Ommegang Rouge - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by mt5000:
4.47/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Had on tap at Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg. I was excited to try this as I love the Rodenbach Grand Cru and this one is a similar style. Supposedly aged in oak for 18 months.
Color was reddish brown. Powerful aromas of sour cherry, cranberries, and other tart fruits. That tart fruit taste dominates the palate, also hints of vanilla and baking spices. Lots of sour fruit flavor but of course that's the style.
The oak aging gives the beer a denser and creamier mouthfeel than is typical for beer, even other Flanders red ales. Very rich on the palate makes it a slow sipper, which leads to drinkability. This style of beer is very high in acidity which turns some people off if your palate isn't into that. What I will say is that I think this makes a wonderful beer to pair with food, even if you're not big on the taste by itself. I had it with a burger and thought it was great.
Serving type: on-tap
11-10-2008 19:23:38 | More by mt5000
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4.66/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
2008 vintage. On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. White head, low retention on a clear mahogany body. Aroma jumps out of the glass and includes tart cherry, tart green apple, slight malt sweetness, some port. Taste follows closely with the aromas and is maybe the most mouth puckeringly tart beer I've ever head. Quite satisfying and very delicious. Wow.
Serving type: on-tap
02-08-2013 05:31:59 | More by KickbacksSteve
3.58/5 rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Served in an Ommegang Rouge tulip; thanks to yourefragile for the glassware. Pours a nice reddish-caramel color with a good short off-white head and not much in the way of lacing. Nose carries slight cherry with a bit of bread and acidity through the background. Flavor has a nice bit of cherry and light malt. Medium body with moderate acidity. Nice take on the style.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 18:39:32 | More by Thorpe429
District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Shared by one of the guys, can't remember. Thanks!
The beer appears a pretty ruby hue with a soft head that leaves sparse lacing in its wake. The aroma brings cherries, cider, oak, vinegar. Smells great. The taste delivers as well. I've been anxious to try this beer for quite some time and it does not disappoint. Acetic and tart, yet highly drinkable. Potent aroma and a bold flavor. Light to medium in body with a zesty finish. A strong example of the style. I would most definitely have this again.
Serving type: growler
11-21-2012 02:49:04 | More by Huhzubendah
Ommegang Rouge from Brewery Ommegang
95 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.