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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,001
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 32
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
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Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Scythe & Sickle is an-amber ale brewed with a variety of malts, including pils, rye flakes and oat flakes, for incredible depth of flavor and a hint of natural sweetness. Scythe & Sickle brings a new life and flavor to autumn beer lists traditionally filled with Oktoberfests and pumpkin ales. The flavors of the hard work of summer and the celebration of autumn harvest are captured in Scythe & Sickle, creating a unique but traditional Ommegang farmhouse harvest ale.

“Scythe & Sickle is our foray into honoring the harvest season, taking the finest malts and blending them seamlessly into a rich amber ale,” says Brew Master Phil Leinhart. “Farming is about precision, timing and care, and this gently sweet ale is our testament to the craft and care of farming.”

(Beer added by: MLasoski on 08-27-2012)
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 8/2014.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some earthy, grassy, and herbal aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight herbal bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a finger high frothy layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of Belgian yeast, grainy malts and spices in the nose.
T: The overall taste is quite malty and also has some hints of yeast and spicy rye in the finish along with a very slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and relatively dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an enjoyable beer if you like something malty with Belgian yeast and some spicy rye. It’s not that difficult to drink and packs in a lot of flavors.

metter98, Sep 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Nichols33, Yesterday at 10:39 PM
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4.44/5  rDev +15%

McNealc31, Friday at 12:58 AM
Photo of FLima
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color with a thick head with medium retention and leaving lots of laces.
Sweet aroma with predominant red apple puree notes, honey and sort of a duck sauce.
Flavor mutates with notes of oat, rye, apple and pear juice, yeast, honey, lemongrass and sweet grains. Dry aftertaste with some chalkiness and a medium herbal bitterness.
Medium body with mild carbonation.
Great malt and grains complexity in pair with fruits from colder lands.

FLima, Thursday at 10:29 PM
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3.19/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.50] After a super aggressive pour I got 4 fingers of pillowy white head. The head covers an apricot colored brew. The beer is very cloudy and unfiltered. The bottle lists an AVB (5.8%) and the born on date (6/25/14).

S: [2.75] Wet grass and wheat.

T: [3.25] Slightly sweeter than a typical Belgian style. The sweet outplays the wheat and earth tones.

M: [3.50] Nice carbonation level - feels rich on the tongue.

O: [3.25] I am not a fan of Belgian style beers but this one is better than most. The typical wheat and grass forward taste is there only on the first few sips. Then the malt takes over and this is really a sweet tasting nice beer.

fscottkey, Thursday at 03:35 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Quite yeasty with a very noticeable rye flavor and a bit of bitterness that grows with each sip.

SurferEric, Nov 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Danny1217, Nov 09, 2014
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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
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