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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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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