Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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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
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
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.