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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,866 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,866
Reviews: 1,651
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 169
Gots: 337 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998)
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Photo of MaximalC
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque bronze with burnt orange highlights and a a good finger's worth of fine khaki foam--just beautiful to behold. Rich aroma smells of molasses, prunes, cherries, clove, coriander, brown sugar, toasted bread, and a hint of alcohol.

The bold and complex flavor profile features molasses, toasted bread, cherry, and plenty of tangy, vigorous yeast. The spices and robust carbonation do more than enough to balance the malty backbone. The yeast presence pushes the envelope a bit, but manages to remain just under control. The mouthfeel is lush, vibrant, and a solid complement to the taste.

Overall, this is a bold and flavorful brew that isn't as decidedly sweet as most of its peers. Its balance and gorgeous presentation make it one of my preferred dubbels, even though it isn't an archetypal representation of the style.

MaximalC, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -14.4%

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2.73/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: It's a hazy brown colored body with a thick fluffy creamy khaki head that stands for a long time. It's a very beautiful looking beer in the glass. The head really accents the beer nicely. It doesn't produce much lacing.

Aroma: Alcohol...It's right up front on the nose. The beer is only 8.2% ABV and it doesn't do a very good job of hiding it. There is a light "bakery" scent to it...kind of like cookies...but not sweet or artificial. It's not that strong of a scent. Not much going on in the nose really.

Taste: Alcohol flavor, with some light caramel that coats the tongue and slowly increases the caramel flavor in the mouth as drinking this beer continues. There is a light hint of banana chips in the background, but very light on overall Belgian yeast character.

Mouthfeel: It has a good presence in the mouth. The beer is smooth and the alcohol gives it a faint warming sensation. Good carbonation. Very easy to drink.

Overall: It's a decent enough Dubbel if you have that Belgian Abbey Ale craving, but it doesn't quite meet the mark when it comes to some of the more diverse flavors that are available on the market. I wouldn't say "don't drink it" because is is a lovely beer. It just feels like a beer that was hurried or something.

teromous, Sunday at 10:16 PM
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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,866 ratings.