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Cooperstown Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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 chinchill:
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

06-18-2014 02:24:08 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

07-20-2014 22:14:18 | More by woodchipper
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JC333

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-27-2014 01:15:57 | More by JC333
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Auraan

Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +19.3%

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.

07-22-2014 03:49:05 | More by Auraan
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JHS123

Connecticut

2.88/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

05-27-2014 00:07:37 | More by JHS123
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djl9701

Illinois

1.08/5  rDev -69.4%

08-31-2014 05:15:52 | More by djl9701
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-03-2014 03:40:14 | More by beerbrains
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Fiddlersgreen7


2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

06-20-2014 00:37:57 | More by Fiddlersgreen7
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Betajeff

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-11-2014 01:24:18 | More by Betajeff
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-14-2014 00:31:55 | More by chrishiker1409
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falconxman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-11-2014 17:49:18 | More by falconxman
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -15%

07-09-2014 18:05:33 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Gmann

New York

3.79/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

06-16-2014 01:08:26 | More by Gmann
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%

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

08-23-2014 16:20:30 | More by KTCamm
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mkf629

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-19-2014 01:05:00 | More by mkf629
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-31-2014 23:56:43 | More by dvanhandel
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logicalparadox

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-24-2014 00:49:26 | More by logicalparadox
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GearHaiku

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-15-2014 00:25:01 | More by GearHaiku
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-27-2014 11:42:53 | More by JohneHoodlum
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-22-2014 02:59:31 | More by morrowd3
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NikD

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

06-20-2014 11:03:21 | More by NikD
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-26-2014 14:21:52 | More by IPAchris
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PGVG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-21-2014 22:54:55 | More by PGVG
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dradair

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-02-2014 16:30:20 | More by dradair
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden-yellow with 2+ fingers of creamy white head that dissipates slowly. Very slight haze with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Potpourri, coriander, clove, and sourdough.

Taste
Spice forward Belgian yeast with notes of potpourri, dried hay, clove, and coriander. Grainy pale maltiness with notes of sourdough and lemon zest. Perhaps a touch of grapefruit juice.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, semi-creamy, and dry.

Overall
This beer is all about the yeast. If you know what Ommegang's house yeast strain tastes like, that's exactly what this beer tastes like.

05-25-2014 15:25:18 | More by justintcoons
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Cooperstown Ale from Brewery Ommegang
81 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.