Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Ratings: 3,595 | Reviews: 1,630 | Display Reviews Only:
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
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My dad passed away a couple of years ago. He was a very enthusiastic fellow about many things, one of which was fruitcake (yeah, I know). In the fruitcake family, at least the way he made it, was pecan whiskey cake. Even people who hate fruitcake loved his pecan whiskey cake. This beer reminds me of that cake - dark, dried fruity, accompanied by the pleasant presence of alcohol, etc.. Whenever I drink this beer, I think of my dad and his enthusiasm for making unusual desserts.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 17:19:06 | More by seymourcox
3.88/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Deep brown with amber highlights and a slightly frothy ivory head.
Aroma is figgy, with notes of dates. Fairly sweet and bready, with candi sugar.
Fairly raisiny flavor, with light alcohol and a hint of burnt sugar, with a finish of menthol and light dryness. Slight sharp cherry notes are evident. Yeast character is somewhat spicy.
Body is full, with modest carbonation and noted alcohol heat.
Very raisin dominant flavor, with light sweetness and more bready notes. The finish is fairly dry. Alcohol is noticeable. Honestly, I expected more complexity.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2014 01:05:30 | More by barczar
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,595 ratings.