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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,070
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 35
Gots: 106 | 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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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