Glimmerglass - Brewery Ommegang
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3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
07-12-2014 01:27:29 | More by ThePorterSorter
4.01/5 rDev +4.7%
A- it pours a hazy golden color with lots of visible carbonation. Fluffy, coarse white head. Great retention, well defined rings of lacing.
S- pepper, wet hay, funky yeast, tangerine, spicy hops.
T- tangerine up front. There is a nice black pepper note throughout the midpalate. Not much in the way of hops. The finish has that nice saison funk with a slightly sour note.
M- light. Lots of prickly carbonation.
O- really good for an American-made saison.
06-26-2014 10:18:08 | More by silverking
3.81/5 rDev -0.5%
Bottle poured into a goblet
Whoa! I initially poured this wrong which resulted in a monstrous foamy white cap which filled the glass. Settled down into thick, foamy, giant bubbly foam with some nice lacings on the glass. I shall repour....second pour, this beer simply foams up on you. Carefully pour which will result in a three finger head. Opaque golden yellow with teeny tiny bubbles if you look hard enough.
Aroma of grass, spices, peppery, lemons.
Taste is light and flavorful. Spices, grass notes, peppery, hint of lemon on the finish. Slight aftertaste.
Mouthfeel light but will foam up when you swish it around
A good Belgian that I would enjoy again if within my reach. There are others that I would seek out but still a good beer.
06-22-2014 16:23:52 | More by WunderLlama
3.54/5 rDev -7.6%
Poured from a growler purchased at Three Palms Brewing.
A= Golden yellow pretty see through but this is common in this style of beer, almost lager like, minimum head, very little lacing.
S= Malty, fruity.
T= this is where this beer becomes confusing, is really light for a saison even thought that at 5.4% should have some heft to it.
M: viscosity levels are off the charts with this one not a bad thing for me.
O= Saisons are one of my favorite style of beer this one is on the light side of the scale which makes it perfect for florida weather, but I can see how other reviews might be expecting more out of a beer from Ommengang, the question lies would i buy this again... chances are no if there are other Saisons available.
06-21-2014 19:44:55 | More by panamaniac
Glimmerglass from Brewery Ommegang
86 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.