Review: Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse Saison
J'aime les saisons! Yum yum! Who doesn't love saisons? Seriously! Time to review Brewery Ommegang's Hennepin Farmhouse Saison.
Appearance: Ommegang's saison pours a rich citrusy copper-orange, thick and opaque, minimal amount of snow white head on top. A hint of carbonated fizziness taking place.
Aroma: Ommegang went the whole nine yards for the aroma. It's a rich, zesty saison with lots of orange peel notes, a boat load of coriander, a bit of graininess, a hint of ginger, a squirt of lemon and that typical Belgian yeast aroma.. it's all right in your nose.
Taste: Big flavour of citrus right at the beginning - lots of orange peels followed by a rich breadiness coming from the yeast, a bit of an acidic aftertaste from lemons. Rich carbonation as it hits my tongue. A bit of a creamy yet lemony aftertaste to it. Very refreshing and absolutely love the amount of citrus zest is being used in here. Very easy to drink and fairly light on the palate making it not as heavy as some saisons.
Overall Thoughts: Very solid saison, rich in citrus zest, coriander and hits the senses immediately. At 7.7% ABV, it's a bit stronger than most saisons. Very yeasty and bready brew but lots of spices to make it a great Sunday afternoon brew snack. Very Belgian-inspired.