Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by mobyfann:
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Paid $6.49 for a 25.4oz bottle...
I let this one settle for 20-30 minutes after the pour.
The beer pours a cloudy amber colored base with a huge white head, exception head retention and lacing to follow, like Guinness a work of art. The aroma hints of malts, alcohol, and Mediterranean spices and fruits.
Very complex yet mild tastes of fruit (dates, plums, apricots), spice (anise, cardamom, cinnamon - floral), and lightly toasted malts; fantastic with no scent of alcohol to be found. I docked some points from mouthfeel because there is a moderate amount of carbonation and it stings the throat a bit on delivery. Very very drinkable at 8.5% abv, clearly one of the best in the business right here.
Final Thought: This is an amazing accomplishment for a brewery in America to serve these Belgians at still an affordable price. Thumbs way up!
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2008 03:12:48 | More by mobyfann
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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 3,651 ratings.