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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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Photo of spoony
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes date January 27, 2013.

From a 355 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-The brew pours with a big, shiny, white head of foam. The head is slow to fade. The beer is clear and golden in color with a lot of visible carbonation.

S-The smell is spicy and crisp. I detect straw, hay, and lemon, as well as a touch of honey. Underlying the mixture is a powdery yeast scent. Complex and pleasing.

T-The taste follows the smell in flavor and complexity. There is less honey and more lemon (lemon curd to be accurate). The flavors are predominantly dry, grassy, and crisp. The finish is long lasting and drying.

M-Mouthfeel is an example for the style. The brew is nicely carbonated with a lighter body. This brew is crisp and easy to drink, but full of flavor.

O-This is one of my favorite saisons ever (new or old world). Ommegang really hits on all cylinders here: the brew is good looking, it smells nice (love the crisp lemon and honey), the taste is complex, and the feel is well-matched to the flavor profile. I will definitely drink this again.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant golden straw with a thick intense head which lingers forever. Surprisingly little lacing.

Smell is citrusy, predominantly lime. also a vague fruitiness and spiciness.

Taste is a muted version of the nose. Not unpleasant in the least, but not as flavorful as I had hoped given the awesome smell.

Mouthfeel seems a bit off for me. Perhaps undercarbonated, but given the massive head, perhaps something else is off. Can't put my finger on it.

Overall a really good beer which is very close to being a top notch beer.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Poured a cloudy honey orange with tons of big bubbles and a very pretty white 1 1/2 finger head

S - Smells of orange, malts, spices, and bread.

T - I tasted the sweet citurs flavors up front, but as it finishes tastes of spices like corriander come out. There is some grassyness to the beer and it has a bitter finish

M - Light to medium bodied. When poured there are lots of big bubbles, but they seem to dissappear quickly and arent noticable when drinking. Very crisp

O - Great beer. Lots going on and its balanced fairly well. I couldn't sit down and drink more than a couple though.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.32/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

A: Golden yellow with a nice frothy head that slowly dissapated.

S: Orange peel and ever so sight level of funk.

T: Sweet, green apples, slight pepperyness, and some belgian aromatics.

M: Medium/Full body, it still feels like its in your mouth after drinking

O: A pretty solid belgian ale. I fell in love with Saison Dupont and hold all other saisons to that standard. A bit on the fuller body sweet side that i didnt care for too much.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On the docket: 12 oz. bottle of Ommegang's Hennepin Farmhouse Saison. best by date: 11/20/17.

Poured into: River Horse craft glass

S: Honey-gold and packed full of fine bubbles, this one sits under an airy, thick off-white head. Delicate lacing and good evidence of carbonation. Just a bit hazy due to a vigorous pour.

A: Spicy phenols and actual spices dominate the nose, with coriander and orange most prominent. Explore the nose further and you might pick up just a touch of malty sweetness and the piquant ginger. No real hop aroma unless they're earthy and floral, adding to the already adventurous bouquet. As it warms, the alcohol shows itself as a slight prickle to the nostrils.

T: The spice blend carries over into the palate, plus a blend of clove, cinnamon and citrus. Midway through, the malt provides a husky, grainy sweetness that counters the spice element. The finish is short and sweetish, though the spices do appear briefly.

F: Fine, effervescent, tingly bubbles. This beer is great at scrubbing down your mouth and would lend itself to cleanse your palate after heavy sauces like hickory-smoked barbecue. Medium bodied, and the slightest bit chewy. Short finish, quite dry.

O: One of the easiest examples of the style, fulfilling all the hallmarks of a well-made saison. Capable of multi-tasking, and has potential to age a year or two (7.7% abv) to mellow out the spices and integrate the alcohol.

Suggested food pairing: Versatile beer able to take on sauce-glazed meat such as boneless barbecue chicken thighs, spicy Asian cuisine, steamed clams and shrimp, or creamy cheese. Enjoy on its own as a cocktail beer.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,040 ratings
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