Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
4.01/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12oz brown pop top with nice (I, for one, enjoy the new artwork) label. Bottled July 2012, best by July 2014. Poured into a Waterford Marquis oversized wine glass.
Appearance: This is the rich color of hardened amber, with lots of ultra-fine sediment in suspension. A beautiful, glossy, and creamy eggshell head sticks around a long time and leaves some thick, patchy lace. Overall, quite a nice looking beer.
Smell: Earthy, sweetly malty, slightly spicy, with an ever-so-slight funky, fruity edge. Perhaps just a kiss of herbal, grassy hops on the finish? Overall, nice.
Taste: With sweet candy and toasted malt notes up front, this is sweet but at the same time, well-attenuated and it ends dry. There's a spicy, slightly sharp graininess, likely from the inclusion of rye flakes. Lightly earthy malts, with a firm, clean bitterness and just a hint of cellar. Toasty and grainy, malty, medium-bitter, and fairly light in terms of esters.
Mouthfeel: Light side of medium-bodied.
Overall: A nice, slightly different, take on the Biere de Garde style. I'd say this is worth the $9.99 a 4-pk it costs, and it will be interesting to see how it evolves over the next year or so.
88 = B+
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 03:39:39 | More by BedetheVenerable
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. .Stellar head retention & lacing, a bit cloudy
S: Pears & leafy hops, green appleskins
T: Follows the nose, some candi sugar as well, a little bit of white grape as well, a little bit of cinnamon as well. Pears, a little bit of caramel, dryness & leafy hops as this warms & cinnamon again, a touch of boozeyness. Finishes dry, fruity & slightly sweet with a little bit of persimmon
MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, warming
Good shot at the style, well worth a try, I would consider buying this again....
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 04:05:33 | More by russpowell
Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 779 ratings.