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

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Ratings: 1,338
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 71
Gots: 84 | FT: 1
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: paulieatworld on 03-17-2010

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Photo of emsroth
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

App: Huge head (due to perhaps an overactive pour). Slightly cloudy pale golden color.

Smell: Strong hop aromas. Tropical fruit mixed with firm metallic bitterness.

Taste: Strong hop profile throughout which seems to be the focus of this brew. As it warms a honey malt comes in the middle. Finishes dry with crisp pilsner malt. Floral and herbal flavors with a touch of alcohol and citrus show in the finish. The cascade hops are a nice touch and make themselves known, but not my preference for the style.

Refreshing light-medium body with tight carbonation.

4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into 12oz Ommegang tulip:
A: Pours a light golden body, that has a good amount of carbonation active. The head is a bright white that has a large foamy character to it. Pours a two finger height and hold very well, all the way till the glass is gone and needs refilling. The lacing is left from the retreating head in a draping fashion. The lacing left from each sip is a not left in a layered pattern, but that of a smooth line down the glass.

S: This lively aroma shows notes of a lemon, grassy, Belgian yeast. A very nice and powerful aroma that shows a lighter character, but still is a higher intensity. A very pronounced clove and bready character that I find in the Belgian yeast.

T/M: The front is a crisp and bold welcome to the refreshing world of Belgian Pale Ales. The burst of flavor hits quickly and only mellows out towards the end of the lingering finish. The body is a joyful, fruity hop profile with a complexity that is very refined. The hops balance with a underlining malt bill that shows a good mouthfeel and adds a nice silky texture to the overall feel. The BPA is on the lighter side, but the mouthfeel shows a good thickness. Once washed away there is a nice dry hoppy linger that adds a another layer into this well rounded brew.

D: Well rounded, with a nice start to finish. A really nice savoring brew, that is a nice stylistic take.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at State Line Liquors. Poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Initial pour brings a murky apricot-orange color with a bit of darker orange around the edges. A pretty hard pour brought out a three-finger head that was quite rough and tumbly; really rocky. Single finger persists throughout. Great sticky lacing all over the glass. Big and soapy bubbles.

Initial whiff brings some nice notes of peach and light tropical fruits as well as a bit of light pepper. A bit of very light floral hops comes through as well. Some very mild earthy must in there as well. The taste is some light stone fruits as well as a bit of must and spice. Body is a bit light with low-to-moderate carbonation levels. Glad to have finally gotten ahold of this, but not my favorite.

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a rich Amber with a white head.

Smell was fresh with bitter citrus and that sweet belgian smell.

This tasted very good - a nice balance of bitter and sweet to keep things interesting. First time I have tried the style it was interesting having an assertive bitterness with the belgian sweetness. I thoroughly enjoyed.

Photo of noel2977
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - Foggy copper... no sediment, but copper. Doesn't look 'rich; thin head, dissipates neatly. Looks like it should have a nice level of carbonation to it.
S - a rich aroma bouquet...ripe tropical fruit with slight floral bouquet to it. It makes me want to taste it immediately without restraint. Perhaps a hint of lemon in within.
T- Malty, but not overbearing, then mingling with that tropical fruit/barlett pear, which crescendos nicely. This isn't as cold as it should be, but certainly does not lose any part of the taste profile. Malty - not a deep malty flavor, but it tends to dominate but doesn't overbear, dances nicely with the pear flavor. Not overly complex.
M - Creamy - somewhat mouthcoating, but in balance with the overall brew,
D - It's a bomber... I don't think I'd have more than one.

Interesting BPA... bought in a three pack sampler from Costco Delaware for $19. For that price... its worth stocking up.

Photo of Sreidy12
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Rayek
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Uptown Brothers in Denver. Served in a flute.

A: Deep gold with fairly active carbonation and a pronounced haze. A dense eggshell cap has nice retention and leaves a nice sheet of lace.

S: Quite fruity. Aromas of pear, straw and green grape dominate. A clove and coriander spiciness rounds things out.

T: Pale fruits from the nose meld nicely into the initial flavor. A pepper and clove bitterness provides nice balance. It becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. Toward the end, a mild sourdough tartness shows up and lingers through the finish.

