Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Hop2it:
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Deep chestnut brown, beauty of a pour. Solid head with a serious tint of brown, not your usual beige/off-white. Retains a solid cover all the way to the bottom.
Fruity on the nose... I'm getting some caramel apples, sweet and malty. Not overtly aromatic, but a good sign of things to come.
This is what I call a beer. First sip takes off with the warm flow of alcohol (8.5), and it packs it luggage with some serious flavors in tow. With an almost creamy texture, there is complexity to be unraveled here. Flavor certainly matches the sweet and malty aroma.
Overall a genuinely bold and aggressive brew in the Belgian Abbey Ale style. I'd give it higher points, but feel I need to commit myself to some true Belgian Abbeys before I go throwing 5s around.
Pick this one up.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2005 00:18:15 | More by Hop2it
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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