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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)

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4,070 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,070
Reviews: 1,680
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 224
Gots: 467 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ChadQuest
3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is a slightly hazy dirty brown looking color with a finger of head that is off white.
The aroma is mostly composed of different light fruits, raisons, grapes, and bread grains.
The flavors are more on the darker fruit side of the spectrum, with pomegranate and it's slightly tart and tannic character upfront, grapes, apples, raisons, overall very vinous.
The mouthfeel has a medium body but a feeling of tannins leaving it dryer.

Photo of McNealc31
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The color is spot on for a Dubbel. Deep ruby with a fluffy off white head. The familiar sweet malt and sour fruits fill the nose. The flavor is quite close, too. Sweet malt, fruit, lots of spice and black pepper. Maybe some anise, too. Full and creamy in the mouth with a pleasant alcohol warmth on the way down.

If there is any drawback, I'm getting an overly salty soy sauce flavor.

Overall, it's outstanding, but I would put it a notch below similar offerings from true Trappist breweries.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into fluted pint glass, color is great nice translucent amber with great effervescence that keeps a nice light tan head present.

Smell is understated caramelized malt with breadiness and yeasty notes.

Taste is great, nice toffee and caramel notes hints of burnt malt and nice mix of yeasty flavors, phenolics, esters.

Mouthfeel is just right, with the balance towards malty sweet on the tongue.

Overall, great beer, hard to believe its so high in abv, but the malt and yeast notes keep it interesting.

Photo of paulginva
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Poured from the tap into a goblet, this beer produced a 1" creamy tan head with excellent foamy lacing that dissipated very slowly. The body was a somewhat cloudy deep amber color with ruby highlights and moderate carbonation.

AROMA: A clean, soft, not too prominent light breadiness with a tart, zingy hops note and hint of earthy yeast, light tropical fruit, cloves and a very light hint of alcohol. all in all a pleasurable scent.

TASTE: Soft caramel, bitter hops, light alcohol as well as bananas and cream.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with a creamy texture, this beer had excellent, foamy body lacing that dissipated slowly, moderate carbonation and an initial flavor that was moderately sweet and spicy. The finish flavor tended toward a very light sweetness combined with a light dryness. The finish was of medium length and there was a slightly dry aftertaste.

DRINKABILITY: This is definitely an easy-drinking, repeatable beer, though I wouldn't recommend more than two unless you have a designated driver. I'd buy it again, serve it to my friends, entertain with it -- anything to drink more. Complex and creamy, it's a fruity-malty hybrid and a nice exemplar of a Belgian dubbel.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip
A big dark beige head made up of large bubbles falls quickly to a thin layer on top of a clear dark mahogany brown beer with red highlights. The smell is of dark fruit, spices and a bit of molasses. The taste is similar to the smell with the fruits and caramels coming through fairly strong with a lot of yeast character in there as well. Bitterness is relatively low while the mouthfeel is nice and crisp with a fine dry finish. Overall it's a good Dubbel, I'm glad I gave it a try.

Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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