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Glimmerglass - Brewery Ommegang

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Reviews: 74
Hads: 523
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 25.52%
Wants: 21
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: fmccormi on 02-20-2014

Author James Fenimore Cooper gave the name 'Glimmerglass' to the beautiful body of water that graces Cooperstown. Nestled between gentle mountains, it reflects any object held up to it, just as it reflects our joy at the arrival of each spring.

Deep straw to light amber in color with a thick, pure white head. The saison yeast strain gives off fruity aromas of pear, apple and slight citrus balanced with a delicate floral hop character and a touch of spiciness. Taste is very clean, with pronounced fruit flavors, delicate bready malt followed by welcomed spicing. Crisp finish with lingering yet subtle notes of yeast and touches of fruity pepper.
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, chalk, spice, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with Belgian yeast, spice, and chalk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting chalky presence in the smell and taste.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

live most of what ommegang puts out, so its no real surprise that their new spring seasonal is exceptional. very light golden color, yellow really, and rather clear for saison but still with some minimal fog to it and a massive and hard to control and settle white head that rises high above the rim of my globe and doesnt budge. smells subdued, not much pepper at all, but a definite spring citrus profile from something other than hops, wet grass in the morning, and a light but very bright and alive saison yeast, very belgian on the ester front. the flavor is more of the same, but the real maker for me on this one is how subtle both the peppercorns and orange peel are. they accent just a little, but this is still a beer driven almost entirely by beautifully floral and spicy saison yeast. even the wheat malt relaxes for it, just delicate beer, and this carries through to the feel, where it just sits soft as a pillow on my palate and tickles my tongue with little bubbles. fun feeling, fun beer, id rather have six in my box than four, but aside from that i cant hardly critique it. sessionable as beer gets for me.

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Photo of brentk56
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: What a pour - a magnificent head and then some; the liquid a cloudy orange/gold

Smell: Very flowery, almost jasmine-like, with bready and peppery undertones

Taste: Bread and flower petals, up front, with peppery and spicy yeast tones developing; in the mid-palate, the pink peppercorn starts to make my tongue tingle from the heat; orange peel arrives in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with tingly carbonation

Overall: I didn't really care for this at first but as I started to think about it I liked it more and more; takes some getting used to as it does drink more like a Wit than a Saison

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $2.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, light, bright yellow body with a tall, churning, white head. Lasting head and lace deposits.

Smell: Wafting aromatics of peppery spice, a little wheat, dried pressed florals, bits of citrus peels, additional fruits -- it's a nice, well-rounded nose.

Taste: Mild maltiness, lightly sweet, barely a hint of soda cracker and wheat, and, then it's off to grape, orchard fruits, florals, juicy, tangy citrus rind. A lone drop of lavender soap. Sustained ground pepper note throughout. Fairly dry and spicy on the altogether crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Well carbonated.

Overall: Drinkable, reasonably dry, and infused with a lively carbonation. An Ommegang I would cheerfully revisit.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ommegang "Glimmerglass"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY 01/2016"
$3.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appearance: Hazy orange-gold body beneath a massive head of white that settles slowly to a thin surface covering. Wide splashes and large spots of lacing ring the glass.

Aroma: Quite yeasty. Dried apricot. Some plastic -like phenols. A bit of chalky mineral. Subtle sweet malt with a dandyish side that reminds me of Spree or SweetTarts.

Flavor: As the flavor indicates, the yeast is quite full-on; perhaps I should have let it settle for a few more days. The malt is not as sweet as the nose suggests, nor is it as candy-ish, but the apricot-like fruitiness remains along with some pear and apple. It's mildly bitter but the phenolics and a bit of peppery spice helps to round it out and bring it to a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body and gently effervescent.

Overall: A pleasant saison although the yeast and phenolics are a bit on the high side.

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Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Love me a good saison, and enjoy most of the Ommegang stuff esp the Belgian styles, so this should be a great beer for me.

