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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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4.15/5
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6,040 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,461
Reviews:
2,187
Ratings:
6,040
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
1,075
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 6,040 |  Reviews: 2,187
Photo of thetachibro
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a light straw yellow with a monster 2in white foamy head that looks amazing....Somewhat of a yeasty smell along with some hops and actually a hint of apple...When it first hit my tounge it was fairly sweet and then mildly bitter from the hops...very nice combination...Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbination...Fairly good drinkability as well

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Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hennepin pours a bright straw gold, and it is extremely translucent. The head is a big and fluffy with a bright white color. Its retention is great.

The smell is mostly yeast with hints of fruit (mostly green apple).

Its taste is overwhelming and complex. The beer starts with a funky yeast/fruit taste, then goes to a tart taste, and finishes with a crisp apple flavor. Its aftertaste is mixed with spice and apple.

The mouthfeel is pretty full with a light carbonation.

Overall it is a big beer, very complexed with a whole lot going on as far as flavor. It is definitely not for beginners. But this beer is without a doubt worth a try, a very fun beer to drink and breakdown.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of silentjay
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a very cloudy golden color with a huge, frothy white head that overflows the glass, lasts a while, and clings to the glass. lots of bubbling and a bit of sediment.

first aroma i notice as soon as i crack open the bottle, and its not pleasant. Skunk! after it pours, luckily, that aroma goes to the background and in its place is plenty of pepper, yeast, lemon, funk, sour apple, tropical fruit (banana, starfruit, mango).

taste is yeasty, fruity, peppery. starts off with a lot of pepper, a bit of lemon, banana, and clove which gives way to nutty, bready malts and some herbal, spicy hops before the pepper again takes over and along with the bread, stays on the palate. there is a funky must that stays from start to finish.

medium-bodied, creamy and bubbly. spiciness really attacks the tongue.

goes down well, definitely true to the style.

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Photo of ricke
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden yellow color, clear liquid. An enormous ivory-colored rocky and airy head dissipates slowly and leaves nice chunky lacings.

S: A well balanced smell with spicy yeast, earth and sweet citric notes (oranges) to the fore. Apples, white bread, grass and a minimal note of English toffee. A pleasant smell, although it's not very powerful.

T: Subtle notes of lemon and apples quickly leaves room for a slightly roughed taste of malts, white bread and yeast. Plenty of spicy notes enters in the middle and stays on for the rest of the show. Very gentle nutty aromas get through every now and then. Grass, leaves, currants and bubblegum. The flavor has a good balance between sweetness and a mild tartness. The finish is mildly bitter and has a decent amount of alcohol to it, medicinal phenols, herbal notes and hints of fruit.

M: Medium body, well suited carbonation that's rather aggressive yet not overly so. A crisp texture with a dry finish.

D: A good saison. The alcohol is slightly too prominent. But still, it's fairly well balanced with a pleasant composition of flavors and aromas. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of far333
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow straw colored, slightly clouded, with a white tightly-bubbled head that rises up thick and settles down to a one inch cap. Aroma is not too strong, but has definite notes of yeast and spice, a little grassy floral, but not what I'd call hoppy. Mouthfeel is fairly dry and crisp, even carbonation. Flavor is understated, a little yeasty but not overpoweringly so, some sweetness and some peppery spice, no one flavor taking over the pallete. Finishes clean with some residual spice and yeast flavors in the aftertaste.

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Photo of Adam_Lifts
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beemanick83
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MMAJYK
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Yellow golden color and transparent. Head is 1/2" and bright white. Lacing is moderate and head leaves a light film on the surface.

S- Candi sugar, light hoppy aromas, and citrusy fruit.

T- Same candi sugar followed by lemons and oranges and a light alcohol taste. Refreshing!

M- Thin to medium and high (nice) carbonation.

D- Just a little too sweet.

Overall- I would like for it to have been a little dryer than sweet, BUT it was a very good brew and was true to style in all other aspects.

