Glimmerglass - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up at the Bottle King in Livingston a few weeks back. Thankful that spring has finally (on the calendar) arrived here and given that the newer Ommegang beers have really impressed me, I was hoping that this one would as well. As nicely crafted and easy to quaff as this was, there was something missing from here as this was just a bit more plain that I would have liked. The appearance was the best part of this offering but after that, this went down a bit too fast for me to fully savor.
To call the foam on this beer a head would be quite the misnomer, as it filled up my pint glass as soon as I started to pour this out, down the side mind you! I had to let it settle a few times before I was able to get the last of the liquid out of the bottle (as this reminded me of a 12 oz. champagne) but there wasn't as much sediment at the bottom of the bottle as I expected for a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Lots of lemon zest and clove in the nose, followed by a nice peppery spice and grass in the taste. Not a striking sourness to this as the house yeast took hold here as it tends to do in so many of the other Ommegang beers. Only in the back did the style really take hold of my taste buds and there was just enough carbonation to scrub away whatever flavor notes lingered after each sip.
The alcohol was nice and mild, as was to be expected. As a few others commented on here, this felt more like a Witbier and went down like one too. I've never disliked anything from these guys but I'm starting to get the feeling that these beers are blending into each other just a bit too much. Anyone who loves Saisons or Ommegang's other offerings that are currently on the shelf won't be disappointed here but I wish they'd push the envelope just a be more with their newer releases. These guys are too good to brew anything less than the best when it comes to Belgian-inspired beers.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 07:14:04 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Not a super fresh bottle, but not "cellared"
The beer pours a slightly dull golden yellow topped by a loose, wispy white head with no lacing or sediment. The nose is a mix of honey-like malt sweetness, some bubble gummy yeast, and a slight peppercorn spice. The taste is also slightly spicy with a clean yeast presence and grain/biscuity sweetness, but has minimal bitterness or distinct peppercorn. It's light-medium bodied, filtered, clean & drinkable, well-carbonated, with characteristic omme house yeast upfront that doesn't quite transition into the anticipated spicy, bitter peppercorn finish. This is not an ommegang highlight for me (prefer their dry-hopped variants), but isn't unpleasant.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 01:27:29 | More by ThePorterSorter
Glimmerglass from Brewery Ommegang
86 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.