Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Josievan:
3.85/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Ommegang Abbey Ale pours a maroonish mulberry red. The head luxuriously caps off this tantalizing-looking beer.
Smell: This beer has the undeniable aroma of Belgian yeast, dark malt, and hints of dark fruits.
Taste: Abbey Ale's taste is very much that of a Belgian dubbel. It's fruity and sweet without being fruit-forward. It's boozy, but not to an off-putting extent. Malt wins its battle with yeast, but the fight is a good one.
Mouthfeel: This is medium-bodied with slightly effervescent carbonation. The alcohol provides a sharp bite.
Drinkability: This is a beer to sip and share. In that context, it's of fair drinkability.
Notes: Ommegang Abbey Ale is a well-made U.S. version of a classic Belgian style. However, as far as dubbels go, I have not found a beer that equals Chimay Red. While this beer is certainly tasty in its own right, it is not as complex as Chimay, has more alcohol bite, and has less yeast (a dealbreaker for me). For these reasons I would not be likely to choose Ommegang Abbey Ale over Chimay.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2010 23:39:32 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
3.29/5 rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Notes from after the fact. I just plain didn't jive with this beer. The licorice ruined it for me. This beer came off as tasting like root vegetables with potato and turnip. The sweetness of the chocolate malt flavor and the twang of the licorice with vegetable notes just didn't go together. Licorice and anise spice lingered long after. There were other redeeming qualities like a great body and a nice porter-like woodiness that I appreciated, but I couldn't get past the bad parts. And I'm even a fan of licorice an anise, just not in my beer apparently.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 00:58:05 | More by constantine_272
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,433 ratings.