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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,850 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,850
Reviews: 1,650
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 167
Gots: 330 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998)
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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque bronze with burnt orange highlights and a a good finger's worth of fine khaki foam--just beautiful to behold. Rich aroma smells of molasses, prunes, cherries, clove, coriander, brown sugar, toasted bread, and a hint of alcohol.

The bold and complex flavor profile features molasses, toasted bread, cherry, and plenty of tangy, vigorous yeast. The spices and robust carbonation do more than enough to balance the malty backbone. The yeast presence pushes the envelope a bit, but manages to remain just under control. The mouthfeel is lush, vibrant, and a solid complement to the taste.

Overall, this is a bold and flavorful brew that isn't as decidedly sweet as most of its peers. Its balance and gorgeous presentation make it one of my preferred dubbels, even though it isn't an archetypal representation of the style.

MaximalC, Oct 07, 2014
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2.04/5  rDev -51%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.04/5  rDev -26.9%

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4.64/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ms333, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Chris_S, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

classixIII, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

booga73, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

cheah, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DanGeo, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +1%

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Photo of Bockrules
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet. Immediately upon cracking the seal, the familiar scent of candied sugar and belgian yeast started to permeate the kitchen. Smell intensifies in the glass and dark fruit begins to come through, where this dark, honey brown beer pours a 1-finger, tan head. The head becomes a brilliant patchwork of bubbles of different sizes, with large pockets of bubbles forming where carbonation streams upwards. Head stays intact all the way down the glas and leaves behind a small bond of lacing on the bottom. Candied caramel and sugar upfront. The body is a delicious blend of candied plums, caramel and musty belgian yeast. A bit of light earthy hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue, but still candied brown sugar is the dominant flavor. Rum, plum, and dark brown sugar finish. The body is medium bodied yet fairly soft and creamy. It suites the beer very well.

I feel like this beer must be the benchmark for all american beer companies seeking to brew a traditional belgian dubbel. Everything about this beer is practically spot on from the beautiful honey brown color and robust head to the complex flavor and delicate mouthfeel. I would definitely buy this again.

Bockrules, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.12/5  rDev -1%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,850 ratings.