Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by ryantaussig:
4.15/5 rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
In the Ommegang signature glass. (Flute, Snifter, Who knows?)
A: Excellent clarity and head retention. The head is huge and fluffy. Leaves a thick lacing that is hard to come by as it settles into a permanent one to two finger head. Pure golden color that has a wonderful stream of bubbles rising through it even without an etching.
S: Citrus and slight spice hit the nose first. Plenty of malt with a bit of hop aroma are a constant backdrop. Yeasty esters add a fruitiness. There is a very slight horse blanket to it as well.
T: Good, but not excellent. The hops are a bit to heavy for the style, but not by much. Plenty of malt character in it with bit of spice added by the yeast. Plenty of character in the brew, but it could use a little bit more depth.
M: Carbonation in high, making it a very crisp beer. Could be a bit smoother.
D: Quite good here. Not sessionable because the malts and hops are not balanced enough, but still plenty good.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2010 19:27:56 | More by ryantaussig
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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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