M: The body is medium-light and slightly grainy. Carbonation feels about right.

D: The light body and relatively low ABV make this beer an easy drinker. The flavor has a nice complexity that grows as it warms.

Photo of rtepiak
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

one of the few bottle that made it out to poland while i was there and unfortunately one of the least successful i've had by this brewery. a nice head of white on a golden mildly cloudy body. nose is dominated by citrus ans sugarcane. this was a beer with a one dimensional palate of pineapple candy that would sit on the tongue and not clear like expected by a exceptional BPA. had a similar lack of zest as an old hennipen. palate was lemon tea overly sweet, pineapple, and a mild apple tart then a finish of a wave of sweetness that lingered.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Giving a nod to the fine Pale Ales brewed in America today, though never forgetting its classic Belgian roots, BPA is exceedingly refreshing and well-balanced."

--Ommegang website

Sun-splashed tangerine with daffodil colored highlights and several fine bubble streams leading up to a massive crown of whipped cream that easily qualifies as Belgianesque. The foam is nice and sticky, as evidenced by an attractively coated chalice.

Brewery Ommegang decided to go with an American-hopped Belgian pale ale. Well, sort of. Columbus for bittering, Celeia (Styrian Goldings and Fuggles-like) for aroma, Cascade for dry-hopping. Trouble is, the nose is on the weak side and neither hops nor yeast are taking control.

Unfortunately, Belgian-style Pale Ale does not deliver the goods. Oh, it's a decent effort all right, but it doesn't have the chops when compared to the style's top tier. Or even the second tier. More malt would be a good place to start if the brewery is looking to improve this offering.

The combination of American hops and Belgian yeast is one of my favorites... when done right. With respect to BPA, either more hops or a more assertive and estery yeast strain (or both) would have worked wonders. Flavors include untoasted barley, a modest hit of grapefruit peel, and an even more modest clove spiciness. Too tame and not complex enough.

Unlike the head, the mouthfeel is anything but Belgianesque. It's too light for the style and the bubbles are too brittle. It needs to be softer, creamier and silkier. A mere 7 months shouldn't have been enough to result in a negative bottle-conditioning result.

Brewery Ommegang Belgian-style Pale Ale has impressive packaging and looks even more impressive after it's poured. From that point forward, though, it approaches mediocrity... without quite getting there. Allagash would have hit something like this out of the park.

Photo of LikaThaHops
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle, into goblet.

A- Poured milky/cloudy gold into goblet, TONS of milky white head that stays throughout the length of the brew. Steady carbonation, leaves heavy lace. mmm, Belgian Lace.

S- Smells strong of hops and a bit fruity, can't pin it down, but fruit comes to mind.

T- It hits your lips with a cool, frothy goodness (usually leaving a little on the upper lip). It goes down very smoothly. This brew hugs your taste buds with hoppy and floral aftertastes that are enjoyable even when the beer is gone.

M- Mouthfeel is amazing. A lot of carbonation, plus the little head you get in there combines into a great creamy drink. Great!

D- Drinkability is ridiculously good. If this stays around, it may be my Go-To beer.

4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to tulip. Best by date of 04/2011. Sampled shortly after its release.

A: Pours with a huge, 4 finger mousse-like head. Deflates slowly and unevenly while clinging to the glass's edge, resembling a a bright white snow dune. The body is medium-light orange-cream in color and 90% opaque, even when held to light. A fair amount of randomly slung lace remains on the glass. Yet another gorgeous brew from Ommegang.

S: Above average malts of hay and straw backed up by breadcrust. Dry hopping with Cascade provides strong notes of orange, lemon and floral qualities. The yeast imparts delicate aromas of must and new leather. This nose is nearly perfect.

T: Additional notes of peach and mango sweeten the bouquet and develop further on the tongue. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter with some spicy yeast phenols. Mild paper comes through as well. The balance of flavors are phenomenal.

M: Again, perfection. And this is a style I'm not particularly wild about. The body is full, the texture is thick and creamy with a mineral-ness that suits the fizzy carbonation well. Finishes lightly chalky with a pleasant bitter backdrop.

D: Highly palatable and highly drinkable. I'll purchase the BPA every time it is released.

