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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,439 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3439
Reviews: 1618
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%


Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998)
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a beautiful ruby brown into a Chimay chalice. A nice foamy head bubbles up and retains throughout, supported by a strong geyser of carbonation streaming up the center of the glass. The beer is mostly clear, with a bit of haze. No lacing.

S - Mild dark fruit sweetness. Little bit of yeast. Hard for me to explain this one.

T - Follows the nose. However, where I expected a darker, damper flavor, I got a real vibrant, almost tart experience. The dark fruit is there, as are some yeasty notes. Really good.

M - Perfect. Soft with supporting carbonation. Slightly dry and a slight tingle on the tongue. Medium bodied and sumptuous.

O - This is the best beer I've had in quite some time. This is also one of the more expensive bottles I've purchased in a while, and I'm strongly considering trying to find a way to get some volume at a lower price. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 12:53:27 | More by Andrew041180
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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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