Pours a huge fizzy 3+ finger head that takes up 3/4 of the pour, frothy fizzy creamy head that fades semi slowly with tons of soapy lacing, surprisingly pretty clear straw yellow colored beer.

Nose brings nice funk, farmhouse saison funk and just about perfect level, nice straw, wet hay, some wheat like creamy and toasty note, nice lemony note and little lemongrass, a little sweet malt and a cereal grain as well, mild grassy floral hop note.

Taste starts again with the grainy malts and cereal grains, toasty and malty, with some creamy but toasty wheats, as well as the nice saison farmhouse funk, not super funky, more like cereal and grassy straw, as well as lemony notes, little lemongrass with wet hay, mild yeasty note. then a very mild grassy floral hop note, into the esters with some apple skin, little green apple and vinous note, mild bitterness. Finish is drier but a bit sticky, long lingering green apply skin ester profile, with mild lemony cereal grassy flavor also lingering a bit.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of effervescent carb that pops.

Overall not bad, nice farmhouse funk although mostly on the aroma, nice ester profile, decent malts with cereal, straw, hay, grass, etc, and just a touch of hops, although I personally owuld have liked a bit more of a hop kick.

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Photo of mactrail
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big foam here, and it doesn't seem to dissipate. Whipped cream in the New Belgium snifter. Pale shade of amber. Light and spritzy with a big coarse carbonation in the mouth, but quite a mouthful.

Rather acidic and light bodied. Some interesting aromatics. A long biscuity taste with serious perfume. Violets and straw. Just the trace of yeasty bitterness. More dry and less fruity. Just a hint of pear and apple skins. A touch of the barnyard. Subtle flavors. A pleasant quaff if you don't mind getting foam all over your face.

Quite drinkable and seems to skip the usual Ommegang overly-yeasty taste. A light and tangy Saison. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with attractive classy green label and branded black pry-off pressure cap acquired at a local H-E-B grocery and served into an Avery stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high given the brewery, which has made some solid brews I really like. 5.4% ABV confirmed per the label. Identifies itself as a spring saison, so I'm reviewing as such.

Served at fridge temp and allowed to warm slightly over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of white colour. Fairly thin, actually. Not as fluffy or creamy as would be ideal. Spotty soapy inconsistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is pretty good for the ABV - about 6-7 minutes.

Body colour is a translucent transparent yellow-copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particles or hop sediment are/is visible. Appears adequately carbonated.

Overall, the clarity of this beer is a bit disconcerting considering it's intended to be a saison. That paired with the lack of visible yeast has me worried. This appearance doesn't resemble the best beers I've had in the style to any extent. Pretty good outside style conventions, but subpar for a saison.

Sm: Citrus peel - lemon peel, maybe some orange peel. Clean barley. Belgian pale malts. White pepper. Grassy character. Floral hop character. A faint hint of grains. Belgian blonde malts. A touch of biscuit malt. Light warm fruity tones - probably from hops. Unfortunately, it's slightly stale and slightly soapy; I think this spent too long in primary fermentation. It's also unbecomingly starchy for a saison. A higher attenuation yeast is likely needed; it smells a bit too raw, young, and sugary - though I wouldn't say it seems too sweet per se.

No overt yeast character or alcohol is detectable. I'm not finding any of the intricate spicing observed in the very best saisons, nor is there any milky character.

The raw nectary sugars dominate, and could almost be confused for honey.

Overall, it's a pleasant sticky aroma of mild strength, but isn't great for the style by any means.

T: Pretty much the same as the aroma, but the finish is lovely, with bursts of pleasant floral hop character, nectar, evocative citrus notes, and ideally sweet Belgian pale malts. All my criticisms of the aroma apply to the taste; I don't find the spices and/or milky notes usually observed in great saisons; the yeast attenuation is too low, it's too starchy, it comes off a biteen stale and soapy, and the grains don't suit it well. The foundation is pretty basic - clean barley, Belgian blonde & pale malts, flaked wheat, and grains - but it's effective mostly because it's easily imposed upon by the citrus peel character and subtle white pepper. The pepper is more reticent than I'd like, but at least it's present. Clove. Grassy, raw, and young. Crackery malts come through as it warms. Some flowery notes too - lavender among them (which I despise). Seems a bit too sweet overall.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. It's not the most complex, intricate, or subtle saison out there, but it does a fair job in each category. The citrus peel and pepper touches are nice, but don't necessarily constitute true nuance. It's a decently built beer, but isn't gestalt. Certainly a cohesive flavour profile. Slightly imbalanced, albeit. I do like it.

