Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Phelps:
3.35/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Enjoyed at Tops in a shaker pint. Scythe & Sickle is a seasonal Belgian brewed with barley, wheat, oats and rye.
Hazy amber-orange. One finger of silky, off-white froth. Nice spatters of lace.
Toasted sweet rolls with a jolt of funky, sharp rye. I can smell the melange of malts. Sweet red apple and pear blend. Cidery.
In the flavor, I get a nice caramel note met with a hint of tangy apricot, some toasted biscuit, a touch of spicy rye. The blend of malts lends nice complexity, again like mulled cider, cinnamon apples.
Moderate, pinching carb. Medium body holds together. Clean finish.
Decent. A nice blend of malts, the rye works with Belgian yeast spice.
Serving type: on-tap
11-13-2012 17:45:13 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
The brewery describes this offering as a Biere de Garde. I think for once, I will leave off my BJCP hat and judge this for what it is, rather than what it calls itself. What is it? It's a wonderful bottle of beer, that's what. Yes, it does have a lot of that "Farmhouse Ale" character, in the smooth mouthfeel enhanced by oats, and the less than smooth character of malted wheat and rye. There is a great moussy head and soft full efforvescence reminiscent of great saisons, and the rich malty palate one hopes to find in a Biere de Garde. But the hops make it very American, IMHO, and very good.
This is just a fabulous, mouthfilling, complex, rich, celebratory ale. Try it. You will like it.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 20:25:23 | More by danmouer
Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.