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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 23 Drink: Ommegang Hennepin

OK, so this brewery is close to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the pure American burg of Cooperstown, but the label says they are just 3,264 miles from Brussels. It feels a bit closer when you sip this saison.

Ommegang Hennepin is named for the Belgian missionary that is credited as being the first European to see Niagara Falls. The brew pours a bright straw color with a head that reminds you of a frothy coffee drink. The flavor has some farmhouse funk, but has some pronounced crisp notes, too. A beer worth investigating.

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