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Ommegeddon - Brewery Ommegang

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87
very good

538 Ratings
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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 64
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ommegeddon is a Belgian-style ale with a wild twist; a dose of Brett yeast and a blast of dry-hopping. Its dryness and funkiness beget the name.

(Beer added by: John on 03-01-2005)
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vrazionale

Vermont

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Bottle reads: "Batch #2, March 2008"

A - Pours a hazy orangish-yellow body with a thick, two-fingered fluffy head with good retention.

S - One of the funkiest beers I've yet come across. Sometimes I think I use the word "farmy" too often when describing food or drink, but this brew really is farmy - it smells like wet hay and manure. The most poopy of any brew I've tried, and it only gets more intense as it warms. It sure is a lovely, captivating nose, though. Behind the funk, there are notes of stone fruit, apples, and citrus.

T - Lots of carbonation overwhelm the palate initially, but the finish is long and assertive, with bold apple and peach flavors quickly washed away by horse blanket/manure/hay/mowed grass/dirt-flavored funk.

M - The carbonation is a bit much, I think. The aggressive carbonation attacks the palate as the brew touches my tongue, and only after it fades can I taste the wildly complex flavor profile.

D - There were no punches pulled in making this brew. It is aggressively farmy and funky. One has to imagine, though, how difficult it must be to temper the brettanomyces that bring out the flavors here: this brew is steps away from being too funky, but several steps ahead of other wild ales in the liberty given to the wild yeasts to do their thing. Certainly not the best introduction to wild ales, but if you're already a fan of the style, grab one of these, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 22:12:55 | More by vrazionale
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Ommegeddon from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.