Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang
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3.69/5 rDev -4.4%
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into becht glass
Slight grainy aroma
Head large (6.5 cm), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing
Lacing good; multiple arcs of thick bubbles, mostly very small with some markedly larger.
Body medium amber, cloudy; some sediment in bottle bottom
Flavor is lightly malty with well-blended graininess, just a touch of hops; no alcohol, no diacetyl. Flavor dies quickly with no after taste and no alcohol warming.
Palate is light to medium, creamy, lively carbonation.
This is a well-balanced ale, leaning slightly to the malt. It is just a little too malty to be really refreshing but is not bad at all.
05-15-2014 11:53:31 | More by Ozzylizard
4.01/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours golden orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of wheat and slight Belgian yeast. Tastes of wheat and some sweet spiciness. Beer is heavily carbonated finishing nice with a light body. Overall a very good beer.
05-04-2014 23:23:23 | More by cyclonece09
3.76/5 rDev -2.6%
12oz brown bottle purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA.
Pours a clear burnished amber colour, perhaps with a slight haze running through it. Head forms a huge, frothy crest of off-white: stacks of carbonation forms it without much coaxing. Messy, soapy carbonation completes the picture. The beer is vibrant and alive.
Nose is muted, but pleasant. Slight vegetative fragrance sits above a more earthy, slightly sweet Belgian note. It has a lovely broad basis that allows the spicier characters to do their thing over the top. Crushed celery and a little salt and pepper. It's very nice.
Taste is a lot lighter, which works, but the nose suggested some complexity that's just not there. It's a pleasantly drinkable palate that results. Clean celery, vegetative characters over a smooth basis of neutral malt. Slight mixed spice character on the back finishing with a very dry back palate. Feel is smooth, but without much to work with.
Overall. I like it a lot. There are certainly good characters to it, and while it's lighter and less interesting on the palate that it ideally could be, it's certainly still flavoursome. A drinkable beer that retains its class.
05-04-2014 02:58:17 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.21/5 rDev +9.1%
The brewery describes this offering as a Biere de Garde. I think for once, I will leave off my BJCP hat and judge this for what it is, rather than what it calls itself. What is it? It's a wonderful bottle of beer, that's what. Yes, it does have a lot of that "Farmhouse Ale" character, in the smooth mouthfeel enhanced by oats, and the less than smooth character of malted wheat and rye. There is a great moussy head and soft full efforvescence reminiscent of great saisons, and the rich malty palate one hopes to find in a Biere de Garde. But the hops make it very American, IMHO, and very good.
This is just a fabulous, mouthfilling, complex, rich, celebratory ale. Try it. You will like it.
04-15-2014 20:25:23 | More by danmouer
Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
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