Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: Gorgeous corked/caged 750 with nice ditty/pouring instructions about the beer...no freshness date, but considering the style/abv this one should be juts fine
Appearance: Cloudy ruddy brown beer with red tints as well...nice light cream cap with good retention
Smell: Huge rich caramel malt sweetness mixed with dark fruit...complex, yet everything blends together smoothly. Dead on for the style and quite appealing
Taste: Rich dark caramel, tons of juicy dark fruits...light spice notes...yeasty Belgian goodness...just the barest suggestion of alcohol; this is perfectly balanced, rich, malty, and delicious; this gives the best Belgians a run for their money...and for the price, it can hardly be beat
Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, high carbonation; perfect
Conclusion: My go-to Dubbel...end of story; amazing quality, nice complexity, wonderful aromas and flavors...and for the price, it's really hard to make the case for paying around 5.99 for a 11.2oz of Westmalle or Chimay
This paired quite well with beer bread,Chimay cheese, and Drunken Goat cheese.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2009 03:07:38 | More by BedetheVenerable
More User Reviews:
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
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