Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Loki:
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Sampled from a 12 oz. bottle with amazing information on the bottle about proper pouring, the area, and other things.
This artisanal craft beer poured dark reddish, brown with a huge, bubbly beige head. The head faded quickly from its huge stature to a thin top layer that was easily revived with a quick swirl of the glass. The lacing was phenomenal and simply defied the laws of gravity. The head usually had a central mountain and was always full of bubbles.
The smell from this treasure was of malt, minerals, and fruits like banana and others I can?t place with hints of flowers.
The taste was sensational. Full of malt, hops, and minerals with fantastic mouthfeel that is complete and smooth from the lips, across the tongue, down the throat, and into the stomach.
Simply phenomenal, if this is what I have to look forward to from the Belgian brews then I am rushing to them. Is this the finest American brew there is?
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2003 18:36:17 | More by Loki
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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 3,429 ratings.