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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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very good

781 Ratings
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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 20
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -48.2%

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New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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Beaver13

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a monstrous rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - grainy malts and a little fruit with some floral perfumey hops.

The flavor is sweet grainy malts, a little fruit and a little rye with a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it's a decent amber but a bit uninteresting and pricey at $11 per 4 pack.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 00:31:10 | More by Beaver13
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Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Tennessee

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-23-2013 03:04:43 | More by hermit990
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California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Vermont

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Vermont

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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teromous

Virginia

3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper color with an enormous white head. Loads of carbonation, and crazy good lacing. Tons of carbonation bubbles visible through the slightly hazy body.

S: I don't smell much of anything. I get a hint of what smells like old flowers in a vase, but that's unfortunately all there is.

T: Very mellow malt characters and a slightly earthy hop character. The malt comes across a bit like rustic bread. I get some Belgian yeast character, which probably stands out the most in this beer. I could be wrong, but that's what it tastes like to me.

M: Mouthfeel is medium to light, with very light bitterness and some very light astringency (emphasize "very light" because it is noticeable but not strong). Feels very wet but not filling.

O: Overall I thought this was a pretty good beer. It would make a good session beer, but it's not something I would go out of my way to buy. I felt it could have used more flavor from the grain and less from the yeast. It seems like the rye is a bit unpronounced, the oats don't come through in the body, and the wheat doesn't seem to contribute much (maybe the head?).
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Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 22:21:36 | More by teromous
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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
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