Ommegang Cup O Kyndnes (Cup Of Kindness) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by wschmit:
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Big three/four finger head into a pint glass...slowed my pour to let it settle a bit. Airy tan head pops quickly into a half-inch high pillow, with some large webbing. Tons of carbonation streaking up through a murky bronze body.
S: Very interesting. Clearly Belgian yeast by the nose, but the malty character and slight diacetyl presence reek of Scotch ales. Very little hop character. I don't get much heather, but then again, I don't know what it's supposed to smell like.
T: Taste is alright--less Belgian and more Scotch than the nose would indicate, I think. The Belgian yeast comes out most in the middle of the sip, which starts slightly buttery and ends with some smoke and bitter malt. Just a touch boozy. Toward the end there's a vaguely grassy flavor that I'll attribute to the heather, even though it reminds me a bit of Poperings Hommelbier. Overall, a tasty, unique hybrid-ish style. Goes to show you the power of yeast in a recipe.
M: Pretty spot-on body. Good carbonation assists the otherwise incongruous yeast and malt combo. A bit chewy, as befits its somewhat cloudy appearance.
D: Not bad. Some Scotch ales can be too boozy for drinking in anything like a large volume, but this is right in my wheelhouse. Another good beer from Ommegang. Certainly an interesting style, and worth drinking at least once--though I'm not sure if it would place into my regular rotation if these were more widely available.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2010 05:16:49 | More by wschmit
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4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/2/2010. Pours lightly hazy dark brick red color with a nice 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big molasses, raisin, toffee, toast, caramel, chocolate, pepper, earth, clove, floral, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of raisin, pear, molasses, toffee, toast, chocolate, biscuit, caramel, nuttiness, pepper, earth, floral, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of raisin, molasses, toffee, toast, chocolate, nuttiness, pepper, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity and balance of flavors that are nicely robust; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent scotch ale with a Belgian twist. Very well balanced, robust, and complex; very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one. Glad I was finally able to try it.
Serving type: bottle
11-01-2012 02:58:39 | More by superspak
Ommegang Cup O Kyndnes (Cup Of Kindness) from Brewery Ommegang
86 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.