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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)

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3,979 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,979
Reviews: 1,658
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 193
Gots: 385 | 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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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish brown clear pour into tulip glass produces two fingers of creamy khaki head with great retention and moderate clingy lacing.
S: Smells of dark fruits, caramel, and bready malt
T: Flavors of figs, cherries and bready malt all emerge as it warms a bit. Sweet at first with spicy middle and wraps up with ethanol warmth and slight bitter end.
M: Medium bodied and creamy with good carbonation.
O: Enjoyable beer that I would definitely have again.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a flute.

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear amber with a 3/4 tan head. Head is exceptionally thick compared to most beers settles after a few minutes but be careful when pouring.

Smell: If I were to say this smells like anything, I would say maybe wine...if there was a thing maybe roasted fruits.

Taste: Incredible, brown sugar meets incredible dark berries. It's not really a sweet beer but seriously there is something of butter scotch going on with this baby...it would remind you of a bubbly red wine.

Mouth: Not too carbonated...you're looking at one of the best. Goes down easy for most real beer drinkers but flavor is just wow.

Overall: I have fallen in love with Ommegang Abbey Ale and honestly can only think of one other dubbel which might have a slight edge. Regardless Ommegang Abbey Ale is in a class o it's own...take it for what it is but don;t take it for granted.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a pretty sight to see in a chalice. It pours with a mild head and has a luxurious deep red-brown hue.

The aroma is not its strong point. Just nothing stands out. There are hints of caramel with fruity tones fig, raisins.

The taste is where this Trappist style ale really shines. It is complex and demands more sips and swirls. A true delight to enjoy on a winter night.

Overall this is gem that will always be a regular on my list of top beers and enjoyed time and time again.

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4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my go-to beers, the cherry flavor is what gets me every time, with the perfect balance of hops. The color is also one of my favorites. I have had this beer on tap a couple of times, but I think that it is best served poured from the bottle in a low baller glass.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours plum color with a fluffy off white head that disappears quickly but leaves some nice lacing and good cauldron

S: Brown sugar, plum, hints of banana and spice

T: Dark fruit at first, a spicy note in the middle, and a sugary sweetness at the end.

O: Not bad, I wish the smell was a bit more elaborate, but still a fine ale.

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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