From Brewery Ommegang – As you pour this rich golden ale into your glass, consider your surroundings. Are you in a restaurant? Outside on the deck? Is it hot and humid? Cold and brisk? Take a drink. Feel the way Hennepin is bright and lively in your mouth with a warming mix of spicy gingersnap and citrusy hops. Refreshing. Relaxing. It’s true: no matter where you are, Hennepin is the perfect ale for all seasons.
Brewery Ommegang – Hennepin Farmhouse Saison – 750ml bottle poured into a goblet. 7.7% abv. Purchased at Beverages and More – Pasadena, CA.
Appearance: Pours a pastel yellow gold, with a small sudsy head. Plenty of light can get through, however the beer is a bit cloudy, and you can’t see objects through it.
Aroma: Spicy fruity yeast and dry malt.
Taste: At first, I get a fruity bouquet on the back of my tongue, followed by spices and spicy bitter hops in the finish. A little citrusy, and a tad yeasty.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry for the most part, refreshing. Full bodied like a Belgian ale.
Overall: A really good beer, a bit more fruit than I expected, but still something I would love to share with someone who likes farmhouse style beer.