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Glimmerglass - Brewery Ommegang

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74 Reviews
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Reviews: 74
Hads: 525
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 25.52%
Wants: 21
Gots: 75 | 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 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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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 Vonerichs
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear straw color with a huge, aggressive, and persistent bright white head. The head is a looker but rather annoying, taking up half the glass and delaying my pour.

Smells of spicy Belgian yeast, grass, and lemon zest.

Clean flavor that's mostly grassy. Lemon balm. Peppery spice.

Light body with crisp carbonation.

It's a decent spring-summer sipper.

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Photo of fourstringer
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Gentle hand. Stamp reads, PKG ON 01/10/14, BEST BY 01/2015.

A: Cloudy, golden yellow body. Towering 3+ fingers of rocky, white head. Good retention. Seemed to dissipate from the bottom, leaving a very cool foam skeleton/mushroom cloud remaining. Bonus! Light lacing.

S: Belgian yeast with floral elements. Grassy pale malt. Light spice, pepper. Fainter citrus, mostly lemon. Coriander.

T: Lightly tart, floral and earthy up front. A slight hop bitterness develops and the beers finishes semi-dry. A lemon juice tang and light spice linger in the aftertaste. No alcohol presence.

M: Moderate to high carbonation with a light body. Prickly, but quite refreshing.

O: Fine drinking, warm weather brew to be enjoyed outdoors. Drinks more like a wit than a saison with a bit more sourness dialed up. The tartness really encourages the next sip. Highly sessionable.


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

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light straw yellow, golden tan with a monster 3+ inch foamy, white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Funky, bitter hops, grassy, floral notes, Yeasts, lemon, added spices, pepper, slight toasted malt backbone in the finish.

Taste - First of all, it takes about 5 minutes or so for the head to die down to the point to where u can pour the whole bottle in glass and be able to take a sip. First sip is very grassy, funky sour notes of grapefruit, lemon, sour grapes and yeasts. Wheat, and some pale malt mixed in with spices , mostly lemon and orange peel along with some pepper, add some complex flavors. Biscuity malt finish without any alcohol .

Motuhfeel - Funky sour yeasts and hops are the main flavor on tongue. Palate gets more of the same, along with spices and pale malts. Aftertaste is floral, a little spicy and sour.

Overall - Pretty good beer. Has a nice sweet and sour flavor, but could use a little less sour. This is a tad too much to be a light spring or session beer, the drinkability is good, but not something id want multiple beers of. Nice beer, easy enough to enjoy.

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Photo of AlanBeerMan
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours with a thick, pillowy, off-white head. Slightly hazy yellow in the glass. Lemony on the nose more than anything else; also hay, grass, a fair bit of Ommegang's typical Belgian spice coming through. First sip is floral, hoppier than most saisons but it plays well with the citrus and spice character of the beer. Just off-dry on the finish.

As a straightforward farmhouse ale I like this quite a bit. It's a little bit north of being sessionable, but it makes a great spring seasonal.

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Photo of tjmoss11
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank in a tulip glass, which drew out strong floral scents. Excellent and effervescent. Characteristic saison pepper taste is less pronounced than a standard like Hennepin, but is redeemed by distinct citrus flavor and hops. This is a Spring Seasonal that would well-complement a freshly grilled steak.

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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 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 goochpunch
4.67/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a bright gold with a huge, rocky, fluffy head. Lots of rapidly rising bubbles. Nose is spicy, fruity, grainy, malty, bready. Flavors of yeasty bread, honey, herbs (mint), spice, fruit. Very dry and mildly tart. Body is light and effervescent. This is an excellent saison. If you'd told me it was from Dupont, I'd believe you (and at half the price)!

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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 JayQue
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ommegang rarely disapoints andthis beer is no exception. Pours a hazy bright gold color with a huge, delicately bubbly white head. Head retention is excellent and there are thick rings of lace around the glass.

Aroma is pretty good, mostly lemon and Belgian yeast. There is some pepper spiciness too.

Taste is excellent. There is a good bit of yeasty flavor and some Saison barnyard funk. Citrus (especially lemon and orange peel are present and a black pepper spiciness is noticeable as well. The yeast and funkiness are prominent enough to make this a good Saison as well as a good summer beer.

The mouthfeel is rich enough for the style, but this Saison is lighter and lower in abv than many. There are certainly enough Saison aspects to please most, but this is also a good "mass quantities" summertime drink too. The yeast/funkiness are tarty and there is a refreshing crispness to the beer.

