Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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Ratings: 6,020 |  Reviews: 2,182
Photo of jfclark
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour from 12 oz bottle.

A: active head that holds. lots of carbonation. light straw color, and fairly clear. not much yeast sediment.

S: smell somewhat average and not strong. Hops barely noticeable

T: no dominating flavors, but very enjoyable and refreshing.

M: lots of activity, yet fairly light. crisp and easy to drink.

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Photo of seyton
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dduquette
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of sandflier
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Whiskeyjack
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mick-e-d
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of odbjs735
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of flowbee
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Dave121275
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Ted
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The beer was pale yellow in color with a slight haze and highly carbonated, producing a massive frothy white head. The nose was mostly herbal and flowery with a few mild citrus notes, primarily lemon. Not as much fruitiness as I expect from this style. It reminds me more of a pilsner.

Mouthfeel is crisp and firm and the high carbonation does not overwhelm the flavors. There is a soft, bready, malty flavor up front with a slight hint of diacetyl. Hop profile is extremely mild. Instead, the beer has a slight tart fruity acidity at mid-palate that develop into a dry, yet slightly sweet finish. Extremely drinkable and refreshing.

I really enjoyed this beer during a break from yardwork on a hot Saturday afternoon. It's not as fruity on the nose as I'd like, but the flavor is pretty spot-on for this style. Moreover, it's extremely easy to find. Recommended.

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Photo of Andrew4321
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Njstoutlover23
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of tbeer40
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of yamar68
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold an expanding, healthy head - great beading and lacing.

The nose is stuffed with ester, banana, some vanilla, quite floral.

It's very soft on the tongue. The yeast notes are apparent but soft... clove, a touch of booze, sweet grain. Good stuff.

Very easy going down - pairs perfectly with a shrimp scampi. Would highly recommend.

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Photo of Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of olympicgatorade
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of alexipa
2.99/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Too clear for the style. I need some floaties! Lacing is great with a nice thin head.

S: I don't know what to say here... smells a bit like Miller Lite. Maybe a little bit of fruit on the finish.

T: Some fruit, lots of light malt, not a ton going on though. Dry finish is quite nice.

M: They got this right. It feels light, the perfect amount of carbonation, just very pleasant.

O: Pretty good. I've been drinking a lot of Saison/farmhouse ales and this is the worst I've tried so far. I love the style, though.

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Photo of hayesjw
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Nay
3.08/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm bewildered by the super-high ratings for this beer. Malty, finishes sweet, closer to a dunkel than a saison. Color is a lot darker and quite clear compared to other saisons. Pilsner malt flavor with other malt aromas I can't place, but not dry, tart, or refreshing. Where are the phenols and character>?Long lasting head and lace. I won't finish a glass.

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Photo of antoines15
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of leeo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of redliner8
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of stevegregg
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 88.8% out of 100 with 6,020 ratings
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