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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,066
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 33
Gots: 97 | 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:
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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4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steve_Trick
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malty aroma is not strong, has an earthy undertone. Pours a nice bubbly orange-amber with a thick and rather persistent cream head. Flavor has malt, wheat and rye components with an earthy undertone and just a whisper of hoppy bitterness. Texture has about average body and a decent amount of tingle. Finish is earthy with hints of rye and wheat. Overall, not great, but interesting!

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jsh420
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of infinitebruner
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

December 30, 2014

12 oz bottle, nonic pint

A – Dark gold to orange and then moderately-deep amber. A couple inches of foamy, craggy, thick head, with very long retention. Beer is hazy. The colors are brilliant, beautiful to look at.

S – Deep aroma of caramel, baked brown bread, and Maillard sweetness. A slight impression of breakfast syrup. Hop aroma is floral, fairly bitter. Also getting some mild vanilla and lemon.

T – Caramel malts and browned biscuits, with an even mix of floral hop flavor and bitterness. A touch of lemon here as well. Malty sweet, but carbonation and bitterness balance it out well.

M – Again, sweet from the malt, with off-setting bitterness lasting through the finish. Moderately high carbonation, very sudsy. Somewhat heavy body, with only a touch of dryness on the swallow.

O – With the high levels of maltiness and carbonation and the heavy body, this is nearing liquid bread. Love the balance of all of that with light but flavorful hops and perfect level of bitterness. A fantastic brew.

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I need to try this again. I think the bottle was a bit older than it should be. Overall, a decent beer with some nice Belgian characteristics.

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice balance between grainy malt and bitter hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.76/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 1,066 ratings.