Mf: Slightly coarse. Wet. Slightly refreshing. A bit too rough on the palate for a saison. Medium-bodied. Quite overcarbonated; almost biting. Too filling. A bit too thick. Has too much weight on the palate.

This isn't the delicate fragile texture of the very best saisons, but it's a decent companion to the slightly aboveboard flavour profile. Overall presence on the palate is alright.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or scratchy.

Dr: Downable, but pretty forgettable as far as saisons go. Is this really the same brewery that gave us Hennepin? I like what they're going for, but this doesn't hit its mark. It's a deeply flawed saison, but outside of style conventions it's an enjoyable brew for what it is. I won't be buying it again unless it's the only decent option at a bar, but you could do far worse. There's obvious inspiration and effort behind this. While hardcore saison fanatics will find many issues with it, more casual drinkers will likely enjoy it in a general sense. Ommegang can and has done far better. This almost drinks like a golden ale meets farmhouse ale.


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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the nose on this one. Kind of a bready and yeasty thing with a good portion of citrus on there as well. Flavor is kind of the same really. Doughy citrus with a nice thick body. It lingers as well. Very easy drinker. Hopefully Ommegang keeps this one around for a while. It’s a very nice beer.

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Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent gold with 3+ fingers of eggshell colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Faint peppery notes, pears

T: Lemony hops, breadyness, orange peel, white grapes, plus dryness, a bit of white pepper & clove up front. Some juicy fruit as this warms, plus dryness, some pears as this warms, a little pineapple too. Finishes dry with pineapple & passion fruit & cloves & some juicy fruit

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, balances nicely

A not so funky, but very drinkable example of the style. I would buy this again for warm weather drinking, very refreshing

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden body with a slight haze about it, brilliant white head with chunks of sporadic lacing. Aroma clean yeast esters, biscuit malt, hints of citrus peel real full on orange aromatic household cleaner, not picking up the pepper on the nose but I bet it shows on the palate. Flavor is a bright orange flavor without the bitter peel slightly spice pepper, fruit is so nice pale biscuit malt with dry chalky yeast. A nice Belgian style beer sporting a lower alcohol by volume than most other Saisons/Belgian style ales. Mouthfeel is smooth effervescent enough biter and dryness from the orange peels, peppercorns, and yeast notes to keep each sip dry, carbonation is effervescent light to medium bodied. Overall a great new seasonal release from Ommegang really uses some finesse.

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Photo of smcolw
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow. Moderate head that settles to fine layer of bubbles. One ring of lace and then it is spotty.

Smells of pale malts, light hop and a touch of alcohol.

Starts off quite light and watery. The first distinct flavor is sourness with a definitive Belgian yeast kick. The aftertaste is short lived, leaving a dry residue in the mouth. I also note a bit of candy sugar sweetness mid-sip.

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Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 1/9/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright gold color with a 3 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, orange peel, white grape, light banana, peppercorn, herbal, grass, straw, light clove, wheat, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, orange peel, light banana, clove, peppercorn, herbal, grass, straw, wheat, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of pepper/yeast ester spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, orange peel, light banana, clove, peppercorn, herbal, grass, wheat, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice complexity of fruity/earthy yeast ester, spice, and light-moderate malt notes; with a very crisp balance of flavors and zero cloying notes after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good saison. All around good complexity of yeast ester, spice, and light-moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Big giant white rocky head, forming a little out of control, but give it time as it will settle. Big soapy retention and clump lined lacing. Body color is a gorgeous opaque lemon brown, with a roaring column of carbonation in the middle, and some streaking along the edges.

