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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
87
very good

743 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%


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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utopiajane

New York

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange amber with a golden hue. Fat luscious head that took forever to fall and left scads and dabs of clinging lace. Fell of to a tall and rocky cap then a layer over top. Streaming effervescence. Nose is Light and toasted grain. light belgian yeast with a dry rye and a little dry wheat. Bit of pepper and the rye and the yeast are both a touch sour. There is a light sweetness and some terrific fruit on this. Light banana, apple, pear, and sweet orange. There's also a bit of clove to round out the nose but lightly. Grassy and with some must and earth.

Taste is marvelous. Little toasted grain and light bread. Citrus is tart and sweet and the rye is sour and also sweet. It's like all the opposites have come together on this palate. Sweet and tart. There's some apricot and the apple and pear really are the main sweetness in this rather than a caramel sweetness from the malt. That's how it stays so light in the body. There is a hint or a suggestion of sweet potato or yam but not any real flavor of it. No heavy winter spices either. No nutmeg or pumpkin spices. The pepper is graceful. This finishes dry, with a touch of hop bitter and oil and a light lingering sweetness that's entirely from the fruit.

This beer is the perfect bridge between summer and fall. It has a tremendous fruit character that continues to evolve. The belgian character gives it a stately manner and a dry quality overall. It reminds you of everything that's good about summer with ti's sweet fruits and then shows off all it's tartness and sour to lead you toward fall and winter flavors. The banana and bread are so light on the palate you hardly notice them. It even shows you a hop bitter in the finish.

Flavorful, rousing, deep, complex but also simple in it's approach, stylish and pretty. Ommegang hasn't disappointed me yet.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 17:24:17 | More by utopiajane
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ommegang Scythe & Sickle. Poured into a Dos Equis green-rimmed pint glass.

Decanting the beer could've gone a little better, so I must describe my pour as fairly cloudy and auburn in color. The head is craggy and dry with an appealing rocky surface. Bubbles slather against the inner glass walls causing blanket lace.

Steeped tea bags and rye earthiness characterize the prominent malt notes. Grains are evident, but smooth. I can detect wheat, too, amongst hearty barley grain. It blends well with a rustic Belgian yeast note that surfaces with light nuttiness, mustiness, and earthiness. Any hops are well-cloaked beneath a sea of aromatic malts. Quite the showcase.

Malty, but fruity esters from the yeast are seeping out, also. Apple and pear notes with browned fruity flesh counter with tea notes from the malt combo and the hops. There is a slight citrus-like twang that is probably humulus-induced. The booze is hush-hush. An all-around smooth drink with majestic flavor.

The mouthfeel is excellent. Smooth body with medium viscosity. The carbonation is velvety, yet exciting. Drinks very quickly, so enjoyably.

I was lukewarm about springing for the four-pack blindly, but I'm delighted by this first bottle. The other three will be enjoyed with ease.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 03:15:16 | More by thecheapies
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DMXLOX22

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment, Civera's Deli in Drexel Hill. Loving the Ommegang beers so far. Lets see how this brew contests.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, dirty orange hue that has the copper-brown aspect to it. Very inviting, and totally reminds me of a cool, slightly breezy Autumn night. Tops off with a frothy, foamy white head that is ever so welcoming. Quite nice.

Smell: First hint produces sweet grains, some grassy-like malts, clover spices. Not so bad since there is a fresh grassy, sweet grains and a spiciness to it. Also noticed is a very slight hint of banana with some possible squash or pumpkin spice.

Taste: First sips I noticed a husky grain flavor thats back up with sweet and modest rye character and is rounded out by a nice balance of spice cloves, yeast, possible squash, and apricot and orange peel. Quite well-balanced and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a medium carbonation. Finishes semi-dry and is pretty damn good.

Overall: First opening this beer i was pretty excited. I've been a pretty big fan of the brewery lately and enjoyed a lot of their releases. This beer didn't disappoint one bit. First noticeable aromas were the grainy and offers a different and bold alternative to all the pumpkin beers about to hit the market. I enjoyed this and was satisfied to try it out. I will have again and will definitely recommend to a friend. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:04:16 | More by DMXLOX22
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ommegang Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale has a medium, creamy, off-white head, a brilliant, bubbly, orange appearance, and a thin lacing sheen left behind on the glass. The aroma is fruity and spicy, and the taste is of peppery rye, white bread, white bread crust, fruit, and there is a nice hop bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Ommegang Scythe & Sickle finishes dry, sweet, and easily drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 20:27:51 | More by RonaldTheriot
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RobertRedmoon

