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

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1,316 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,316
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 71
Gots: 79 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +19%

jas30060, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of TonyMorrell
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

TonyMorrell, Jul 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

GalenAnderson, May 26, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.9%

Gillisland, Aug 25, 2012
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.

trf32, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of JeffZano
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

JeffZano, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of jpweisel
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Caged and corked 750ml bottle from BuyRite on 72 in NJ.

Pours a cloudy orange amber into glass. Nice and good lacing. I loved the crisp, light flavor. Great for a hot summer day. This is a well balanced beer and you can taste hints of both the Wheat and the Belgian Styles.

Ommegang has been surprising me a lot lately. I have always liked their beers, but the last few I have had I will get again and again.

jpweisel, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of dyoung3
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Iron Horse Taproom, Washington DC.

Appearance: On the lighter side, straw colored - nice consistent, long-lasting head.

Smell: Nothing too surprising - although I did get more hop character than I wanted and less Belgian-yeast aroma than I could of hoped for. Citrus peel, pine needles, etc.

Taste: This is a full-bodied beer disguised as a session brew. Alcohol was not evident and bitterness was the number one most noticeable trait in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Good mouthfeel, nicely carbonated.

Overall I think this is a good beer but being personally overwhelmed with lupulin lately I can't say this is as "Belgian-esque" as I would have wanted. I pictured more clove, spices, banana, coming through and all I got was a normal tasting Pale Ale. Respectable beer, just sort of sounds like their marketing this beer to both Belgian lovers and Pale Ale lovers with the end result of a beer for Pale Ale lovers.

dyoung3, May 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

samurai221, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of orlandomag
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A 750 bought from a Total Wine, poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A - A very pleasing hazy yellow.

S - Light citrus, pine, banana, very light spice in the background.

T - Again, the light citrus (lemon, orange) is the main focus, followed with varying levels of spice, green apple and malty sweetness. Leaves a nice piney hopness at the end.

M - The mouthfeel is great, somewhere between the two styles this beer is looking to produce. I think the Belgian style lends itself very well to this Pale Ale style as the light and bubbly mouthfeel is perfect for the citrus taste you get from the hops. Finishes nice and dry.

O - A great price (I got it for 5.99!) for a very exceptional beer. I love the play between the Belgian and Pale Ale styles, they really help each other out in the best of ways.

orlandomag, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of ADWnyc
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Resto in New York City.

A - Very attractive golden and orange color when poured

S - Classic belgian nose, very IPA

T - Slightly bitter but followed by fruity notes

M - Healthy dose of carbonation hits the palette immediately, medium-bodied but refreshing

D - Very drinkable

ADWnyc, Jan 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

verceman, Jul 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

scootermcfly, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Lukewarring
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look 5
smell 4
taste 4.5
feel 4.75
overal 4.5

Lots of citus, smooth, medium body drinks like a light
- great with a sandwich for lunch, really love the head it was super foamy. very aromatic head. Fun bear to drink out of glass
- refreshing, top BPA; great carbonation

Lukewarring, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

jackie_vortex, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

hlyons, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of glassbrass440
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served in a large white wine glass.

Appearance: Hazy, golden yellow. White head with thick lacing.

Aroma: Citrus (orange, grapefruit), mango, perfume, candy

Taste: Citrus, cherries? a little grassy in the end. Overall fruitiness. Hop forward, but balanced.

Mouthfeel: dense carbonation, medium body.

Overall: Quite enjoyable. More complex as it warms in the glass. Lots going on.

glassbrass440, Jul 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

ecrawley, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

bburghart, Feb 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

MelandPete, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of jfclark
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz Bottle

A: nice thick head that lingers. Medium color, with a little cloudiness. some sediment noticeable.

S: enjoyable smell, some hops noticeable.

T: malty with some fruit. alcohol stands out.

M: mediumish mouthfeel.

O: Nice overall beer

jfclark, May 06, 2012
Photo of Messiinnnaaaa
4.72/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang has again outdone themselves. I have a soft spot for Belgian beers and Ommegang never disappoints. On first sight of this beer in the glass I knew I was in for a treat. The color was a hypnotic glowing copper color that bubbled nicely under a creamy fluffy white head. The smell had that signature Belgian aroma with an herbal hint and spicy citrus notes. It has the perfect amount of hop flavor and bitterness that doesn't draw attention away from other flavors highlighted in this beer. I had this beer first just to drink but then my second glass was paired with some phenomenal hot wings and the two were just a match made in heaven.

Probably my favorite Ommegang at this point and I especially enjoyed how easy it was to drink. Sometime with Belgian beers the flavor and/or alcohol presence can make them more of a sip slowly and appreciate kind of beer. BPA has a little less of that overpowering alcohol flavor and a very mellow balanced body that makes it excellent to drink a few with friends or pair with a meal.

Messiinnnaaaa, Mar 17, 2011
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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.

skberke, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of Estranged
4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

popped a 75 cl bottle and poured into a pilsner glass.

a: beautiful CLEAR amber color- honey like. frothy white, billowing head, very finely carbonated.

s: hard to pin down actually, but the inital odor i'd describe as a very "earthy" aroma: stickey and wet. smelled similar to the forest floor after a spring rainfall.

I also detected minor citrus notes: tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, and even a little pear.

t: initally sweet, very sweet. then i tasted a mild hop bitterness, followed by a refreshing medly of citrus flavors, which linger for a good amount of time.

mf: light, lager-like. crisp and clean. a very pleasent lingering bitter/citrus medly.

d: very drinkable. light and refreshing. excellent immediate alcohol buzz at 6.2 abv.

overall, and excellently crafted beer, imo. very drinkable and satisfying.

note: the second half of the bottle was more cloudy and bitter becuase of bottle conditioning yeast sediment. The first half (much sweeter) of the bottle was almost entirely different than the second half (more bitter), which imo, made for a very interesting sampling expereince.

kudos once again, Ommegang!

Estranged, Apr 01, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Eva-Lani, May 12, 2012
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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