Ginnepin | Brewery Ommegang

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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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with juniper berries, lemon and lime zest,orange peel, ginger, coriander, and grains of paradise.

Added by superspak on 09-14-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,367
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
24
pDev:
5.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very nice hazy golden color with a very generous head and nice lacing. Aroma has citrus hints. The taste follows the nose with resounding citrus notes. A light bodied very well carbonated beer. A very well done very complex beer with a great balance of all the ingredients, and it is a wonderful refreshing beer. Another great beer from a very consistent brewery.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up an anniversary 3 pack from TW Arrowhead 11-11-17 for $30. Bottle date is not discernable.

Beer poured golden with a beautiful white head that has some very nice hang time.

Nose is classic Belgian phenols, primarily horse blanket.

Taste is an interesting combination of horse blanket and lemon over a pilsner and pale malt base. Not catching some of the purported adjuncts but is still good nonetheless.

Mouthfeel is very good, the yeast strain lends a very light yet smooth feel.

Overall it has been a long time since i have had a Hennepin and i find i still like it!

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle as part of Ommegang's 20th Anniversary Rare Beer Pack.

Poured into a wine glass, Ginnepin is deep gold and hazy with a thick, frothy white head. Great looking, as so many of Ommegang's beers are.

Aroma is an inviting mix of fruit and spice. The beer comes as advertised on the label; the juniper, lemon, lime, orange, ginger, coriander, and even the grains of paradise are all there.

Fruity and spicy flavor without overpowering the palate. Complex and balanced. Bright and effervescent. Medium bodied with no sign of the almost 8% ABV. Dangerously easy to drink. Finishes dry as a bone.

One of the greatest things about the Saison style is how easily it lends itself to interpretation. Ommegang succeeded in putting a creative take on an already well-established and wonderful beer, Hennepin. I paid $27 for the 3-pack of this, Barrel Aged 3 Phils, and Barrel Aged Abbey Ale, and a glass, and without having the other two beers yet this pack is already a great value.

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Photo of nyrblue2
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrOH
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely beautiful. Hazy gold with a big head of white mousse. Great lacing.
Fruity aroma, with a bit of citrus and juniper, along with a bit of ginger.
Flavor is of bubblegum-like fruit, citrus, and ginger. Not really getting much juniper, which is a little bit of a let down.
Nice soft mouthfeel, but still really effervescent.
Got dinged a little cause I expected more juniper, what with it having gin in the name, but otherwise a really solid saison.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer has that incredible Ommegang look that I haven't seen for quite some time; with the cloudy goldenstraw liquid capped by an impressive head that sticks for the session, leaving clumps of lacing

Smell: The juniper comes through along with graham cracker malt and herbal tones of ginger, coriander and grains of paradise; hints of citrus are also discernible

Taste: The graham cracker malt joins with the citrusy tones of lemon and lime as the ginger builds; through the middle, the herbal elements of juniper berry, coriander and grains of paradise add complexity; the malt bill supports the flavors from start to finish though the lemon and lime lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: My first beer out of the three bottle set and it is a stunner; the complexity is off the charts and is a reminder that there is more to beer these days than NE IPAs, fruited sours and barrel-aged stouts

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an Ommegang flute. Pours a hazy golden amber with a two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing; looks nice. Aroma of lightly grainy malt, saison and Belgian yeast, lemon and orange citrus, apples, coriander and light ginger and pine (actually the juniper); spicy. Flavor is grainy saison malt, lemon, light orange, light stone fruit, coriander and earthy spicing. Lingering coriander, grain of paradise and citrus fruit finish. Medium bodied with wonderful active carbonation. A great take on the classic Hennepin saison. Oddly I'm not getting much distinct juniper here, not even as much as any of the gin barrel age ales I've tried. The profile leans very close to a tripel style to my taste, although the malt is clearly a saison style. But the modest juniper is not a big loss, because this has a lot of well handled spice and citrus flavors that are well integrated with some light stone fruit, which also leans towards a tripel flavor. Not a dry, grainy style saison, but the complex flavors are well balanced and this is delicious. I haven't had a Hennepin in a very long time and this makes me realize I need to revisit it; I really liked it the last time I tried it. Everything in this Anniversary pack looks great and this one is a fine start.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with juniper berries, lemon and lime zest, orange peel, ginger, coriander, and grains of paradise... Bottle from the Ommegang 20th Anniversary Rare Beer Pack... Hennepin-themed, and while I haven't had Hennepin in years, this strikes me as a very distinct entity. Herbal and grassy, citrusy and hoppy - the juniper adds a nice flavor - though it may be worth noting that I do like gin - a very light and lively beer... Bubbles effervesce from the bottom throughout, and a persistent head remains atop a pale gold body, clear save for some tiny particles in suspension... Never mind Hennepin, I haven't had a saison in ???, and this take on the style is sure being well-received by this beer drinker. I'm assuming this beer is only available in the gift box, which comes with bourbon barrel editions of Three Philosophers and their Abbey Dubbel (and a glass to drink 'em from)... The box is a $40 ticket out here, and if this beer is the least of 'em, it's well-worth the purchase...

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 7/21/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy pale golden/straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange peel, juniper, spruce, ginger, coriander, peach, pear, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus peel/zest, spices, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange peel, juniper, spruce, ginger, coriander, peach, pear, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast spiciness; light herbal/grassy bitterness and tangy wheat/yeast tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, lime, orange peel, juniper, spruce, ginger, coriander, peach, pear, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus peel/zest, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness balance, and no astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly clean finishing, and prickly/foamy on carbonation. Moderate increasing dryness from yeast spiciness and carbonation. High carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly tangy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 7.7%. Overall this is fantastic spiced saison! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus peel/zest, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the very carbonated/spicy/drying finish. Perfectly balanced spices, yeast, and pale/wheat malts. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Ginnepin from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 24 ratings