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip

A- Almost opaque deep Amber. Marslike

S- Buttered sweet rolls, hint of dry grass, Belgian yeast, with some carmel notes

T- Some clove, candied yam, slight rye spice, bread and biscuit

M- I didn't notice the pronounced carbonation many raters did, instead there was light carbonation, and something felt slightly unbalanced, perhaps the medium to heavy density with thin viscosity

O- A very nice Belgian-style take on a fall brew, would pair well with a large, Thanksgiving style meal.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 21:47:02 | More by RobertRedmoon
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark hazy orange with a large beige head, some lacing. Aroma and taste of sweet caramel malt, some earthy spicy rye and fruity notes, yeast and lightly toasted barley. Palate is a medium body with sweet spices and good carbonation. Finishes with sweet malt, spicy fruity notes, rye, yeasty and bready notes with some spicy hops bitterness on the end for balance. Overall a very good and flavorful seasonal brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 01:53:54 | More by Samp01
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seand

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep amber color with a fair amount of eggshell white bubbly head. This retains reasonably well, leaving lots of lacing.

S: Slightly grainy malty sweetness, with light fruit notes.

T: Mild sweetness and light grain throughout. There are some interesting floral hops through the finish that leave a lasting sweetness/fruitiness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, a very nice and drinkable beer. It's not crazy or super inventive, but it's good and not too strong; nice for summer afternoons.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 01:59:25 | More by seand
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous orange/gold amber with two and a half fingers of an off-white head, that lasted forever. Held up to the light, there’s plenty of red, orange highlights sparkling throughout. Beautiful beer to look at.

Aroma: Floral, and spicy. Black pepper, citrus, saffron, and brown sugar. Freshly baked bread.

Taste: Sweet, yet nicely balanced by the spices. Good citrus notes, finished by nice bready notes from the rye, oat and wheat used to make the beer. Oatmeal with fresh fruit, in the best possible way!

Mouthfeel: Effervescent. There’s a lot of nice carbonation that cleanses the palate and makes you want to take another drink.

Overall: Even though I had this beer out of season, it is still an excellent beer. Can’t wait for autumn to come around again and have it in season. Another excellent offering from Ommegang!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 04:19:39 | More by Jeffreysan
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KelsoSaaz

Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip

A: Pours an orange-gold with an off-white, fine and creamy, 2 finger head, also has tons of visible carbonation.

S: Spicy with hints of citrus peel. Rustic bread aromas as well.

T: Citrus and candi sugar. Lots of cereal grains, just as the label says; hints of rye, oat and wheat. General rustic, earthy tones here. Rye tang lasts in the finish.

M: Lots of carbonation that tingles on the tongue with a medium body.

O: One unique beer! Another cracker of a brew from Ommegang. Scythe and Sickle is definitely a Belgian beer for autumn. Would go well with autumn foods and thanksgiving dinner. Get this seasonal when it comes out, it’s definitely one to try.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 22:22:15 | More by KelsoSaaz
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a chalice. Freshness date of 7/2014. This should be able to take some time in the cellar.

A: Hazy orange color. Four fingers of rocky white head retain very well Lacing is thick and prominent, sticking everywhere and making the walls of the glass look as though they are carpeted.

S: Spicy Belgian yeast. Hints of pepper and cinnamon. Very slight must. Fruity with aromas of dates and dried banana chips. Rich malty scents of caramel and bread. Touch of starch and spicy rye in the background. Hops provide a grassy and slightly herbal character. Complex nose, very good.

T: Spicy Belgian yeast up front. Cinnamon, pepper, and others. Hint of clove. Somewhat musty. Fruitiness pulls through with tastes of dried figs and dates. Tropical esters lay in some pineapple. Hops provide a zing of lemon and citrus pith, but eventually go grassy and herbal. The multiple grains used in this brew provide a great foundation. Bready, slight hints of caramel, bread pudding, treacle, subtle oat starch and rye spice in the background. Dry overall. Finishes with a dry rye spiciness and lingering herbal and citrus pith hop flavors.

M: The overall dryness makes the medium body seem lighter than it is. Ample carbonation scrubs the palate. Creamy and a bit foamy. Light hop astringency.

