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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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87
very good

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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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Ratings: 1,070 | Reviews: 234
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a globe glass)
A- The clear deep orange body has a thick creamy light tan head and a relaxed microcarbonation to it.

S- The fresh malt has some lightly toasted oat notes and some earthy malt hints followed by some dubbel or dark sherry notes in the finish.

T- The earthy grain has some lightly toasted malt notes followed by the classic Ommegang yeast profile. There is a nice cola note in the finish with a herbal green dry hop finish. The dubble yeast flavor and dark candy notes come thru as the beer opens up.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle carbonation and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has a nice toasted malt and earthy grain flavor with great “cellar” character. Making is a bit mysterious, yet complex and sessionable at the same time.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice opaque amber color, with a thick tan head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Floral hops, spicy rye notes.

Taste: Bready, earthy malts. Floral hops. Spicy rye notes on the finish. Has that distinct Ommegang yeast profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, full smooth carbonation. Very creamy.

Overall: A very good brew, very enjoyable. Gladly will buy again. Has that classic Ommegang essence.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass.

A - Pours a slightly cloudy amber/copper color. Has a two finger off white head. Shrinks to a thin whit cap that hangs on until the end and leaves nice lacing.

S - Light flowery/herbal hops, sweet, caramel malts and bread. Fruity yeasty spicyness.

T - Sweet malty breadiness, light hoppyness similar to the aroma. A pretty pronounced fruity and spicy yeast character. Finishes sweet.

M - Light to medium body, light carbonation. Smooth easy drinker.

O - Pretty tasty enjoyable beer but nothing particularly stands out about it. That being said I would definitely have another.

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Presentation: 12oz brown pop top with nice (I, for one, enjoy the new artwork) label. Bottled July 2012, best by July 2014. Poured into a Waterford Marquis oversized wine glass.

Appearance: This is the rich color of hardened amber, with lots of ultra-fine sediment in suspension. A beautiful, glossy, and creamy eggshell head sticks around a long time and leaves some thick, patchy lace. Overall, quite a nice looking beer.

Smell: Earthy, sweetly malty, slightly spicy, with an ever-so-slight funky, fruity edge. Perhaps just a kiss of herbal, grassy hops on the finish? Overall, nice.

Taste: With sweet candy and toasted malt notes up front, this is sweet but at the same time, well-attenuated and it ends dry. There's a spicy, slightly sharp graininess, likely from the inclusion of rye flakes. Lightly earthy malts, with a firm, clean bitterness and just a hint of cellar. Toasty and grainy, malty, medium-bitter, and fairly light in terms of esters.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium-bodied.

Overall: A nice, slightly different, take on the Biere de Garde style. I'd say this is worth the $9.99 a 4-pk it costs, and it will be interesting to see how it evolves over the next year or so.

88 = B+

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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 1,070 ratings.