Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by zbellino:
4.15/5 rDev +4%
Solid tier of gold with a light tobacco hue. It really builds a sticky head that grips the side of the glass like cobwebs, even if it takes a while for the head to die down.
The aroma is really light, but sweet in the back of the nose like bananas and cream with a gardener's touch of floral and fir.
Tastes sweet like mango and ruby red grape fruit. A subtle herbaceousness infects this brew. Really, this beer is smooth, and all about the taste.
Overall an accomplishment. Well hopped enough to keep you off the heavier stuff, downright refreshing enough to session on a hot day.
11-04-2011 01:46:01 | More by zbellino
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -7.3%
Poured a lighter shade of amber with a fluffy one and a half finger bone white head that held well.Phenols dominated the nose for me,spicey with some clove and lemon pith.Flavors are lightly medicinal with some lemon oil,and a bit of funk in the finish.Its good beer but the yeasty flavors are a little bit much for me.
04-19-2010 19:03:10 | More by oberon
4.28/5 rDev +7.3%
In my tulip glass this beer was a clear golden color with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of yeast, sweet fruit, and spice. It had a taste of banana, mango, and coriander. Sweet malt background. A very smooth beer, and very drinkable. I would buy more of these.
04-14-2010 21:09:48 | More by lordofthewiens
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. There is a short description of the beer on the label as well as its ABV with is 6.2%.
Appearance: The body is hazy and has an orange/gold colored body with a creamy light beige head. Its head is tall and frothy which makes nice spotty and slippery lace on the glass. As I slowly drink the head slowly settles to thin cap of foam that lasts to the last sip.
Smell: In the nose I pick up sweet fruity and funky yeast with some bready maltiness and light floral/citrusy and spicy hops.
Taste/Palate: On the tongue there is a similar mix of what was picked up in the aroma. I get notes of fresh peaches, white grapes, dried apricots, and funky/doughy yeast. This has a sweet character that begins to dry out as some of the hops move in and adds there mild bitterness and floral, citrusy grapefruit flavor.
Notes: I am glad to see some more brews being bottled from Ommegang even if they are only limited releases. I really liked the BPA and hope it will become a yearly release.
09-05-2010 01:14:14 | More by generallee
4/5 rDev +0.3%
750ml brown bottle with a freshness date.
Color: Clear gold.
Smell: White tea, white chocolate, chalky yeast, peppermint stick, clementine, mango and pita bread.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Very dry, very smooth with a crisp bite. Dried grass, yeast, light alcoholic esters, tropical fruit and lemon grass. A bit phenolic, faint honey, more graininess. Dry dusty finish.
Overall: Drinkable obviously. Packed with flavor, high on complexities. The subtle note of Cascade hops works in the dry hopping. Recommended.
08-04-2011 01:57:24 | More by Jason
4.2/5 rDev +5.3%
Typical Ommegang presentation, caged and corked bomber, $8.99 @ DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. Medium golden amber, semi clear with a olive oil almost greenish hue. The head is HUGE, slow to fade to a loose fluffy froth merainge. Leaving more loose and thick lace all the way to the top of where the head once was. Pineapple and resiny hop nose, nice, amirillo? Tasty, hoppy, tropical fruity, toss in some light Belgian spiceyness/yeastyness, including the lovable nutty note from the final yeasted up pour. Yum. Great to see another offering from slow to expand their line Omme. Nice job here, nice new beer to enjoy right now and surely as part of some enjoyable summer lunches.
03-25-2010 01:55:36 | More by Billolick
3.95/5 rDev -1%
Bottled on 5/18/11, darn i even bought this when a rep was in the store. I thought this was much fresher. Anyways lets see how it is.
Pours a classic nice fluffy three fingers worth of pillowy white head. Slightly hazy golden body with champagne like bubbles coming of the bottom. Nice lacing and very good retention.
Smells of bready belgiany yeast, banana, clove, hints of tropical fruit, passion fruit or mango. This is one of the best parts of this beer.
Tastes like a pilsner at first, bready malts, banana, clove and pepper. Some white grape and light grassy hops round out this finish. Initially when this was served it had a noticeable metallic taste, as it warmed up this for the most part went away.
Medium thin body, high carbonation with a firm dry finish.
Overall this is a refreshing crisp, fairly hoppy beer. The metallic taste I detected was a bit off putting but was muted as it warmed. I love the belgain bottle presentation and the pop of a cork makes this purchase seem like a good value. The smell and look are fairly classic while the taste is more hoppy and pleasing to my american palate. I'd love to try this fresh, the date is clearly stamped on the neck.
$8 a 750
01-25-2012 00:57:19 | More by Homebrew35
3.4/5 rDev -14.8%
Appearance: 1.5 inch head, orange/yellow in color, cloudy
Smell: citrus hops, clove, lemon, and orange
Taste: dry citrus hops, clove, lemon, touch of orange and coriander
Mouthfeel: light bodied, slightly bitter start getting progressivly more bitter, high carbonation
Drinkability: Above average for the style. A nice and bitter sipper. Could have a couple but not likely to purchase again for the price.
04-19-2010 15:34:25 | More by tigg924
4/5 rDev +0.3%
The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a white head. Thea aroma is yeast, lemons, oranges and alcohol. The flavor is very similar. I get notes of grassy hops, yeast and oranges. The beer is very hoppy for a beer of this style. The bitterness is low to medium and the hop flavor is very apparent. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-14-2010 05:27:34 | More by Mora2000
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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