Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by mullenite:
2.6/5 rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5
Poured a deep brown with reddish tints when held to light, nearly opaque. Two finger tan head with orange highlights.
Smelled very strongly of cherries, I couldn't pick up much more than that. There were other scents there but cherries were the only one readily identifiable to me.
Tasted very similar to it's smell. Complex with an overpowering cherry flavor to it at the tip, a little bit of raisin showed itself in the middle, finishes with a clean alcohol taste.
Mouthfeel was decent, not too heavy but not too light. Carbonation was spot on for my tastes.
This was not a beer for me, I have had dubbel's before and enjoyed them but this one had too much going on for my tastes. The cherry flavor was too strong and reminded me of children's cough syrup. I had to force myself to finish the glass because of this and while I may give it another shot to be fair, I don't see myself drinking much more of this.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2008 11:23:42 | More by mullenite
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 3,597 ratings.