Ommegang is a New York brewer specializing in Belgian style beers. I am far from an expert on Belgian beers, but I know enough to know that the two beers sampled here are not all that great.
First up is the Hennepin which is a saison style ale. The Saisons that I have had are fresh and bright and have strong yeast flavor. Maybe because they are often called ‘farmhouse’ ales, I usually find some herbal notes in the palate. Not with this one. The Hennepin was thin and weak tasting. It did have a nice foamy head, but there was not much else going on with this beer. I will give it a 4.5/10, and I am being generous with that.
The next beer was the Abbey Ale. This poured a deep ruby color, and had a nice head. It had some spice notes in the aroma, and had a malty flavor. It was not bad, but it was far from great. It gets a 5.5/10.
While I will not go back to the well for either of these beers, Ommegang brews what they call Chocolate Indulgence, which looks worth a try.