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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,602 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,602
Reviews: 1,631
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 147
Gots: 245 | 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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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle at Monk's Cafe

A- Abbey Ale is a dark ass brown ale, mahagony even, dirty tap water, but an elegant look that's calming. A healthy burnt sugar white/slightly tan cap stays on top forever, leaving no lace.

S- For a dubbel, The sugar is pumped up to the max and there are more candi like scents. Dark fruits with plums and grapes. A nice malt backing and a bit of yeast. Nuts and some roast.

T- The sugars dont come up as much in smell, but there is some sweetness though. The roast and nuts are more up front competing with the dark dried fruit basket. A little bit of raisins and a whole lot of taste. A Belgian dubbel that does not tackle you with bready yeast.

M- Smooth and kinda thick, although this is above medium. Carb is light. The alcohol is not here but there is a warming effect near room temp.

D- I tried it and enjoyed it. Basically a brown ale from Belgian with more sweetness rather than hops, with a kick of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 03:28:13 | More by BARFLYB
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4.98/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ommegang Abbey Ale has an extremely thick, creamy, fluffy, beige head and a semi-opaque, bubbly, amber appearance, with lots of lacing left behind. There is a huge amount of sediment floating about the beer. Aroma is of fruit, citrus, spice, sugar, malt, and caramel. Taste is of spicy yeast, fruit, citrus, lemon, spice, bitterness, sugar, barley malt, bread, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium, and Ommegang Abbey Ale finishes sweet, boozy, and surprisingly easy drinking. Overall, this is a wonderful, outstanding beer. One of the best out there.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

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3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark amber with a light rusty colored creamy head. Medium retention. Somewhat fruity, somewhat yeasty and somewhat rotting fruit notes in the aroma. Taste is certainly darker than the color suggested. Tastes more like a hoppy brown ale to me than a Belgian dubbel although the texture is spot on (light, effervescent body etc.). Only similarity is the slightly yeasty-estery finish. Not a bad beer but different* from what I expected.

* That's just a nice way of saying that don't purchase it if you want a Belgian dubbel.

4, 3, 3, 4, 3

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 08:23:49 | More by tewaris
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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