Ommegeddon - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Great news. This beer is not retired! It really never was. Ommegang on made a limited amount and it was served on-tap at fests. By popular demand they decided to make this a fixture in the regular line of products and it will be released periodically here forward.
A description from the Brewery Website:
We are happy to introduce our newest addition, Ommegeddon.
Its our new 8% abv Belgian-style ale with a wild twist- a dose of Brettanomyces yeast and a blast of dry hopping. Ommegeddon is a strong blonde ale with a sharp citrus flavor that, like the other Ommegang ales has a dry finish. Its dryness and funkiness begat the name of Ommegeddon-for the time when the forces of light and dark battle for world dominion. Its time for you to pick your side.
I was fortunate enough to pick up a bottle at BCTC. It is being distributed but only on a limited basis for now.
This beer is a style bender. It really doesn't fit with other American Wild Ales because it not all *that* sour. It is more authentically Belgian in Farmhouse Saison like Funkiness. Yes there is wild Brett and it is extremely unique but how to classify it is a problem.
Appearance: Pours a gorgeous bright yellow gold color with a two finger fluffy head in my oversized snifter glass. It left a few spots of droopy lace and the head fades to a partial cap and solid white ring around the top. The carbonation slows but stays active throughout the duration of the beer with a constant bubble stream from the point at the bottom of my glass.
Smell: While smelling this beer I literally got a nose full snorted accidentally right up my nose. Ouch. It is that interesting I was trying to get quit close to it. Bready, old cheese, farmyard funk, horse blanket, a touch of lemon and honey with assorted fruits, Brett tartness and then more cheese bread funk.
Taste: It is not so sour at first. It is more farmhouse cheese and horse blanket funk. The sour creeps up on you though. It starts with a bready flavor and some yeast. Immediately I detect some cheese as well. There are some sweet attributes. A touch of honey and some fruits, a bit of bubble gum and vanilla, an earthy tone sets in with a few spices but not overwhelming (just a dash of pepper) and then the flavor transitions, while I swirl the beer on my tongue, to a tart citrus lemon like finish. The aftertaste is lip smackingly dry forcing rapid sips. The flavors in the aftertaste are terrific as well. It is tart but only lightly so and very hard to pinpoint. I keep coming back to cheese, but that is what it is bringing to mind. There is a dryness left on the cheeks and that is the first point that the abv is really revealed.
Mouthfeel: It is a medium body, that is exceptionally smooth and very crisp with a perfect level of dryness and moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: The dry finish and the medium light body give this a very easy drinking feel. Each sip beckons the next and by the time I got through half my review I think I was partly drunk. It is a relatively large beer but boy oh boy does this stuff drink very easily. This is certainly a gem in the crown that Ommegang wares deservingly. Another stellar beer from a magnificent brewery.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2007 04:54:45 | More by Phatz
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3.88/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled June 2007. Batch #1.
A: golden orange hued. Frothy head.
S: barn aroma. Smells dry. House saddle.
T: little bit of bubblegum flavor. Minor oxidation? Touch of grain is fleeting before Brett dryness takes over.
M:ample carb on a medium body.
D: aged well. Wish there was more Brett and farm funk. If you still have any drink up, I don't see this getting any better.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 02:55:25 | More by Jimmys
Ommegeddon from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.