Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by epk:
3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
notes from 2-14-09
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a delicate chalice (roughly 17 oz.). This dubbel has a fairly dark cloudy amber color and pours with a large off white and frothy head - like others of it's belgian kin. A very aromatic brew with the smell of fruit as well as an earthy hoppiness - very interesting and complex.
Tastes of fruit and spice. The higher alcohol content of this dubbel is definitely present, as opposed to some other belgians which hide it more, yet still subtle and not at all unpleasant. Full and well balanced body. As you swish this delicious brew across your taste buds the hops do seem to shine even more.
Drinkability is high and I could enjoy this any time of the year in probably any situation.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2009 18:37:00 | More by epk
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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
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