A good American take on a Saison.

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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 rawfish
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a snifter cloudy straw, an explosive white head completely fills the glass after only pouring a third of the bottle. Good retention leaves clumpy lacing. It takes a good 10 minutes to get the whole bottle into the glass.

Dominated by yeast and spices. Aroma is kind of dull. Big on lemongrass, coriander and peppery spices the yeast is a big player, it contributes a full and musty air. Hops are light and grassy.

Pale wheat is lemony with a huge contribution from the juicy orange peel and coriander, Hops are grassy and lemony enhancing the spiciness of the pink peppercorns. Finishes juicy with sweet tangerine, peppery spice and a cleaning grassy hops.

Pinching, high carbonation so active that it crackles and dances across the tongue. Medium saison body, alcohol well hidden. Dries pretty well leaving some yeast residue. Perfect summer weather beer.

Annoying head on this beer takes forever to subside but the patience is well rewarded. A very active and snappy spring saison, the peppercorns, high carbonation and hops are in sync and result in a very bright and flavorful saison.

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Photo of atr2605
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a slightly hazy yellow straw color with a foamy white head with excellent retention
S-spicy pepper, herbal, musty/yeast aroma
T-peppery, citrus, musty herbal flavor in the finish
M-medium bodied with high carbonation
O-Really delicious saison, lots of spice and funk, really dug this 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 gr0g
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, golden-straw colored in appearance. Good head formation and retention, leaving a lace ring in its wake. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, clove being dominant. Sourdough bread and tart apple notes.

Dry and slightly tart flavor profile. Cracker-like malt base upon which green-apple like flavor and tartness resides. Less yeast-forward flavor presence than on the nose, with a mild clove note. Sudsy mouthfeel, somewhat smooth and soft. Clean, dry finish.

Being a more session-oriented saison, Glimmerglass drinks more like a Witbier. It's refreshing and still has the hallmarks of the style, but with a much more muted aroma and flavor than its big brother Hennepin.

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Photo of danmouer
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautifully made pale saison, lightened up a bit in color and flavor for the mild days of spring. The beer pours with a huge moussy head of foam that dies down to a half-inch cap that remains to the bottom of the glass. The head is powered by decided efforvescence...this beer would work wonderfully in a tall flute or pilsner glass in which its light golden hue and energetic bubble streams would make quite a show. The beer rermains crystal clear if you are careful not to disturb a bit of firm sediment in the bottle. Otherwise, it takes on a light cloudiness suggestive of a wheat ale.

The aroma makes no bones about it: this is a classy saison. Malt, a hint of tartness, and spicy phenolics tinged with a very subtle nose of orange zest promise what is to come; namely, zesty, lively, spicey complexity in a medium-light, bone-dry, very well balanced mouthful of flavor.

This lightened version of a saison shares many of the more seductive characteristics of high quality wit-style beers, but the lean, champagne-like mouthfeel and rich complexity, braced by a solid but balanced hop bitterness moves this beer cleanly into the saison camp.

I could drink this spring seaonal all summer long!

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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 donkeyrunner
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with a huge, runaway head. Obnoxiously so. Took 3 pours to get it all in my glass before I figured out what I was working' with (subsequent bottles got in my glass after 2 pours). Humpy thick whipped foam retention.

Smells like dry sawdust and lemon rind. Taste features lots of lemon zest too. There's a dry spice throughout but a nice sunny day refresher just the same. The bottle boasts pink peppercorns and orange rinds. I get lots of lemon but no orange.

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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 JerzDevl2000
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of Abra
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours light yellow with a massive head and a good amount of lacing.
Aroma is a farmhouse Belgian spicy/yeasty blend with clove and banana coming through very nicely.

Taste is more on the bland side. The yeast and the wheat kind of dominate, so nothing else can stand out. I'm almost picking up a hint of orange in the background. There's a light tartness that carries through which gives it a refreshing "spring" feel to it. I can pick up the pepper but it's definitely overshadowed a bit.

Overall, I'm a little surprised. Probably my least favorite Ommegang offering thus far.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Aggressively. Hence, tons of head. This is a really nice, light, lemony, fairly hoppy saison. Clean, crisp, lots of flavor. Extremely easy to drink and would go well at an outdoor barbecue. The bottle is cool too. Well done from a brewery known more for the stronger Belgians.

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