Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Trappissed:
2.42/5 rDev -41.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
I usually don't review when there is already 1,000+ reviews, but I feel it is my duty for this case in particular. This is the worst Dubbel I have had so far. A very odd and generally nasty flavor. Sweet dark fruits and abundance of cherry cough syrup, with rubbing alcohol and a bloodish aftertaste. I don't make it a habit to know the taste of blood, but this one does remind me of it, along the same "vein" of 3 Philosophers.
Maybe its that sort of red wine characteristic, that a Dubbel should have no business involving itself with. I think Ommegang is a great brewery with a lot to offer, but this is not one of them for me. With the American Dubbels I've tried so far, maybe I should go back to Belgians for this category. This beer had no maltiness to speak of and I believe that a Dubbel should definitely have this trait.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2009 19:29:32 | More by Trappissed
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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.