Photo of stakem
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken on 8/13/10.

Thanks to pmsawyer for sharing! Poured from a 750 into a couple of pint glasses this brew appears a hazed light orange stained shade of yellow. Two fingers worth of white fluffy foam appear and stick all over the glassware.

The aroma is a spicy hopped mixture coming across herbal like mint mixed with orange peel. Some yeasty notes blend throughout the aroma as well. Some grainy malt sweetness that plays well with the spiciness of the hops fills the nose that comes together forming some all inclusive candy-like aroma.

The taste of this offering is both grassy and herbal from the hops. A lingering dry grain character fills out a solid backing for this brew that meshes well with the herbal and spiced character of the hops and the yeasty notes that are evident.

Moderately carbonated over a light feeling brew. Pleasant lingering herbal hops stick and last inside the mouth. I've never been a huge fan of Belgian pales but this one is nice.

Photo of hreb
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL champagne-corked bottle, Best By date omitted. Served cold-ish in Chimay wide-mouth chalice. Beer pours beautiful bright blond color, slightly hazy with a thick creamy white head that lasts. Distinct aroma of yeast and caramel -- reminds me exactly of Leffe.

The flavor, however, is something else. Citrusy orange hops, a sour edge of funk. There's no residual sweetness to be found here. Grapefruit. Yeasty. Super dry mouthfeel. Cascade (more pale ale than India) over the top and finish. Carbonation is exactly where it should be.

This beer is extremely well executed, but the sour and bitter flavors are a little over powering for my taste.

Photo of 321jeff
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 into my Hennepin glass.

Pours a clear deep gold color, bordering on a light amber with a massive fluffy white head that slowly fades to a thin layer, which hangs on for awhile.

Smells of Belgian yeast with some mild hop notes in the background. Also some bready notes in there. The nose is actually surprisingly good and probably the highlight of this beer.

Taste is sweet with an almost banana-like sweetness... don't get me wrong, it doesn't actually taste like bananas, but it does have that level of sweetness. Also plenty of bread and grains in the background. Finishes slightly bitter with a lingering sweetness.

Some prickly carbonation on the tongue, but in general the mouthfeel is on the watery side. I could drink more of this, but I don't think I'll make an effort to seek it out again.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a few samples of this at last weekends Steel City Big Pour, when I saw bottles of it at D's afterward I was inspired to grab a bottle for myself. Pours a beautiful slightly hazed glowing golden amber hue. Bright off white head forms large bubbles nice and thick four finger depth with chunk scattered lacing. Aroma contains sharp citric, deep floral, and tropical fruit juice. Dry acidic note tickles the nares along with spicy yeast layer, pale biscuit malts bring some mild bready edges. Overall flavor is excellent, I don't think Ommegang does much wrong. Fruity citrus/mango infused mix of hop notes, dry bitterness rules but spicy yeast and biscuit malt with a hint of caramelization balances enough to make this incredible. Mouthfeel is effervescent, dry finish ample sturdy bitterness throughout a beautiful experience that I plan to experience again. Drinkability overall was great a top notch version of a rarely well done style at least here in the US micro brewing scene...been excited to try this since I heard about it.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, small tart, small fruit, and dry malt. In the taste, earth and tart, with a nice small hop presence. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry yeast presence in the aftertaste. Dry hops and small tart, I can dig it!!

Photo of russwbeck
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful golden brown pour with a two finger white head. A little lacing, some head left over when the last drop was consumed.

S: Love the smell of this beer. Belgian all the way with the hops hiding beneath.

T: Hoppy with a very light aftertaste. I get a hint of what I characterize as classical Belgian. I was looking for a little more of a lingering taste though. Definitely a thirst quencher.

MF: Light, but as expected. Dry and hoppy.

D: Very high. This is much lighter than I expected, but the ABV will pack a punch after a few. For one of the last hot days of the summer, this was a good choice.

Photo of generallee
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of kjyost
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled June 6, 2010. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Can't ask for a better looking beer of the style. 1/2 head, 1/2 golden reddish, lightly cloudy (or is that the condensation?) nectar. The head descends into a solid cap. Lacing is there, just a little too light to score a '5'.

