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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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1,345 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,345
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 76
Gots: 90 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
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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Ratings: 1,345 | Reviews: 463
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Poured a golden color with a thick white head. decent lacing

S- strong fruit and malt aroma with little to no hop.

T- has a fruity taste of bananas and sweet beets. little to no hop flavor.

M- Average mouthfeel. medium bodied. crisp smooth flavor

O- A decent beer that is light and crisp.

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

My first experience with the Belgian Pale Ale style. Had it on 1/12 from a bottle with a best of date of 4/12.

A - Light orange in color with a slight haze. Poured with a huge head composed of fairly large bubbles. Head retention is very good. Quite a bit yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

S - Mildly spicy, piney hop aroma. I'm curious if a fresher batch would have more hoppiness.

T - Fruity and spicey with a pretty strong bitterness. I get a woody, astringent character as well. I think this beer could use a little more malt balance. Seems to soften up and improve as it warms up a little (suggested serving temperature is 40F, too cold in my opinion).

M - Good body and lots of carbonation. Dry finish.

O - Overall a nice introduction for me to this style. I enjoyed this beer but I suspect that it had been sitting on the shelf a little too long. It nice to see a combination of fruity and hoppy flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of dcx10music
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy gold with some orange tints. A very significant pure white head that takes a while to subside. Good, but nothing special.

S - Lots of citrus fruit and grassiness. It smells nice enough, but it's quite intense, even a little off-putting at first.

T - Not nearly as fruity as the scent would indicate. It's quite bitter, with a slight sourness as it comes to a close.

M - Quite nice. Light and easy to drink without passing over into the realm of wateriness. Not perfect, but very close.

D - It feels really nice going down. Not too boozy, and very very refreshing. Quenches my thirst without weighing me down.

Notes - This beer kept me on my toes the whole time, but sometimes the surprises held me back from enjoying it for what it is. Still, a very nice BPA that's well worth revisiting.

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

750mL -> tulip glass

A: Hazy pale amber with lots of head. Fair amount of lacing.

S: Funky yeast and some light fruits. Mild hop aroma comes out as it warms.

T: Taste pretty much follows aroma. Nice light traditional Belgian characters. Alcohol is nowhere to be found in this one.

M: Light yet full mouth with lots of carbonation, true to style.

Very nice beer, but nothing too extraordinary. Definitely worth a try though.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of uberez8
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the lovely new Haymarket brewery in Chicago. Poured a nice brownish gold color with a white, one finger head. Not much of a smell to it surprisingly.

I didn't know quite what to expect, Ommegang has been hit or miss for me in the past but at the first sip, I was impressed. A slight hoppy flavor, some what earthy to coppery I'd say, followed by a sweet malty finish, perfectly balanced. The hoppiness lingers just enough to keep all the flavors together, making sure it's not too bitter or too sweet. Nothing I love more than a that perfect balance of sweet and hoppy. I definitely will have keep an eye out for more Cooperstown brews in the future, this BPA has me convinced about them.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid tier of gold with a light tobacco hue. It really builds a sticky head that grips the side of the glass like cobwebs, even if it takes a while for the head to die down.

The aroma is really light, but sweet in the back of the nose like bananas and cream with a gardener's touch of floral and fir.

Tastes sweet like mango and ruby red grape fruit. A subtle herbaceousness infects this brew. Really, this beer is smooth, and all about the taste.

Overall an accomplishment. Well hopped enough to keep you off the heavier stuff, downright refreshing enough to session on a hot day.

Kudos Ommegang.

Photo of 7UCK
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on Tap in a BPA glass that I got to keep

A- A gernerous white head, with a gold/copper coloring.

S- light citrus with a wheat and with a bit of spice.

Taste- the taste is more pronounces than the smell. the hops really hit you, something that you can't smell all that much. Has a nce carbonation and a subtle citrus taste.

Opinion- i enjoyed this beer, a very well done BPA

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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