Drink Ommegang Hennepin

Ommegang Hennepin

(20130203)
Relevant Links:
Hennepin (Ommegang Website)
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) (BeerAdvocate.com)
Ommegang Hennepin (RateBeer.com)

20130203: [20130204]
Note that by now this beer is at least a year old.* However, at 7.7% ABV and bottle-conditioned, it has the potential to last at least a year and even age well. On the other hand, I didn't purposely try to age it, I just never had the opportunity to share it. I figured bringing it to the Super Bowl party would be a perfect time to share. Unfortunately, everybody was pretty much done with drinking by the time I opened it. Fortunately, I found that I could put the cork back into the bottle! Unfortunately, I still would have preferred sharing it.

(20140111)
I wrote: "The Hennepin might be closer to tasting bad. Hmmm... I don't know." 10:41PM ET

Just in case it had an adverse affect on the flavor, I will mention that I already had three other beers by that point: Samuel Adams White Christmas, Samuel Adams Holiday Porter, and Ommegang Three Philosophers.

*On 20131226, I determined that I bought this beer as part of a gift pack some time during November 2011. The gift pack also included a bottle of Gnomegang, a bottle of Three Philosophers, and an Ommegang cup.

20130204:
This beer has a nice easy smell. I think the carbonation has gone down since opening the bottle yesterday, but it still has a nice and easy taste. It has a citrus taste. I would guess that I had too many drinks yesterday to correctly observe this beer.

(20130204)
20140111: [20150125]
After sharing a Delirium Noël, I opened a bottle of Ommegang Hennepin and shared it.

Unfortunately, its notes (like various other events taking place in January 2014) are missing. While uneventful, at least I've had a experience with the beer.

Website Information:
HENNEPIN
FARMHOUSE SAISON

Ale with spices: Grains of paradise, ginger, coriander and sweet orange peel

HEART AND RUSTIC GOLDEN ALE. FULL-BODIED, HOPPY AND CRISP.

HENNEPIN WAS MADE TO QUENCH YOUR THIRST FOR THE UNKNOWN.

(20140111)
BREWMASTER PHIL'S TASTING NOTES
This style is called Grisette, or farmhouse, and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons. Hennepin is a delicious brew for all seasons. It is spicy and refreshing, and also has a high alcohol content to keep you warm throughout the winter months.

A moderately hoppy, farmhouse-style ale with a champagne-like effervescence, Hennepin has a crisp start followed by malt sweetness balanced with a firm bitterness. Hennepin has a bounty of great flavors: ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain. Pouring a bright golden color with a spicy-sweet balance of orange peel, sweet malt, hops and ginger, Hennepin makes way for a dry finish with a slight bite of ginger.

CHEF'S TASTING NOTES & RECIPES
As an accompaniment, it leans towards Asian culture, especially sushi. The ginger notes and the coriander pair sublimely with hamachi and salmon and a good dose of wasabi.

This picture more closely reflects the actual color of the beer. It also shows
the amount I poured down the drain. It's good, but it's also noon. (20130204)
PROFILE
MALTS: Pilsner, pale, corn
HOPS: Styrian Golding
SPICES: Coriander, sweet orange peel, ginger, grains of paradise
YEAST: Ommegang house yeast
OG: 16.8 Plato
FG: 2.6 Plato
ABV: 7.7%
IBU: 24

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