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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) by Brewery Ommegang
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
7.70 % ABV


 
Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 16 4 8 2010
Old Review
750ml purchased from Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, GA. Poured into an Ommegang tulip.

A: Pours a really bright golden color that has a good bit of haze to it. Got a good 3 fingers of head from this thing that has decent retention and has amazingly soapy, clingy lacing. Nice active carbonation bubbles.

S: Yeast is very much there. Citrus hops are coming through nicely. Spicy, peppery scent. Pretty faint though.

T: Taste is pretty good. Yeasty, earthy goodness. Citrus hops bring a twangy, sweetness in here with lemon and orange flavors. Malt is subdued but present. Grape flavor comes in a bit. Touch of alcohol. Very nice.

M: Medium in body but feels thin. Carbonation is heavy, but makes it easy drinking. Alcohol rests on the throat with a pleasant burn.

D: This beer is easy drinking but the feel seems to be off. Taste is good and interesting. Pretty good beer overall

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 09-15-2008 04:56:36

Served In: Tulip

Review by joe1510 on 11/17/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2009
750ml Bottle
$5.99
Binny's Orland

Hennepin pours a hazy straw golden with tiny natural carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. A two finger white eggshell head forms on the pour that sticks around awhile leaving chunky lace after each sip that falls back to the body. A very good looking saison.

Aroma is tough to pick up through the dense head. Slight lemon sourness. The classic barnyard scents are in there as well but toned down. Freshly cut hay. Very refreshing. Aromas fit together seamlessly.

Mildly tart lemon upfront. The tartness lingers as subtle grassy undertones show up mid palate. Finishes with a nice grassy, lemongrass hoppiness. Touch of alcohol on the swallow. There's even some of that Belgian candi sugar feel although I don't think any is added. Very refreshing.

Crisp, clean (for a saison) light bodied mouthfeel. Finishes bone dry letting the hops come forward. Very nicely done.

In the summer months I could tip back Hennepin all day long. Such an easy sipper and so refreshing.

Hennepin is a beer that is constantly stocked in my fridge. One of my favorite summer sippers and at an affordable price. Not as funky as a couple of my favorites but as thirst quenching and enjoyable as a saison can get.

Reviewed: 7/8/07

Price: $5.99 Served In: Tulip

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 0
Pours a clear, golden straw color. Huge, magnificent fizzing white head, that slowly recedes. Extremely active carbonation, Excellent lacing.

Aromas of green apple and green grapes. A pleasant combination of sweet and sour. A strong lemony citrus aroma permeates through out. Grassy and yeasty. Outstanding.

On the tongue... fruity, as in pear and apple, with orange zest and lemon for balance. Sweet malts, and a hint of hop bitterness. Nice transition to sour yeast funk, which lasts through out the finish.

Light in body, smooth and airy mouthfeel. Excellent carbonation.

This is one of my all-time favorites. Truly turned me on to Saisons. I always come back to this one - just can't get enough of it. Delicious, easy drinking, refreshing, versatile with many different food pairings... a good warm weather beer.
And an excellent representation of it's style.
Must Try!!!

Served In: Other

Review by Oxymoron on 09/11/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 16 3 6 2009
The pour is an off orangish yellow color with a cloudy appearance. The head did not pour out too fluffy but did last a good amount of time. The lacing also was good.

The smell is no doubt a Belgium. A sweet malt and sugary aroma. Hints of lighter spice and it reminded me of a Belgian wit more then a saison. Some fruity notes remind me of oranges and lighter citrus notes.

The taste is a light for a saison. There is some lighter tart, almost apple flavor and citrus zest, but not really noticeable for what I would consider for a saison. A good sweet aroma and a Belgian yeast taste are most noticeable. At the back end there is a light candy taste. The tart flavor lasts a while for the aftertaste but is limited. There is some spice flavor, cloves and white pepper. Reminds me of a Belgium wit.

There is a higher then normal carbonation and the body is light. The higher carbonation does bring out more zest in the back end though. One thing to note is there is no hint of the higher alcohol. Sneaky.

Overall I would have liked more of a tart flavor but that taste is good and a very enjoyable beer.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by JJ on 11/22/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 18 5 8 2008
This Saison pours a cloudy gold with a thick 1 inch white meringue head. A decent amount of carbonation makes its way to the head. Yeasty esters with the usual orange, clove floral on the nose. Taste is spicy on the tongue up front and mellows to a fruity, floral finish. Very smooth with almost a dry champagne mouth feel. Dangerously easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-25-2006 17:39:17

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 07/23/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 2008
Color is a firm cloudy golden straw yellow, growing firm and frothy a white one inch head builds slowly and reatins for a good long time, slowly slips down to a thick haze, lace in slow dripping ink blots. Smell is mostly yeasty and spiced, some citrusy lemon and white pepper underlay with a slight touch of alcohol. Taste is subtle and fairly complex with an overall mellowness thats super nice with an easy and soft maltyness, lightly citrusy of lemon and melon rinds, dulled tangyness, some notes of musty grasses and sugar. Spicy yeastyness is light up until the finish where it approaches ever so tingly and lightly building slowly, gaining some and helping end with a calm dryness in the finish. Carbonation was perfect, solid and full bodied, a nice crescendo from start to finish and a bit of thickness and even some light chewyness rendering in some of the finish. Nice malty balance with the yeast, and what ever hops may be in there adding in with some of that grassyness and very slight calm bitterness thats barely noticeable in the middle. A definate keeper and a wonderful drinker. Mellow, soothingly smooth, thick, luscious, a hidden alcoholic treat to be shared, if willing ; )

Served In: Goblet

Review by Tip Top on 12/27/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 0
Review from 12/13/06

A - Pours a golden straw colored body that is clean and clear. A stream of bubbles comes from the bottom point of the tulip and rises to the surface. Big, bright white fizzy head with good staying power.

S - Lemon zest, belgian yeast. Lots of earthy notes with hints of hay, apple among them.

T - Has that barnyard taste that you look for in a Saison. Belgian yeast and lemon zest are the biggest flavors with tons of others stuff joining in. Light, floral and citrusy. Very refreshing and crisp.

M - Medium bodied with great carbonation. Crisp and clean, this a perfect summer beer and is still just fine in December in MN.

D - One of, if not my favorite Saisons. Another gem from Ommegang.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/04/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 5 8 0
Pours a bright, orange/gold into my glass. Very effervescent with a huge head. . Smell is fruity with nice, spicey clove overtones. Taste is amazing. Very light and refreshing. Distinct Belgian golden ale flavor. Slightly fruity with a spicey hop finish. Mouthfeel is exceptional. Never thin, this one isn’t too thick either. There is just enough body to let you know you are drinking a quality beer but it also is dry and refreshing at the same time. Very light on the palate but with lingering flavors as well. Very balanced.

Served In: Pint Glass

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