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:
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
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