S: I never know how to best define a 'Belgian' smell. Fruitiness is definitely in there, along with a little bit of dank aroma. The aroma is strong, dominating any malt that may be there.

T: A spiciness rolls across the palate with a bit of bread, finishing surprisingly cleanly. As the beer warms, the bread disappears with the dank belgian flavours winning the day.

M&D: Mouthfeel is thick with a nice biting carbonation, and this beer proves you do not need to be 10+% to make a solid Belgian beer.

Photo of adamette
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Live Review. Poured from the corked and caged bottle that I bought at Heinen's in Willoughby Hills a few weeks ago for $6.99 into my gold rimmed Brewery Ommegang goblet. No observed "best by" date. EDIT: Received the following Beer Mail from BA Henrici after my review posted: All ommegang bottles have a bottled date and suggested drink by date printed right on the bottle inbetween the neck and main label. Its tough to see if you dont know its there. Indeed, got my bottle back out of the recycling bin to find the following message printed on the neck: PKG on 01/19/10 BEST BY 01/2011. Thanks Henrici for the head's up!

A Light caramel or dark honey colored translucent but hazy body under a generous off white head which sticks around for a few minutes in an impressive way. 4.0

S Interesting smell. I perceive the Belgian yeast in the background and some light to moderate American hops are in front but by no means overwhelming. I always figured that American west coast hops would absolutely drown out the comparatively delicate Belgian yeast subtleties but here, at least in the smell, there is a nice presence of both main smells. I detect some sweet malt too but it is probably behind the hops and the yeast. This has all the potential of a really good Belgian Pale with some American influence, done with respect to all. 4.5

T Well, the taste is interesting as well. I was going to write here that the taste is rather basic with the Belgian yeast and light hops of a typical Belgian IPA but then the aftertaste kicked in, a familiar bitterness that I attribute to the hops. That aftertaste lingered for several minutes after my last sips and reminds me of American Pale Ales that I have had. I do not really like that feature of this beer, unfortunately and it takes away from the other tastes of this beer. The taste is at least average but not much beyond that for me. It seems that this beer is struggling with an identity problem, trying to be too much at once. 3.5

M This is rather basic with the appropriate thinness of a Pale Ale with a slight bitterness (as described above which goes well into the aftertaste). 3.0

D Fairly good with the manageable ABV (listed at 6.2% on the label) but it does not inspire me to seek it out repeatedly (like Ommegang Three Philosophers does!). 3.5

Notes: An interesting offering from one of my favorite American Breweries (this is my 14th Brewery Ommegang review) whose bitterness drives down my enjoyment, the feel and, ultimately, its drinkability.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a damn good tasting beer. I poured the fridge chilled (around 40F) bottle into my pewter mug and got great feedback from this highly carbonated pale ale. A dense foam head formed with delicate citrus aromas waiting to escape.
The only problem with a Belgian-style pale ale is that it's really not a Belgian beer...but I will let that slide because they still did an excellent job crafting this classic.
The BPA is definitely lighter than amber but comes close enough to call it such. Definitely has color uniformity when stretched.
There is good lacing down the mug as well.

This is definitely a lighter pale ale with a slightly higher ABV than usual. I do enjoy the dry hopping that this beer received; it is a great improvement and gives what would be a weak pale ale some backbone. This beer is definitely better as a summer/spring seasonal with the citrus. The BPA is highly drinkable and I would not mind getting it again.

Photo of trf32
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First review on this site. This beer was included in the Ommegang variety pack along with 3 other terrific brews which I highly recommend.

A- Pours golden, hazy, with an incredible head. This thing looks like it has a nimbus cloud sitting on it. Be careful with this guy or it'll foam over no problem. Beautiful.

S- Smells like a refined pale ale. Definitely some sweetness and fruitiness to it. Soft on the nose.

T- This one is a quencher. Comes in smooth with some fruity undertones and leaves with a dry, hoppy bite. Not incredibly overwhelming. Certainly a bit of tartness.

M- It's like an afternoon nap on your tongue, except for that bitter dryness at the end. It leaves your mouth wanting more.

D- I want to drink this all day. I'd get a case of this in a heartbeat if I found one for a decent price, and I doubt it would last very long.

