Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,012
Reviews:
2,179
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
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362
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1,057
For Trade:
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky golden yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a thin cap. Foamy streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spices, and Belgian yeast. There is also a bit of an unknown fruity aroma. Taste is of grains, spices, fruits, and some Belgian yeast. There is a slight funky bitterness after each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a very crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good saison that is very lively and refreshing.

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Photo of alpenglocken
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Arinthos
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Visual : cloudy golden with a huge fluffy head about 3-4 fingers that lingers quite a while before leaving strong lacing and a solid "cap" over the top. strong carbonation contributes to this head retetntion as well as mouthfeel..

Aroma : bready and yeasty with strong phenols from the belgian yeast strain ( probably of duval origin ) clove, tart and lactic barnyard funk common of the style as well as mild hops.

Taste : peppery phenols are dominant and taste follows the nose except for the brett sourness that comes through very apparently as well as more of a hop bite than the nose would present. there is a sweetness in the background that is also common of the style but not as prevelent as with other examples.

Mouthfeel : carbonation plays with the overall light body of this beer making it a more medium body beer. the carbonation lingers with a carbonic bite i personally enjoy.

Overall : A great domestic version that could probably pass for a "true" belgian farmhouse ale. I would not hesitiate making a reccomadation with this beer. Another winner from brewery ommegang !!!

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JayS2629
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden with a rocky, steady white top that has super retention and foamy lace rings are left on the glass. On the high end of carbonation.

Aromas of chardoney with lemon and lime zest on a current of honey like bottom. Caramel with toffee notes. Black pepper, lemon grass and musty funk. Great yeasty bouquet with a leafy, herbal hop in the background.

Underlying honey tones have a syrupy medicinal burn that goes well with a slight boozy burn on the finish. Some metallic notes. Full of funky yeast, clove and coconut. Some white wine characteristics with lemon edges, lemon pepper. Biscuit background with honey and tart, citrus edges. Some medicinal tones. Very yeasty, funky, and complex.

Like a fine, fizzy white wine. Smooth edges.

Wonderful beer. Complex and interesting. Very enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Tschnab
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- a golden pour with a big fluffy white head and just a tiny bit of haze.

S- smells of green apple and pear, honey and light belgian yeast, banana, clove, tiny detection of tartness.

T- Tastes very much like a belgian golden ale, it has much of the same flavors as the standard bearer in that category- Duvel. Green apple, honey, phenolic esthers, belgian yeast, and a faint tart finish. Very clean. Very crisp.

O- A very well done saison that touches the right flavor points, but just isn't my absolute favorite in terms of the style. I would prefer just a bit of a brighter flavor, often found in the more citrusy saisons I have encountered (Jack D'Or is what comes to mind for example).

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Photo of match1112
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear honey colored body with a giant three finger tall head. the bright white head slowly settles into a frothy cap leaving plenty of big clumpy lacing behind. smell is sweet and peppery. belgian yeast and hops provide most of the smell. it has a slight funk in the taste, in a good way. nice bready malts and pepper shine bright. has a full mouthfeel to it with great carbonation. creamy texture and a spicy finish make this one of the better saisons out there. i would not think twice about recommending this to someone wanting to try the style.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of tonyf55
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle into a footed pockal glass

Visual (4.5): Yellow-golden colour with a slight haze. Pure white, 2 finger +, pillowy head with large rolling bubbles from an active carbonation. Bubbles are active, and visible through the body of the brew. Belgian lacing decorates the glass during the drinking.

Aroma (4): Spicy, malty with a citrusy hop smell. Typically Belgian with comparisons able to be made to Duvel (even though they arn't the same style...) The fruity esters, and hop cirtus lay underneath a distinctive spice profile, from the Belgian yeast produced phenols.

Taste (4): Presiding light flavours overall, with cirtus fruit and grassy malt initially and then a fruit-spice coating late in the flavour. The malt and spice flavours shine the strongest with the fruity esters and citrus hop giving an initial taste.

Mouthfeel (4): Rough and carbonated after the initial pour. Actively dances across the tounge. Mellows as it warms into a smoother taste with mild carbonation.

Overall (4): Light flavours that are exceptionally true to the style and pay homeage to their Belgian roots. A rolling thick head with a spice flavour that lingers in both the aroma and the taste, distinctive of a Belgian yeast production. An extremely drinkable beer that is very likely at the top of its style.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
4.17 out of 5 based on 6,012 ratings.
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