Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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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 TH28
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is pale straw yellow and hazy, with a light creamy white foam cap. Aroma is spicy phenols, grass, coriander, lemon, and a hint of brett. Taste is light bready malt, pepper, coriander, orange peel, tangerine,and an acidic tartness. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat full for a saison, with a slight creamy body and high carbonation. Finishes with a crisp dry bitterness and tartness. Spicy coriander and slight brett lingers.

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Photo of zinklesmesh
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh my god this beer is delicious. This is definitely the best saison I've ever had. I can't really taste the alcohol at all. One of the tastiest beers I've ever had period.

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slarson7
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MooseBoose
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
2.75/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sjdevel
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy pale yellow. Quite a lot of fizz. 3-finger head with a moderate pour. Quickly recedes but the lacing is decent.

Smell: Grass, earth, and spices. Some tart fruit and citrus and pineapple.

Taste: Slight bitterness at first. Very dry. Spices kick in along with hay, grass, pineapple, orange, and black pepper. Funky yeast and metallic flavors. Slight biscuit and crackers.

Feel: Light bodied. A bit thinner than expected. Flattens out a bit.

Overall: Decent. Very spicy and earthy. Quite complex in flavor.

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Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenKLovesBeer
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Seducer_McCoon
4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Incredible beer, even if it is not my preferred style. Incredible amount of flavor, gorgeous colour, amazing mouthfeel. The Belgian style spices really shine to make this one of the most flavourful beers I've had. Very complex and extremely refreshing. Would pick this up at any price.

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Photo of luke12345
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of turbotype
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First impression was "wow" I didn't expect that much flavor from a beer this refreshing. Beautiful zip of carbonation from front to back. A hint of bitterness, sweetness, and citrus with a unique richness and creaminess that lingers in the back with a dry finish. Ommegang continues to make ales that aspire to be great, and they continue to impress with each style. This is a great saison, but there seems to be a hint of "tripel" here too.

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Photo of Kevc24
4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml, corked bottle conditioned, into a Libbey Snifter Glass.

Look- Nice bottle with instructions on serving and story on back label. Gorgeous honey color with 2 finger head when poured that stays around for a nice time. Little transparency in the glass.

Smell- crisp, notes of orange, ginger and spices.

Taste- Refreshing, not to sweet, not to bitter. Like a mix between a whitbeir and Belgium trippel.

Feel- Nice carbonation, easy going down and good amount of alcohol taste.

Overall- had this beer three times now and love it. Really like Ommegang and is one of my go to for ales. This beer is a real treat with a refreshing taste, lots of carbonation and complex flavor. Easy going down but good amounts of alcohol content. Go Ommegang.

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewxer
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thgreatrandini
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Substantial yellow haze, 3/4" white head. Aroma rocked that spice cabinet chalk full of clove and whatnot.

Taste was more wheat than almost any beer I've had which is saying a lot. Alcohol was kinda pronounced. Some citrus in there. Really tastes more like a hefe than a saison. Lacks the dry finish, the levity. This comes off as an imperial hefeweizen. The clove dominates. Format is expensive.

Break out the "overrated" chant.

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Photo of kw_pip
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle

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Photo of andyjeigh
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty great accessible saison. Nice golden light haze color with an aggressive head. Definite lemongrass, spice, little clove and banana in the aroma. Tastes peppery with notes of lemongrass and herbal characteristics. Nice belgian yeast note with a bit of wheaty malt character. Nicely carbonated.

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Photo of enzocc
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

the smell profile is delicate - low - refreshing - low floral - low herbal - nice mouthfeel - great head and lacing - delicate aftertaste

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