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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,658 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,658
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 149
Gots: 270 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998)
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Reviews by hyuga:
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hyuga

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks delicious! A deep red that looks brown without backlighting. Should be poured with some vigor for a good-sized head to form. Oh my, what an aroma! Dark and dried fruits galore, raisins, grapes, and grape leaves dominate. Spicy yeast undertones are also present. I think I'm getting slight spicy alcohol as well. I'm noticing a trend with the grape aromas in Brewery Ommegang's beers. That's why I mention grape and not just raisin, it's kind of a mixture of both dried and fresh grapes. I think it's great! Not so wine-like in that it, well, doesn't smell almost like vinegar. Anyway, on to the most anticipated part. The flavor! Surprisingly big hop character here, but not at all too much. That hits first, then spicy yeast comes in. These are the two most noticeable characteristics. Fruitiness here is quite subdued compared to that of the aroma, but still present in a little raisin and plum, especially in the back. Spicy alcohol warms the mouth soon after imbibing is commenced. Maltiness is mostly caramel, but a bit bready in the finish and aftertaste. Leafy character in the quality as well. This is my favorite dubbel so far! Great combination of ingredients. When I get more of this, I'll have to make some Belgian frites (fries) to eat with it. This will make you think that Cooperstown, New York is actually part of Belgium! Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2002 02:16:08 | More by hyuga
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Pours a dark copper orange brown in color . Three finger white foam settles into a white bubble layer with good lacings.

Aroma is malty, deep rich plums, spices , licorice, orange and coriander

Taste of sweet malt , plums, spices, licorice, coriander, orange peel and alcohol

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Aroma:
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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,658 ratings.