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Cooperstown Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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81
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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews by Flounder57:
Photo of Flounder57
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A two finger billowy head was poured that reduced to a small puffy layer. It is a hazy pale yellow with a little vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Awesome lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Pilsner malts, powdery yeast, green apples, vanilla, grassy hops, and citrus hops.

Taste: Same as above with lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light, refreshing, bitterness, a little dry, and medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice golden ale that is borderline with a saison. Still enjoyable though.

Flounder57, Jul 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

woodchipper, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of JC333
4/5  rDev +12.4%

JC333, May 27, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a small tulip.
This is pretty much a Belgium PA style beer.

Appearance: Clear with a durable head

Moderately bitter and lightly sour aftertaste is disappointing
Aroma is more appealing than the taste and slightly flowery.

chinchill, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Auraan
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy amber-orange with a one finger white head that receded slowly to a cap of white. Quite nice looking. Scents of clove, a slight undertone of citrus, especially lemon, apricot, some Pils malt sweetness in the background, sugary sweetness, and some very faint tea-like hops. A very pleasing aroma, quite Belgian in character, very true to form for a Belgian Blonde. Flavor begins with a nice, soft Pils malt sweetness, balanced with some nice spicy hop flavors and lemon peel. This moves into a more dry middle with a moderate spicy hop character and a fairly strong lemon peel-like bitterness. Finish is dry with further lemon peel flavor and a light alcohol bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter lemon peel and grainy malt. A fairly good flavor profile, that is well balanced and fairly true to style. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation and a smooth, slightly chalky feel. A good, very pleasing mouthfeel. Overall this is a good Belgian Blonde Ale that combines the very drinkable aspects of the style and the wonderfully complexity of Belgian ales. Quite a good offering.

Auraan, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of JHS123
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ommegang calls this baseball and beer. My opinion is vastly different. I would prefer a Pilsner or a Crisp lager as a baseball brew but based on the choices and the fact that its from one of the best brewers Ommegang and lastly I haven't tried this one yet.

Appearance: Light orange/yellow straw appearance with a very sweet aroma similar to Bronx Ale. Its reminiscent of a Shocktop on smell slightly skunky citrus.

As to taste, its sweet but not cloying. Its bready/yeasty and I get the impression that the desire of the brewer was to evidence sweet malts and breadiness. Its got a creaminess to it but its not in any way a hop forward beer. Its nicely carbonated with a good head but there's way too much sweetness to the taste and no real alcohol heaviness.

Its not my style but if you are looking for an alternative to Shocktop with Orange Citrus sweetness this could be a step in the right direction.

JHS123, May 27, 2014
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1.08/5  rDev -69.7%

djl9701, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

beerbrains, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

reaganrvltn, Sep 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Fiddlersgreen7, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Betajeff, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

chrishiker1409, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

falconxman, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of poohbearzeccola
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%

poohbearzeccola, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a huge pillowy white head that slowly settles into a puffy cap. Plenty of webby lacing.

The aroma is clovey from the Belgian yeast. Fruity and spicy. Not super strong but classic Belgian aroma.

The taste is of a neutral pils malt which is crackery dry. Nice clove notes from the yeast and a subtle grassy notes from the hops. Some apple and citrus notes.

The feel is light with crisp carbonation. Sweet on the palate, a bit powdery with the yeast. Bright.

A good Belgian pale ale. I believe this beer is misclassified as an American Blonde Ale.

Gmann, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%

Pours light bronze/gold, heavy white foam. Lots of lacing. Belgian yeast nose, little peppery. Taste is smooth, surrounding hop presence. Fades in/fades out. Flavors of pear. Even and flavorful. Consistent. Tasty bitter. 7/25

KTCamm, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

mkf629, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

dvanhandel, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

logicalparadox, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light golden yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that took a long time to die down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with hints of peppery spices.
T: As in the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of Belgian yeast, which are accompanied by hints of grassy hops. Notes of peppery spices are also present, and these linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. All of the carbonation makes it feel a little airy.
O: This beer is extremely flavorful given its light body and has some refreshing properties, similar to what you would expect from a saison. It is a really nice beer for the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

metter98, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

LutherBrau, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
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Cooperstown Ale from Brewery Ommegang
81 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.