Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Ratings: 3,595 | Reviews: 1,630 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ggroller:
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I love the verbage on the back of the bottle. "Handle with care, but drink for delight." Classic.
The color of the beer is ruby red and burgundy. Translucent when held to the light, the continuous stream of tiny bubbles rise from the bottom of the tulip.
The head is very rich and creamy. It is a tannish, reddish color.
The nose is tart, acidic fruit.
The taste is very complex. Tart, acidic fruit notes up front with a smooth candy like backbone. Nice finish. Next sip, please.
A highly drinkable beer. Careful with the 8.5 % abv.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2005 13:00:54 | More by ggroller
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My dad passed away a couple of years ago. He was a very enthusiastic fellow about many things, one of which was fruitcake (yeah, I know). In the fruitcake family, at least the way he made it, was pecan whiskey cake. Even people who hate fruitcake loved his pecan whiskey cake. This beer reminds me of that cake - dark, dried fruity, accompanied by the pleasant presence of alcohol, etc.. Whenever I drink this beer, I think of my dad and his enthusiasm for making unusual desserts.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 17:19:06 | More by seymourcox
3.88/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Deep brown with amber highlights and a slightly frothy ivory head.
Aroma is figgy, with notes of dates. Fairly sweet and bready, with candi sugar.
Fairly raisiny flavor, with light alcohol and a hint of burnt sugar, with a finish of menthol and light dryness. Slight sharp cherry notes are evident. Yeast character is somewhat spicy.
Body is full, with modest carbonation and noted alcohol heat.
Very raisin dominant flavor, with light sweetness and more bready notes. The finish is fairly dry. Alcohol is noticeable. Honestly, I expected more complexity.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2014 01:05:30 | More by barczar
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,595 ratings.