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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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87
very good

999 Ratings
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Ratings: 999
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 32
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
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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Photo of KTCamm
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Single bottle poured into a pint glass. 10/2

Pours medium amber, thick white foam. Very patchy. Fruity belgian yeast strain. Funky. Taste is a huge funk, hearty malt hop, peppery finish. Clumsy malt, all over the place. Hope hold throughout. Pretty good.

KTCamm, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of silverking
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

silverking, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of CaverDave
4/5  rDev +3.6%

CaverDave, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of amishbooze
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

amishbooze, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of CreekyJarls
4/5  rDev +3.6%

CreekyJarls, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Stinger80OH, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of BKBassist
4/5  rDev +3.6%

BKBassist, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of sbangs
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

sbangs, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of DoubleMalt
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DoubleMalt, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of bum732
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

S: Light phenols, grassiness, soft banana note, touch of clove, fruity

L: Fairly clear, amber orange, big fluffy off-white head with great retention and lacing.

T: Slightly fruity malt up front with a background of soft phenolics. A sort of graininess follows. Medium low fruity bitterness. Some white pepper follows the bitterness. Finishes quite dry with pepper and some stone fruits.

M: Medium full body, almost creamy. Medium high carbonation cuts through the body, keeping it light.

Really nice, phenolics not over the top.

bum732, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of MO5290
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

MO5290, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up for a very pricey $4 at Brewforia Eagle... Pours with a 2 finger off white head that dies back slowly... the brew is a slightly hazed orange.

Nose is grainy with a toasted bread crust element... mild grassy hoppiness.

Flavor has all the same elements as the nose with a mild spiciness.

Fuller body is cut back some by a bigger carbonation... very drinkable.

3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.75

JohnGalt1, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jaydoc, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of kirkse
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

kirkse, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +3.6%

sd123, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

apasternak, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of GFD400
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

GFD400, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of jack_pitts_3
4/5  rDev +3.6%

jack_pitts_3, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of nodder
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

nodder, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Mike099
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Mike099, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of MikeWard
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz poured into a goblet. Best by 7/2/15.

Golden amber body, slightly hazy, 2 finger foamy head which settled down to a one finger creamy headd. Good carbonation and lacing.

Smelled a bit like a cider, likely from the spices.

Okay tasting, getting the spices, a bit on the tart side.

Mouth was very carbonated, around medium.

Overall, a nice drink, but not something I would seek out too often. Would be interesting to taste closer to its best by date.

MikeWard, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of MystikCelt
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MystikCelt, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bh123, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of ridgeline23
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ridgeline23, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of squack
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

squack, Oct 18, 2013
Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 999 ratings.