Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by spoony:
4.48/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 12 oz bottle into a chalice.
A-A medium pour resulted in one and one-half fingers of tan, pillowy foam. The head lasted quite a while. The beer was murky cranberry and brown in color.
S-The first couple of whiffs come up with an intriguing mix of green apple and pear...much lighter fruit than I was expecting. I also get some dry yeast and light malts. Also a bit of alcohol and caramel as the beer nears room temperature.
T-Lots of caramel, raisin, prune, a little bit of that apple tartness, some mildly sweet (and spicy) alcohol to finish. Really well-integrated flavors.
M-The carbonation is fine feeling and smooth, but more vigorous than in many dubbel-style beers. Body is medium.
O-This is an impressive dubbel. Unlike some dubbels, which are full-on sugar bombs, this one dials down the sweetness and lets the other flavors (fruit and malt) do the talking. I found the flavors played nicely off of each other and the alcohol really integrated into the beer for a smooth drinking brew.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2012 01:14:22 | More by spoony
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a corked and caged 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
A: Pours a beautiful maroon color with a thick, rocky, off white head that eventually settles and caps the beer perfectly. Decent head retention with minimal lacing. This beer looks very inviting and I'm just dying to take a sip.
S: The smell consists of big dark fruit aromas (prunes, raisins, black currants), sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, and a bit of anise. Some faint floral hop aromas are there, but barely present.
T: Taste is predominately of dark fruits and sweet malts. Anise and clove are also there with a touch of lingering yeast on the finish. This beer has a bit of a sourness to it, but it is not overwhelming and is definitely tolerable. I'm also getting an occasional slight metallic taste, which I'm attributing to the use of caramel malts.
M: Medium bodied with a crisp, chewy mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the medium side with a sweet, somewhat dry finish. Alcohol is masked fairly well.
O: Overall this is a good beer with a smooth, refreshing mouthfeel and some big fruit/malt characteristics. This is my second time having this beer, and it is definitely enjoyable. However, the first time I had it was on tap and I was absolutely blown away. I will have it again on tap someday and edit my review accordingly.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 00:50:46 | More by TheItalianStallion
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,637 ratings.