Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
4.09/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From: Binny's, Bloomingdale, IL
Date: Best by 01/2015
Glass: St. Bernardus chalice
Ommegang's dubbel is quite nice, using the greater amount of malts and ethanol to its advantage to amplify the taste and aromatics of the beer. The caramel, dried fruits, and Belgian yeast influences are strong and effective at creating a very nice beer for fall, winter, and spring.
Pours a 1cm tall head of light tan to beige-colored foam, bubbles small to medium in size, with average retention levels. Head reduces to a thick ring around the glass and a few islands of foam atop the beer, leaving a modest amount of lacing (a few spots and lines, scattered randomly) along the sides of the glass. The body is a very dark chestnut brown, with light bringing out slightly "brighter" shades of crimson brown with a little orange around the sides. Carbonation is not visible, and the body is mostly (80%) opaque.
Aroma is of rich, brown and caramelized sugars, dried dates and figs, slight bread and pepper.
To me, the taste palette of this beer can be summarized by imagination: if you can, contemplate a lighter doppelbock that uses Belgian yeast. Front of palate features a mild nuttiness with caramel and toffee flavors and hints of dried dates and brown figs with a twist from the Belgian yeast. Mid-palate is richly malty, with caramel and toffee, dried fruit esters (date and fig) with a Belgian yeast touch, faint banana esters, cinnamon, and a bit of mineral quality. Back of palate picks up dried fruit (date, fig) esters, Belgian yeast secondary metabolites, light toffee, and mild ethanol. Aftertaste of dried dates and figs with a touch of ethanol and caramel-like malts.
Beer is medium-heavy in body, with medium-intensity carbonation that feels slightly aggressive and fizzy upon the palate. With time, though, this becomes comfortably foamy as the carbonation does its trick, softly moving across the palate. Closes rather dry, with moderate stickiness lingering across the palate.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2013 03:43:23 | More by falloutsnow
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4.36/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Clear brown color with a large tan head that lingers and leaves a heavy lace
S-sweet caramel malt with coriander and some spice
T-Sweet caramel malt with a spice aftertaste
M-medium body and high carbonation
O-this beer went down real fast, I could not just sip it.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 00:17:06 | More by a0lbudman
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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