the palate and holds on, perfect balance of malty and bitter. Balance. Light and crisp finish, with a pleasant aftertaste that lingers until the next sip. Ridiculous. An absolute standard for the Farmhouse Style. Possibly the best that I have tried. Such beautiful balance.

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Photo of elec
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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