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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)
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4.15/5
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6,038 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,450
Reviews:
2,186
Ratings:
6,038
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
368
Gots:
1,072
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 6,038 |  Reviews: 2,186
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am actually shocked that I have not already reviewed this...as it is one of my favorites.
Pours a yeast-filled golden....quite hazy.
Aromas of apples, yeast, pepper and hops.
This pretty much labels the taste as well,
Fantastic tart apples up front. Peppery yeastiness. Nice lime accompaniment. Citric and very tasty. Hops dry things out in the finish.
Medium-light bodied with the big carbonation.
This is sooo good on a hot day.
Alcohol is not a factor.
One of my most-purchased beers (especially at $4 a 750ml...where's the brown bag??)
This is THE stuff.

Update: Maybe my opinion of Ommy has soured, but this is not the beer I once thought, aged or fresh. More tart than memory recalls with green apples and citric fruit taking the fore. Simplistic, light peppery and doughbal yeastiness. Good for what it is, but so many saisons surpass this. But I must say, for the price, this is still a soild belgo-quaffer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tart and fruity. Heavily carbonated, obscenely so. Smells wonderful. Nice deep character. I didn't expect anything this good for what I first thought was a 'knock-off'. Definatly a re-visit.

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

Interesting Ommegang offering. Golden color, a touch cloudy, with a fine white head, which laced the glass big-time. The nose is a fruity/spicy mix. Seemed to be a little thin to medium on the body-scale, but ok carbonation-wise on the tongue. There are some spicy-notes, along with a hint of sourish-ness. Alcohol is evident here. Dry finish for this one. Not bad.

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When first a draft of Hennepin hits your tongue a lively carbonation spreads. Then tart and fruity and spice shuffle about. A dose of hop bitterness and flavor finish as the alcohol warmth envelops you and you smile. Where would we be without the craft brewers dedicated to good beer? Quality!

Cheers to frank4sail for the sample.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with raised glass Ommegang emblems below the neck of the bottle. No freshness date though this beer has strength and is also bottle conditioned giving it a long shelf life than the normal microbrew.

Appearance: Dull golden in colour with a pure white, rocky, sticky, chunky head (almost seems alive). Clarity is decent and the head stay for a long time.

Smell: Raw honey, peppery with a medicinal phenolic back ground. Vague suggestions of horse blanket and a musty graininess in the aroma also.

Taste: Medium body, very crisp with a slick mouth feel. Mild lemon and fruity tartness swirls around with leafy, grassy and earthy flavours. Honey like sweetness within, malt character is a tad dry with biscuity flavours. Yeast adds a nutty dryness that is similar to aged walnuts. Spicy phenols give off herbal and medicinal flavour but not in an overwhelming way, clove pushes the envelope the most. Alcohol is runs estery with fruity flavours that suggest pineapple and plantains. Spiciness lingers and the dryness lends more nutty flavours in the end.

Notes: Raw and complex yet oh so drinkable, impossible to tell it would have been from NY in a blind tasting. One of our favourites, bring a couple of 750 ml bottles to the dinner party and see if this sparks anyone’s interest away from wine.

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4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pleasant fruity and spicey nose. Extremely carbonated, quite the spectacle. Head is thick and fluffy, almost weightless, endures long after your pour, sticky. Misty yellow-orange. Exceptional flavor. Fantastic belgian character. Home-town indeed. Prost!

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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy and golden with lovely white head that sticks around. Very smooth and full bodied initially, followed by a bitter/alcohol/carbonation gang-bang bite at the back of the palate and into the nose coupled with a lingering bitterness with a slight tartness that leaves the outsides of your tongue somewhat numb. Taste is very similar to biere de garde style with lots of spiciness but not much wineniness.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very reasonably priced for the quality. Nice balance of sweetness and peppery spice. Probably one that would grow on me after a few more bottles to get to know the beer.

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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is American? Whoa. Hennepin is the best American approximation of a Saison that I have ever had. Slightly cloudy golden brew that pours a big white head. Fruity sweetness (orange? lemon?) balanced by a good hop character in the finish. And, at a little over four bucks for 750 ml, what a deal!

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4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Damn this is a good beer. Such a smooth light taste, but that Belgian strength and sweetness is still lingering there. A top quality beer for an unbelievable price.

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4.84/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my first saison, so I have nothing to compare it to, but this beer is awesome. It usually takes me a couple of beers to warm up to a style, but I liked this one off the bat. Are all saisons this complex?

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Photo of John
4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A lighter, dryer brew than the Ommegang, but no less complex. Lemon, orange zest, spicey finish. There plenty going on with each swallow of this outstanding beer.

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4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic Beer. Has a little cidery taste, but it works.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,038 ratings
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