O: Another great and complex Belgian-style ale from Ommegang. This is a perfect pairing for the Thanksgiving dinner, next time it comes around that is. I consumed this beer out of season, but not out of code. It would make an excellent compliment to a hearty meal on a cool fall day, but it is still very enjoyable even on a warm day in late spring. It's also a welcome change of pace from the mediocre ambers and octoberfests that flood the market in the fall.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 19:25:50 | More by ryan1788a5
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JGam115

New York

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap, served in a pint glass so the aromas weren't exactly jumping from the glass. Notes from my Untappd history.

A: Nice orange and amber hues

S: unmistakable Belgian nose. Not too different from other Ommegang brews.

T: Banana and citrus notes up-front with a crisp, clean finish. Very nice.

M: Not overpowering, but not fleeting.

O: This is an ideal brew for the fall season. Will definitely seek this out when it's re-released

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2013 13:25:42 | More by JGam115
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bnes09

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange, semi-hazy, some rising bubbles, ivory colored head with great retention and lacing.

Aroma of apple cider, nutmeg, rye and Belgian yeast.

Has a dry and sweet apple cider character in the flavor. Lots of spices, ginger, rye and nutmeg. Subtle pine hop adds a mild bitterness. Fruity esters

Moderate body with plenty of carbonation. Slick feel, chewy in the middle and with a tart, semi-dry finish.

This may be the first time I've sampled this style. Solid brew. A fresh addition to the harvest ale collection. Similar to some other styles but different enough to be its own. Will be sampling more of this style for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 05:56:23 | More by bnes09
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a tulip. $2.70 for the single.

A: Opaque, ruby-colored body with an enormous frothy head. Quite stunning.

S: Bready and grainy with maybe a touch of sweet fruit. Grapes? Slightly floral, but more beery than French versions of the style.

T: Distinctive sweet yeast mingling with baked bread. Sweet and savory. Perfumey late taste that ends abruptly.

M: Relatively full for the style. Nicely carbonated.

O: I was really hot on this the first few times I had it, but that's evolved into more of a casual friendship. This isn't Ommegang's worst 12 oz single, but it's in my bottom few.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 12:49:00 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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aasher

Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice opaque amber color, with a thick tan head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Floral hops, spicy rye notes.

Taste: Bready, earthy malts. Floral hops. Spicy rye notes on the finish. Has that distinct Ommegang yeast profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, full smooth carbonation. Very creamy.

Overall: A very good brew, very enjoyable. Gladly will buy again. Has that classic Ommegang essence.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 01:22:04 | More by MadCat
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass.

A - Pours a slightly cloudy amber/copper color. Has a two finger off white head. Shrinks to a thin whit cap that hangs on until the end and leaves nice lacing.

S - Light flowery/herbal hops, sweet, caramel malts and bread. Fruity yeasty spicyness.

T - Sweet malty breadiness, light hoppyness similar to the aroma. A pretty pronounced fruity and spicy yeast character. Finishes sweet.

M - Light to medium body, light carbonation. Smooth easy drinker.

O - Pretty tasty enjoyable beer but nothing particularly stands out about it. That being said I would definitely have another.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 02:59:45 | More by Profchaos20
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top with nice (I, for one, enjoy the new artwork) label. Bottled July 2012, best by July 2014. Poured into a Waterford Marquis oversized wine glass.

Appearance: This is the rich color of hardened amber, with lots of ultra-fine sediment in suspension. A beautiful, glossy, and creamy eggshell head sticks around a long time and leaves some thick, patchy lace. Overall, quite a nice looking beer.

Smell: Earthy, sweetly malty, slightly spicy, with an ever-so-slight funky, fruity edge. Perhaps just a kiss of herbal, grassy hops on the finish? Overall, nice.

Taste: With sweet candy and toasted malt notes up front, this is sweet but at the same time, well-attenuated and it ends dry. There's a spicy, slightly sharp graininess, likely from the inclusion of rye flakes. Lightly earthy malts, with a firm, clean bitterness and just a hint of cellar. Toasty and grainy, malty, medium-bitter, and fairly light in terms of esters.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium-bodied.

Overall: A nice, slightly different, take on the Biere de Garde style. I'd say this is worth the $9.99 a 4-pk it costs, and it will be interesting to see how it evolves over the next year or so.

