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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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945 Ratings
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Ratings: 945
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 31
Gots: 63 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

trevorpost, Nov 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

jp312, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

cdwil, Nov 11, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle... duvel glass in hand

A- pours a vibrant golden orange hazy color... thick 3 finger white head... good retention and globs of lace to the glass

S- smells of caramel malt, rye bread... earthy funk... spicey Belgian ting.

T- caramel malt, rye layers, spice from the yeast... more pronounced earth funk with a mild hop dryness...

M- medium body, bubbly carbonation.. hop bite for a clean crisp finish

O- this is a awesome session beer... good flavor and good abv for many of these to be drank!

warrenout330, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

EFR94, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

KMcG, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Chugs13, Nov 10, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking orange amber color with a haziness to it. The retention on this beer is pretty good as well as some lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer gives off some earthy malt and yeast aromas, some subtle hops aromas as well. The taste of the beer is malty, some interesting grain flavors in there with some hints of caramel and bitter hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, very drinkable with a good carbonation. Overall it's a good brew, not my favorite from Ommegang but still a good beer to try.

Knapp85, Nov 10, 2012
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Triglycerides, Nov 10, 2012
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metalblack, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

dunix, Nov 09, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with an annoying huge frothy off white head. Lots of effervescence and good lacing. Belgian yeats stands out in the aroma giving off some spiciness (good dose of clove particularly) and just a tease of some bubble gum, some rye and oats is also there to cut into the spiciness of the yeast. Flavor seems super simple yet there seems to be some interesting depth behind it, which I know makes no sense but no clue how else to describe it. Belgian yeast giving off some of that spiciness, the rye and oats offering some graininess and a bit of a bitter and peppery finish. Good stuff. A lighter mouthfeel with a ton of prickly carbonation, not sure I need that much carbonation. Overall, a very nice beer. Very sessionable, glad I gave it a shot.

denver10, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy copper golden orange with lots of bubbles. Huge six finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly complex spicy and malty aroma. Spicy and funky yeast up front with some clove and pepper. Big hints of rye along with fruity esters including orange, lemon, and pear. Bready wheat grains and malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, and toffee. Also some hints of oats and banana. Some moderate earthy and grassy hops. A pretty funky and nice smell.

Taste: Like it smells, a nice and complex mix of malts and spices. Lots of yeast upfront with a funky Belgian like kick. Some white pepper and clove. Bready malts and wheat with notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, and oat. Taste of fruits including orange, lemon, banana, and pear. Also a solid hop presence with some earthy hops and grass. A complex and well balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat chewy. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty interesting and solid tasting beer. A nice mix of malts, spices, and hops. Has some bite to it while still being very smooth.

MattyG85, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.