Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz poured into my Duvel snifter. Best before date of 05/2013.
Pours a deep orange on the verge of becoming blood red, khaki head. With a vigorous pour, the head rises like a pillow with a solid 3 fingers of head. It dissipates, leaving the lacing to slide down with each sip.
Rich fruit on the nose, with a nice spicy alcohol note. Alcohol becomes more noticeable as it warms, but is paired well with the almost raisin like fruity nature of the brew. Luscious, but the alcohol notes become a bit overpowering.
Fruity natures paired with bread, similar to raisin bread but no cinnamon. Banana's, raisins and dates. Alcohol in the background, giving off a spicy character to the finish.
Alcohol is a bit towards the foreground, but is well balanced against the rich fruit flavors. At 8.5% this is probably a solo flight.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2010 00:32:05 | More by Cheesemoose
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My dad passed away a couple of years ago. He was a very enthusiastic fellow about many things, one of which was fruitcake (yeah, I know). In the fruitcake family, at least the way he made it, was pecan whiskey cake. Even people who hate fruitcake loved his pecan whiskey cake. This beer reminds me of that cake - dark, dried fruity, accompanied by the pleasant presence of alcohol, etc.. Whenever I drink this beer, I think of my dad and his enthusiasm for making unusual desserts.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 17:19:06 | More by seymourcox
3.88/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Deep brown with amber highlights and a slightly frothy ivory head.
Aroma is figgy, with notes of dates. Fairly sweet and bready, with candi sugar.
Fairly raisiny flavor, with light alcohol and a hint of burnt sugar, with a finish of menthol and light dryness. Slight sharp cherry notes are evident. Yeast character is somewhat spicy.
Body is full, with modest carbonation and noted alcohol heat.
Very raisin dominant flavor, with light sweetness and more bready notes. The finish is fairly dry. Alcohol is noticeable. Honestly, I expected more complexity.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2014 01:05:30 | More by barczar
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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