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Glimmerglass - Brewery Ommegang

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86
very good

371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fmccormi on 02-20-2014)
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Overall: A pretty solid lighter take on a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Good mix of fruity and spicy notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 07:33:33 | More by MattyG85
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Nice and effervescent on the tongue. Overall, the bear is fairly light. The flavor reminds me of a hefeweizen beer, but with more carbonation and less banana / clove flavor. I do get subtle notes of the citrus and pink peppercorns, but they are VERY subtle.

Serving type: bottle

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This pours a light yellow-gold hazy beer with a nice thick, fluffy head. The nose is a little faint, with light fruity and yeasty-spicy notes. Very nice flavor: a light bodied, effervescent beer with moderate hoppiness (rather earthy), light pear-like fruitiness, understated phenolic pepperiness. This is a really good saison--great choice for a breakfast beer, which is how I'm having it.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Not a super fresh bottle, but not "cellared"
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Glimmerglass from Brewery Ommegang
86 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.