Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by movingtrain:
4.4/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours with a mission...serious head on top...gorgeous, white, fluffy, and lingering. Copper-orange color, with some yeast sediment floating around a bit...perhaps I gave it too aggressive of a pour...but, overall, this beer looks awesome in the glass.
The aroma first is of orange peel, cardamom, rye, wet wood, and damp leaves. There is a nice funkiness in there, balancing other hints of white grapes, oats, lemon zest, and sage.
The flavor here is right on the money. The pale ale qualities of citrus balanced with an earthy malt are quite present. But, the addition of the Belgian-style yeast gives this ordinary pale something to write home about. It is earthy, floral, and pungent. There are hints of orange peel and other citrus, but also of clove, thyme, and honey.
Overall, this is a fine ale. The Belgian aspects of this beer take it to the next level...there is depth here, and interesting flavors--ranging from the powerful pale pungency, to the down-to-earth farmhouse earthy warmth. This beer is complex, intriguing, and delicious.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2011 22:04:06 | More by movingtrain
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