Sunday, October 13, 2013

Brewery Ommegang's Hennepin Farmhouse Saison

Crank it and spank it ladies and germs!

Let me start off by saying Ommegang really tickles my heartstrings. They truly cater to the lazy boozehound. They sell these magnums and cram 7.7% ABV in these mothers. Getting drunk wasn't this easy since middle school!

For all the scholars out there, we originally reviewed Ommegang here. So if you want to read up on them I highly suggest you read that. If you're a slacker, like I'm guessing you are, I'll tell you a little more about this beer.

Any asshole can simply read the bottle and tell you where the term Hennepin originated. So let me type it for you and you can just read it. Named after Louis Hennepin, supposed avid pinball champion and explorer was the first turkey from Europe to visit Niagra Falls. Rumor has it he started the first bullshit wax museum and creamsicle flavored malt liquor. What else does Niagra Falls suck at? We don't have time for that.

From the site if this bad bastard, it's got more head than Man-E-Faces from He-Man. It follows up with a pretty serious champagne-esque fountain of bubbles stemming from the bottom of the glass. The head is whiter than Columbian cocaine and the beer itself its a clear amber beauty. The head adheres to the sites of your glass, exposing its deep, flavorful undertones.

The scent shits yeast.  It prepares your taste buds for a bitter, dry aftertaste.  For as dry as a finish as it has, the initial taste is crisp.  Initial chugs will deceive that this beer is light and uninteresting, however, when washing your mouth with it, the yeast triggers a malty, bubbling sensation encompassing your mouth. This beer is like a champagne and white wine rolled into one.

I don't typically care for saisons so my opinion is a little biased, however, I try and be fair. This beer does a great job. It isn't obnoxious but I can't see myself drinking more than a magnum in one sitting. I'm pretty sure most of Ommegang's stuff is Belgian-style. I don't care for belgians myself, but I know when a brewer makes a great beer.  I don't mind this beer at all. I wouldn't buy a case of it but I'd be real excited (and drunk) if someone brought some to an event to share.

It's hoppy, crisp and full bodied. I'd suggest to pour this in a stemmed glass. You want to keep this cold like white wine and you don't want to drink a mouthful of yeast at the bottom of the bottle like a real jerk.

Drinkability: 6/10
Taste: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Curb Appeal: 7/10

Overall: 6.75/10

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