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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

3,657 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,657
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 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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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass

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

Medium and you can detect the alcohol in here.

Great beer. I'll definitely repeat and recommend you give it a try.

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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
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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:
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.

Mouth Feel:
Medium bodied, even though the look doesn't give that away, nice dry finish. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Overall:
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.

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,657 ratings.