Hennepin | Brewery Ommegang

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4.15/5
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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:
Hoppy, farmhouse saison with champagne like effervescence; flavors include ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,580
Reviews:
2,196
Ratings:
6,074
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

944th Review on BA
Draft to Pint
12 oz

@Pizzaiolis Chino Hills,CA

App- A semi translucent yellow with little bits of orange and a 1/2 finger of white head. Only a couple dots of cling on this one due to very cold pint glass.

* Server realized error and comped this beer for a cold glass and a pint glass instead of a OSWG or Tulip (He did it, I didn't mention due to being with wife for anniversary)

Smell- This seemed to be a hybrid of aromatics to me. A bit of a thick Hefei with a Saison. Big aromatics of yeast, dampness, lemon and banana.

Taste- A good malty spicy saison. A large amount of pepper on the first sip and then more of the hefe banana and yeast flavors on the following sips.

Mouth- A medium body and a medium carbonation level. A bit of a mixed wet/dry feel and a bit more peppery spice note.

Drink- This was pretty good and flavorful. More of a sipping saison with big bold flavors and a good balance and feel. I like what Ommegang does. I'll come back to their beers for sure.

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Photo of tone77
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 25.4 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is alive with fruits, yeast, some sweetness. Taste is very good, fruits, yeast, mild hops, a touch of alcohol, just a bit sweet, very complex. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall this is a top notch beer.

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4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This bottle came from my beer cellar. It has a pale golden color with brilliant clarity. The foamy cap is quite tall and lingering and is dense like mousse. It acts in a way similar to wheats. Carbonation is quite turbulent helping to prop up the proud head.
The aroma is light with some malt characteristic.
Hints of yeasts and spices and hops peeking through.
the taste is fairly complex with malts, green apples and yeasty esters. Hints of pepper spice, and clove too. Pours thin and feels thin on the palette with lots of carbonation tickling the way down. Finishs a tad bitter and dry with a long aftertaste. I like this beer it was quite good and easy drinking despite the nearly 8 ABV.
I give it a good grade for being outstanding on all levels.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Crisp golden color with just a hint of haze. Pours with several inches of white head that quickly diminishes around the glass but stays peaked in the middle. Very little lacing.

S - Smells sweet, citrusy and yeasty, but is missing a good saison funk.

T - Sweet and spicy up front and finishes dry and peppery with just a slight alcohol taste.

M - A nice medium body with quite a bit of carbonation.

D - I could drink this saison all the time and with Ommegang's great beers being so low priced it's a possibility.

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3.46/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle from 2011 into a Duvel tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very pale, hazy yellow. There's a very persistent, two- finger, pure white head. The retention is fantastic, and the head itself looks like whipped meringue. Lacing clings to the glass. Ommegang really makes some pretty beers, and this is no exception.

The aroma is quite sweet. There's a very strong honey note in the mix. Some citrus twang, mostly lemon rind, but the whole package ultimately ends up smelling like something approximating Lemon Drops due to the sweetness. It's not necessarily bad, just one-dimensional. A hint of bready malt rounds things out.

The taste is very sweet, bordering on cloying. There's a flavor akin to confectioner's sugar at work here. Some bready, biscuit malt in the mix, and a touch of lingering bitterness. No real funk to speak of.

Ommegang nailed the mouthfeel. This is an incredibly full, rich saison, but the carbonation is on the medium side. The end result is that this is a very easy beer to drink, and flavors really come alive.

I've enjoyed many bottles of Hennepin in the past, but this is the first time that I've detected overwhelming sweetness in this beer. Pleasant enough, but far from the best the style has to offer.

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Hennepin from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,074 ratings