Ommegang XV - 15th Anniversary Ale - Brewery Ommegang
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4.26/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
06-29-2014 01:25:04 | More by GPHarris
3.45/5 rDev -17.3%
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
04-01-2014 13:43:26 | More by rdilauro
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
02-06-2014 00:02:00 | More by superspak
4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
9.6% ABV, Serve at 50°F,
A - It's hard to see any color but straight black come through the bulbous part of the glass as this heady beer pours with a large cap of tan foam. Wonderful retention keeps the suds afloat, lace fighting to stick to the glass as alcohol "legs" wash it down.
S - Ommegang's 15th Anniversary dark Belgian ale has an intoxicating aroma of fresh dark fruits; moist fig newton, plump raisin, and molasses-dipped black cherries with brown sugar and dark candi sugar sweetness following through, punctuated by notes of vanilla bean and warming alcohol.
T - Contrary to the robust aroma, the flavor profile of Ommegang's 15th Anniversary ale is very subdued, conservatively releasing it's dark fruity bouquet to the palate in the midst of toasted bread and Munich-like malt.
M - Incredibly smooth and nicely carbonated, this beer smells like it would be big and boastful on the palate but it follows the flavor's subtlety and is medium bodied with a reserved sweet finish that's overpowered by dry, thin alcohol; no heat mind you.
O - Ripe with deep complexity, the aroma is inviting and frankly quite stellar but unfortunately the flavor thins out considerably from what the nose leads you to expect, drifting into slight disappointment. Don't get me wrong, the beer is fantastic overall, but it's thinning alcohol presence takes away too much of the flavor and waters down the otherwise robust feel leading me to believe that this bottle would be a prime candidate for extended aging. 2 years from now I can imagine it being incredible.
01-11-2014 21:59:27 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.26/5 rDev +2.2%
750 into a tripel karmeliet tulip
Pours a dark mahogany brown with subtle carbonation and a small thinly veiled head flowing over white sediment
Dark fruits dominate the smell followed by spicy phenols and the slightest hint of alcohol
Taste is textbook Trappist some molasses and toffee mixed in with fig
Light mouthfeel goes down so smooth
Waited a year for this and wasn't disappointed. Could give gulden draak a run for its money
01-10-2014 02:55:46 | More by ikantspel
Ommegang XV - 15th Anniversary Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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