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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

Scythe & SickleScythe & Sickle

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BA SCORE
87
very good

744 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%


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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burnstar

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark slightly murky gold with a huge head. Lots of lacing. Phenolic and earthy yeasty smell. Great complex grainy taste. You can definitely pick out the sour rye. And there is a bit of pronounced wheat character as well. Bananas and cloves. Obviously barley. What is there to say about barley- what you're used to, toasty in this case. The oats are less noticeable but make their presence known a little bit in the mouthfeel. Lots of yeast characteristics too. Earth and fruit. Some bitterness from hops- maybe a little roasted malt bitterness too? Pretty fantastic. Well carbonated and full bodied. Drinkability is fairly low. This is a sipper, not a session beer. Strong and heavy. And I know fall beers should probably be sessionable.... oktoberfests etc. But still, this is an awesome fall beer. I'd like to have some of these on a cool night around a camp fire. I'm actually tempted to try something like this as a homebrew. Memorable and great overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 20:50:45 | More by burnstar
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DoubleJ

California

4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

You don't see many beers out there honoring the harvest season with a MALTY beer. With Ommegang, what were you expecting, an IPA? With 12 ounces of it and a ribeye/pasta/garlic bread dinner, this should be a great meal. On to the beer:

Like the season, Scythe & Sickle is dark autumn orange and topped with a large frothy head which lasts all the way down to the end. Many spots of lace stick the tulip as the beer's level drops. First smell, you wouldn't expect it to be a showcase of 4 cereals, as the succulent yeast brings banana, cake batter, vague spice, and phenolic aromas. Simply great.

Flavor orgasm follows. The fruity yeast shows itself first. Spicy bananas become defined along with white pepper, a kiss of orange, phenolic notes, and sweet bread. Not only complex, but very very tasty without become too malty. It's also working as it washes down my dinner. The beer is medium bodied and very relaxed, putting the final touch on this beer.

Excellent excellent! Scythe & Sickle is the type of high quality I've come to expect from Ommegang, perhaps the USA's best Belgian-style brewer. Along with Leann Follain and Firestone Pivo, this trio are three new (to me) excellent beers which I've tasted in the last two weeks which are easy to obtain and don't require a golden ticket.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 04:48:31 | More by DoubleJ
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled from the 12 oz into a teku chilled.

The color is light amber honey like look with thick beige head with fine bead, thick streamers of lace. The clarity is lightly hazed and retention is very good. The smell is yeast oriented with some light spice and mild fruitiness in the aroma with a light stone fruit ester with mild nutty scent. The feel is very good, very high carbonation with toasty texture with a mild sweetness level and low alcohol.

The flavor has a nice malt quality which brings a mild toasted flavor when combined with the yeast. There is a slight fruit tinge from the yeast which brings a mild date-like dried fruit and tropical aspect. The hops are mild and the flavor of alcohol is mild but there is a slight phenolic almost metallic hint which isn't too noticeable, but there and the dryness of the finish is practically to the bone with the extremely high carbonation which is almost seltzer like with a mineral carbonic quality. Overall I enjoyed this a lot and it is very good for the style, I would definitely drink it again

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 15:00:39 | More by Slatetank
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma of toasted malt, hard candies, wheat, faint bubblegum.
Taste of semi tart Belgian yeast, malt, toast and citrus. Lemon pith, dusty yeast phenols, little alcohol flavor. Somewhat hoppy, woodsy and earthy flavor comes forth. Medium bodied feel with a high drying carbonation. Overall this is a very good ale.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2013 21:18:56 | More by Stinkypuss
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in Totowa yesterday, finally glad to see a Fall beer that wasn't a Marzen or full of canned pumpkins. I'm not too familiar with this style but I love what Ommegang has put out in recent years and this was certainly no exception to that. While it could have been just a hair more full, there was a lot to love about this and how easily it went down.

Hands down, this had the fullest head I've ever seen on a beer.

Period.

It filled up half of my pint glass and just wouldn't quit throughout my session, as I had some of it left once I polished this off. Toss in a radiant copper hue and a persistently bubbly carbonation and the result was one of the most pleasing appearances that I've seen out of a bottle in a long time! Lots of grass and clove here like a Farmhouse or Saison in the nose and even more in the taste, with a somewhat toasty and buttery moutfeel reinforced by hints of lemon zest and tropical papaya. Lots of carbonation gave this a light touch on the tongue and helped to ease the spiciness of this. A subtle funk was underneath all of this but never did this feel too uneasy or sour and even though I couldn't taste the oats, it gave this beer the body to be taken seriously as a Biere de Garde appropriate for the changing seasons. The best attribute of this beer was the carbonation, which was so light that when I swished this around in my mouth, I couldn't tell where the bubbles ended and the liquid began. Had I not seen this bottle, I would never have surmised this this was brewed in Upstate New York.

