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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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87
very good

781 Ratings
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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 20
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-24-2012 22:20:27 | More by KegsAndEggs
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Dieck

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-24-2012 17:45:30 | More by Dieck
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-24-2012 04:50:23 | More by troysoy2
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body pours an orange to copper color beneath the thin layer of off white head that patiently dissolves to leave a persistant lacing.

As advertised the aroma consists of dark fruit wheat, yeast, barley, and rye. As it warms there seems to be banana and spice as well.

The flavor is a mix of yeast, dark fruits, earthy barley, bread and rye.

Medium in body with a decent amount of carbonation and a drying finish.

This is a unique beer t very good. The generous barley gives it some fall seasonal character with great traditional Belgian characteristics as well such as the yeast and fruity notes.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 21:52:08 | More by CHADMC3
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JayQue

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another winner from Ommegang. A flavorful, easy sipper with fairly low abv. pours a bright copper color with a delicate bubbly white head that lasts forever. Thick patches of lacing on the glass. I drank it out of a pint glass and it still looked great.

Aroma is yeast, spices and sweet maltiness. Pronounced and good smell.

Taste is very good. Sweet, bready malt, strong Belgian yeast presence, light wheat bitterness and some spices (black pepper). A great, light Belgian beer experience. I had it with fruit and cheese, went down very easy.

Mouthfeel is rich, alcohol presence is light, the spices and wheat bitterness and a nice balance to the sweetness. A nice, flavorful easy sipping beer.

Overall very good. Would make a nice addition to a regular rotation of favorite "everyday" beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 18:37:02 | More by JayQue
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is a copperish-orange color with a beautiful cream sea-foamy head that takes forever to recede. Loads of foamy, bubby sticky lacing make rings on the glass.

The beer smells floral, mainly of sweet banana and some fruity breads. It has that perfect Belgian aroma to it.

The beer tastes just as it smells: Floral sweet banana notes right away. It gives way to a bitter hop finish that feels perfectly balanced.

The mouthfeel is dry and clean.

Overall, this is a good beer that scores well with me but this doesn't taste like a harvest ale as advertised, it taste like a Belgian ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 13:37:45 | More by JuicesFlowing
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MikeConklin

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-23-2012 01:45:40 | More by MikeConklin
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at devils den

Pours a mostly clear dark golden color with some dark copper hues. Crop of beige head rests on top, dissolving into some thin film and patchy lacing on the glass.

Earthy hops with a light touch of pine. Bread crust and caramel with some sweetness and a light touch of dark fruit.

Lightly bitter and hoppy up front with earthy, leafy hops. Soft brushes of pine and sweetness, leading into the balanced malt backbone. Roasted and nutty with bread crust and caramel with a light note of dark fruit. Finishes a little hoppy and crisp.

Medium body, nice carbonation, sticky and easy drinking on the tongue. A nice drinking beer, well done for the season - I could easily have a couple of these.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2012 14:18:59 | More by xnicknj
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Cooper's Tavern. Handsome in a tulip glass. Inch of sticky head, with a cloudy copper color and a mildly funky-tart aroma. The fruity yeasty persona seems right on for the package so far.

A bit underwhelming in the mouth, though the bread and yeast flavor is certainly pleasing. There's just not enough of it. A light sweetness escorts the ghostly hop bitterness, like a quiet couple everyone likes milling around at a party though from whom no one expects remarkable conversation.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2012 03:11:29 | More by martyl1000
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-21-2012 22:11:07 | More by jakea
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-21-2012 01:28:58 | More by Giantspace
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-20-2012 15:40:17 | More by BeerForHokie
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generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-20-2012 02:56:35 | More by generallee
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Dromeda


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

09-19-2012 19:09:01 | More by Dromeda
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: pours a hazy but beautifully bright medium amber color with an orangish hue, quite beautiful, pours with a ton of pure white head that lingers nicely and is light and fluffy, leaves a ton of lacing all over the glass, screams ommegang quality
S: im confident that i can identify ommegang beers in a blind smell test, there is just something about their yeast strain that comes through clearly in every one of their beers and this one is no exception
T: wow, has a great sweetness throughout, really great fruit notes im picking up possibly apples and something almost peachlike? really delicious, nice depth with the malt bill but not entirely heavy, drinks quite lightly, also what i would characterize as rye notes
M: carbonation up front, crisp on the palate, smooth finish, leaves a very slight dryness but nothing too crazy
O: really happy with this one, i think ommegang did a great job crafting a harvest time beer with solid notes but also that was highly drinkable, uniquely ommegang, awesome!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 00:38:30 | More by BigPlay1824
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Drewzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-18-2012 00:03:45 | More by Drewzi
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Copper/gold in color, with a big rocky head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Subtle spicy yeast
Taste-Spicy Belgian yeast,lightly toasted malt, spicy rye, dry finish. Very tasty. Almost like a "ryed-up' Hennepin.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 20:25:49 | More by hosehead83
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-17-2012 19:26:16 | More by PatGreer
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bconsidine

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-17-2012 16:06:26 | More by bconsidine
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cbord459

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-17-2012 12:28:53 | More by cbord459
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of fluffy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A sharp, but somewhat one-dimensional aroma of malt and rye.

T: Tasted of malt, grains, rye, a light hoppiness, and a hint of citrus (probably lemon). Kind of an odd flavor in that it's difficult to pinpoint what style this beer is trying to be. Not a bad flavor, but not overly dynamic either.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an uneven beer. I certainly would not classify it as a Belgian Dark Ale (actually, I don't know what I'd classify it as). A decent beer, but not spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 12:09:11 | More by avalon07
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-17-2012 01:15:09 | More by Pdrufo
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kevgod

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-16-2012 14:19:25 | More by kevgod
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dubmax

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-16-2012 04:01:46 | More by dubmax
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear copper, 3 fingers fluffy head, nice lacing, carbonation bubbles aplenty.

S - Belgian yeast, white pepper, mix of grain and spice.

T - Sweet grains, belgian yeast, wheat, lemon zest, rye, white spices, bread.

M - Medium body, moderate-high carbonation.

O - Quite refreshing, bottled on 07/25/12

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 00:33:53 | More by Rickythejeweler
Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
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