Hennepin | Brewery Ommegang

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4.15/5
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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 Ssaisons. 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
Ranking:
#1,550
Reviews:
2,194
Ratings:
6,067
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
375
Gots:
1,086
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 6,067 |  Reviews: 2,194
Photo of ADG2995
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice carbonation. Nice funky saison flavors. Nice spice and peppery touch at the end. Get a touch of apples and lemons. Does a good job of not being to overly sweet.

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Photo of Briggsy43
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured a light golden yellow yielding a yellow/orange colored body. A white, foamy, one inch head appeared and slowly died to a film coating the top of the body. A fair amount of carbonation is seen rising. The smell has the coriander and pepper up front. The taste is peppery and crisp yet tart and balances it all out with a slight orange peel-esque-ness coming through. The palate is dry on the aftertaste and finish, some acceptable harshness on the tongue. I’d say this is fairly drinkable. I’d say this isn’t exactly very drinkable. Overall, this is a good saison, different from most I’ve had, but still good.

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Photo of neurobate
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shade1951
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this one! I'm surprised I haven't already rated it, as I've had it several times.

Color is a lovely bright cloudy amber. A normal pour creates a billow of white foamy head that dissipates after a couple of minutes to a thin white covering. Fragrance is pleasant and mild - a bit of flower and grain.

Taste is great. A hint of sweetness, but only a hint. Dry on the finish. Quite refreshing, as is supposed to be the case with a saison, although the ABV can be dangerous if one quaffs the brew quickly. Tingly carbonation - champagne-like. Slightly watery, which works fine as a thirst quencher.

Overall, a fine ale that I pick up whenever I come across it.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dillinger
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matcris
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hazy lemony gold with lots o' head...Granny Smith's green apples and apricot jam in the aroma, and I pick these in the flavor, as well as the peppery note mention on the bottle. Dry feel, full carbonation, and medium body. Nice brew.

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Photo of caburdette51
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crunchyrev
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Love this Farmhouse. Like Tank 7, this is so full of complex flavors. Funky yeast, banana, cloves, great beer

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Photo of Strohm
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichieRich1812
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light color with lots of carbonation bubbles. To me this has the scent of a Belgian Tripel, a bit funky with some spice. Quite a complex range of flavor, there's beery maltiness, some spice with a tripel yeast finish. It's flavorful and yet very much still a beer. Very carbonated and creamy. Well done. The slightest bit of heat on the end.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Libbey tulip
no date code
L- hazy ice tea color, with huge fluffy white head, and great retention
S- farmhouse funk, coriander, orange peel
T- sweet, spicy, funky, in reality a real nice blend of spices and its hard to pick out indivual ones, but really nice all together
F- smooth and creamy with 'tight' carbonation
Overall a great aromatic beer with even better taste. the spices are real nice and subtle contributing to but not overpowering this well crafted brew

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Photo of frykid
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured into a tulip glass
L: golden color, with a 1/2" head that subsided after a few minutes
S: citrus and spice aromas
t: a very good balance of the flavors, a little bitterness - like peppercorns

I have had this several times recently and each time I like it even more. excellent saison

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Hennepin from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,067 ratings