Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by SamuraiJack:
3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted from the 12oz bottle - sourced by a friend visiting NYC. One day I'd love to get it in the 750ml... perhaps with Moortgat involved there will finally be good distribution out west.
Pour shows the classic, rich dark body with hints of burgundy and amber. Decent but not overwhelming carbonation and a dense but not billowing head.
Aromas are of caramel, fruit and malt - with a sort of spicy port-like undercurrent. Very attractive and mouthwatering. True to the style.
Initial taste is of spice and malt. Very dry and crisp with hints of rummy fruit and a strong bite. Perhaps less smooth than the prototypical Dubbel and with less citrus and more tropical fruits and spices. Alcohol is noticable. The finish is incredibly dry with a strong yeast note - very attractive. Esters provide a continuity of flavour throughout the experience and across the palette.
This is an excellent beer. Perhaps the second best American execution of the style (after the Allagash). With any luck we'll be able to start getting it out here on a regular basis.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2003 10:34:14 | More by SamuraiJack
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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 3,439 ratings.