Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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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:
This style is a farmhouse ale, and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons. Hennepin is a delicious brew for all seasons, it is spicy and refreshing.

A moderately hoppy, farmhouse-style ale with a champagne-like effervescence, Hennepin has a crisp start followed by malt sweetness balanced with a firm bitterness. Hennepin has a bounty of great flavors: ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain. Pouring a bright golden color with a spicy-sweet balance of orange peel, sweet malt, hops and ginger, Hennepin makes way for a dry finish with a slight bite of ginger.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
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#1,477
Reviews:
2,189
Ratings:
6,047
pDev:
10.84%
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4.3
 
 
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750ml bottle with cork and cage, poured 12 oz at a time into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: clear golden color with fluffy eggshell white foam, about 1 fingers worth. settles into a decent ring with full surface coverage and good lacing. constant stream of effervescent bubbles throughout the entire pint. the second 12 ounce pour yielded a considerably more luxurious foam- at least 3 fingers worth - and really held up well. also becoming a bit hazier as I near the bottom of the bottle (must be the sediment creeping into each subsequent pour).

S: initial aromas are of familiar Belgian yeast, biscuit-like, giving way to some tart green apple and floral hops as it warms. getting a subtle hint of golden raisins as well.

T: lemon and honey, with a pleasant green apple tartness on the finish. subtle hops spiciness kicks in as the liquid moves along the tongue. each sip also brings various hints of fruits that I can't quite put a finger on- some raisons and a random taste of over-ripe banana. the biscuit malt really steps forward as it warms.

M: medium bodied with wonderfully fizzy carbonation. smooth and crisp on the tongue and in the throat. a pleasant tingle lingers on the roof of the mouth. the honey and lemon really lingers throughout each sip.

D: this is what I expect from a Saison. excellent balance of tartness, floral and spicy hops (haven't experienced that before, hope I'm not misinterpreting something), and biscuity malt. this beer looks good, smells good, tastes good and has a very pleasant mouthfeel. Brewery Ommegang does it again.

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A-beautiful, hazy straw with another creamy head that really holds up for a LONG time, opaque and amazing

S-perfect for fall, both fruity and nutty, almost banana-ish and clove

T-really nice, just the right balance between fruit and carbonation

M-as close to the categories listed above as one would expect

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,047 ratings
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