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Ommegang XV - 15th Anniversary Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

175 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 24
Gots: 64 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: generallee on 11-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GRPunk
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml caged and corked bottle from the collectors' tin, poured into a Chimay goblet.

A- 1-finger, dense brown head. Very dark brown body that is just short of black. Held to the light, it exhibits reddish hues. Killer retention at a thick film and great stick.

S- Lots of raisin at first. Some chocolate. Fortified or mulled wine? Other stewed, stone fruits and berries. Just hints of the higher ABV with warmth.

T- Much as aroma suggests. Raisin, tart cherries and dark chocolate. Complex. Sweetness is kept in check by tart qualities. Slightest alcohol in finish when it comes to room temperatures. A tiny bit of ash at warmer temps.

M- Rich, full-bodied. Viscosity tamps down the carbonation. Absolutely no alcohol burn, maybe some warmth very late.

O- Quite the treat. This bottle had a few months on it. Richness lends itself to a dessert or nightcap. Would definitely pick up for a special occasion to share amongst friends.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of deadxmastrees
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mecummins
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Evarigan
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of KornWallace
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of henrisimo
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Chokobo
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of blange3
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ImperialPerfection
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Begins with a neutral malty base, the mouthful builds slowly as sweetness intensifies. The flavor profile begins with a toffee/caramel profile and ends with notes of chocolate. Comes to almost a crisp finish but stops with room to spare. The head retention balanced the complex flavors and transitions. Fantastic Trappist Brew.

Photo of zeff80
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of bennettj1087
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a deep amber to brown-ish to black color with a light brown head. In the aroma, dark fruits and candy sugar. In the taste, dark raisins, candy sugar, and a small alcohol note. A small alcohol bite, but mainly smooth, with a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer dark fruit, especially raisins, and a small alcohol bite in the aftertaste. Great flavors of dark fruit, a small alcohol presence, and well, fan-freakin'-tastic!

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Jonada
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a murky reddish brown color with a finger of tan head that settles to a light coating and collar. Leaves some light spotty lacing.

Smell: Dark fruity esters, candy sugar, chocolate, cherries and red apples.

Taste: Sweet ripe dark fruit, raisins, figs, chocolate covered cherries, bread. Just as in the aroma, there's a semi strong red apple character that's noticeable as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel. Carbonation is both lively and subdued at the same time (if that makes sense). Goes down smooth with the alcohol being well hidden.

Overall: Another really good beer from Ommegang. It doesn't reach the level of some of the traditional Trappist beers, but its a very good American interpretation of a Belgian strong dark ale. Worth picking up a bottle if you can still find it.

Photo of MetalMountainMastiff
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured in to a Snifter.

A:Dark with a foamy head that dies down into a foamy lacing

S: Smells of belgian yeast, slightly tart/sour smell. Dark fruit smell( plums, cherries)

T: tastes the same, Yeast, Dark fruit.Doesn't taste tart to me at all. Instead toffee, carmel flavors.

M:The head is very bubbly and crisp, though the body is medium , thinner then i would expect from such a head.

O: overall it's a solid beer. Nice smell , good flavor, But nothing I would buy more then once.

Photo of morrowd3
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of SebD
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice deep murky brown color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit (plums, raisins), Belgian yeast, sweet caramel, roasted malts, toffee and molasses.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has dark fruit (plums, raisins, cherries) bready yeast, alot of sweet caramel, some roasted malts, toffee and molasses.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Ommegang XV - 15th Anniversary Ale from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.