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Ommegang Aphrodite - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 25
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 07-25-2011

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3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 10 June 2011. Tasted 14 December 2013. Don't usually review beers this old, but this one's not being brewed again, to my knowledge.

Pours an interesting color, deep pinkish away from light, but looks almost clean dark amber with light behind it. Cloudy. Two finger of pinkish-white head, nice retention, solid lacing.

Smell is quite fruity, an ambiguous berry smell. Combo of raspberry, strawberry, cherry, and some other stuff. But all red berries. I find it over-sweet, like maraschino cherry juice. It could use some tartness, some balance, something different.

Taste is similar to the smell, but slightly more balanced. A little less sweet, a little more sour and tart. Still berry-ful.

Feel is the high point. Light-bodied, with excellent prickly carbonation that really brings out the best effervescence of the beer.

This is like a slightly soured, not-as-good version of one of the New Glarus fruit beers. It's super fruity, and at times I really like it, but at other times I find it overly syrupy and unbalanced.

Photo of CPeterson
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - - A semi-viscous garnet hued liquid that pours to a one finger head that laces the glass with thin webs.

S - - Mild berry and funk, and a slight hint of herbs and grains.

T - - Sweet, sour, earthy, and funky. The raspberry and pear marry well to lend some acidic qualities to balance the sweetness of the juices. A hint of grain gives some depth and earthy, dry characteristics. The Brett is present but not dominating, which leaves a drying pucker and an subtly herbaceous finish.

M - - Medium Full bodied, with vigorous carbonation and a lingering pucker.

O - - Very solid product, worth the price and a repurchase. Excellent brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of superspak
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 6/9/2011. Pours lightly hazy ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tart raspberry, cherry skin, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, Brett funk, vinegar, leather, clove, pepper, red wine, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of tart fruits with spicy/funky yeast and brett notes with moderate malt sweetness; and great strength. Taste of tart raspberry, cherry skin, pear, green apple, pepper, clove, hay, straw, grass, Brett funk, vinegar, leather, red wine, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart fruits, clove, pepper, hay, straw, grass, Brett funk, vinegar, leather, red wine, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of tart fruit with spicy/funky yeast and brett notes; with a good tartness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, moderately syrupy, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited wild ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruit and yeast/brett flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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Ommegang Aphrodite from Brewery Ommegang
84 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.