Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

6,012 Ratings
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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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Ratings: 6,012 |  Reviews: 2,180
Photo of smithmd4
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of TheBishopco
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MightyMonk
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is one of my all time favorites.

It pours golden clear with a nice off white head. Good retention.

Smells like a mixture of fruit and malt. Spicy notes. Very nice.

This Belgian beer is everything that this style is about. It is not over sweet or over refined. It is PERFECT!

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Photo of vikinghorn
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of mxmcmillan
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of carbonhaze74
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of ksherry112
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of katdaddy210
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of TheEvilGenius
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pale golden body with a heavy white head.

S- Belgian yeast and spices. Maybe a hint of citrus.

T- Same backbone as other ommegang beers, Belgian yeast and spices right up front. This one has a lot of spice and a hint of citrus.
I have heard some beers use the powder on bubble gums and I taste it in this one.

M- Light, crisp and very refreshing.

O- Excellent saison, everything you could ask for in this style of beer.

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Photo of jak
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of htrae2014
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of dansmcd
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Orangey amber clouded body saddled by two fingers of creamy white head and sloppy lacing.

S - Yeast and esters, spices, pepper, lemon, passionfruit and kiwifruit. Great nose.

T - Sweet and spicy, passionfruit, lime, orange, grape are prominent. A slight sting from the alcohol. Good balance.

M - Fizzy and dry, high carbonation, light bodied, Fanta like.

O - Really nice Saison with a well deserved rep.

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

Got a 4 pack at Specs in Round Rock for around 10 bucks.

Poured a cloudy, honey-straw colored gold in my New Belgium goblet...a huge billowy head, great lacing throughout...a very attractive looking beer.

Belgian esters, pepper, lemon...nice crisp scent.
The same Belgian yeast flavors with a tart lemon finish...a bit of bread, caramel, and hops as well...wow...nice combo!

Medium body with generous carbonation...a ton of bubbles in this one...super easy to drink.

Gotta say, this is a pretty damn good beer. A nice change of pace from my typical staple of IPAs and Imp Stouts.

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Photo of TheFlern
3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden straw. White head, good amount that stays. Decent lacing.

Smell: This smells like a straight up saison. Not quite as musty as Saison Dupont. Slight bitterness from the hops melds well with the light malt bill.

Taste: follows the nose to a T. Nothing unexpected.

Mouthfeel: Thin and dray. Good amount of carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad beer. Give it a shot if you are a saison lover. I'd wait for warmer weather however. The saisons I've had this winter have just felt so out of season. Cheers.

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Photo of jkanavel
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Straw at the bottom, incrimentally more orange toward the top. Soft pillow of head that sticks in clumps.

S: Yeasty esters, mild banana, grain, sweet bread, kiwi, pineapple, cantaloupe.

T: Sweet, but well balanced with hops. Strong honey/raw sugar notes, mild yeastiness. Very subdued and balanced. Classy. Warming alcohol on the back.

M: Crisp and bubbly, like champagne. Full bodied and viscous, yet refreshing.

O: Very nice. Affordable too, this one misses the 10 dollar mark by a hair.

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Photo of voodoo
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of kmwilson76
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16oz Pint Glass

Appearance - Much like the Ommegang BPA, this pours a very large head at around a 4 finger width with a rather foamy look to it. The ale itself is a fairly hazy wet yellow straw color with some orange tint around the center.

Smell - Yeasts with a slight sour smell. There's some decent cloves in here along with some lemon and some malts. I can faintly make out some slight hops in here as well

Taste - Cloves and spices are fairly strong, along with the yeasty taste that was in the smell. Amazingly the sour notes here are not from the yeast, but rather the slight lemon flavor and it somehow sits perfectly. There's some malts in here that seem to add a bit more depth.

Mouthfeel - While I feel it adds some more to the flavor, the carbonation is a bit more on the intense side. Body overall is average and the same thing goes with the overall thickness.

Overall - Saisons are always interesting to try out from different brewers and fortunately Ommegang has delivered a solid Saison Ale. It's flavor is nice and complex and while the mouthfeel leaves something else to be desired, it's still an excellent beer

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into dogfish head snifter. Golden color with huge thick white head and tons of lacing on side of glass. Smells very floral with some citrus notes and cinnamon. Taste is citrus with very mild bitterness. Nice carbonation. Overall this is very nice and easy to drink. My first of this style. Will definitely buy again.

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Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
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