Friday, May 16, 2014

American Craft Beer Week: Ommegang's Hennepin

I completely missed one day of trying a new craft beer because we went out to dinner...and I had wine instead.

Last night we tried Ommegang's Hennepin. It's a farmhouse saison. For wine, I'm a pinot girl all the way. I mean, I'll drink other wines, but pinot is my wine of choice. In the realm of beer, I'm quickly realizing that I love saisons! They are effervescent and spicy, fruity and refreshing.

Brewery Ommegang, part of the legendary Belgian brewery Duvel Moortgat, opened in 1997 to craft-brew fine Belgian-style ales. Located on a 136-acre farmstead in Cooperstown, New York, I sure am glad I can get my hands on these beers here in California. They are delightful!

This hennepin is almost saffron-colored. There are herbal grassy notes followed by slightly sweet with a dry finish. Some beers are shallow. This saison is silky but complex. I am a huge fan! Like I said, I am just a couple of sips away from saying I'm a saison gal all the way.

Oh, and I served this with a plate full of fresh fruits, including strawberries, cantaloupe, and apples.


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