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Glimmerglass - Brewery Ommegang

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very good

421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 9
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: fmccormi on 02-20-2014)
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

JerzDevl2000, Apr 07, 2014
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Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Hazy gold-orange with billowing white head. Now I need to wait to drink...

Smell: Lemon, orange peel, peach, pepper, clove and light banana.

Taste: Wheat malts with a strong emphasis on lemon and orange peel. Light peach and banana backbone. Finish has pepper and clove and is lightly tart.

Feel: Light bodied and effervescent. Crisp and dry. Very nice.

Overall: This a very light Saison that is somewhat Witbier-like. Certainly more subtle than other Ommegang beers I have had, but this is so crisp and refreshing (and wonderfully tart) that I don't care too much.

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Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge four finger white head that slowly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, spicy, and yeasty Belgian style aroma with good hints of fruit esters. Belgian yeast with hints of peppers, farmhouse funk, and clove. Fruit hints of banana, pear, apple, white grape, and citrus orange and lemon. Pale malt with hints of wheat, straw, grains, and cracker. Subtle hints of earthy and floral hops. A very solid saison aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a yeasty, fruity, and spicy Belgian style taste with notes of fruit esters and spice. Upfront Belgian yeast with notes of farmhouse funk, peppers, and clove. Fruit notes of apple, pear, banana, and white grape along with some citrus notes of orange and lemon. Slight bubblegum as well. Pale malt with notes of wheat, grains, straw, and cracker. Also some subtle background notes of floral hops. A pretty good Belgian taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Fairly prickly and smooth. Finishes dry.

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Glimmerglass from Brewery Ommegang
86 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.