Hennepin | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

V.07 (or late 06)

Beautiful hazy straw, with a nice agressive fluff topping. Takes it time to receed, and laces nicely.
Aromatic bliss, with a combination of banana/clove/bread/spice & a little bit of funk. Clean, with clear direction.
Complexity of tart pear/banana/juicyfruit/citrus/spice...
Wet,crisp & clean. Quick to deliver and just as quick to get out, leaving the mouth begging for more.
Pairs well with just about anything (here's to saisons!), but holds itself very well on it's own. You really don't feel like you're consuming just another beer with this guy. Tremendous job, and highly recommended due to the finesse achieved.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel glass.

Finally picked up a bottle of this lovely beer. Clear pale amber brew raises a foamy white head, leaves gorgeous lace, looks great.

The aroma is a wonderful lemony amalgam of delicious floral hops and bubble gum/hint of band-aid. Active carbonation conveys a light, crisp, stimulating experience. Sweetness up front with tangy lemony acidity and complex floral hoppy bittereness in perfect balance. Peppery allspice, long but restrained pink grapefruit finish. Delicious!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

my .02 on arguably, america's leading belgian style saison...

a: clear and bright amber/straw color, large meade and heavily carbonated, frothy bright and white head.

s: a blend of wonderful foreign spices, orange and ginger pop out strongest.

t: sweetness and citrus dominate the palate, foreign spcies flirt with the palate, and a bitter dry finish clenses the mouth on the way down.

mf: light, lively and effervescent, clean...lager like in feel

d: highly drinkable. refreshing, tasty with well-married spices, and addicting.
7.7% abv = The perfect number!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at the Taphouse in Oswego, Il.

The appearance is a hazy yellow with a very white frothy head. The lacing is great from start to end.

The first smells are yeast and honey, followed by cloves. There are also citrus notes, very lemony.

Wow, this is delicious. This is the first time I've had this and I'm thoroughly impressed. I've had a couple other from Ommegang that I enjoyed, but this may take the cake. The nose is all lemon and pepper, but after the swallow this bursts with a ton of other flavors, specifically banana, clove, and honey. The transition from spicey to sweet is simply amazing. Very unique.

The body is medium-full and smooth. Good carbonation that is crisp and clean. The pepper and cloves sting the tongue slightly, then the sweetness tones it down.

I was shocked to learn the abv for this one. I couldn't taste it at all. It's delicious, smooth, refreshing, and intriguing. That's a great combination that makes it very amusing.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Hennepin is another one of those beers that I have seen on the shelves almost since I started drinking craft beer. Finally decided to pick up a single bottle to give this a whirl.

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

A- First thing I notice is the big huge massive head that emerged- fluffy and hilly- bold white color. The liquid was a bright shade of gold. No lacing on this one.

S- Smell is very citrusy- hints of grapefruits and pineapple. Some spice in the nose as well.

T- Taste was really excellent. Sour tartness followed by a nice peppery spice- I detected some strange flavors in here- maybe some biscuits/bready/ginger? orange zest. Lots going on here.

M- Surprisingly easy to drink- tingly yet not overwhelming.

D- I could pair this one with many different meals. I will introudce this one to a lot of my friends who do not yet appreciate beer.

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Hennepin from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,072 ratings