Photo of StephenRich
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you have been following this blog, it really should be no surprise by now that I love what Brewery Ommegang creates; I've posted very positive reviews earlier on both their Three Philosophers Quadrupel, and the magnificent Adoration. Both of these beers are very rich and hearty though, and with summer around the corner I jumped at the chance to try Ommegang's newest beer, their Belgian Pale Ale (BPA).

The BPA is the first in a series of six new specialty beers to be released by Ommegang in 2010, as such it was brewed in limited quantities but has spread all across the U.S. Ommegang plans to test this range of beers to create a house beer; somewhat of an entry beer; an accessible beer for the general public. The goal is to create satisfying beers with ripe flavors, moderate ABV, and at a reasonable price to try to entice non-beer aficionados to get their hands wet.

Normally I would quaff at this idea, but it does make sense. Artisan distilleries, for example, will make several vintage whiskies aged 18, 21, or more years. But they will also produce a house whisky; a "reserve", or "select" designed to meet the needs of the entry level consumer. And for a brewery like Ommegang, whose Belgian inspired beers are all extremely flavorful, a beer like the BPA will help people walk their way into great beer rather than forcing people to dive in head first.

Ommegang claims that they have worked hard for a very long time trying to crack the code for accessible beers with distinctive character, and that the BPA has done it.

It is available right now in 750ml corked bottles, and on draft wherever it is sold. As mentioned, it has a moderate alcohol level at 6.2% abv, and regardless of the beer's purpose and destiny, it is a Belgian Style Pale Ale brewed by some of the best American-Belgian brewers in the world. It has been brewed with five specialty malts, and hopped with Columbus, Celeia and Cascade hops. It is of course bottle conditioned using Ommegang's signature yeast.

It was a fitting afternoon when I opened this beer, probably about 17C outside, sunny, and I was by the beach grilling some chicken wings. I opened this bottlecool, around 10C (50F) and poured it into a few tuliped glasses to share with my friends. It formed a soft golden copper beer with orange and opaque amber yellow hues. It is hazy, with a hugely airy and pillowy off white head and raised itself about two inches above the beer.

The nose is very classic with light citrus zest, tropical fruity esters, pale malts and a hint of herbal hops. It does have a nice bouquet of floral spice and biscuit also, but overall is not very potent, not compared to most Ommegang beers, but it is very pleasant.

I went right into the BPA and was instantly refreshed by effervescent pale malt sweetness, floral and lightly crisp hops, the citrus zest of grapefruit and orange, and a lightly earthy yeast character. It all came in softly with elegant presence rather than aggressive power. Hops are mellow and soft, but the Cascade hops definitely add the necessary bitter and quenching characteristics which are essential to balance out malt sweetness and floral aromas.

The mouthfeel was excellent, and perfectly Belgian. Spicy to the touch, crackling and delicate carbonation, and the sting of hops makes it a great beer for the summer. The finish is light, no alcohol is noticeable, and is very refreshing. It paired perfectly with my chicken wings and beach front weather.

I do have to try to be unbiased though, because I prefer the richer more flavorful Belgian Pale Ales, however this is a very good beer. If you are just getting into the world of real beer, this is a great introduction. However, if you have been around Ommegang's lineup before and love the hugely aromatic and massively flavorful beers, this may be too weak for you.

The next in this series is called Tripel Perfection, and is undoubtedly a Belgian style tripel. I will also be looking for one of those for a summer afternoon.

Photo of haazer
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass

A- The best part of the beer for me. Very cloudy amber color with orange hue. A thick head forms at the top, very thick. Takes quite a while before it settles down to a white ring. Blotches of the ring remain on the sides of the glass as you drink.

S- Has the distinct belgian yeast smell. A wonderfull smell at that. I detect a slint hint of lemon also.

T- Wasn't really blown away with this. I taste bread, slight lemon, and a tiny hint of hops. Rather mediocre mix for me though, nothing strong stands out.

M- Real dry feel. Slightly crisp.

D- Goes down easy. Pretty smooth despite being dry. Could have a handful of these no problem.

Overall an ok brew. My first from Ommegang. Looking forward to trying others.

Photo of skberke
3.1/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 1,338 ratings.