Cooperstown Ale - Brewery Ommegang
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
3.81/5 rDev +7%
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.
08-07-2014 22:46:47 | More by DoubleJ
3.25/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
08-07-2014 20:43:50 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.56/5 rDev 0%
Pours with a slight haze, golden, yellow and with fiery sunshine highlights. Fat head of white crea,y faom that fell and left rings of lace. Nose is a nice bit of sweet lemon peel. Some pils malt sweetness and a bit of floral. Light sweet flower petals and a bit of orange. The yeast on this one is powdery and subtle and not very funky. Delicate. Taste is a dry and earthy cracker without too much sweetness on it. Crisp. Mouthfeel is silken and smooth. Soft. and creamy. Needs a few bubbles if you ask me. The drink is fruity but light and the floral and the fruits are both equal on the palate. Balanced toward the crisp dry malt. A sharp little bitter takes over in teh finish and lingers a bit. Finishes not quite dry and with no bite from carbonation.
08-04-2014 18:18:51 | More by utopiajane
Cooperstown Ale from Brewery Ommegang
81 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.