While not a session beer, this would be easy to get rid of in a sitting since it only came in 4-packs. While part of the Duvel family of beers, something like this almost needs to take that relationshop and turn it onto its head. Duvel should be part of the Ommegang family of beers, as this was better than its European counterparts and pushed the limits of what's possible as an Autumn Seasonal. Pleasant surprises are why I drink so many new beers and this was no exception - this was well worth seeking out and a joy in every sense of the word and most importantly, proof that Ommegang's best offerings don't necessarily come in big bottles. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 17:55:34 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into into Stella Artois goblet style glass.

A: beautiful copper with a vigorously poured three finger head, which dissipates into a think half-pinky finger disc that hangs around for a while. Slight haze. Some tight bubbles.

S: Fairly faint and gentle on all notes. Malty notes e.g. toast, biscuit, caramel. Yeasty notes of esters, banana, mango. Some funk, extremely faint. Not much in the way of hops. Might be a bit too gentle and muted?

T: smooth malted milk ball centers wth that slight caramel leads into a very slight lactic funk, followed by a crisp tang out to the left and right sides of my tongue. Toast. Gentle notes of clove and ginger.

M: Creamy, medium carbonation, nice mouthfeel Slightly sour finish, slightly dry finish. Very gentle ultimate finish.

O: So, this is farmhouse Biere-de-garde? Ommeagang delivers a solid 1-2 and this is extremely good beer. Me likey.

Serving type: growler

09-25-2013 22:52:21 | More by Scrapss
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johnso98

New York

4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a translucent brown/orange with a white head. Nice fall colors. Initial smell was like other Ommegang wheat beers. Taste was sweet and light like a thin brown ale at first... finish was more bitter, but still light. The overall lightness makes for an easy-going mouthfeel.

Similar quality to other Ommegang beers: well made, bold complex taste, and full flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 03:02:15 | More by johnso98
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into globe glass. Pours amber-orange in color, cloudy, thick white head. Scents of bananas, bready malts, caramel, a little pepper. Typical yeasty Belgian flavor, banana, clove, pepper, some hop bitterness. It's described as an amber ale; definitely not your typical example. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly dry, with heavy carbonation. It's good but I'm not catching the autumn beer tie-in.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 03:16:13 | More by mattsdenney
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Dense orange with huge, sticky off-white head.

Smell: Banana, sweet fruits, clove, some spice. Extremely Belgian.

Taste: Malt and yeast dominated, with banana, ripe dark fruits, caramel, and clove. There is some nice, light spice notes on the finish from the rye and the hops.

Feel: Seems full bodied yet light, creamy yet effervescent, sweet yet dry. This is the type of mouthfeel that only great Belgian beers can pull off.

Overall: This an exceptionally well crafted beer that is very suitable for the Fall season. I really should give this an even higher score, but it doesn't do enough to truly grab my attention.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 02:13:48 | More by bsp77
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Altrurian

New York

3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a handsome, hazy, golden caramel, with a fluffy head that's ever so slightly tan with an orange tint. The nose appeal is pretty good, too. There's a bright, fruity freshness: maybe some tangerine and freshly mown grass.

The beer's taste doesn't quite match the considerable promise of the look and smell. It strikes me as a pretty straightforward, rather light Belgian ale: no mean feat, but not quite what I was expecting for a seasonal specialty. Mouthfeel is refreshing; a little prickly, but with creamy elements.

OK, I'd buy it again. Some squash and spice flavors are developing as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 23:00:38 | More by Altrurian
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy amber brown with a huge white head and lots of lacing.

S: Malt, rye, spicy, dark fruit.

T: Good malty beer with a slightly spicy backbone from the rye, somewhat nutty.

M: Soft mouth, delicate.

O: A very enjoyable offering that screams fall, as was the point.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 18:12:44 | More by ianjsullivan
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Cloudy orange body with an amber hue to it. Head is huge and frothy, and takes forever to settle in the glass.

S- Saison yeast aromas dominate the nose. Yeast aroma is somewhat fruity with some pear and orange zest coming through. There is also a fresh grain scent that actually reminds me of dried hay.

T- Rich grainy malt that sets the table for the beer. Saison yeast comes through, bringing fruit flavors and a slight hint of funk. Hops come through just enough to make their presence known. Big flavors, nothing over the top, very nice.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, a slight creaminess to it. Light enough to drink a few, but satisfying enough on the palate to savor.

O-This is a unique beer for it's subtlety. It just provides great aroma, flavor and feel without any hoopla. Really nice offering.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 00:13:57 | More by stephenjmoore
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BethanyB

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Color is a light, orange-tinged amber, and clarity is somewhat hazy. The eggshell-colored head is creamy, yet unstable. While it lasts 'til the end, leaving light lacing on the glass, it melts into an uneven hapf-hearted foam party straight away.

