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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,065
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 33
Gots: 96 | 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:
Beer added by: MLasoski on 08-27-2012

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.”
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4.74/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang. Poured from the bottle into a glass seidel, this beer's got a 2 finer thick frothy white head, sheer lacing, and a clear golden amberish body. A very appealing brew in this discipline.

Smells like the harvest grains mentioned on the bottle. Like I'm right at the farm. Great job!

I taste the rye and extra barley right away, but its not overpowering by any means. Just enough to coat the tongue. Its a very well balanced taste. The rye is not sharp or vicious. The oat is noticeable, too, serving as kind of a mellowing agent. This was certainly a great choice for my first Bière de Garde.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp. There are zero lingering elements associated with this beer. A very refreshing feel, indeed.

Overall, a 4.75 is given to Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang. A great fall and even winter brew to mix things up from cinnamon/clove/nutmeg and allspice/molasses/cinnamon. I will definitely buy this again.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color with a thick head with medium retention and leaving lots of laces.
Sweet aroma with predominant red apple puree notes, honey and sort of a duck sauce.
Flavor mutates with notes of oat, rye, apple and pear juice, yeast, honey, lemongrass and sweet grains. Dry aftertaste with some chalkiness and a medium herbal bitterness.
Medium body with mild carbonation.
Great malt and grains complexity in pair with fruits from colder lands.

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3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.50] After a super aggressive pour I got 4 fingers of pillowy white head. The head covers an apricot colored brew. The beer is very cloudy and unfiltered. The bottle lists an AVB (5.8%) and the born on date (6/25/14).

S: [2.75] Wet grass and wheat.

T: [3.25] Slightly sweeter than a typical Belgian style. The sweet outplays the wheat and earth tones.

M: [3.50] Nice carbonation level - feels rich on the tongue.

O: [3.25] I am not a fan of Belgian style beers but this one is better than most. The typical wheat and grass forward taste is there only on the first few sips. Then the malt takes over and this is really a sweet tasting nice beer.

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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.