Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by jaasen64:
3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle from Ommegang mixed 8-pack
A- Wow the head on this is ridiculous. Tried pouring slow, but I guess it was still a little too aggressive. Takes a long time to recede. Brilliant gold, very translucent, tons of carbonation, pearly white head. Intense lacing.
S- Citrus, a little bit lemony, a bit of hops, slightly sweet.
T- Sweet, citrusy- a bit lemony (not too strong), slightly hoppy, a little bit yeasty. Sweet, slightly citrusy aftertaste.
M- Fairly light bodied, above average carbonation, well balanced.
O- This was an interesting beer. I could tell right from opening it that it was going to be an aggressively carbonated beer. The head on this beer was very interesting- foamed very fast (probably one of the most intense heads I've encountered before) and took a peculiar shape that had great retention. One word of advice is to be very careful when pouring. Overall this beer was very good for a pale ale. Nice slightly sweet, well balanced taste.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2012 23:35:23 | More by jaasen64
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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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