Friday, November 29, 2013

Brewery Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse Ale

Welcome back to The Best Beer Blog, it has been a while but here is another beer review.  Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving! in the last few years the Farmhouse Saison has been growing in popularity. This style hails from Belgium and is brewed in the farmhouse to be enjoyed during the summer months. But now Saisons can be enjoyed year round. This particular Farmhouse Saison is Hennepin, 7.7% ABV, from Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown N.Y. Hennepin is named fro the explorer Father Hennepin, the first European to visit Niagara Falls. Hennepin pours a bright but hazy yellow/golden color with a huge three-finger white fluffy head that stays for quite some time. There is a good amount of carbonation bubbles to this Saison with very limited amount of light streaming through the glass. The aroma on Hennepin is a rich peppery bouquet with a hint of lemon and orange peel. The taste of Hennepin is big with a rustic flavor of spicy ginger light hints of orange peel with a peppery yet slightly spicy note. You can really taste the alcohol around all the other funky flavors on this beer. The mouth feel is medium to slightly light with a nice spicy zesty finish. The aftertaste on Hennepin is lemony with hints of a grainy peppery orange. Overall this is a spectacular tasting beer. Hennepin gets A+. Ommegang has brewed on darn good Saison here. I couldn’t find a thing wrong with this beer. Hennepin has a lot of flavors going on here but none of its flavors clash with each other. I really think that you should go out and try Hennepin Saison and see what you think. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!     

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