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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,006
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 32
Gots: 77 | 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:
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.”

(Beer added by: MLasoski on 08-27-2012)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-dark amber with a thin cream colored head

S-dark Belgian grains with a good hint of spicy peppercorn. Good strength. Smells awesome

T-comes in with a peppery taste of roasted Belgian grains and sugars. This is a really good one. The peppercorn flavor seems to stick to the tongue. The after-taste is of dark Belgian spices and grains.

M-medium to high carbonation with a semi-dry finish

O-this is actually just an awesome beer. I rarely get a well done variation of a Belgian style by an American brewery. It even tastes like it is from Belgium. Good tastes like this are rare at a decent price.

AdamBear, Oct 03, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: pours a hazy but beautifully bright medium amber color with an orangish hue, quite beautiful, pours with a ton of pure white head that lingers nicely and is light and fluffy, leaves a ton of lacing all over the glass, screams ommegang quality
S: im confident that i can identify ommegang beers in a blind smell test, there is just something about their yeast strain that comes through clearly in every one of their beers and this one is no exception
T: wow, has a great sweetness throughout, really great fruit notes im picking up possibly apples and something almost peachlike? really delicious, nice depth with the malt bill but not entirely heavy, drinks quite lightly, also what i would characterize as rye notes
M: carbonation up front, crisp on the palate, smooth finish, leaves a very slight dryness but nothing too crazy
O: really happy with this one, i think ommegang did a great job crafting a harvest time beer with solid notes but also that was highly drinkable, uniquely ommegang, awesome!

BigPlay1824, Sep 18, 2012
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Funk, spice and grain aromas greet the nose. The beer pours slightly hazy copper amber, producing a huge 3” rocky, very persistent off white foam cap. Very fine and soft carbonation in combination with the rye, oats and wheat produces very big, clingy, clumpy lace. Big grain flavors dominate the palate with biscuit supporting rye spice, some rye/wheat tang, slight funk and some faint banana. Earthy hops come in at the end to complete this light, well rounded and well composed beer. The grains in this medium body beer provide a rich rye, wheat and oat texture with a little oat slickness.

pat61, Oct 15, 2014
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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 1,006 ratings.