Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by tonytuffnuts:
4.4/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Traditional bomber pours into the Ommegang chalice so wonderfully. Dark amber with a dirty white, foamy head that leaves the glass with a hairy lace.
Smells bready with the malts very present; a sweetness is there, like dark cherry and fig.
A figgy sweetness hits the tip of my tongue, followed by undertones that're short of chocolate (toffee maybe?). The fine, massaging carbonation ushers in a distinct yeast finish. I have to add this revision: as it oxidizes, the alcohol pokes through, along with dark caramel, toffee, and that distinct Ommegang yeast strain.
What a well executed brew! Ommegang sets a great industry standard, and this flagship brew really bears the torch.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2008 00:59:38 | More by tonytuffnuts
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3.99/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had this beer in a corked bottle. 7/23/14.
Pours a really nice dark maroon color that won't give away the way it tastes right away. Head dissipates in a nice frothy fashion.
The nose is spicy and malty, you can definitely trace it back to the licorice, coriander, orange peel, and yeast.
The taste consists of sweet malt then flavors of slight licorice, coriander, orange peel, spice, and yeast. The more you sip, the better it gets as your mouth gets used to the very slight metallic plum taste. Blends together perfectly.
Medium bodied, even though the look doesn't give that away, nice dry finish. Alcohol is hidden very well.
This beer is a very good example of the style, first Ommegang brew I've ever had. Very refreshing mouthfeel and a lot of underlying fruit characteristics that point to fig/plum and licorice. The orange peel and coriander hints balance it quite nicely.
Believe it or not this brew pairs perfectly with French Toast flavored Goldfish. Then again, that could just be the end of the beer getting to me.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 02:05:00 | More by TremontBrewing
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,653 ratings.