Hennepin | Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
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6,073 Ratings
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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:
#1,580
Reviews:
2,196
Ratings:
6,073
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
377
Gots:
1,091
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,073 |  Reviews: 2,196
Photo of blastoderm55
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of SheepNutz
4/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -1.9%
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 AlaskanYoung
2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of slipperysoup
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
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 JLapadura
1.25/5  rDev -69.9%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nurt20
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nollie77
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mrchrisray
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mikus
4.19/5  rDev +1%
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 Diomede
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of helios7
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Great example of style. Balanced. Light enough to go well with a meal, but substantial enough to be consumed on its own.

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Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of afksports
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of MrVonzipper
2.97/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fairly cloudy, pale blonde pour. Very nice frothy while head with very good head retention, through the whole beer. Noticeable yeast remnants and carbonation.

Not very much working on the nose, a little plum, light malt

Not a ton going on as far as flavor profile notes as well. Light caramel, plum, light malt. Almost a nutty-pumpkin bread like aftertaste

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Good carbonation smooth most of the way with a little bitterness at the end.

Overall I'm a little confused with this beer. It takes like a blonde bock to me. Flavor notes along with the smell are pretty flat. It's not bad and is a decent spring type beer. But I'm just so confused with what it's trying to achieve cuz it's just so simple. It kind of tastes like it's a homebrewers first attempt at the style.

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Photo of dedbeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jim_carignan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of CarolinaKev
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Traquairlover
3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into large wine glasses.

A = Hazy deep honey gold, white frothy head with good retention and medium lacing on glass as it recedes.

S = Strong phenolic smell, white pepper, cinnamon, lemon zest.

T = Taste tracks the smell but with a little more malt sweetness, there are strong yeast phenolic notes, some pepperiness, spiciness of more Middle Eastern of possibly Southern Spanish types.

M = Too fizzy in my mouth, hard to make any other judgments, medium bodied, fair mouthcoating.

D = This is an okay beer, but I cannot rate it's drinkability too high. It is both too strong and too weak for me to really want to sit back and enjoy it. On the one hand, it has some potential scents and flavors, but at the same time doesn't seem to quite live up to the those since they are either too soft to really be a great funky beer, or too strong to make it a simple enjoyable beer. I'll have to come back to this again though because I have a sense I may simply not be in the right mood for it.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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