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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,065
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 33
Gots: 96 | 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:
Beer added by: MLasoski on 08-27-2012

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.”
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Leave it to Ommegang to unleash another unique beer, lots of good stuff coming from them. Look- burnt amber with a sudsy, generous head that sticks around and coats the top as it subsides. Smell- not too distinctive, mainly yeast notes. Taste- sweet, earthy, you really get the harvest grainy tastes the beer is shooting for. It's like fall in a glass. Feel- smoother as the beer goes down, nice with an abv under 6. Overall- good, hearty beer for fans of Belgian style amber ale

Photo of Dicers
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paleoplant
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maltyduo
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft in a tulip, flat front wonderful malt flavor, easy drinking session able Amber ale.

Photo of jbierling
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaxPowers
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.67/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wonderfully drinkable beer, would drink again.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A golden color with some haze and a beautiful, tall, puffy white head. The smell has a little estery-fruit, a lot of pale malt, and a touch of yeast. It has a highly carbonated, peppery, but subtlety malty taste. Sharpness...tastes as if it has a higher ABV than it does. Long finish, and medium in mouthfeel.

Photo of Grugalug
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a deep copper/amber color and is cloudy. Poured a thick 2 finger head that lingers for a time. Sticky lacing along the side of the glass as it goes down. Lots of bubbles visible as well. Looks really nice. (4.25)

S- Spicy rye and funky Belgian yeast. Very little hop presence, but it is there and it's herbal/earthy. The rye is the most prominent malt aroma in my opinion, but there I can tell that there is a sharp wheat character as well, along some type of candi sugar/syrup seems to be here as well. The yeast is certainly complex, but the dominant character that I get is a cherry quality. A lot going on for a beer under 6% ABV. (4)

T- That spicy rye character is even more evident here, and it is a really nice compliment to what the fruity yeast brings along. There is even a very small amount of alcohol warmth, which is surprising considering the ABV, however it is really nice here and compliments the boldness of the grain bill well. Just enough hop bitterness to keep it from becoming too sweet. (4)

M- Typically highly carbonated Belgian ale. Effervescent and finishes very dry, and is light-bodied. (4)

O- A great beer for the fall/winter. A very bold and characterful beer that would stand up very well to most any hearty winter meal, and has just a touch of alcohol warmth to bring it all together. Personally, Belgian beers are not my usual pick, but this is one that I would get again. (4.01)

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.