Crescendo - Brewery Ommegang
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4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
Thanks to my Sister-in-Law for grabbing me a bottle. I believe this was a brewery-only release. It was created for the 2012 Glimmerglass Festival Season, and is supposed to evoke and opera. Brewed with Grains of Paradise, Coriander, Lemon Peel, and White Pepper.
Pours a hazy gold with a creamy white head that settles to a puffy swirl. Very spice-forward, lots of white pepper and coriander accentuates the Saison yeast nicely. Touch of ripe apple and pear, with just a hint of citric orange peel. Very nice nose overall. Taste isn't quite as "peppery" as the nose suggested, but still quite lovely. Fairly typical of a Saison, with ripe fruit notes, spice, and orange peel. Nothing really new, but masterfully done. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a medium body, great carbonation, and an excellent dry finish. Overall a superb Saison, I'd like to see this return (and make it to regular rotation)!
09-05-2012 23:59:29 | More by jsanford
4/5 rDev +5%
Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, lemon peel and pepper. In the taste, peppery, lemon citrus and a quite earthy. A spice like bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry peppery with a note of lemon citrus in the aftertaste. A good saison with a nice peppery bite balanced with the lemon citrus.
08-23-2012 16:37:43 | More by OWSLEY069
3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
Picked this one up at the brewery a couple months back
Poured from a corked and caged bomber into my Ommegang glass
A- pours a clear, dark golden straw color, a steady stream of bubbles rises to the surface, a large fluffy white head appears on the pour and very slowly dissipates, lots of sticky lace on the glass, very pretty
S- bready malt, a bouquet of floral notes, small amount of clove, lemon zest, slightly peppery as well, mediocre nose
T- sweet and dry, grassy floral favors with a slight hop bitterness added, small amount of spice, the bready malt noticeable in the aftertaste, a small amount of fruitiness from the Belgian yeast, once again okay taste but I've had better saisons
M- medium body, smooth and slick, decent amount of carbonation, dry finish
O- this was okay, I had high hopes for this one and it didn't really pan out, it's not offensive by any means but not one Ommegang should try brewing again
12-28-2012 01:32:14 | More by nova009
Crescendo from Brewery Ommegang
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.