Aroma: Citrus hops, tropical fruit, and toasted malt mix together to create an attractive aroma, but also one that is a bit fruitier than the typical Biere de Garde.

Taste: Light citrus and tropical fruit are mixed with spiced tea and toffee flavors. these sweet tastes are well-balanced by toasted malt and a vibrant flash of medium bitterness that is best detected in the finish. Very little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light, with medium-high carbonation. The finish is slightly dry.

Overall: A pleasant, sessionable, and fruity beer with mild complexity. Solid and tasty, though a bit fruit-forward for the style. More emphasis on the malt would have made this more of a Biere de Garde, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 22:54:39 | More by BethanyB
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jhawth

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: poured into a goblet. Pours a murky orange with a generous, solid 2.5 finger head that sticks around for a good long while.

Aroma: Spicy, some clove and allspice, almost a funky character as well. Fresh bread malt notes also present.

Taste: Follows aroma, plenty of sweet malt flavors as well as that spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, head is almost creamy, but with a subtle tang.

Overall: Very good. Very drinkable but offers a pleasant complexity as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 21:46:23 | More by jhawth
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(4.0) A: Deep copper with a sizeable marshmallow-like eggshell head. Long lasting retention and good lacing.

(4.25) S: Fresh grasses, clove, banana, pineapple, and peanut brittle. Farmhouse-like with vibrant and bold aromas.

(4.0) T: As per aroma with barnyard-funk qualities in the form of fresh grass and spices. Tropical fruits including banana along with that sweet peanut brittle taste (or maybe roasted peanut) evident in the finish. Generously dry with a sweeter taste from the tropical fruit.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with higher carbonation that’s agreeable. Slick with a creamy texture.

(4.0) D: Considering the lower ABV this is a very flavourful and well crafted harvest ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 03:58:18 | More by Digimaika2
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep burnt orange in color with hints of brown with the expected belgian murkiness. Poured with a huge frothy foam with good retention that left tons of sticky lacings on the glass. Grainy malt and belgian yeast aromas with tart fruitiness in the background. On the lighter side of medium bodied with aggressive carbonation. Earthy, grainy malt fla or uo front with a hint of rye. Belgian yeast flavors through the middle followed by slighty tart under-ripe banana toward the end. Finishes with a hint of rye and lingering belgian yeast aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 02:07:13 | More by IronLover
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usechopstix4soup

New York

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured very nicely into a weizen glass, head was full and lasted pretty much until the end which is a plus. Keeping a full head while you enjoy your beer is a nice add-on that just makes the beer that much more appetizing. Lacing was plentiful, on appearance alone this beer looks great.

Taking a whiff, I smell strong hints of oats, yeasts, followed by fruits. Its a very grassy kind of smell, raw and earthy. It reminds me of a pilsner by smell alone.

The taste is wonderful. Ommegang crafts another beer perfectly. I am a fan of their Rare Vos beer and if you like that, you will definitely like this. Sweet beer, very bready which probably comes from the abundant yeasts, with a lasting after-taste of pumpkin and other citrus rinds. The sweetness at the beginning is readily matched with the bitterness at the end.

The body is a little bit on the thinner side although not thin enough to be swallowed like water but the drinkability is very high on this one. Perfect end of September, going into October seasonal beer. The pumpkin after-taste sets the mood for a great fall season. Would definitely recommend this to those wanting to try a different beer this upcoming season.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 16:12:06 | More by usechopstix4soup
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives cloudy, with a copper color topped by a nice head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: Graham cracker, cloves and dark druit, with spicy phenols

Taste: Comes at you from a number of directions; sweet elements, such as caramel, graham cracker and dark fruit; herbal aspects, with cloves and other spicy phenols; the finish is a bit crisp and tangy from the rye

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A surprisingly complex beer; I didn't love it but enjoyed trying to wrap my mind around it

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2013 23:55:44 | More by brentk56
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Real great looking beer. Deep orange body, almost red, with a good rising column fire of carbonation in the middle, with some white carbonation etching the edges of the glass. Head is creamy and frothy out of the bottle, off white in color and just slightly tan. Whipped up shampoo with lots of retention, and very impressive clumping. A real impressive looking brew.

Solid nose on this. Spicy rye warmth and some good brett like yeasty action. Spices hint at sharp brown burnt cloves, and almost burnt tree bark. Sharp spicy brett action on this is very pleasurable with a good amount of earth and dirt.

Magic is expected on the palate, but it's not exactly happening, but a good beer follows. Sharp brett and somewhat banana like estery qualities. Matching sharp rye and spices and dark burnt wood in the palate. Clean finish and borderline crisp, with a light wetness but easily carries the flavors through.

