Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by KYBrewgrass:
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- 4.5 Very pretty deep red/mahogany color that sits beneath a creamy tan head. The head is made up of very fine bubbles and is about a 1/4" thick. A swirl around the tulip leads to very smooth, moderately sticky lacing and a bubbly dance beneath the cap.
S- 4.5 This has a great aroma made up of figs and dark fruit in general. I get a bit of raisin. There's a little spice here as well, though nothing individually distinguishable. It is almost like a holiday bread. The Belgian yeast is present but mild. There's the slightest hint of booze.
T- 4 The taste isn't as complex and developed as I found the aroma, but it is quite good nonetheless. It is heavy in the dark fruit realm initially, and then that yeasty spiciness makes its appearance to finish. The hint of booze I smelled isn't as pronounced in the taste, but there's just enough that I know it is there.
M- 4 A smidge over medium in body. The carbonation is a tad high. Otherwise, it is pretty smooth and not really heavy for the high ABV.
D- 4 This is a fine ale, and I'm hardly surprised given the brewery. Ommegang always seems to be solid. This is a good one if you're a fan of the style for sure. It packs a great punch of aroma and flavor and isn't all that heavy. At its ABV it will get you where you need to be, so you won't need a whole lot! It's nice to have this brew readily available to fall back on occasion.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2011 20:44:30 | More by KYBrewgrass
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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 3,637 ratings.