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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 

Ommegang Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison)


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"A hoppy brew, the Ommegang Hennepin is beautifully golden in color and stays on the palate with a briskness that makes it perfect for aperitifs." according to BevMo.com. This statement is pretty much bullshit.

Not even remotely hoppy (at least in the way that the descriptor has come to mean something with high IBUs), instead this is a fine American version of the lovely Belgian farmhouse style. It should come as no surprise that Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown, New York, was purchased by the Belgian Duvel Moortgat in 2003.

It has a nice citrus aroma - very crisp, very refreshing. The yellow straw murky color is very inviting. The taste is light but full on flavor. Hints of spice and fruits come through deliciously.

This is a fine beer and comparable to similar ones more fabled from Belgian. For the price, it’s quite a bargain considering its Belgian kin will likely cost you twice as much.

justin,

i'm a beer retard... i drink light beer cause in my case it would be a waste to spend money on good beer.

anyways, i'm hoping to move up the beer chain sometime soon. i think i'm still partial to hard liquor for now.

climbing the beer chain is a good time

start with something lighter like a quality lager if you want to wade into it

Hennepin is just fantastic. The Ommegang gang makes just about the best Belgian's this side of the Atlantic.

I'll drink pretty much anything they put out.

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