Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) | Brewery Ommegang

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4.15/5
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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:
This style is a farmhouse ale, and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons. 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:
#1,496
Reviews:
2,192
Ratings:
6,058
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
371
Gots:
1,083
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,058 |  Reviews: 2,192
Photo of cbleary
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a tasty and powerful beer. It reminded me of a Belgian Tripel and fans of that style would be very much at home here. It tasted of wheat, fresh yeast, and intense warming alcohol. It went down very smooth and it was deceptively intoxicating. It was quite enjoyable and I'd have it again.

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Photo of dawardster
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of heyabbott
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ChrisR123
4.44/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Ryan_Graham
3.01/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a murky yellow with a solid two finger head. Wheat smelling. The taste was a bit disappointing. It's a little bit too carbonated for my taste. The aftertaste is wheaty with a tinge of alcohol. Overall, it's a very hoppy beer with a champagne type feel to it. Not my type of beer.

I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.

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Photo of miguelre06
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ambiguousfigures
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of Mick
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Realistically one of the best beers on the market today when tallying in so many different factors. Deserving of a 5 across the board.

Translucent yellow allows a nice glare to lighten the contents in the glass. Colossal head frothy, creamy, and sticky. Excellent texture. It not only hangs on to the end, it wonderfully finishes the great story that this beer is.

Fruity and floral aromas; detected a slight hint of banana and or grassy tones.

Very complex body, very complex beer. At times fuller and chunky, at other times lighter and somewhat sweet. To call it excellent is an understatement. One of the best beers I have ever had.

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Photo of Moxley
3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a small pilsner glass.

A - Poured a light golden amber with a foamy head that didn't dissipate too quickly.

S - Grassy, hoppy smell with a citrusy, floral sweetness. Picked up on a bit of a clove scent as well.

T - A very interesting combination of malty, citrusy, and earthy hops. It actually worked really well together.

M&D - Nice balance of carbonation and alcohol warmth. Overall a good beer. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of skiit13
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Wegomlegging
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden cloudy appearance with very nice lacy head. Pours nice, but pull back on the bottle at the last second to hold back the sediment. Really nice floral smell. Yeasty spicy flavor done right, with pure satisfaction in the finish. Snappy mouthfeel thanks to great carbonation, and very drinkable. Overall a superior beer.

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Photo of eph1291
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Gurrett
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stevegregg
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of emmgee
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of smlmeyer
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Rob_Z
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CAD22
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vec2267
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - cloudy, straw yellow, abundant white foam, nice lacing

S - quite pungent, very spicy, coriander and ginger

T - coriander, pepper, lemon, ginger, very dry

M - well carbonated, medium in body, crisp and refreshing

O - very complex, very balanced, lots of bright fresh flavors

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

Pillowy, absolute white head filled with tiny bubbles that broke quickly but retained an excellent lacing throughout. Smell was a bit of citrus and malt with a little hoppiness , bread maybe- can't nail it. Hazy, urinesque color. Mouthfeel was smooth yet a kiss of fizz, spicey on the tongue, pepper, fruit. This is not one of my go to styles but I really did enjoy this beer and would gladly do a couple of bombers with friends during a cookout .

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Photo of FuselGuy
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of soulfly967
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden honey color with a foamy white head that took quite a while to fall. It had a yeasty scent, with some citrus fruits hiding in there as well. The taste was initially sweet, with some bitterness at the end. Exceptoinal taste, it was balanced almost prefectly with some grassy and citrus undertones. The mouthfeel was light, crisp, and nicely carbonated. This is a very drinkable beer. I will be getting some more of these sometime in the near future.

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Photo of BetterDarker
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale, golden straw color; a very 'bright' looking beer. Lots of bubbles with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Decentlacing.

S: Great aroma with fruit, yeast and pepper. Either the pale malt or the yeast add a hint of bread.

T: Pepper and yeast up front followed by candi sugars with a mildly spicy finish.

M: Medium mouthfeel with serious carbonation.

D: Highly drinkable, fantastic brew.

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Photo of acehart1
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 vintage Hennepin. Got damn.

This beer tastes like typical Hennepin. It really doesn't taste much different than fresher batches I have tasted in the past. It is still extremely drinkable and lighter, something I have come to expect from this beer. It's kind of cool to see how this beer compares to a newer vintage. On second thought, the beer has gained more of a champagne-y taste, a very delicate balance of sweetness, bubbles, and a little dryness. Very cool. Glad my neighbor had the patience to age this one.

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

At Ommefest. Amazing golden color with light hints of softer fruits, spices, and zest. Amazingly crisp and dry much how i love saisons. Always a winner. I've had the original from belgium recently that is about 2 years old and can say that it is holing up very well. I was surprised how well it was doing censidering the time difference, but Ommegang did a great job with this one.

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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,058 ratings