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