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Ommegang XV - 15th Anniversary Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 24
Gots: 58 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ommegang XV pays homage to the great Trappist ales brewed by monks in the Trappist monasteries of Belgium. Created with deep devotion to the brewing art, using the finest ingredients and made with infinite care, XV is unlike any ale we've ever brewed. Even by our exacting standards Ommegang XV stand alone.

Ommegang XV pours a deep walnut hue, with a ruby highlight, full head, and lively carbonation. The nose is malty and complex. Flavors of toffee and chocolate arise, mingling with molasses and caramel as the ale warms. Fruity esters and hints of raisin follow. The body is full and finishes with creamy smoothness.

(Beer added by: generallee on 11-20-2012)
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

nightassmonkey, Oct 10, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%

krat, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

mrebeka, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

cpwines18, Jul 04, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter. The body was dark brown with lighter edges.
S- dark fruit like raisins.
T- raisins and chocolate with that Classic Belgian finish.
M- creamy, coating with a bubbly and dry finish.
O- excellent and a terrific sipper.

GPHarris, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

leansean88, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

GRG1313, Jun 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jakethesnake503, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Docrock, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

kell50, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

qcbrewer, Apr 06, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The pour was nice and dark with a long lasting, no everlasting dirty cream head.
Typical Belgium yeast aroma with some added malts. There was definitely something else in the nose, but I have not been able to identify it.

The taste was soft with some fullness, but not a lot of character.
The aftertaste was the same, soft, some fullness, but nothing really shinning.

It may be just because I am not a big fan of Belgium style beers

rdilauro, Apr 01, 2014
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Brewsed, Mar 25, 2014
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Stubbie1, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

sunnytropic, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jroy1082, Mar 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

justinm4bama, Feb 23, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 7/20/2012. Pours very hazy nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, plum, pear, fig, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt, candi sugar, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, plum, fig, pear, molasses, caramel, toast, dark bread, toffee, light chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, fig, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark malt, candi sugar, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/spicy ester balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great balance and complexity of dark malt, candi sugar, and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 06, 2014
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Ommegang XV - 15th Anniversary Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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