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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,429 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3429
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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Reviews by markaberrant:
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in 20oz stemless red wine glass.

A - dark brown, almost opaque. Thin head recedes to cap, then ring. No lacing.

S - Thick and sweet dark fruity malts, some toffee and caramel with a hint of alcohol. Awesome aroma.

T - Sweet malt hits first, followed by a bit of spice. Hops are not really detectable, but provide just enough balance. Lingering smooth alcohol finish with a touch of chocolate. Very tasty!

M - A bit more body than a traditional Belgian, creamy and smooth. Not over carbonated, which allows the malt and spice to shine through without being harsh.

D - You know this beer packs a punch, yet the alcohol and it's warming effects are quite smooth. I'm enjoying the heck out this one and would love another.

This beer kicks butt. Wish I had more. Thanks for the bottle demcorhip!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 19:20:30 | More by markaberrant
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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,429 ratings.