Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 27,090
Beer Avg: 3.95
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 29 | Show All Ratings:
3.81/5 rDev -18.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25 | $$
I am somewhat torn over this review. Maybe the winter weather has taken its toll on the brewery, but the buildings themselves were looking a bit tired (as opposed to the pictures on their website).
The tour took about 10 minutes and seemed perfunctory. I understand that maybe The tour is geared towards the novice...so on to the tasting. Six beers were poured (maybe three ozs per) And the individual giving the tasting was quite knowledgeable. Tasting cost $3.00 apiece and we received a souvenir glass.
My wife and I ate at the cafe and the food was okay, but nothing really stood out. My entree actually came to the table cold. Our waiter apologized, took it back to the kitchen, and returned with the same entree which had obviously been microwaved. I was comped one of my beers for my troubles.
Here's the real kicker of the evening, and consequently the primary reason for my low score. My wife purchased a glass of Liefmans Cuvee Brut on tap. Of course I tried a sip and it seemed overly sweet compared to the bottled version which I was quite familiar with. When I mentioned this to the bartender, he said "yeah, I know what you mean. They use the same line when they switch out the Fruitesse. " His cavalier response really threw me. I expected a greater attention to detail from a brewery of Ommegang's caliber. If I lived nearby I would come often to drink at the bar...but for those making the pilgrimage; well I hope your experience is better.
04-04-2014 23:34:07 | More by jeff57
4.26/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I think the first thing that anyone needs to know going in is that Brewery Ommegang is committed to their Belgian constitution. You will NOT find hoppy beers and cheeseburgers here. I drove out for the day to get an early release of Fire and Blood red ale. Although my initial opinion of the beer was not a great one, it was nonetheless unique. My only complaint was the tour. Our guide flew through it. It was not entertaining and it was hard to feel involved; but it was free so what can I really complain about. During the tasting they offered an assortment of dips and spreads that were all made with their beer, which were fantastic. We had lunch in their cafe. Perfect bar atmosphere, lots of space, and the food was superb. The food and beer are a little expensive, but if you've ever bought an Ommegang brew you know what you're getting yourself into.
03-24-2014 15:58:08 | More by RyFikes
5/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
This establishment is top notch. Founded in 1997, the premise looks like a House of Champagne! Maybe it should be renamed to "House of Ommegang" :P The decor is splendid, the atmosphere is superb. Put it this way: it feels like you are in Europe, in Belgium in fact! The beautiful area of Cooperstown is fantastic. After visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame, I headed here as I love Belgian-style brews, and Ommegang makes them as good as ANY Belgian Brewery. Here, I was able see Ommegang's brewing technique and taste many beers that I would have not found in my local bottle-shop. The cuisine is also amazing. You can't go wrong here!
Here lies the best brewery in America!
01-10-2014 05:00:30 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
4.55/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is beautiful, both inside and out, but of course it starts outside. The impression is instilled that this brewery is a little bit more grandiose than most around as soon as the looming arch with the brewery's name and bookended on the left by "1549" and the right by "1997," decorated in the Winter with holly and a beautiful wreath. The huge fermenting tanks and the barns are something to marvel at between the walk from the parking lot. The entrance is to the gift shop, or so I think of it, which then leads to the restaurant through a door and a tasting room/bar on the back side near where the building is entered. The restaurant is also beautiful, mostly modern but with some older or antique edges to it and a chalkboard stating the drafts on the left wall. Seating is plentiful in a wide-open space, where tables are ready for small or large groups. The service is good and servers are extremely knowledgeable. They're also friendly, not too chatty but very willing to chat about the beer or food, and quick to the table. Along with the taps, they also serve bottles. The food is also some of the best I've eaten at a brewery, the frites served with a choice of several outstanding aiolis, that sort of thing. The quality of the beers they serve is only top-notch. I really can't say too much good about this place. It's the one place I absolutely have to go to when I visit my family in upstate NY.
10-17-2013 20:32:28 | More by Brenden
4.4/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I visited a friend in NY during the summer of 2013, and we made the drive up here to visit.
The Atmosphere is beautiful. Unlike most breweries that reside in industrial parks, this brewery is set in the middle of beautiful countryside all by itself. The brewery and it's surrounding area is awesome.
The Quality was great. They serve fantastic beers here.
The Service was perfect. The waitstaff was really friendly, knowledgeable about their beer, and they frequented our table just in time to re-fill our glasses. Top-notch.
The Selection was very good. They offered 1-2 Duvel beers, numerous Ommegang beers, and also a couple from Liefmans. They offered a couple summer-oriented beers that were delicious. I was also able to purchase some beer to go along with a shirt as they had a nice selection of both beer and swag to take with.
They served food that looked great, but we had eaten shortly before stopping. Next time I'd like to eat here.
I greatly enjoyed my visit here, and if I'm ever in the area again, I'll make sure to stop by.
09-24-2013 14:43:21 | More by smartassboiler
5/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Beautiful brewery, delicious cafe and even met and hung out with the brewers. Had 2 meals here, Harvest Moules (mussels) steamed with scythe and sickle was so good that I tried to recreate it at home with much less success. The Take the Black release special meal was the highlight of my vacation. Ommegang is a special place indeed.
09-18-2013 03:35:56 | More by ACarp
4.63/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
I've been to ommegang brewery twice before before the cafe opened, so this was my first time eating there. First off, the food prices are very reasonable. A plate of pei mussels for $10 I thought was a good deal no matter where you go. I felt his way before ordering and after receiving our food, my opinion was only solidified. A heaping pile of mussels that could rival anywhere else. The frites and the dipping sauces were amazing. My wife had the seafood chowder and a friend had chicken and waffles. Both were excellent. They had a full a ray of their beers on tap along with with other beers from Belgium. Those same beers were available in the gift shop. This was a great experience for us and look forward to going back, wished it was closer.
09-07-2013 22:03:24 | More by Cooker_stp
3.83/5 rDev -18.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Great brewery, great bar, good food/service, good gift shop! Tour was only okay but had a good time taking pictures and drinking some of my favorite beers! Prices were reasonable, and if you go during nice weather you have to sit outside. Nice views of the field where they are growing hops. The frites (French fries) are a must have with a bunch of different dips to choose from!
08-27-2013 21:51:46 | More by Muleshark
3.86/5 rDev -17.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Visited 2 times...Grounds and overall atmosphere were great.. very luxourios and hands down the best looking brewery I've personally been to. Everything in the store and tasting room were nice, clean and very ritsy... good selection of there regular lineup plus they have other beers from there other companys... about $1-$3 cheaper on bottles than local stores but you obviously save a ton by buying cases... diddnt try the food but selection and price were on par with similar resturants... nothing crazy... high priced on things like bottle openers, growlers(empty) and the little knick knacks... busy ss hell both times we went... and both times we arrived 45 min before the tasting start and it was sold out and thus we waited for an additional 45 minutes..for a place like that they can have on like 1 or 2 more staff members to assist and make things run smoother... world clsss yes and a must visit
08-26-2013 03:52:49 | More by pjkelley82
4.51/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$$
I went here for Belgium comes to Cooperstown, and it was by far one of if not the best beer fest i have been to! I thought the prices were a little on the higher end but i was very satisfied with their beer. They had lots of great beers and the staff is very knowledgeable. This has now become must go when ever i am in the area.
08-06-2013 21:20:19 | More by Beeranator
Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY
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