Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by BlackBearForge:
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Scythe & Sickle pours rich coppery amber with a tall foamy white head that subsides to pillowy lumps before becoming a thin surface cover, foamy lacing is abundant.
The aroma has a sharp almost citric scent, a little musty, a little spicy with clean bready malt.
The flavor I can tell will continue to develop as it warms. It is complex with layers of pale malts rending fresh baked bread, biscuits, lightly toasted oat bread, pilsner flavours, with some graininess and some oat smoothness and a nice rye bight as well. Yeasty esters are present, with notes of cloves and banana and a clean tartness. Alcohol is noted but finely integrated and the finish is dry and lightly bitter. Sweetness is evenly balanced with tartness and light hop bitterness. Flavors not only continue to develop as it warms to optimum drinking temperatures but they become more complex and integrated at the same time.
The body is medium, with a luscious smoothness, becoming a bit creamy with warming but does carry a bit of an aggressive bight of carbonation which pairs nicely with the alcohol presence.
A very interesting Harvest Ale and a fitting nod to the various grains of the harvest and the ways in which they can be combined. Skillfully brewed and a joy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2012 23:08:14 | More by BlackBearForge
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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.