Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Thur123:
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours a dark garnet color with a good amount of haziness from the yeast and just tons of carbonation rushing to the top of the beer. The head is off white and about one and a half fingers high and resilient. It hasn't gone down at all yet, thick and fluffy. The smell is yeasty, duh, but with...lots of mellow fruit flavors, like ripe banana and a scent of orange is strong here too. The nose on this is weak or my nostrils are failing, the latter more likely.
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Tastes like a mess, in a way. That's not horrible but I'm having trouble picking out new flavors. An orange taste is followed by something that's like over ripe banana and barnyard funk, and also a spice and tart layer underneath all this. Cherries seem to be pretty strong at the first hit or flavor, but subside as the profile lingers. There is also a bit of sherry red wine, but it's real slight. That being said the booze is untraceable in this which I really like. The mouth feel is full enough, I know what I'm drinking is far from watery. I want to say I also taste tea and something very like lemon as well. This is a beer that comes into focus as I continue with it; the malt contains caramel and chocolate without being overt with either of those flavors. Overall an awesome flavor experience.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2010 00:10:07 | More by Thur123
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3.99/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had this beer in a corked bottle. 7/23/14.
Pours a really nice dark maroon color that won't give away the way it tastes right away. Head dissipates in a nice frothy fashion.
The nose is spicy and malty, you can definitely trace it back to the licorice, coriander, orange peel, and yeast.
The taste consists of sweet malt then flavors of slight licorice, coriander, orange peel, spice, and yeast. The more you sip, the better it gets as your mouth gets used to the very slight metallic plum taste. Blends together perfectly.
Medium bodied, even though the look doesn't give that away, nice dry finish. Alcohol is hidden very well.
This beer is a very good example of the style, first Ommegang brew I've ever had. Very refreshing mouthfeel and a lot of underlying fruit characteristics that point to fig/plum and licorice. The orange peel and coriander hints balance it quite nicely.
Believe it or not this brew pairs perfectly with French Toast flavored Goldfish. Then again, that could just be the end of the beer getting to me.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 02:05:00 | More by TremontBrewing
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,654 ratings.