Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Bauzen:
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It pours rich, hazy, and dark-copper color. The head dissipates quickly, but it's uniform and fluffy throughout.
Scent is a full bouquet of typical Belgian-style components. Toasted wheat, bananas, raisins, creamy caramel, a little licorice, and some semi-sweet malt.
Flavor follows the nose, but for an 8.5% ABV , this beer drinks much smoother and simpler than you'd imagine. I actually expected more bite, but there wasn't much. In fact, it's very easy on the palate. Each sip is flavorful and rewarding.
A fine alternative to beers that do their talking with nothing but sharp hops.
Serving type: on-tap
05-19-2013 22:43:47 | More by Bauzen
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3.99/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had this beer in a corked bottle. 7/23/14.
Pours a really nice dark maroon color that won't give away the way it tastes right away. Head dissipates in a nice frothy fashion.
The nose is spicy and malty, you can definitely trace it back to the licorice, coriander, orange peel, and yeast.
The taste consists of sweet malt then flavors of slight licorice, coriander, orange peel, spice, and yeast. The more you sip, the better it gets as your mouth gets used to the very slight metallic plum taste. Blends together perfectly.
Medium bodied, even though the look doesn't give that away, nice dry finish. Alcohol is hidden very well.
This beer is a very good example of the style, first Ommegang brew I've ever had. Very refreshing mouthfeel and a lot of underlying fruit characteristics that point to fig/plum and licorice. The orange peel and coriander hints balance it quite nicely.
Believe it or not this brew pairs perfectly with French Toast flavored Goldfish. Then again, that could just be the end of the beer getting to me.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 02:05:00 | More by TremontBrewing
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,654 ratings.