Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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4.15/5
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6,048 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:
This style is a farmhouse ale, and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons. Hennepin is a delicious brew for all seasons, it is spicy and refreshing.

A moderately hoppy, farmhouse-style ale with a champagne-like effervescence, Hennepin has a crisp start followed by malt sweetness balanced with a firm bitterness. Hennepin has a bounty of great flavors: ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain. Pouring a bright golden color with a spicy-sweet balance of orange peel, sweet malt, hops and ginger, Hennepin makes way for a dry finish with a slight bite of ginger.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,478
Reviews:
2,189
Ratings:
6,048
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
1,080
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 6,048 |  Reviews: 2,189
Photo of flek
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Commandophile
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbenson
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Thinly laced head of off white with short retention. Noticeble carbonation. Light Amber somewhere around a 9. Semi-opaque. Handsome beer.
Smell: Whoa. Smoky, dark, notes grilled wood, wheat malts, rye, sour notes, ginger. Orange and cranberries. Dry hops.
Taste: Smokey notes of oak. Wet pine, wheat malt character, spices, sweet and sour notes. A hint of peaches.
Feel: Acidic on the tongue upon entry, thick and creamy though the middle, and dry on the throat. The taste is mouth-coating.
Overall: The perfect campfire beer. Smooth, rich, complex, and tasty. It tastes like the earth. The perfect Saison.

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

Photo of travelguy
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danmullens1
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeutralOverlookHotel
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cts309
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mnteti
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LukeGude
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Sensationally tasty Belgian-style brew. On tap at The Bulldog in Minneapolis.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a large tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden color that shines beautifully when held to a light, and it has a beautiful pillowy white head about two fingers thick and it lingers well and leaves thick lacing. Smell is of banana, cloves, citrus, and spice, with a touch of grassy hops. Flavor is full of fruity and eatery characteristics from the yeast that pair well with the Coriander and grains of paradise. The flavor finishes with a touch of hops and citrus zest, and slightly dry. Spot on flavors for a saison. Love it! Feel is pillowy smooth with decent body, soft carbonation, and leaves some good flavors on the palate. Overall, this is a fantastic American take on what is easily one of my favorite styles. Ommegang's Dubbel left me wanting more, but this one is spot on!

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love the slightly tart aspect, and very refreshing considering abv, but noticeable in the finish. Cheers!

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright hazy golden color, with a good amount of head.
Smells of grass and hays, with some citrusy taste.
Some hop at the end, but not much.
Such a high alcohol beer, but still very refreshing for the summer.

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Photo of Bf_89
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BikeTyrant
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I don't have the discerning palate many here seem to have. I can't tell you all the different aromas and flavors I noticed in this beer. What I can tell you is that I love Belgian style beers, particularly Farmhouse Ales. When I think of a Farmhouse Ale, this is the beer that comes to mind and the standard by which I judge all others. This is the beer that makes my mouth water in anticipation every time I try a new microbrew Saison and hope it will be comparable.

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Photo of citizencane
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks effernescent moderately pale yellow with decent head. Tastes of Hefeweizen-like banana note, tartness, and refreshing crisp mild hops. Better than Hill Farmstead's Dorothy- it has an edge on complexity and mouthfeel in my opinion. Awesome beer and would not hesitate to have again.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,048 ratings
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