Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle from my February '12 visit to the brewery. Poured into my Ommegang tulip. Got another aging in the basement! Can't wait. Warning, I may not be too awesome at reviewing Belgian styles of beer just yet.
The body is a mildly cloudy ruby-brown, with a dense, creamy two fingers of head. Seriously great retention, with somewhat sparse lacing, but an everlasting frothy covering over the entire surface.
Confectionery plum fragrance with a complex array of spices. Raisins and figs, cinnamon. Deep caramel and toffee.
This beer just melts onto your pallet. Flavors dance by, coming in and out of focus. Toffee, stone fruit, cinammon here and there. No two sips reveal the same thing. Light alcohol heat is left on the tongue after the swallow, along with a subtle candi sugar sweetness. Cracked pepper comes out in the finish as the beer warms up. A mid to heavy mouthfeel, creamy, but artfully carbonated, keeps things rolling off the tongue, but manages to avoid such descriptors as "cloying" or "syrupy".
A job well done on Ommegang's part. I haven't really had to sit and think about a beer like this one in a while. Looking forward to my next one.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2012 03:11:20 | More by troysoy2
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