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Biere D'Hougoumont - Brewery Ommegang

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86
very good

329 Ratings
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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 14
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Limited Edition Biere d’ Hougoumont is brewed with traditional French ale yeast, eight malts, French Strisselspalt hops, and aged on white oak and hard maple wooden staves. A traditional Biere De Garde style, this malty French-style farmhouse ale is brewed to be aged. The name honors the Hougoumont farmstead at the pivotal center of the Waterloo battlefield. Napoleon repeatedly failed to take the fortification, he then lost the battle and “met his Waterloo.”

(Beer added by: billab914 on 07-03-2012)
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Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-19-2013 04:37:53 | More by andthevolcano
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nova009

Kentucky

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a caged and corked bomber into my Ommegang glass

A- pours a clear dark copper color with a slight red hue to it, a big fluffy two finger head appears and sticks around for a long time, a steady stream of bubbles races to the top

S- malty and a bit earthy, some funk mixed in, definitely some oak, figs and other dark fruits, dark cherries, slightly noticable belgian yeast notes, slightly sweet as well

T- malty and earthy just like the nose, some hop bitterness mixed in, some woodiness as well, a little tartness as well, dark fruits aren't as noticeable on the sip, alcohol is noticeable toward the end of the swallow, seems a little lacking

M- medium body, fairly high carbonation, slightly chewy, finishes dry

O- there was something slightly off with the flavor, felt like it was lacking a little bit, other than that the style and composition of the beer was pretty spot on, might grab another and see if it develops over the years

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 01:01:56 | More by nova009
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-17-2013 00:49:12 | More by Gonzoillini
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larbush

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-16-2013 23:57:27 | More by larbush
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carlborch

Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful, creamy, off-white head. Yeasty, but delicious, nose. Significant carbonation. Tiny bubbles. Restrained, but floral hops in the nose. Slight haze. Medium-tan color. Suggestions of amber. Medium body. Well-balanced palate. Nice malt and certainly moreish. Sweet and tart in restraints. Some Belgian lace. The ABV is not noticeable on the palate. Fresh, enticing, delicious. Will definitely try again. Would be fun to lay some down and see how they age.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 21:44:18 | More by carlborch
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Barbie

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-13-2013 02:20:35 | More by Barbie
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-10-2013 23:40:59 | More by Beer21
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-08-2013 04:08:31 | More by AntLeatherface
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Apellonious

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 pt 9.4 fl oz bomber from Frugle, out of a tulip glass

A- Ruby and cloudy, with a thin one finger head with an off-white pinkish hue.

S - Dough, citrus, faint malt and yeast

T - Mild fruit up front, with a bitter hop finish with wine like aftertaste. The maple mentioned on the label is more apparent later.

M - Sharp, similar to a champagne. Very fizzy and active.

O - I must say I do not have much experience on the style from comparison purposes, but it seemed to close to a white wine for my tastes. That being said, it appears to be put together well, like most Ommegang efforts.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 01:16:00 | More by Apellonious
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-05-2013 13:44:46 | More by Lukass
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blange3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-03-2013 22:19:49 | More by blange3
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12-31-2012 04:08:42 | More by ejimhof
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-29-2012 23:59:49 | More by buschbeer
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-27-2012 08:05:35 | More by LambicPentameter
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-26-2012 01:57:51 | More by JellyJacket
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-25-2012 14:10:52 | More by csustar001
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jbarra101

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-24-2012 01:20:44 | More by jbarra101
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lancecenter

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-23-2012 00:05:52 | More by lancecenter
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time with this one. 750ml into Duvel glass at 40-45.

Pours with a healthy cream-colored head over deep golden colored body, with a fun combo of carbo flowing up in multiple directions.

Bready and fruity aromas. Very inviting. Caramel, apricot, and green apple lead the way in my nose.

Creamy mouthfeel - very soft and luxurious on the palate. Love the mouthfeel. Flavors have a nice fruity quality from the yeast. Apple cider like, with some light spices in the mix. Light tang... maybe some orange peel citrus.

Really enjoyed this one. It's very approachable, and smooth. Perfect complimentary beer to many different foods.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 23:22:08 | More by BeerImmediately
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-15-2012 07:54:07 | More by Magery
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PaulD

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-10-2012 22:00:47 | More by PaulD
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rolive

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-02-2012 20:10:08 | More by rolive
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-26-2012 03:00:31 | More by TheRuss9585
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SLeffler27

New York

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Builds a big, three-inch, antique white foamy head that is long lasting and leaves a coating of lace over a hazy, amber orange beer with golden highlights.

Nice funk with lots of fruit, orange, apricot, and Juicy Fruit Gum. Wood and banana notes come out with warmth.

Acid is out front, with a light tartness. Fruits are subdued, however, yeast flavors come out along with toasted sourdough. There is a short, powerful burst in the finish, with subtle, lingering bananas that follow.

This is a medium body beer with explosive carbonation that forms fine bubbles against a wooly texture. Alcohol is light.

An easy drinking and refreshing beer to aid decompression after work. Enjoyed from a tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 21:36:39 | More by SLeffler27
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-25-2012 20:23:22 | More by bluntedboywonder
Biere D'Hougoumont from Brewery Ommegang
86 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.