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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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775 Ratings
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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 18
Gots: 31 | 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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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-15-2013 20:38:11 | More by Morey
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-15-2013 11:49:22 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-15-2013 01:58:13 | More by nmann08
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-14-2013 20:43:19 | More by Juice-O
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-14-2013 00:25:52 | More by ROGUE16
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
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 -2.8%
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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sabitu

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-13-2013 20:02:21 | More by sabitu
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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-13-2013 06:48:44 | More by Swedgin
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California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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jhawth

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-10-2013 19:00:43 | More by gory4d
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
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

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
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