Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by mattcrill:
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Aroma: Wonderful pronounced fruity esters of plum, raisins, and grape jam. Some pepper and clove spiciness that is also in the forefront. No hop aroma.
Appearance: Slightly hazy ruby colored pour with brick edging. Sticky moderate tan head with good retention and lacing.
Flavor: Strong clove phenols with background melon esters. Pepper spiciness as in the aroma. Some background white bread crust maltiness. Low toasty flavors provide a nice base. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is lingering with pepper spiciness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. No alcohol heat.
Overall impression: A highly drinkable complex Dubbel. A wonderfully complex beer that has all the classic elements of a Belgian Dubbel. Seek out.
Serving type: on-tap
01-08-2012 20:52:36 | More by mattcrill
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3.99/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had this beer in a corked bottle. 7/23/14.
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.
The nose is spicy and malty, you can definitely trace it back to the licorice, coriander, orange peel, and yeast.
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.
Medium bodied, even though the look doesn't give that away, nice dry finish. Alcohol is hidden very well.
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.
Believe it or not this brew pairs perfectly with French Toast flavored Goldfish. Then again, that could just be the end of the beer getting to me.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 02:05:00 | More by TremontBrewing
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,650 ratings.