Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,031
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 32
Gots: 84 | 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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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.

Photo of MystikCelt
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ridgeline23
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of squack
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of eulerthegrape
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of n00blar
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Betajeff
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of AdamElb
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BuzzLitebier
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of wiegs4life
3.19/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had a couple bottles of this the other night at the bar because it looked adventurous and fall like.

It poured dark with heavy lacing that was slow to settle. The smell screamed of spiced bread fresh out of a bakery. The taste was so discrete with the Belgium hops that it allowed the beer to embellish its true characteristics. Had many spices i couldn't distinguish combining with a very rich mouthfeel.

Overall, I wasn't impressed.

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of FrankShirley
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Screper
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of gshackles
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ConorGolden
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of smcolw
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle, almost overflowed the 24 oz glass with the resulting head. Slowly settles in a lumpy fashion. Leaves chunks of lace on the glass. Amber color with a solid haze.

Belgian ale smells of yeast and soured malt.

Sour flavor but with plenty of spice notes in the background. Lightly hopped to give it a more malty feel. Not as dry as most rye beers. Moderate body but with a very high carbonation level. The aftertaste has elements of milk and a bit of sour-bitterness.

Photo of prisdefer
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
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