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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,344 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,344
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 87 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paulieatworld on 03-17-2010

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Photo of soulfly1492
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Orange citrus. Some pine. Mild phenols from the Belgian yeast. Some tropical fruit citrus. Grapefruit. Lots of sweetness from the malts, caramel and sugar. Alcohol become apparent as it warms up.

Appearance: Straw. Moderately cloudy. Spotty large bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Pours a tall off-white head with super intense lacing. Great retention.

Taste: Not as expected from the aroma, wish there was a date on the bottle. Lots there though, sweet caramel and fruits, mostly grapefruit, some apple. Lots of bitterness from the hops, grapefruit and pine. Lots of phenols from the bottle conditioning.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Oily the whole way through, even with all of the bold bitterness. Mild carbonation.

Overall: Pleasant, bold, complex brew. Great variety and balance of malt and hop flavor. Exceptional mouthfeel.

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

pours honey colored and a bit cloudy into a snifter, with the ommegang signature frothing over the top crazy head. aroma is floral hops and belgian yeast. tastes a little fruity, with a round floral hop finish. really really nice beer to session as it has a lower abv than many ommegang beers and the complexity makes the thirsty man curious for more. on the pricey side, but it is money well spent. update: on tap this is an entirely different beer, for the better. the yeast is almost tropical, and the hops seem more fresh. not to be missed on tap!

Photo of mikesgroove
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

golden in color and nearly white as it shined through. Really amazing color here or lack there of I should say. Big white fizzy head of foam then rises up two fingers high and settles down quickly leaving only a light bit of lacing on the sides but tons of carbonation bubbling toward the surface. Aroma is light, fresh grass, lemon zest, hints of grain and light pear all come out but you have to search for them to find them. As I take a sip though a clean, crisp and refreshing ale reveals itself, Very nicely done here on the taste. Light, airy, with a light bitter back to it. It had a touch of bite. Nice clean, easy carbonation and light dry finish,

Photo of Yabev15
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mikeriley
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of MikeRMII
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Oboogie
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of angrybabboon
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of josefnewsong
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of nunzo
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of pavpav12
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

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.

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

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.

Photo of dwoolley1
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RichH55
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of blange3
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of OneEyedJack
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of i3ei3s
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kansascitytrader
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 1,344 ratings.