Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by airheadmtrcycle:
4.28/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Absentmindedly poured from a bottle into a Sierra Nevada Becker glass. I poured too aggressively and the head foamed over. I also poured in any yeast that was at the bottom of the bottle. Needless to say, I had a huge rocky head that left lacing galore. The ale is a beautiful cloudy amber. I have another bottle that I will pour properly.
The aromas are strong, and different then I've experienced before in a beer. I get some lemon rind and an unidentifiable spice. Aroma is the most difficult assessment for me in general and this one is really a challenge. I have only been reviewing beer for a year, so I'm a relative newbie. Anyway it smells wonderful, inviting me to take a sip. My first sip yields a pleasant spiced orange rind flavor that lacks the bitterness I associate with American pale ales. It also finishes quite dry on the palate.
The mouth feel is refreshing with perfect carbonation. It would be easy to down a few of these.
I like this ale. The aroma and flavors are completely different than any beer I've had before. I recommend you give this a try. So far it's my favorite from the Ommegang sample pack.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2011 01:05:26 | More by airheadmtrcycle
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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
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