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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

3,654 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,654
Reviews: 1,635
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 148
Gots: 268 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 3,654 | Reviews: 1,635 | Display Reviews Only:
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Hrodebert

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-20-2014 03:41:34 | More by Hrodebert
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tgraven

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-20-2014 02:38:49 | More by tgraven
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robear

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-19-2014 15:00:19 | More by robear
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Sellen

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-19-2014 14:26:41 | More by Sellen
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-19-2014 14:22:32 | More by curlybird
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Stormofisis


5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-19-2014 13:33:04 | More by Stormofisis
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-19-2014 06:06:36 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Titanium147


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-19-2014 01:36:37 | More by Titanium147
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Labaden

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-19-2014 00:51:00 | More by Labaden
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Photchkiss

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-18-2014 05:20:48 | More by Photchkiss
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jillhey


4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-18-2014 02:36:23 | More by jillhey
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TheItalianStallion

New York

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a corked and caged 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Pours a beautiful maroon color with a thick, rocky, off white head that eventually settles and caps the beer perfectly. Decent head retention with minimal lacing. This beer looks very inviting and I'm just dying to take a sip.

S: The smell consists of big dark fruit aromas (prunes, raisins, black currants), sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, and a bit of anise. Some faint floral hop aromas are there, but barely present.

T: Taste is predominately of dark fruits and sweet malts. Anise and clove are also there with a touch of lingering yeast on the finish. This beer has a bit of a sourness to it, but it is not overwhelming and is definitely tolerable. I'm also getting an occasional slight metallic taste, which I'm attributing to the use of caramel malts.

M: Medium bodied with a crisp, chewy mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the medium side with a sweet, somewhat dry finish. Alcohol is masked fairly well.

O: Overall this is a good beer with a smooth, refreshing mouthfeel and some big fruit/malt characteristics. This is my second time having this beer, and it is definitely enjoyable. However, the first time I had it was on tap and I was absolutely blown away. I will have it again on tap someday and edit my review accordingly.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 00:50:46 | More by TheItalianStallion
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tbunting75

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-17-2014 23:54:56 | More by tbunting75
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Zoezoeb89


4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2014 23:37:25 | More by Zoezoeb89
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nealw09

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-17-2014 21:49:20 | More by nealw09
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-17-2014 14:01:26 | More by costanzo_mike
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-17-2014 06:15:43 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2014 06:00:43 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

DATE REVIEWED: July 11, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay 125th Anniversary chalice... OCCASION: Cavs welcome the Return of the King... APPEARANCE: as the label suggests, dark burgundy body; thick, stable single-finger off-white head; limited lacing... AROMA: deep plum and floral hops; coriander and citrus heighten the aroma; lilac and honey hover late--delectable... PALATE: big, full-bodied and demanding of attention; creamy and enjoyable (almost like a warm milkshake) with every sip... TASTE: some iron and wine to start; soft plum and coriander; medium hops and solid malts form a balanced flavor profile; some berry accents late--complex and rewarding... OVERALL: first, the LBJ parallels: both are worth the money, both are well-built, comfortably strong (8.2% ABV), agile, and absurdly smooth, both are versatile when pairing with other food/players, and both are winners...I had almost forgotten how good this beer is...

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 22:01:02 | More by dacrza1
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HopkingGonzalo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-16-2014 02:55:54 | More by HopkingGonzalo
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core42

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-15-2014 15:11:31 | More by core42
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Stillyman11

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-15-2014 04:55:38 | More by Stillyman11
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Zachberg

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-14-2014 23:27:05 | More by Zachberg
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drwatson32

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-14-2014 23:18:26 | More by drwatson32
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jsausley

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Red Oak gilded pint.

My second review of beers from Ommegang. I was really impressed with the Rare Vos (Amber Ale) so I'm trying this one with a very optimistic outlook.

A: Thick, barely translucent, huge two inch head, some carbonation, dark brown-amber with golden and red tones near the bottom of the glass. Lovely carbonation rising from the bottom, but mostly obscured by the thick consistency of the beer.

S: Somewhat light, not overly fragrant. Citrus, hops, malts, caramel, dark hues of molasses and earthy tones. They claim it is Burgundian? Like a wine from central Europe? Not getting all that much here. Very bready smell, lots of yeast.

T: Wow! Delightful, especially after smelling this one... The yeast backs away and gives you a nice citrusy bounce full of hops backed up by a strong spice, somewhat smokey and somewhat gamey flavor. There's a heavy Scotch-like undercurrent, like a peaty Islay. I even got some more raisin or prune flavors on the nose that are quite different. Big flavors from this beer.

M: Nice and thick but not hard to drink. A good frothy head is a nice bonus though it does taste of yeast. Some carbonation, very little noticeable hoppiness. Lots of malt sweetness on the back of the tongue.

O: A good beer, not as impressive to me as the Rare Vos (despite its higher ratings) but really flavorful and different. Solid A.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 23:03:23 | More by jsausley
Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 3,654 ratings.