Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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4.15/5
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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:
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:
#1,481
Reviews:
2,189
Ratings:
6,048
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
1,082
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,048 |  Reviews: 2,189
Photo of Chaney
3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I thought I had ticked this "Beer of Fame," but I guess not.

Served in a Delirium Tremens shaped-glass.

A: Poured a bright, yet murky orange color, with a pillowy, cloud-like formation posing as a head on top.

S: Coriander and orange peel upfront, followed by some banana pudding, and candy component reminiscent of "Pixie Stick" dust.

T: The finish on this is really harsh and not entirely pleasant to my taste buds. A bit too alcoholic, and a bit too grainy and bitter for my liking. I think that if some pepper were added to the overall profile, it might have been more fun and interesting.

M: I dug the carbonation bill.... very spritzy and champagne-like, but the bitter lingering was substantial. A good bit of lacing on the glass.

O: It's been years since I've tried this one, but I remember not really caring much for it back in the day either. To each his or her own, I guess.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of oline73
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber. There is a layer of off white head. Has a pils like note in the nose along with some Belgian spice. More Belgian spice in the taste along with a pleasant sweetness. Just a bit herbal with a slight bitterness in the finish. Light and quite nice. The carbonation level is a bit high,

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Clear golden yellow with two-finger, white, foamy, creamy head that lasted a long time. Great lacing.

S: Spice, Belgian yeast, citrus.

T: Moderate sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Spice and Belgian yeast. A touch of hops.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp and warm going down.

O: Really good Saison. Especially looks and tastes great.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy orange with lots of effervescence and a white two finger head.

Aroma: Yeast, sweet syrup, clove.

Taste: Like a mild Tripel. Nice blend of spices with some apple and pear. A hint of belgian candi sryup. None of the 7.7% ABV present in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body with maximum carbonation. Easy drinking.

Final Thoughts: An enjoyable Saison. Light in body and mild in flavor. Would I drink it again? Probably not because I'm not a huge fan of the style but I would highly recommend it to anyone who is.

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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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