Overall very unique and interesting brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 21:39:25 | More by smakawhat
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thezach

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Try this beer, let it age, try it again! I picked this one up last fall, around August 2012, and figured I'd love it. Boy, was I wrong. It was puckering and astringent and smelled like musty hay and grass and just, wow, I did not enjoy it. Thankfully, I said "well enough of THAT beer, and put one aside for about a year until I found it yesterday and figured, "...eh, why not?"

So now, one year later, this beer poured a crystal clear burnt gold with a towering rocky white head that lasts. It presents a wonderful spiciness (maybe pepper, plus what I feel is a warming, spicy alcohol note*) that struck me immediately upon pouring it into my glass. This blends wonderfully with a subdued soft herbal hop note. This was difficult to distinguish from the whifs of light caramel malts that came forward as it warmed. A little toasted biscuit going on there too. Nice clean bitterness that lingers a little bit after the finish alongside the mellow caramel sweetness. It finishes clean and fairly dry, there's even a bit of a puckering note in there too, maybe from the rye, probably also the yeast.

*I figured I must've been mistaken, as the beer falls just shy of 6%. How could that light of a beer have such a prominent alcohol note? Apparently this is the norm for the style. ...I looked it up.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 01:59:11 | More by thezach
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Initially I was unimpressed by this beer. Then I started analyzing it and noted some interesting characteristics. It didn't lead to a much higher rating, but it was interesting.

Cloudy amber golden with with some head, decent retention and good lacing. Smells a little peachy and bready. Taste reminds me of Anchor Steam initially, but with a little note of honey; then a nutmeg/cinnamon taste comes on pretty strong, before fading without much dryness.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2013 22:14:28 | More by cjgiant
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emerge077

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark amber orange, full fluffy head of foam with a halo of drippy lace in the glass. Head dissipates after a few minutes, lasting skim on the surface.

Aroma has a signature Duvel-esque quality to it, a slight earthiness and spice, mellow grassiness.

Flavors are supple and complimentary, specialty grains and an understated hop character that lends some light bitterness. Mildly toasty with a brief hint of sweetess upfront, moving into a dry finish with a Duvel yeast aftertaste. Overall it was good, though not wildly unique.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 00:22:19 | More by emerge077
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hops are in abundance, malts are in abundance- this means only one thing: Brewers Gone Wild will make it to a beer isle near you!

Yet, in conservative and charming fashion, Ommegang opens with a classy French-style Biere de Garde Ale. Its rich bready character is easily captured by the eye as the foam slowly separates from the rich body underneath. Mid amber in color, its hazy appearance even looks like bread crust. An ivory white head builds upon the ale with strong retention and lacy rings that commemorate each drink taken (turns out there's fewer of those than you would have thought!)

A bready, fruity and spicy culmination strikes the nose as the scent of fresh baking bread, citrus fruit, orchard fruit and wine-like spiciness entice the nose. Lemons, oranges, peppercorn and pleasant tartness all teases the nose as the first sip falls near.

To taste, the strong bready and yeasty taste is of light bread, vegemite, and the crust of freshly baked bread. That richness is soon met by a balance of two classes. First the fruit complement is of orchard and citrus but then the peppercorn and rye spice all culminate into a complex structure of flavor. None of the flavors pull ahead of the other- this reaches a perfectly balance taste in the middle before the acidic fruit and pepper spice pull ahead of the bread to finish.

Medium bodied throughout, the beer's incredible richness seems heavier at first but its bready weight lightens considerable in the middle in order to allow the fruit acidity, peppery spice and alcohol warmth to dry the taste with certainty to close.

Ommegang has hit an absolute home run with this style. It's French in character and complex in delivery. Just enough earthiness really sells its taste but still its not as charming or distinctive as in could be. More straw character, higher dryness and even (dare I say) a pep of butter could really round this thing out!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 06:53:57 | More by BEERchitect
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Amber color is deep, rich and proud while the head was thickly cohesive and had "to the end" retention.

The nose is filled with light malt, grain, biscuit ,cracker and toast. There's a sweetness like apples near the back that gives a certain orchard like scent. Coupled with the grains there is that outdoorsy farm like smell.

The taste is malty with some cracker and toast. Rich grains come alive in a rather robust texture. The sweetness from the scent is apparent in an Apple or pear, but it's a rather earthy natural flavor. There's also a spiciness, peppery, that is light on the tongue yet apparent. All these characters round out to the farm or orchard atmosphere the brewers were going for.

Overall this is a wonderful and fascinating beer that seems to tell a story with its characteristics.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 13:47:47 | More by KYGunner
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tap

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a white lacing.

Smells of caramel and biscuit malts.

Flavor of caramel, biscuity malt, some non-bitter nut flavors, a mild hop, and a bit of butterscotch.

Medium body with a tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

Really good ale, especially good flavor and flavor balance. Very enjoyable and worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2013 15:16:01 | More by Cylinsier
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