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

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

Poured a nice yellow orange color with a vigorous head. I actualyl pured a little to fast and overflowed the foam that formed faster than anticipated.Good 3 finger head, settled in a few minutes to a half in thick layer of foam.

Appearance was nice, a bit cloudy, the color reminded me of orange juice, but not as deep an orange. Noticeable bubbling from the carbonation as well.

Smell was pronounced, main scent to me was banana, but a spicy banana. Also has some citrus scents in there as well, but the banana and spices were the most prominent.

Taste was nice, banana is there, as well as a clove like taste. A bit sweet, but not overly so. Has a bit of the carbonation burn you feel when drinking a carbonated soft drink, finishes with a bit of a spiced citrus taste. Very flavorful, no one flavor dominates, but everything there works together and is nicely balanced.

I liked the mouthfeel, was full without being overdone. The carbonation left a bit of a tingling sensation at the finish.

I think this is a very drinkable beer, although the high alcohol content and price will limit you more than anything else. I could see myself easily lingering over 2 or 3 bottles of this over the course of an evening.

This was my first taste of this style of beer, and if this one is any indication, I will be looking for more of this style.

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

Poured a big bottle into three pint glasses to share with some fellow BAs.

A nice cloudy straw color, with a pure white head that is out of this world. Thick, mountainous, vast and rocky are words that come to mind. I'm here to tell you this head was evident throughout the pint, and the lacing it left behind might still be on the glass. Those who have conquered Everest may have found this head a challenge.

Aroma is light and flowery, some banana, pepper and exotic spice. Definitely complex and pleasant. Taste is also peppery, with other spice evident. Hints of banana and bubble gum throughout. Some nice spicy hops in there as well. I love the complexity of this simple looking Saison.

Light to medium body, and eminently drinkable. I'd love to have had another to share. Really just an all around pleasant experience for one of my first ventures into this style.

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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

For this review, 12oz bottle in a tulip glass.

A- Light yellowy-gold color with a massive white head. The head fades to a thick film, serious lacing. This beer is clearly unfiltered.

S- Bananas, pears, light fruits, spices. And two of my favorites: yeasty funk and funky yeast.

T- Belgian style yeast, spices, light fruits. Spicy, a bit peppery.

M- Ebullient. Light, crisp, refreshing. Body without baggage.

O- Spot on for the style. I've drank this many, many times and it always tastes fresh and inviting.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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