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Photo of Trapiste389
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderfull appearance. All rocky and vibrant head and pale effervescent beauty. the smell is dominated by the malt and some alchohol with little to no contribution from the hops. The taste is sweet but not cloying, as it is wonderfully balanced by the mild hop bitterness. there is almost no flavoring hops. Just a little bitterness to keep the sweet maltiness in check. The body is pleasant and satisfying, medium mouthfeel. There is a faint hint of alchohol, but is not too astringent. this beer is very drinkable and goes down very easy. this is interesting scice this is a 7.7% beer ( a litlle to strong for a saison). It is stilla very wonderfullly balanced farmhouse ale that is a very good interpretation on a beloved style.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, light-medium golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma is very pleasant, with fresh, clean, citrusy notes (lime & sweet orange), a little musty. Flavor follows through the aroma, with yeasty, slightly sharp off-notes (I can't place what) that keep this from being in my top 10. This beer has a lot of hidden carbonation- I was gassy for a while after this one (sorry to have to share that, but you should know just in case!).

However, I still think this a good, solid brew that I would enjoy having again.

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Photo of Benish
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a snifter glass. It had an awesome foamy head. It almost covered half my glass and remained that way for a good 5 minutes (I poured gently into the glass). The color is a cloudy or hazy yellow (like most Belgium beers); nothing can be seen on the other side of the glass except light. Lacings were present.

I smelled cloves, other spices, gingerbread and some apricots. I do get ripen bananas as well!

It taste great. It has a fruity flavor yet it was not too sweet like I expected it to be. I have to admit this is my first Saison beer. There is an equal of sweetness and bitterness which makes this great. It also had that spiciness that came with the smell of cloves and other spices.

I opened this bottle in March but I have read that it is really refreshing to indulge during the summer months. I do think this beer complements well with all seasons. Drinking it right now felt like a perfect occasion. It could be opened on a cold rainy day or on a hot sunny day. Best drink cold before the beverage warms up if drinking on a hot day.

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Photo of Wilcox39
3.9/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Segnem5
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of projectflam86
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin off-white head that left a slight bit of lacing.

S- Clove and spice with a Belgian yeast scent. Grassy with some light fruit aromas.

T- Musty grain and grassy flavor initially with lots of spice and clove in the finish. A lingering yeast taste with banana and fruity esters.

M- Light bodied with ok carbonation. A bit too much 'funk' in the flavor.

D- An ok brew that wasn't quite my style.

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Photo of papposilenus
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours light golden color with thick rocky white head that lasts forever.

Aroma - Yeast, banana, clove, light funky, straw with a touch of bubblegum.

Taste - Taste leans less toward the funk and more toward the yeast, banana and clove side. Just a hint of funk at the end.

Feel - Light bodied prickly carbonation touch of dryness on the finish.

Overall - A well done saison, nice flavors very easy drinking.

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Photo of npachl
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattkoon
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

hennepin was suggested to me when I mentioned to my local beer store clerk that I had had a farmhouse ale the other day. Honestly I was just makin conversation. The farmhouse ale I had wasn't that great. However the ommegang hennepin isn't like the other one I tried. It's light years beyond the first farmhouse ale I tasted. It has a beautiful gold color with a hint of haze. The initial bite is like a strong german beer but it quickly wanes into a mild, smooth earthy taste. As far as saisons go this is the best I've had.

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Started out pouring a nice golden hazy yellow with an average head of foam. The smell and taste was pleasant, but not what I expected. The carbination and bitterness was well balanced, but I was just not impressed with the taste!

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Photo of BTodd
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickSMpls
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spreetaper
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonada
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled on 2/8/2013. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow in color with 3 fingers of a soapy white head. Body is relatively hazy with quite a bit of fine suspended sediment.

Smell: Lots of spices. Clove, coriander, banana, white pepper, and orange. Big Belgian yeast character.

Taste: Follows the nose, with the orange, citrus character being more pronounced than in the aroma. Slightly tart upfront and through the finish. Citrus, spice and yeast characters are all present, without one overwhelming the other.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp. Carbonation is on the high end of medium. Finishes dry with a very light bitterness.

Overall: Well balanced, extremely flavorful, and easily available saison. I'd recommend this to anyone from an experienced saison drinker to someone who's just getting into the style.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,040 ratings
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