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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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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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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of bsp77
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Dense orange with huge, sticky off-white head.

Smell: Banana, sweet fruits, clove, some spice. Extremely Belgian.

Taste: Malt and yeast dominated, with banana, ripe dark fruits, caramel, and clove. There is some nice, light spice notes on the finish from the rye and the hops.

Feel: Seems full bodied yet light, creamy yet effervescent, sweet yet dry. This is the type of mouthfeel that only great Belgian beers can pull off.

Overall: This an exceptionally well crafted beer that is very suitable for the Fall season. I really should give this an even higher score, but it doesn't do enough to truly grab my attention.

Photo of Altrurian
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a handsome, hazy, golden caramel, with a fluffy head that's ever so slightly tan with an orange tint. The nose appeal is pretty good, too. There's a bright, fruity freshness: maybe some tangerine and freshly mown grass.

The beer's taste doesn't quite match the considerable promise of the look and smell. It strikes me as a pretty straightforward, rather light Belgian ale: no mean feat, but not quite what I was expecting for a seasonal specialty. Mouthfeel is refreshing; a little prickly, but with creamy elements.

OK, I'd buy it again. Some squash and spice flavors are developing as it warms.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy amber brown with a huge white head and lots of lacing.

S: Malt, rye, spicy, dark fruit.

T: Good malty beer with a slightly spicy backbone from the rye, somewhat nutty.

M: Soft mouth, delicate.

O: A very enjoyable offering that screams fall, as was the point.

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Cloudy orange body with an amber hue to it. Head is huge and frothy, and takes forever to settle in the glass.

S- Saison yeast aromas dominate the nose. Yeast aroma is somewhat fruity with some pear and orange zest coming through. There is also a fresh grain scent that actually reminds me of dried hay.

T- Rich grainy malt that sets the table for the beer. Saison yeast comes through, bringing fruit flavors and a slight hint of funk. Hops come through just enough to make their presence known. Big flavors, nothing over the top, very nice.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, a slight creaminess to it. Light enough to drink a few, but satisfying enough on the palate to savor.

O-This is a unique beer for it's subtlety. It just provides great aroma, flavor and feel without any hoopla. Really nice offering.

Photo of BethanyB
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Color is a light, orange-tinged amber, and clarity is somewhat hazy. The eggshell-colored head is creamy, yet unstable. While it lasts 'til the end, leaving light lacing on the glass, it melts into an uneven hapf-hearted foam party straight away.

Aroma: Citrus hops, tropical fruit, and toasted malt mix together to create an attractive aroma, but also one that is a bit fruitier than the typical Biere de Garde.

Taste: Light citrus and tropical fruit are mixed with spiced tea and toffee flavors. these sweet tastes are well-balanced by toasted malt and a vibrant flash of medium bitterness that is best detected in the finish. Very little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light, with medium-high carbonation. The finish is slightly dry.

Overall: A pleasant, sessionable, and fruity beer with mild complexity. Solid and tasty, though a bit fruit-forward for the style. More emphasis on the malt would have made this more of a Biere de Garde, in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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