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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 31
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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Biere de Garde >>> Oktoberfests.

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Pours a nice dark amber with a voluminous head that lasted the whole session.
Aromas of wheat, malt, grains and spices.
Taste followed the nose closely. The spices were more pronounced however.
Very crisp and bubbly mouth feel. It's obvious that this beer is highly carbonated. I felt this beer displayed more of the buttery characteristics of a lager as opposed to the clean taste of an ale. Refreshing and welcomed change from all the ho hum Oktoberfest beers saturating the market today, although this is not a Marzen bier. This will probably be my go to fall beer henceforth.

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This brew pours an opaque copper color with a foamy white three finger head and heavy lacing. The head also leaves a nice collar.

The smell is mostly sweet malts, lemongrass and grain, musty and earthy.

The taste follows the nose with sweet and some roasted malts, gritty lemongrass taste combined with a musty earthy dank taste, some fruit, maybe pear and a little gritty. Sweet malts dominate. No real hop presence is detectable. Overall a very good malty beer.

Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 1,029 ratings.