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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,070
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 35
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MLasoski on 08-27-2012

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.”
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Ratings: 1,070 | Reviews: 234
Photo of AGust82
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of founddrama
3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Real smooth. Good malt profile up front, subtle hops. Reads more like a lager or a märzen.

Photo of alaskannomad
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An amazing, underrated beer.

Innovative use of wheat, rye and oats to add flavor and body. Adjuncts improve upon the biere de garde style. The DMT is toned down by the rye. The bite of the carbonation is balanced by the creaminess of the oats.

Malty, but not too sweet. Just a hint of alcohol bitterness. Very good, very innovative offer from Ommegang.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pav5069
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Leave it to Ommegang to unleash another unique beer, lots of good stuff coming from them. Look- burnt amber with a sudsy, generous head that sticks around and coats the top as it subsides. Smell- not too distinctive, mainly yeast notes. Taste- sweet, earthy, you really get the harvest grainy tastes the beer is shooting for. It's like fall in a glass. Feel- smoother as the beer goes down, nice with an abv under 6. Overall- good, hearty beer for fans of Belgian style amber ale

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3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maltyduo
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft in a tulip, flat front wonderful malt flavor, easy drinking session able Amber ale.

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3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaxPowers
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liveforbeer
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vincehayter
4.67/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wonderfully drinkable beer, would drink again.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A golden color with some haze and a beautiful, tall, puffy white head. The smell has a little estery-fruit, a lot of pale malt, and a touch of yeast. It has a highly carbonated, peppery, but subtlety malty taste. Sharpness...tastes as if it has a higher ABV than it does. Long finish, and medium in mouthfeel.

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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 1,070 ratings.