Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Oxymoron:
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I picked up a 22 in Omaha Nebraskas Wild Oats. Poured a rich dark red with murky brown highlights when held to the light. An ample head with limited lace. The head retention remains but did not last throughout the whole tasting. The aroma is sweet but more malty then what I consider a Belgian-esk smell. A great fragrance of malt with plums more then raisins and a hint of peach or at least a fruitiness quality.
The taste is very rich. A good presence of malt that is complex, smooth and tasty. A stronger plum flavor with a lighter spice quality. Lighter in the spices, more cloves and nutmeg but maybe some cinnamon too. The aftertaste has a banana and molasses quality that mixes well. Also a taste of sweetness like brown sugar. One thing I just have to repeat is the rich smoothness it has.
The body is medium to full. Limited carbonation. Overall a good Abbey ale. A stronger malty then a average Abbey. Also the yeast is a more subtle. Well, my suggest is you should try this.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2005 02:19:19 | More by Oxymoron
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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