Great dry saison nose, hints of belgian sucrose more to soft honey. Fruit tropical slightly with notes of thick bread dough. Pretty nice.

Palate comes with a light effervescent body. Minimal dryness on the finish, and soft hints of tropical mushed fruit. Kind of ordinary with some soft honey flavors, some floral, and some juiced quality. No sense of pepper, or aching dryness though. Good malt body, with solid popping carbonation and low minerality.

Overall though it's just coming off like a simple Belgian Pale Ale.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a medium hazy, golden amber with a massive half glass white head that dissipated slowly leaving heavy curtains of lacing. Aroma of saison yeast, apple and pear, coriander, hints of pepper and citrus. Flavor follows aroma with pomaceaous fuits, light bready malt, saison yeast, coriander with a nice peppery, spicy finish with light residual semi sweet fruit, although leaving the impression of a good dry finish. Medium bodied. A nicely balanced saison with the right touch of pepper but very subdued orange; I wouldn't have detected it is it wasn't listed on the bottle. As expected, a refreshing and nicely made saison from Ommegang. I like their house yeast and always enjoy their new offerings.

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Photo of DrJay
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Carbonated! A gentle pour resulted in half beer, half foam, which settled quickly. The cap was white and fluffy, topping the mostly clear, pale yellow beer. Some clumpy lacing. Aromas of hay, lemon, a bit of sourness, wheat, grass, mild spiciness. Basically the same in the flavour, coupled with low bitterness and gentle sweetness, then a bit fruity in the finish. Light to medium bodied and lively, nice texture overall. I quite liked it and wish I had picked up more than one bottle.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was able to snag this new release for just 2 bucks! Into a pub glass.

A - Wow uber carbonated! I got 2+ inches of head from a light pour! Beer itself looks rather hazy bright shade of yellow. Very tiny sediment flakes in the glass means this is unfiltered.
S - Actually quite timid the yeasts don't smell very strong which is nice and it has an almost apple cider like sourness to it. Very little spice it sort of smells like a Hefe.
T - Well I wasn't blow away but it was a very nice session Saison crisp yeast meets apple cider like sourness with a fruity bubble gum sweet finish. Much easier to drink than say Hennepin.
M - Far from champagne like it was uber carbonated but had the consistency of a light beer. Very sessionable.

Overall I do not prefer Saison's since they are usually very yeasty or you can taste the alcohol but this is a very well done session Saison. Simple yet effective I could see getting this again.

edit: I had to look at the label I never had "pink peppercorns" but they are mild, fruity, and blend well with beer. Please incorporate them in more saisons.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden body with good head and some lace retention. Aroma was citric spice and then a rather large dose of some clove and pepper. Light bodied, crisp citric hops, there is a peppery yeast/wheat twang to this beer as well, and a little bit of grapefruit like fruit sweetness. Dry finish for a very easy to drink and relaxing beer.

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Photo of champ103
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: A loud hiss as soon as a crack the cap, and instantly a massive white head forms. Which, after a minute is manageable. Eventually, a beautiful clear brassy golden/yellow emerges.
S: Light phenols up front. Peppery spice, a light musty basement like aroma. Orange peal with some herbal, grassy hops lingering. Love it.
T: Like the nose, peppery phenols and a light musty flavor. Orange peal and a bit stronger grassy hop flavor with some bitterness lingering. The earthy character from the yeast and hops are very nice.
M/D: A light to medium body that is just a bit thin. I would like to have a bit more effervescent bite, but not under carbonated at all. Dry and refreshing. Incredibly enjoyable to drink.

A lovely Saison. An earthy yeast and hop character that I love, and is perfect for the style. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- From a slow pour comes a towering three finger head that retains good and long over the semi-hazy dark golden body before slowly dying down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Full sheet of bubbly surface foam with sudsy non-resilient lacing leaving a jagged ring behind.

