Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by irisier:
4.45/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served from a 750 ml brown bottle.
Appearance: Slightly hazy reddish brown body with a pillowy tan head with good retention.
Smell: Slightly sweet caramel with juicy fruits. Very faint floral type hop aroma. Some alcohol fumes also.
Taste: Explosively strong hit of flavors right at the start. Maltiness that's kept dry by some vegetative hop flavors. Some faint fruitiness with a big dose of spice. A nagging woodsy or earthy taste is present too, I think from yeast.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and pretty highly carbonated. High carbonation helps the spice flavors bite at the tongue. Medium bodied brew with a bit of an oily feel that accompanies the hop flavors.
Impressions: Complex. It's hard to distinguish exactly what's going on in this beer. I feel like this is one of those beers that you could drink dozens of times and notice something different each time. That does not detract from the fact that it's enjoyable to sip, and at only $6 for a 750ml bottle, this is definitely a nice one for when you're in the mood for a Belgian.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2010 18:00:52 | More by irisier
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3.29/5 rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Notes from after the fact. I just plain didn't jive with this beer. The licorice ruined it for me. This beer came off as tasting like root vegetables with potato and turnip. The sweetness of the chocolate malt flavor and the twang of the licorice with vegetable notes just didn't go together. Licorice and anise spice lingered long after. There were other redeeming qualities like a great body and a nice porter-like woodiness that I appreciated, but I couldn't get past the bad parts. And I'm even a fan of licorice an anise, just not in my beer apparently.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 00:58:05 | More by constantine_272
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,434 ratings.