Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by spoony:
4.38/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.
A-The beer poured a mostly clear amber color with orange highlights. There was an impressive three-finger light tan-colored head that really hung around. Good lacing, too.
S-The beer smelled slightly sweet with a mildly funky yeast note. There was also a touch of honey and a little spice to compliment the cereal grains and light maltiness.
T-The taste starts out like the smell, i.e., a little sweet with some lighter malt and grain flavors, but towards the end, there is a nice tangy, almost bitter kick of hops and rye. Just a hint of spice lingers on the palate.
M-Medium to slightly heavy with an almost creamy carbonation. Nicely balanced, if a touch on the heavy side.
O-I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. I did not find a ton of exotic fruit or herbs, and nobody will mistake it for a hop bomb IIPA or monster quad, but the oats, rye, etc. worked to produce a complex and interesting enough beer to drink on its own or, as I did, with some dinner. I also found it pretty quaffable...you could have more than one. All in all, a nice surprise.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2012 03:19:13 | More by spoony
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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
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