Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
5,985 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
Ratings:
5,985
Reviews:
2,169
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
357
Gots:
1,046
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,985 |  Reviews: 2,169
Photo of BcOneSeven
2.82/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Just not my thing. Eh!

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Photo of TTripp725
2.85/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JBudraux
2.91/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of harryhops
2.92/5  rDev -30%

Photo of cproioi
2.93/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy yellow body with some carbonation present in the body. Has a white head that disipates quickly to form a film across the surface. The beer's aroma consists of Hops, some spices and yeast. The taste follows the aroma fairly well. However, the hops are more apparent in the taste. The beer has a froathy body that leads to a lingering residual sweetness that I don't like about American breweries takes on Belgian Beers. Slight Alcohol present in the warmth.

Can't say I was overly impressed with this beer. I wouldn't get it again.

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Photo of firkingroovin
2.94/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of StrayteEDGE
2.96/5  rDev -29%

Photo of BeerLoverCRM
2.96/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a little sour not my favorite

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Photo of MrVonzipper
2.97/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fairly cloudy, pale blonde pour. Very nice frothy while head with very good head retention, through the whole beer. Noticeable yeast remnants and carbonation.

Not very much working on the nose, a little plum, light malt

Not a ton going on as far as flavor profile notes as well. Light caramel, plum, light malt. Almost a nutty-pumpkin bread like aftertaste

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Good carbonation smooth most of the way with a little bitterness at the end.

Overall I'm a little confused with this beer. It takes like a blonde bock to me. Flavor notes along with the smell are pretty flat. It's not bad and is a decent spring type beer. But I'm just so confused with what it's trying to achieve cuz it's just so simple. It kind of tastes like it's a homebrewers first attempt at the style.

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Photo of alexipa
2.99/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Too clear for the style. I need some floaties! Lacing is great with a nice thin head.

S: I don't know what to say here... smells a bit like Miller Lite. Maybe a little bit of fruit on the finish.

T: Some fruit, lots of light malt, not a ton going on though. Dry finish is quite nice.

M: They got this right. It feels light, the perfect amount of carbonation, just very pleasant.

O: Pretty good. I've been drinking a lot of Saison/farmhouse ales and this is the worst I've tried so far. I love the style, though.

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Photo of mwearl
2.99/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured on tap, this beer was pale with very white creamy head with lacing that lasted through the entire glass. Very sweet smell with champagne-like odors. Taste was watery and sweet with white grape tastes and an odd perfume taste at the finish. Mouthfeel was light and dry and little aftertaste. I will say that it is very well balanced with the higher ABV. Drinkability was ok for a hot day beer, but not at the top of my list.

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of t8000shx
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was pumped to give this one a go, I generally like Ommegang. Poured nice, tons of bubbles, tall head. Caught me off guard, required a more delicate pour than even most other belgians to moderate head size. Nice hazy gold/yellow color in the glass, appealing looking. Smelled like the real deal, very authentick belgian.

It was only once the beer left the glass and found its way onto my tongue that disappointment set in. Admittedly, for my first sip the beer was way too cold, so i let it sit for some time. Unfortunately i don't like how it opened up. Tart, bubbly, mildly sweet, citrusy, and earthy. It all sounds nice, except the tartness was too strong. Resulted in an extremely unbalanced flavor. Not to say the beer was terrible, it wasn't, however it could use significantly more strength from the earthy/malty notes. Tartness and acidity need to be toned down a bit. Noting the beer's high rating, it looks like i'm in the minority here, but so it goes. I'll stick with the 3 Philosophers next time I hit up Ommegang

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Photo of rastaman
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled . Not a huge fan of this brewer so far. Yeasty choc/caramel, pretty sweet and a little bit syruppy to be honest, a very flat mouthfeel, with not much interesting happening, definitely on the sweeter side of the scale, i've yet to be won over by this brewer, but this isn't a bad beer though.

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Photo of HeyJim
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of klinger
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Dduquette
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of R3ason
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kathryn320
3/5  rDev -28.1%

It was the best in a flight of saison beers, not my fave beer though.

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Photo of danfix99
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of leprakhan
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of TooGood
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of tms2929
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Sagehawk
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
4.17 out of 5 based on 5,985 ratings.
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