Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang
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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
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?).
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2013 22:21:36 | More by teromous
Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.