Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

6,012 Ratings
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very light yellow/golden color but what I love is how thick the head is accompanied by the tremendous flow of carbonation bubbles rushing up from the bottom of the glass.

S - To me is smells very similar to a Belgian Wit ale, I guess Saisons and Wits are close is style?? Either way it's a little less citrusy in scent but more spicy. Don't know which spices are used but it's very nice.

T - After smelling it I thought it was going to be very much like a Wit but I was a little off. This beer is much more tart than a Wit, which is very nice. Tastes much like a Belgian farmhouse ale! A little lemon/apple/yeast aftertaste...very complex.

M/D - Carbonation overload...which isn't a bad thing in this case. Paired with the flavors of this brew the carbonation compliments it nicely. Very rough on the palate given the carbonation but, again, works nicely.

This was my first Ommegang beer and I am quite pleased. For a beer brewed in New York they have out done themselves. Not quite as good as a true Belgian but it's definitely knocking on it's door! Very nice take on a hard beer style to master. Can't beat the price either...payed less than $7 for a 750ml.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: An amazing whipped egg white head with excellent retention and great caked on lacing. An hazy golden straw color with nice races of yeast.

Nose: Coriander, lavender, some clean citrus and a tiny bit of pine. A little banana and yeast. Very clean.

Taste: Banana, grass, some citrus, and pineapple. Earthy and very well balanced.

Notes: A beautiful beer just to look at. It does not let you down and any category.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a Russian River stem.

A: Hennepin pours a hazy straw color with a thick white head that settles slowly, and has very good lacing. Carbonation rises from the bottom vigorously.

S: Has some funk, but is overpowered with biscuity, honeyed malt notes. Floral, fruity tones linger, with hints of banana and citrus.

T: Flavors are complex, with notes of biscuity malt, banana, and lemon peel. Grassy, floral hop notes lend the beer a dry, fruity finish. Yeast plays a part in the flavor, imparting hints of more fruit and just a touch of funk.

M: Light bodied, yet has enough comlexity to give the beer a long finish. Slightly slick mouthfeel.

D: For an American interpretation of a Saison, Hennepin is probably the best and most drinkable of any I have tried to this day. An excellent beer and a benchmark of the style.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
4.17 out of 5 based on 6,012 ratings.
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