Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by FattyJLE:
3.85/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A - Poured a hazy, murky water-like, burnt red hue with a creamy two fingers of off-white head and sticky lacing.
S - Strong resemblance to fresh banana bread mixed with ripened fruit, dried cherries and a light hint of sweet orange.
T - Malty sweet and strong peppery spice upfront. Raisins and an earthy bitterness emerge along with a boozy warming. The sweetness gives way to the earthy bitterness near the end, along with the ever present pepper notes.
M - Medium body with a high level of carbonation. However, as the beer warms, the carbonation diminishes and I began to enjoy the beer even more. I feel the high carbonation masked some important flavors and the reduced the body of the beer. Dry finish.
O - Overall a solid brew. Not quite as complex as I would have expected from the rave reviews of this beer (I would have hoped for more estery fruitiness to offset and mingle with the spice) but a quality representation of the style, nonetheless. Would have again.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2011 02:24:16 | More by FattyJLE
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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