Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Ratings: 3,638 | Reviews: 1,634 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DagFishHead:
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Mulled-cloudiness in a dark brown-amber body. Substantial orange-tinged tan head is frothy & creamy and fades to a 1/4" cap with minimal lacing.
Smell: Light barleywine aromas. Heavy caramel/toffee malts, hints of licorace, carmelized sugars, candied/drunken dark fruits, a whiff of butterscotch, and a whack of alcohol to boot.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Smooth, slick, medium-full bodied malt sweetness to start. Spices, crisp carbonation fluffiness at the top with a warming alcohol numbness. Finish remarkably dry with both bitter and citrus hop notes. Aftertaste is oaky semi-dry dark fruits.
Drinkability: Reminiscent of Chimay Blue, but with rougher edges, perhaps reflected in the lower price point.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2004 02:55:41 | More by DagFishHead
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a corked and caged 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
A: Pours a beautiful maroon color with a thick, rocky, off white head that eventually settles and caps the beer perfectly. Decent head retention with minimal lacing. This beer looks very inviting and I'm just dying to take a sip.
S: The smell consists of big dark fruit aromas (prunes, raisins, black currants), sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, and a bit of anise. Some faint floral hop aromas are there, but barely present.
T: Taste is predominately of dark fruits and sweet malts. Anise and clove are also there with a touch of lingering yeast on the finish. This beer has a bit of a sourness to it, but it is not overwhelming and is definitely tolerable. I'm also getting an occasional slight metallic taste, which I'm attributing to the use of caramel malts.
M: Medium bodied with a crisp, chewy mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the medium side with a sweet, somewhat dry finish. Alcohol is masked fairly well.
O: Overall this is a good beer with a smooth, refreshing mouthfeel and some big fruit/malt characteristics. This is my second time having this beer, and it is definitely enjoyable. However, the first time I had it was on tap and I was absolutely blown away. I will have it again on tap someday and edit my review accordingly.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 00:50:46 | More by TheItalianStallion
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,638 ratings.