Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by kagent777:
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle purchased while on vacation in Las Vegas, early November 2011. A packaged on date of 4-18-11 with a best by date of April 2012. I poured this into my beer goblet.
Appearance:I swirled the yeast into the beer before pouring. A hazy light gold beer. Has an off white two finger head that settled to about half a finger and looked nice and frothy. Sheets of bubbles formed on the inside of the glass rather than lacing.
Smell: Belgian yeast strain phenols with light clove and some banana. The malts are toasty and light while the hops are light and mainly earthy. A little citrus as well.
Taste: Lemon and other citrus are the first tastes that I sense. There is a dryness that goes along with the toasty malts. This is not an IPA done with Belgian yeast, as I was suspecting. The malt and the hops are not as prominent as that. The yeast are much more important in this beer. Balanced with light bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: A light to medium bodied beer, this one coats the mouth with flavor. The carbonation is sharp and uplifting.
Overall: Not quite what I was expecting, but a tasty beer nonetheless. Beginners may not appreciate all that is going on here, but they should not shy away from it.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2012 03:29:20 | More by kagent777
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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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