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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,290 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,290
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 68
Gots: 73 | 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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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

On tap in bryant park, its cold outside but im sitting next to a nice heat lamp. Pours a bright orange hue with a thin white lace of a head and lots of visible carbonation.

Grassy lemon flavor with a smooth body and crisp bite. Some clove scents and flavors but they're subtle and lie beneath the other flavors.

Not too much of a Belgian presence, more of a crisp light drinker.

More hop character than expected, not that its a bad thing. Not a fantastic beer but in this perfect winter city moment, its quite nice.

12-08-2011 19:14:15 | More by jtierney89
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-07-2011 04:25:35 | More by jheezee
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mikeriley

New York

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.

12-06-2011 04:38:47 | More by mikeriley
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MikeRMII

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-06-2011 04:13:31 | More by MikeRMII
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-05-2011 22:22:49 | More by Oboogie
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%

Review adapted from notes taken 7/13/11

Appearance: Undeniably pretty - epic, fluffy white head - great lacing - pours a golden orange, mostly clear, a little haze

Smell: Sweet malts, Belgian yeast, clove, kind of try - nicely balanced, nicely delicate - a little spicy, some light fruits - pretty interesting overall

Taste: Surprisingly good - bready, kind of tart, slightly spicy - clove, Belgian yeast - some interesting esters, a lot of different light fruits - some bitterness - some slight alcohol - dry, clean, tasty - much more complex than I anticipated

Mouthfeel: Medium body, gloriously carbonated, very smooth, refreshing, dry

Overall: Personally, one of the best from Ommegang

This is way more complex and way more interesting than I anticipated. Unlike some other Ommegang beers, this was a nice surprise. If I had to compare it to anything, I'd say that it was like a lighter, less complex Duvel.

12-05-2011 07:50:43 | More by angrybabboon
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josefnewsong

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-04-2011 16:43:24 | More by josefnewsong
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nunzo

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-04-2011 04:12:04 | More by nunzo
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-04-2011 01:40:23 | More by pavpav12
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Paincane

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +1%

A: Golden orange in color with a massive fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lacing. Poured into Imperial pint glass.
S: Citrus, malt and yeasty notes are present.
T: Orange, lemon, grapefruit, slight malt sweetness. Crisp dry finish with slight bitterness. Well-balanced.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Easily drinkable and very enjoyable. Definitely worth having again.

12-03-2011 23:37:07 | More by Paincane
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -11.5%

A: Pours a hazy gold with an impressive, pillowy white head.

S: The nose is dominated by aromas of citrus and woody spices. There really isn't that much else to report.

T: Notes of navel orange, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, lemongrass, and herbs wash across the palate. The finish is hoppy and bright with plenty of herb, spice, grapefruit, and pineapple notes.

M: Full bodied, dry, and firm. Carbonation is crisp and clean. This beer is very drinkable and solidly crafted, yet it feels slightly harsh in the mouth.

O: This is a solid, if slightly one-dimensional, take on the style. In the end, I feel that it is a bit overrated by fans of the brewery. Still, Ommegang comes closer to some of the new wave Belgian pale ales than many other American craft breweries. Worth a try, but a little forgettable.

12-03-2011 02:22:21 | More by mrfrancis
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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-02-2011 23:54:42 | More by dwoolley1
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-02-2011 05:19:18 | More by rab53
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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-02-2011 03:12:01 | More by RichH55
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blange3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-01-2011 21:43:32 | More by blange3
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-01-2011 19:37:51 | More by kjkinsey
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-01-2011 13:41:49 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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OneEyedJack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-30-2011 20:37:04 | More by OneEyedJack
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i3ei3s

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-30-2011 02:21:46 | More by i3ei3s
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-29-2011 01:49:21 | More by DeutschesBier
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kansascitytrader

Kansas

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-28-2011 18:19:47 | More by kansascitytrader
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RedJim

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-28-2011 14:30:01 | More by RedJim
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-28-2011 05:36:56 | More by barnzy78
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drh1382

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-28-2011 03:52:00 | More by drh1382
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-28-2011 02:45:47 | More by cornucopia
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 1,290 ratings.