Biere D'Hougoumont - Brewery Ommegang
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3.96/5 rDev +3.1%
Warm red-orange color with some haziness. Head looks short, but well-comstructed.
Slight oakiness in the nose, but lots of fruity esters apparent. Nectarine, blood orange, caramel malts, and butterscotch. A little honeyed, too. No hops detectable. Malty and yeasty with some noticeable strength.
Implied taste of corn whiskey with the combination of buttery fusels, fruity yeast byproducts, and sweet oakiness. Mostly attributed to flairful Belgian malts. More blood orange and caramel with some stone fruit essences. Semi-sweet, smooth, and a potently bright. Very round body offers a mellow evening, but not late-evening drinking, kind of feel. Hops are available now to split the extremity of the malts a bit. Works to improve drinkability and balance.
Most Ommegang beers fall into this overall rating or higher. This beer further proves we're dealing with a creatively fantastic brewery here.
10-19-2013 03:57:19 | More by thecheapies
4.8/5 rDev +25%
Cellared for one year. Opened on 18 October 2013. Life officially changed.
Why are the limited-release brews the best ones?
The wood-aging on oak and maple makes for an incredibly subtle but complex layer of nuanced flavour. This would be a clear winner with seasonal autumn food -- pumpkin soup, pumpkin risotto, venison stew, Thanksgiving dinner. I can only hope that I can still go out and find some bottles of this in 2013.
10-18-2013 01:13:57 | More by drperm
4/5 rDev +4.2%
Pour from the botle leaves a lovely translucent copper amber color, with a nice haziness. Bit of head, fading quickly.
Nose is really dank and peaty. Some sweetness like corn, cherries, and maple. Enticing.
Taste is biting. Lots of acid on the front, with ripe cherry flavors, cranberry, and again that sort of wet, mossy flavor. Get a little bit of the yeast too. Maybe a little maple too.
Feel is medium full. Crisp and biting.
Fascinating beer. Really neat and balance flavors. Quite unique, but definitely worth a trial.
09-28-2013 23:11:01 | More by dheacck11
3.59/5 rDev -6.5%
From a larger bottle with a corked, wired stopper
4 fingers head
appearance - opaque sienna orange
Aroma - homey, and bread yeast
taste - warm honey, caramel, maple, oak, orange
mouthful - full but not creamy
This would be my middle Belgium ale with the core aspects of the type.
09-04-2013 02:25:19 | More by otterbearfla
Biere D'Hougoumont from Brewery Ommegang
86 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.