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Cooperstown Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
81
good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morrowd3 on 05-22-2014)
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3.81/5  rDev +7.6%

I love baseball, perhaps not as much as a teenager when I convinced my parents to take a detour through upstate New York to visit the Basbeall Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The same city has also been producing perhaps the best Belgian-styled ales this side of the Atlantic. Cooperstown Ale kills two birds with one...baseball. From a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

Something in that Ommegang brew produced huge, billowy heads which retain well. Another one appears in Cooperstown Ale with an orange-yellow body to match. The aroma is dry, floral, with notes of clove and vague bread dough. It tastes almost saison-like. It's a dry, modestly hoppy ale with some elegance. Fennel sweetness, floral notes, vaguely spicy, and overall dry. The body is light and airy, and it is an easy drinking ale made for warm days or watching baseball.

DoubleJ, Aug 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a hazy yellow color. The head is a little over two fingers high, with a perfectly white shade. While it's not particularly thick or bubbly, the retention is quite good...annoying, in fact. Webs of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Aroma-wise, there's a definite Belgian element here - pseudo-Belgian ale, perhaps? I'm really enjoying the white grape note coming through, along with touches of black pepper and bread. It's even faintly hoppy. Yeah, looks like the BA collective underrated this going by the nose...

T: ...on second thought, it's rated about right. The pseudo-Belgian theme continues on the flavor profile: while there are some notes typical of a Belgian blonde (like white grape or bread), there's more of a typical 'Murican flair than anything Ommegang has made yet. The front end has a pleasant fruitiness, but I also get a weird cleaner-like note that harms the finish. If it tasted like it smelled, this would be a great blonde.

M: Typical blonde ale here - light, crisp, and dry finishing. Carbonation is surprisingly gentle, but by no means is it flaccid. Killing this is as effortless as it should be.

O: Not bad. Problem is, the nose wrote checks the flavor profile couldn't cash. Due to the price point, I'd have trouble recommending purchasing a 4 pack, but it's well worth trying a single.

3.25/5: Nice blonde that's rather mundane for Ommegang standards (maybe that's the point?)

ThisWangsChung, Aug 07, 2014
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Cooperstown Ale from Brewery Ommegang
81 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.