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Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)

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1,304 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 70
Gots: 77 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paulieatworld on 03-17-2010)
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

verceman, Jul 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

scootermcfly, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Lukewarring
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%

Look 5
smell 4
taste 4.5
feel 4.75
overal 4.5

Lots of citus, smooth, medium body drinks like a light
- great with a sandwich for lunch, really love the head it was super foamy. very aromatic head. Fun bear to drink out of glass
- refreshing, top BPA; great carbonation

Lukewarring, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

jackie_vortex, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

hlyons, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of glassbrass440
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%

Served in a large white wine glass.

Appearance: Hazy, golden yellow. White head with thick lacing.

Aroma: Citrus (orange, grapefruit), mango, perfume, candy

Taste: Citrus, cherries? a little grassy in the end. Overall fruitiness. Hop forward, but balanced.

Mouthfeel: dense carbonation, medium body.

Overall: Quite enjoyable. More complex as it warms in the glass. Lots going on.

glassbrass440, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of ecrawley
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

ecrawley, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

bburghart, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of MelandPete
5/5  rDev +25.3%

MelandPete, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of jfclark
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from 12 oz Bottle

A: nice thick head that lingers. Medium color, with a little cloudiness. some sediment noticeable.

S: enjoyable smell, some hops noticeable.

T: malty with some fruit. alcohol stands out.

M: mediumish mouthfeel.

O: Nice overall beer

jfclark, May 05, 2012
Photo of Messiinnnaaaa
4.72/5  rDev +18.3%

Ommegang has again outdone themselves. I have a soft spot for Belgian beers and Ommegang never disappoints. On first sight of this beer in the glass I knew I was in for a treat. The color was a hypnotic glowing copper color that bubbled nicely under a creamy fluffy white head. The smell had that signature Belgian aroma with an herbal hint and spicy citrus notes. It has the perfect amount of hop flavor and bitterness that doesn't draw attention away from other flavors highlighted in this beer. I had this beer first just to drink but then my second glass was paired with some phenomenal hot wings and the two were just a match made in heaven.

Probably my favorite Ommegang at this point and I especially enjoyed how easy it was to drink. Sometime with Belgian beers the flavor and/or alcohol presence can make them more of a sip slowly and appreciate kind of beer. BPA has a little less of that overpowering alcohol flavor and a very mellow balanced body that makes it excellent to drink a few with friends or pair with a meal.

Messiinnnaaaa, Mar 17, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -22.3%

Mild smell, mild taste, mild color, mild beer. This pale golden ale poured with a lovely white head of compact bubbles punctuated by larger clusters of bubbles. The nose has strong malt character with a mild floral aroma underneath. The taste is crisp, dry, and refreshing with a slightly hoppy finish. It would make a good session beer, but it's a little boring for my taste.

skberke, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of Estranged
4.63/5  rDev +16%

popped a 75 cl bottle and poured into a pilsner glass.

a: beautiful CLEAR amber color- honey like. frothy white, billowing head, very finely carbonated.

s: hard to pin down actually, but the inital odor i'd describe as a very "earthy" aroma: stickey and wet. smelled similar to the forest floor after a spring rainfall.

I also detected minor citrus notes: tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, and even a little pear.

t: initally sweet, very sweet. then i tasted a mild hop bitterness, followed by a refreshing medly of citrus flavors, which linger for a good amount of time.

mf: light, lager-like. crisp and clean. a very pleasent lingering bitter/citrus medly.

d: very drinkable. light and refreshing. excellent immediate alcohol buzz at 6.2 abv.

overall, and excellently crafted beer, imo. very drinkable and satisfying.

note: the second half of the bottle was more cloudy and bitter becuase of bottle conditioning yeast sediment. The first half (much sweeter) of the bottle was almost entirely different than the second half (more bitter), which imo, made for a very interesting sampling expereince.

kudos once again, Ommegang!

Estranged, Apr 01, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Eva-Lani, May 12, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. I tried a sampler originally at an Oktoberfest celebration at a local winery, liked it so much that I picked up a bottle. It was caramel colored in the glass, very rich looking with a fair head. Smelled of citrus with wheaty overtones. Very smooth taste, wheaty but not too bitter. My only complaint was that at the final few sips the citrus was a bit too much. Great beer!

USArmySteve, Oct 07, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +17.8%

Bottle, from a St. Bernardus chalice. Had it with a tasty pizza.

Beautiful golden haze, creamy head that lingered in the glass. Easy floral nose. Smooth, flavorful, crisp, delicious, dry, well-balanced and very, VERY good. Will buy again. Highly recommended.

jmosier, May 01, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a brilliantly clear gold with a towering fluffy white head, big laundry style bubbles clinging to the glass as it dissipates.

Aroma is a complex blend of spicy yeast phenolics and hops, alternatingly citrus, perfume and spicy. A quick note of sweet, bready pilsner malt greets before the hops bite in with grapefruit and medicinal notes; the finish is long, with a clean yeasty-ness (ala Duvel) settling in before being wiped away by grassy hops. Nice solid mouthfeel, just full enough.

As with many examples of the style, I find the hops end up blunting the yeast flavors a bit more than I would like; still, a very flavorful, easy drinking beer that I wouldn't mind having again.

mikeriley, Dec 06, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

LanMartak, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

petersonmt, Jun 17, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%

Taste -
Balance towards floral/spicy hops and yeast
Fruity banana yeast esters round out the hops
Finish is quite dry

Smell -
Fruity yeast and spicy hops dominate

Color -
Light golden/orange

Head -
Medium/light that quickly dissipates to thin and long lasting lacing

funkybier, May 07, 2010
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4.58/5  rDev +14.8%

Poured from a magnum into an ommegang tulip glass.

Appearance: Nice hazy golden color. Thing white head that leaves lacing all over the inside of the glass.
Smell: Smelled of floral hops and pear. Quite a potent, inviting aroma.
Taste: Tasty floral hops and pear, tastes like it smells. Some spice as well from the yeast. Delicious!
Mouthfeel: Although fairly high in carbonation, this beer is anything from thin. Evenly coats the palate.
Drinkability: Drinkable indeed. Not overly complex that it requires careful sipping, but not a simple chugger either. Very respectable brew.

Sreidy12, Nov 03, 2010
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

qwikweb, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

brolleyc, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Mirellys, Jun 01, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +19.8%

Holley Molley, this was one surprisingly good beer. I am always in search of next great Pale Ale. This beer was a new addition to our are market. I was pleasantly surprised. It is excellent blending of Belgian style beers and IPA's. Very good beer at a very reasonable price.

Dosgoat, Aug 13, 2012
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.