Glimmerglass
Brewery Ommegang

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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 9.42%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
491
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 24, 2018
Added:
Feb 20, 2014
Wants:
  25
Gots:
  106
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Author James Fenimore Cooper gave the name 'Glimmerglass' to the beautiful body of water that graces Cooperstown. Nestled between gentle mountains, it reflects any object held up to it, just as it reflects our joy at the arrival of each spring.

Deep straw to light amber in color with a thick, pure white head. The saison yeast strain gives off fruity aromas of pear, apple and slight citrus balanced with a delicate floral hop character and a touch of spiciness. Taste is very clean, with pronounced fruit flavors, delicate bready malt followed by welcomed spicing. Crisp finish with lingering yet subtle notes of yeast and touches of fruity pepper.
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Rated: 3.89 by craigdb from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.16 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.56 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by AJmon13 from Ohio

Sep 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by LennyBound from Illinois

Jul 20, 2017
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz glass into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Pours a bright medium golden color with massive foamy white head. Head lasts forever and leaves great lacing.

S: Sweet citrus and thyme. Zesty and spicy.

T/F: Orange and citrus mixed with Belgian yeast to give a fruity and refreshing Saison. