Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
4/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a damn good tasting beer. I poured the fridge chilled (around 40F) bottle into my pewter mug and got great feedback from this highly carbonated pale ale. A dense foam head formed with delicate citrus aromas waiting to escape.
The only problem with a Belgian-style pale ale is that it's really not a Belgian beer...but I will let that slide because they still did an excellent job crafting this classic.
The BPA is definitely lighter than amber but comes close enough to call it such. Definitely has color uniformity when stretched.
There is good lacing down the mug as well.
This is definitely a lighter pale ale with a slightly higher ABV than usual. I do enjoy the dry hopping that this beer received; it is a great improvement and gives what would be a weak pale ale some backbone. This beer is definitely better as a summer/spring seasonal with the citrus. The BPA is highly drinkable and I would not mind getting it again.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2010 21:25:11 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4.04/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle with my FW Imperial pint glass - BB 12/2013 lol
Notes taken from 05/29/2014
A: Hazed over peach colored body with an enormous billow of off-white course suds that slowly scatter down to a layer of chunky film. Large gobs of stick are left remaining to the glass. Looks quite inviting and definitely Belgian by nature with its lively head.
S: Smells of bready sourdough twists. Slightly toasted malts with some dried orange peel and dusty spices. A bit of light coriander and some more lemon zestiness. All comes together very nicely like a lemon scented biscuit/scone
T: Tangy orange marmalade with sourdough biscuit and some lightly dusty minerals. Has a little tart twang to it with a real dry finish. Lots of peppercorn and some lemon zest with some lovely pineapple flavors coming through.
This is delish really. A modest hop bitterness breaks smoothly on the palate with some earthy herbal notes. A very refreshing and well crafted Belgian Pale with some real nice balance.
M: Light moderate filling and a touch watered down. Low to moderate level of carbonation gives a decent cream action. Fairly dry with an all around clean finish.
D: Delicately balanced with some real crisp and refreshing flavors. Lots of bready malts with peppery spice and soft fruity undertones. Even at six months past it’s best date this was tasting great. I haven’t ventured too far into the Belgian Ales just yet but this one comes across as done right. Just really well constructed with some brilliant simplicity is all I can say. Will definitely be checking out more from these guys.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 00:12:08 | More by Nugganooch
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 1,274 ratings.