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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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Ratings: 6,020 |  Reviews: 2,182
Photo of jaasen64
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from mixed 8

A- Well above average carbonation, very translucent gold, looks almost exactly like their BPA except slightly less of a head but still pretty intense.

S- kind of complex- hops, bananas and other fruits, citrus, cloves, slightly fruity oily smell.

T- taste is kind of complex as well- mixed fruit/citrus taste with some hops. Fruity aftertaste.

M- Fairly light bodied. Drinkable. Well balanced.

O- This was an interesting complex taste. I haven't drank too many Belgian Saison Ales, but I definitely enjoyed this one.

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Photo of bnes09
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange in color. Lively bubbles rising to the top. On the hazy side from the yeast. Massive, sudsy head that sticks around forever and coats the glass in soapy lacing.

Fresh fruit aroma with banana, apple and pungent lemon citrus.

White bread-like backbone from the malt. Bright fruity flavor. Banana and lemon, primarily. Hops compliment with a grassy, citric bite. Very well balanced.

On the light side. Good carbonation. Creamy texture.

A top notch brew. Good flavor and complexity while remaining balanced. Could use a little more body though.

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Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of dgeebs07
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jmblur
1/5  rDev -75.9%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

We pop the top and pour a pale golden-amber colored brew. It holds a full two finger pillowy head of off-white bubbles. This has great retention, leaving spotty but thick lacing around the glass. The carbonation appears crazy active, and you can hear the popping like Rice Krispies. There are bits of big yeasty sediment, and a thorough haze throughout. The aroma is bright with metallic yeast, paler malts, fresh hay, and a faint musky funk of mossy wood. There is a faint hop grassiness hiding behind more wheaty malts and clovey orange rind. It actually smells much like a traditional wit, with added lemony freshness and hops. As we sip, the flavor opens up with overripe apple sweetness and bright steely malts. The wheat also comes in, with wet twangs of more yeasty metallics sticking to it. The latter is very Belgian and strong with light banana esters. The middle peaks with sweetness, supported by vanilla and a toasted grain bill. The finish allows the hops to shine through in full force, cutting the malts and sugars, adding a new type of hop bitterness. Both the grain and the yeast are souring to the very end. The aftertaste breathes of clove, chemical phenols, musk, and funky yeast. It is actually quite earthy, with echoes of light and peppery ethanol. The body is medium and the carbonation is almost too high. The feel is, at times, thin feeling, but remains crisp and cooling to the palate. There is great slurp, froth, and cream, with a final dirty, earthen astringency. The abv is higher end for the style, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the interplay between the crisp and cleaning, and the earthy and the muddy. The flavors are all clean, but blend nicely towards the finish for a more robust and full flavoring collectively. Paradoxically, the flavors do muddle towards this end, but in a nice, balanced way. One negative is that the carbonation is painfully too much. This is a great representation of the style overall.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a light golden-straw color with a bold layer of foam. There’s a distinct yeasty aroma, slightly musty—the funky saison smell, I’d imagine. Tastes light with some bitterness, followed by a dulled zestiness. In reflection this isn’t as exciting as I remembered it. As an example of a saison I think it’s pedestrian, in light of the number and variety of saisons I’ve started drinking on a semi-frequent basis.

As a caveat, however, I will note that the first glass from the bottle wasn’t exciting but when I came to the bottom of the bottle and refilled my glass, now with the dregs and yeast at the bottom of the bottle that my pour definitely had a more vibrant character to it. Is this something as simple as a top vs. bottom of the bottle difference? (+.5 for the dregs.)

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Photo of random846
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of grownfool
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of CheezyBlaster
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well folks, this is about as good as it gets. I mean, saisons can be quite varied; pour this, pour Jack D'or, pour Dupont -different strokes. The body and flavor are so clean, but with a deep, dank nose . . . lemon and hay, funk (of course!), light golden raisins, mmmm. Not too much spicing from the yeast. No cloy. Fresh, refreshing. 7.7%? GTFO. Love it.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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