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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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87
very good

1,031 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,031
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 32
Gots: 84 | 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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A: Pours an opaque golden brown with a nice 2 finger head. Head dissipates to a nice small layer which sticks around.

S: Smell is actually quite mute. But what's there is yeast and malt.

T: The yeast comes through brilliantly but not overpowering and is balanced by a delicious malt sweetness. It's simple, yet well balanced.

M: As the head implies, the beer has a strong carbonation which makes for a really great mouthfeel.

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12oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Burnt orange color with a huge head
S: Malt, Belgian yeast and an herbal note
T: The malt/yeast/herbs match the nose but it's more layered, with a bit of earth as well
F: Medium-bodied, smooth
O: A very solid beer worth trying; not the most complex Biere de Garde I've had but a very good introduction to the style

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A: poured into a tulip to a nice deep orange with a three finger dense off white head with excellent retention and solid lacing
S: smells of rye, malty sweetness, spices and pears
T: taste is sweet fruitiness with hints of pears, spicy rye and yeast, and a nice maltyness and a little floral hop. swallow is more rye, a little yeast, spices and some herbal flavors
M: this beer has a medium body with soft carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel from the oats. the finish is a little drying
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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 1,031 ratings.