Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by tonyf55:
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Shared from the bottle into a trappist glass
Visual (5): Dark ruby hue, no visible carbonation. Dusty brown 2 finger head that lasts. Rolling bubbles leave amazing lacing on the glass.
Aroma (4): Light fruits mostly, hints of raisins & grape. Some hidden yeast that is hard to distinguish. Very light smells, not overpowering but very present.
Taste (4): Sweet caramel malt taste initially, but soft and not too prominent (much like the smell). A small touch of bitterness on the swallow with a lasting alcoholic film.
Mouthfeel (4): Light to medium body, amazingly drinkable. Very creamy mouthfeel that coats the pallet with a lasting alcoholic film. Evident carbonation, but again, not overpowering.
Overall (4.5): Great looking beer. Emulated the dubbel trappist style beautifully. The lacing was fantastic. Despite being an abby ale, and generally complex, Ommegang achieves an amazing drinkability while still keeping complex characteristics. A definite must purchase again.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2011 05:39:25 | More by tonyf55
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3.29/5 rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Notes from after the fact. I just plain didn't jive with this beer. The licorice ruined it for me. This beer came off as tasting like root vegetables with potato and turnip. The sweetness of the chocolate malt flavor and the twang of the licorice with vegetable notes just didn't go together. Licorice and anise spice lingered long after. There were other redeeming qualities like a great body and a nice porter-like woodiness that I appreciated, but I couldn't get past the bad parts. And I'm even a fan of licorice an anise, just not in my beer apparently.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 00:58:05 | More by constantine_272
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,433 ratings.