S- Good amount of banana from the yeast. Effervescent and sweet smelling.

T- Rich Belgian yeast flavor with some fruity undertones. Tangy and sweet with some spice, bubble gum and more banana notes.

M- Semi-spritzy and sharp with medium-high carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Though it has more in common with a witbier than a saison, it's a mighty fine beer. One I'd be glad to knock back a few of in the warmer months or, honestly, anytime.

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Photo of Gmann
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw color with a huge soapy pure white head. Lots of staying power for the head and left some webby lacing as it dissipated. How a saison should look.

The aroma is full of the saison yeasty goodness. Lots of clove, hay, horse blanket and lemon. Very much reminds me of Saison du Pont.

The taste follows the nose, perhaps a touch subdued. Clove and horse blanket are present with tart green apple. Nice grassy bitterness in the backend. There is a light general fruitiness, perhaps from orange peel?

The feel is light and fizzy. Sweet and crisp on the palate. Enough hops to balance the beer. Very easy drinking.

A very good saison, pretty much exactly how I like them. Its a touch light but I prefer that over a boozy saison. I actually like this better than Hennepin.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Welp...it's one of those beers. It pours a relatively clear golden color, yeah, I figured it would. But this also pours a bajillion-finger head, bone white in shade. Luckily, the bubbly head doesn't have fantastic retention. Some splotches of lacing are left behind. Since the head doesn't retain annoyingly, I'll still give it a very good score.

S: The nose offers a lot of wheat, but I also seem to pick up a weird herbal tone I get in some wheat beers - like deviled ham, almost. But there are nice notes here, like black pepper, coriander, very subtle fruit, and clove. Still, this is disappointing: I'm sure it will still taste good, but I flat-out don't like this beer's aroma.

T: Thankfully, the taste does work well. Some mild fruitiness opens it up, quickly giving way to a (welcome) yeasty bite in the middle. The finish is nice and lemony, and even mildly herbaceous. My biggest problem is that it doesn't taste particularly rustic: it honestly reminds me more of a witbier (a good witbier, to be fair, but still...)

M: This one is pretty light on the palate. While it's not saison dry, it's dry enough to go down easily. Carbonation is soft yet effective.

O: Personally, I don't think this is that saison-y (compared to, say, Hennepin, which is and then some). To me, this tastes more like a witbier. Having said that, it's a good one, nose aside. A smidge too expensive (compared to its quality) for me to purchase again, but worth a try regardless.

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Photo of wedge
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold color under a ridiculously poofy, rocky white head. Big chunky lumps of foam settle on the surface and leave rings on lacing behind. Peppery, floral aromas with some earth, wheat, straw, and yeast. Yeasty flavor upfront, slight cracker-like malt, bitter citrus rind, lots of spiciness, mineral, grass, and a clovey finish. Medium-ish bodied, prickly carbonation, dry, with a fairly crisp finish. A little on the aggressive side of things for a Saison - yeasty and peppery leaving any pale malt character behind. Pretty nice...

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Photo of thecheapies
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy golden blonde with a massive meringue head. Serious lacing and head retention in a pint glass. Immense.

Tart citrus peels, dusky saison yeast, pink peppercorns, cracked wheat, orange, lemon, and chalky dryness.

Solid flavors of floral yeast, pink peppercorns, and orange peel. Still very dusky and dry with some nectary goodness lurking beneath. Hints of pear skins and tart green apple. Very drinkable. Saturated with fluffy carbonation. Light-duty. Still, showing complexity.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ommegang Glimmerglass has a thick, big-bubbled, slightly off-white head, lots of fierce bubble streams, and some thin lacing left behind. The aroma is of yeast, bread, coriander, and a bit of horse-blanket funk. Taste is of the same things, with more noticeable citrus. Bitterness is present but relatively low. The orange peel is picked up in the background. Mouthfeel is medium, and Ommegang Glimmerglass finishes semi-dry and easy drinking. Overall, this is another winner from this brewery.


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Glimmerglass from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.