Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

6,010 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

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RnRManifesto
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet. 1/2" fluffy head on top of a cloudy golden ale. Lacing sticks to the glass quite well, and a small head retains throughout. Looks a lot like a witbier, maybe a touch darker.

First smell was a bit offputting, and with that I mean it almost smelled musty, or even like some cheap beer that I wish to forget. Subsequent smells reveal more. Yeast and citrus? Bubblegum? I'm not the best with recognizing smells in beer aroma. I was almost offended at first, and worried I wasn't going to like this, but then...

Great flavor in this, much better than the initial smell. Fruitiness, citrus, bubblegum, it's a sweet beer up front. Wow. This is the first beer of this style I've ever had, and if this is what I can expect from the style, I'm certainly a fan. It's similar to a witbier, without the spice notes. Somewhat dry on the finish, but not bitter, not hoppy. Just a great, highly drinkable beer. I'll be buying this again, no doubt.

Mouthfeel is similar to a witbier. I keep going back to that, but it's my best point of reference. Pretty much perfect drinkability. I would say this could easily be a session beer.


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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe it took me this long to review this beer. Pours a hazy, golden-straw color with a medium white, frothy head that takes some time to settle. Scent is lovely farmhouse funk with some green apples and citrus lemon. Some light floral notes with pepper and other delightful spices.Yeasty and hoppy. Taste is just outstanding. Initially I get green apple and a bit of butter-like flavors. Then I get a hint of bubblegum with light clove and nice citrus flavors. Funky brett-like flavors throughout. Nice hops with sweet Belgian yeast flavors. Finishes spicy and crisp. Alcohol hidden very well. Such a complex saison. Mouthfeel is well-balanced and crisp. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is one of the best saisons out there with it's availability, intense complexity, awesome price, and flavor profile.

***EDIT*** I need to add that this review was from a bottle that was bottled in October of 2009.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip shaped pint glass, great color, nice straw gold, translucent with nice haze, head is bright white with light lacing.

Smell is yeasty, bready, hints of spice and light note of alcohol.

Taste is peppery up front, with combinations of yeast, bready, spices and very clean, pilsen malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is very well balanced and pleasing, flavors mix well and hit tongue and cheeks very well, nice carbonation.

Overall, an excellent beer from appearance to taste and presence.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

Appearance: clear and golden, 1 finger head that lingers. Lots of bubbles. Thick lacing

Smell: very lemon-y. Earthy with Belgian funk and yeast.

Taste: light, tangy. Lemons and all things citrus smack your taste buds. Very smooth with a crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: medium, carbonation through the roof. Creamy on the tongue.

Overall: an excellent saison. Very sessionable; easy drinking. Father Hennepin would be proud of his namesake. I must have more. This has really turned me on to the taste of saisons.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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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  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours golden with a white fluffy head that recedes into a solid film

S: Citrus, spice, candied sugar, grass aromas, a bit of hoppiness

T: A strong wheat taste at first, switching into a grassy/hoppy bitterness in the middle, and a bit of a sugary funk at the end.

O: Pretty nice. My first saison, I'm quite surprised how similar it is to a belgian golden ale, but this is quite tasty.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
4.17 out of 5 based on 6,010 ratings.
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