00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a nice white head. Flavor is yeasty with aroma being very similar. Not bad at all. One I will be enjoying again soon.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Premier in Buffalo. Pastel yellow body, big fluffy white head. (3+) Lighty yeasty aroma with lightly spicy notes. Flavour is similar to the aroma, a light spicy character with very light fruit notes and a dry finish that leaves lingering alcohol and pepper. Average palate is light on the tongue. Pleasant, but would be more quaffable if the alcohol was a touch more rounded in the finish.
zathrus13 (1765) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow/gold, with a white head. Aromas are yeast, spices, banana, clove and citrus fruit. Flavors are citrus fruit, yeast, spice, banana, and malt. A really goos saison.
tennisjoel (1376) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy Belgian Hefe color with larger bubbled head. Continuous carbonation throughout. Good aroma of citrus, apricot, banana, clove, and all spice. Taste is a little rough, not bad; I like the flavor, but not as smooth as others in this style. Tart finish. Normally I like carbonation in my beer, but this is slightly overcarbonated which overpowers the flavor of the beer. Decent brew and drinkable but not in the same league as Ommegang original. Taste is better as it warms
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ommegang beers are all spiced, and Hennepin is a good example of spicy saison, but with good malt character to back up the spice character of this beer. The spice notes in this beer is up front, center stage, but Hennepin gains its character from the artful use of malt and hops as well. Iíve enjoyed Hennepin many times, and one of my most memorable examples was trying this beer at the brewery in Cooperstown. This beer pours to a cloudy, pale golden color, with a thick, rocky, white, head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of zesty aromas of pepper, corriander, pale malt, and earthy yeast. The palate is hearty, and firm, with good pale malt flavor, with a nice back drop of pepper, and earthy yeast flavor. Hennepin finishes with more malt and spice flavor up front, then ends with some grassy hop aroma, and some spice flavor that lingers. A very spicy and peppery version of saison. This beer is a wonderful beer to match with a number of dishes. This beer has very good cutting power. It would work well with red meats, game, poultry, strong and sharp cheeses.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is honey sweet with yeast, pepper, banana, coriander, and surprisingly hemp. Maybe thatís why I think I smell smoke in it. The appearance is a hazy gold with a foamy head. The flavor is sour and sweet with most of the elements from the aroma. The palate is a little on the thin side but overall itís good. I am still waiting for the hemp to kick in however. Wait... ah there it is..
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 750 bottle - Pours up a huge head, nice, slightly hazy straw color. Citrus is apparent in the pleasant aroma and some yeast. The flavor hits with some sweet malts followed quickly by the citrus and subdued spice. Palate is kind of bubbly, not too thin and avoids being too thin. Initially I thought this brew was a bit too sour for my taste, but soon it seemed just right. The finish has some mild bitterness and lingers awhile. This is the second variety of Ommegang ale that Iíve tried, and Iím impressed with their quality Belgian ale at very affordable prices.
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Foamy white head that fills half the glass. Aroma of hops and wheat. Hazy with a clear wheat flavor.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. 750. Pours a bright yellow color with a big white head and tons of carbonation. Peppery aroma with phenol notes of banana. The cork has a very musty aroma that Iím not finding in the beer itself. Flavors are primarily malt and banana. Thereís also notes of grass, apples and pears. Finishes dry. What can I say, itís simply a great Saison.
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2008 Draft. Golden with tightly-bubbled white head. Soft on the palate with a prickly fizziness. The aroma is spicy &#40;clove and orainder&#41; and the flavor is sweet and spicy ó thereís vanilla and a hint of orange.The follow-through is a bit tart. Quite enjoyable.