Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by TheViolator666:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip.
I had this for the first time over the weekend and it's been on my mind ever since. I just had to run to Giant eagle to pick up this exquisite (and cheap) brew. Deep ruby red in color.
A: Even with a very slow pour, this one still came out with a nice two finger head that leaves some very nice looking lacing on the glass.
S: Smells of dark fruit, specifically cherries and grapes. Very vinous.
T: The taste is not unlike the aroma. Very fruity, tart dark cherries are the most notable, a caramel-like sweetness as well. There is a very dry aftertaste that has some yeast notes that normally I dislike, but it just seems right in this beer. Very good.
M/D: Perfectly carbonated with a medium-full body, goes down so smooth as it warms up. I can't taste much alcohol, even at 8.5%. Drinkable, but I don't think I could do a whole bottle. Definitely a special occasion or desert beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2009 01:57:13 | More by TheViolator666
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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 3,434 ratings.