Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
If you like dark Belgians in general you will probably like this one. It is very typically Belgian-dark in its attributes (in my experience) yet above average as well. Pours out with a substantial tan colored head. In your glass it looks amber but when held to the light it has a ruby/copper glow to it. A great appearance.
The smell instantly gave me raw sugar. It has (again I'll say) very Belgian strong, dark characteristics in the smell. It is that, somewhat sweet, sparkly light (champagne of beers) attribute. Second I got the smell of toffee and subtle fruit undertones.
The taste is malty fruity and light. This is a unique and confusing taste. I LIKE THAT! It tastes like sugar but it is not sweet. I concurred with another BA friend that it is the dryness of this beer that troughs you off. Similar to champagne (which may be sweet) the sweet taste is only right up front, and then its the dryness that you notice. So it does not drink like a very sweet beer. The mouthfeel is very light, and crispy with an intriguing fruity after taste. It is very carbonated so you feel the tiny bubbles on your tongue. It is a quite refreshing beer.
It is very guzzleable. Its remarkably easy to put down, maybe because of the light refreshing mouth feel or maybe because of how light the beer sits in your stomach. Regardless, if you are looking for a beer that you'll hardly notice, that won't get you full or sit in your stomach this maybe the one you looking for. I would definitely consider this beer to be Recommended.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2005 17:03:25 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Clear brown color with a large tan head that lingers and leaves a heavy lace
S-sweet caramel malt with coriander and some spice
T-Sweet caramel malt with a spice aftertaste
M-medium body and high carbonation
O-this beer went down real fast, I could not just sip it.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 00:17:06 | More by a0lbudman
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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