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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

3,650 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,650
Reviews: 1,635
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 147
Gots: 267 | 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 idResponse:
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idResponse

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don't know where to start!

This beer poured perfectly, too dark to see what is going on with a beautiful frothy creamy head. Settling was almost immediate but the head is sticking around for a long long time. The initial whiff i took off this bottle as i opened it blew my socks off. So much going on at once. Once poured it has a nutty light chocolate coffee candy scent. The taste is nearly indescribeable. There's a lot of everything going on at once in a wonderful balance. Leaves a very spiced licorice nuts and mocha zing in it's wake. The mouthfeel is good but a bit flat. It almost manages to impersonate a cask even though it's from a bottle. The drinkability is superb as well, although I would consider this to be a meal of a beer. This is dinner and dessert all in one, you probably don't need anything else after this.

Very excellent and highly worth checking out!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2006 06:57:47 | More by idResponse
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Had this beer in a corked bottle. 7/23/14.
Appearance:
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.

Aroma:
The nose is spicy and malty, you can definitely trace it back to the licorice, coriander, orange peel, and yeast.

Taste:
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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,650 ratings.