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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,430 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3430
Reviews: 1618
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%


Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

New York

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked bottle, poured into a tulip. This bottle is one of the Belgium contract-brewed bottles of this beer.

The beer is a very dark, almost opaque amber. Two finger tan head fades quickly and already leaves an impressive amount of lace. The head was the opposite of dense (would you call that sparse?), which leads me to believe that the beer will be fairly light in body. Also, this is meaningless but I think it's cool...I've got a perfectly shaped map of the US in lace on the side of the glass. I would totally make a picture of this my avatar but I left my digital camera at work.

The beer smells of weak dark fruits and candy sugar.

The taste that jumps out at me is anise. The beer is not really very sweet despite the smell of candy sugar. It has the wine-y character of a lighter red wine but with a raisin/plum flavor and then finishes with a slight bitterness. The anise enters in the middle of the taste and stays through the aftertaste. The 8.5% alcohol is well hidden, providing some drying bitterness, but not a noticeable alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel is lighter side of medium bodied. Alcohol provides some warmth. Carbonation is a little too much in my opinion.

I'd feel this were a lot more drinkable if the carbonation was less intense. Otherwise a well balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2006 02:46:58 | More by johnniemarg
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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,430 ratings.