Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by EricMichael:
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 750ml into goblet.
appearance - Copper pour with massive, immediate, frothy head -- had to stop pouring to let the head settle some before I could finish the 750ml pour between two Chimay goblets. Head retained for the ENTIRE session. With each drink, the light ripple effect created with each movement caused a thinning of the head in the form of a ring with slightly thicker froth on the edges and an island of foam in the middle. Tilting the glass at anytime made an unbroken layer of lacing that shimmered like tiny crystals. Magnificent.
smell - Smells like a dubbel should. Caramel and hard apple cider. Some esters and mild alchohol.
taste & mouthfeel - Very complex malt flavors making it hard for me to place them. Definitely delicious, I can place that. Caramel, toffee, licorice and plum. Send me another bottle and I'll be able to pick up 5-10 more flavors. Smooth with a lot of carbonation. Finishes fresh and very dry. So dry you just want to sip again... and again.
overall - I love it. Exceptional beer that I will definitely have again and reflect more on what it offers.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2011 01:49:31 | More by EricMichael
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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
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