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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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87
very good

804 Ratings
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 25
Gots: 37 | 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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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-26-2013 22:57:51 | More by KeyWestGator
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-23-2013 23:51:08 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-15-2013 16:38:22 | More by Whiskeydeez
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-14-2013 19:26:26 | More by jpaulsen
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-13-2013 19:14:34 | More by rabiddawg
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George1799

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-11-2013 23:37:12 | More by George1799
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darkstar12

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-09-2013 23:11:25 | More by darkstar12
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aasher

Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +7.8%

This one pours a medium bodied and very smooth cloudy amber in color with a two finger, bright white and creamy two finger head. The nose is soft with nice spicing, moderate dark fruit, some malty sweetness, and Belgian yeast. It kind of smells like a smaller, spicier Dubbel. The flavors are spicy and fruit forward upfront, with a lot of fig and date influence. Ot almost has an old fashioned cola like flavor as well. There is a slight yeast character but it isn't as dominant as in some of the other Ommegang beers, which probably serves this one best. It drinks medium in body and off dry. It has nice flavor and is a standout for a Biere de Garde in my opinion. At 5.8% this is a Belgian ale capable of drinking a few of. Overall this is a fine Biere de Garde and a very nice interpretation of the style with unique spicing. If you're a fan of dubbels this would be right up your alley.

04-09-2013 01:35:29 | More by aasher
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ebenicr

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-07-2013 17:37:02 | More by ebenicr
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-07-2013 01:32:32 | More by JDavidRice
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Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-27-2013 03:20:52 | More by SupremePie
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%

(Served in a globe glass)
A- The clear deep orange body has a thick creamy light tan head and a relaxed microcarbonation to it.

S- The fresh malt has some lightly toasted oat notes and some earthy malt hints followed by some dubbel or dark sherry notes in the finish.

T- The earthy grain has some lightly toasted malt notes followed by the classic Ommegang yeast profile. There is a nice cola note in the finish with a herbal green dry hop finish. The dubble yeast flavor and dark candy notes come thru as the beer opens up.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle carbonation and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has a nice toasted malt and earthy grain flavor with great “cellar” character. Making is a bit mysterious, yet complex and sessionable at the same time.

03-25-2013 15:20:15 | More by rhoadsrage
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -48.2%

03-22-2013 01:32:07 | More by cfalovo97
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-16-2013 03:27:42 | More by bigred89
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Pennsylvania

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Wisconsin

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Colorado

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Missouri

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California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-06-2013 19:23:38 | More by archero
Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.