88 = B+

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 03:39:39 | More by BedetheVenerable
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasant satisfying brew. A small retained head. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability, a meal in itself. Moderately yeasty. Very good for the style, reminds me of some Three Floyds creations. Satisfying. Slight edgy tartness. Suitably carbonated. Dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 00:18:50 | More by Sammy
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass. Appearance is a dark gold with nice clarity. 2 fingers of pillowy white head upon pour with dissipates to a thin layer that sticks around nicely. Heavy lacing left behind. The nose starts with bread and yeast quality with some Belgian farmhouse quality. Candied lemon and light acidic notes come through. Taste is bright and fruity with floral esters, lemon, orange, and sugar. Towards the end there is a slight tartness with a somewhat bready finish. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation. Decent offering of the style, plenty of clean flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 07:18:47 | More by homebrew311
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: None on bottle (released in fall, 2012)
Glass: New Belgium globe

Note: Not to be aged: one year (fall 2012 in fall 2013) in a cold, dark cellar still led to a flattening of the aromas (just a mild Brettanomyces and grainy sweetness) and flavors (slightly oxidized, muted phenols, light caramel malt sweetness). Pretty sad, when I recall this being such an interesting beer.

Scythe & Sickle is an excellent autumnal Belgian ale that features well-blended Belgian yeast characters with its diverse grains and European hops. I drank the beer effortlessly, and enjoyed each moment of doing so. A solid offering from Ommegang that works well in the fall, but is tasty enough to enjoy in any season.

Pours a generous 2.1cm tall head of slightly off-white, small bubbles which make up a fairly dense-looking foam. Head retention is above average, lasting about two minutes as it declines to a thin cap atop the body of the beer. The lacing it leaves is quite good, rune-like etchings and patterns coat the inner walls of the glass. The beer's body is a reddish-orange-brown color, perhaps copper with stronger red tint. Light brings out brighter orange tones. Carbonation is easily visible and quite vigorous through the slightly hazy body.

Aroma is of Belgian yeast (slight funk), mashed grains (primariy oats and corn), with modest bubblegum and phenolics (clove, "spice"). The scent definitely makes itself known and I can see how this fits in quite well with an autumnal atmosphere and feeling.

The flavors are well-mixed between the yeast, grains, phenolic byproducts and slight spiciness from hop usage. Front of palate picks up Belgian yeast with slight wet hay, wet mashed grains, phenolics and bubblegum. Mid-palate finds mashed grains; a bit of spicy pepperiness; Belgian yeast with wet, moldy hay; slightly medicine-cabinet like. Back of palate discovers slight tartness, continued wet grains, a bit of coconut (don't ask me how...), Belgian yeast with hay characters, and modest phenolics. Aftertaste is similar to very yeasty bread dough, with mild bitterness and phenolics.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium-high intensity, creating a fizzy, crisp beer that foams up somewhat on the palate, remaining crisp, but developing a smoother mouthfeel as the duration of the sip increases. Closes semi-dry, with very little stickiness remaining on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 01:45:32 | More by falloutsnow
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 02-02-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Ommegang cervoise glass
Purchased: Single from Whole Foods, Nashville

Clear amber/golden color in the pour, with a massive white head showing both excellent lacing and retention. Aromas have spiciness of rye malt, fruit sweetness, herbal hops and the spiced smells of Belgian yeast.

The taste starts with spices and is then followed by some caramel malts. The herbal hops add a moderate amount of bittering. Overall a fairly dry beer. Medium-bodied, with a high carbonation level. Finishes dry, with aftertastes of spice and light bitterness.

All in all, a solid lighter-ABV Belgian ale. Another quality brew from Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 05:03:22 | More by sommersb
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from EuroMarket for about $3. It's poured orange-amber with little floaties and a long-lasting white head. The beer is surprisingly dry and bitter, but I guess that's appropriate. There's a big spicy, peppery finish with orange peel and light caramel up front. The aroma is fruitier with a little pear and apricot over doughy grain and toast. It is an earthy, herbal Belgian, and it really needs to warm to cellar temp for the edgier notes to balance out. It's certainly interesting, but I might not want to go through an entire 6-pack. Still, glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 23:26:17 | More by tempest
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clearish gold with reddish tints with a solid head and lace combo. Earthy, piney, wet resiny hops are prevalent and so is the rye malt. Bready as well, getting very little sweetness and wheaty, yeast tones but they're in there. Light to medium bodied, with a mix taste of the rye that gives it a fuller body and that bready edge as well, along with some fluffy yeast and floral hops as well as mild sweetness. Easy passing beer that hits all the notes and is a great beer to session as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 22:22:37 | More by clayrock81
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a monstrous rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - grainy malts and a little fruit with some floral perfumey hops.

The flavor is sweet grainy malts, a little fruit and a little rye with a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it's a decent amber but a bit uninteresting and pricey at $11 per 4 pack.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 00:31:10 | More by Beaver13
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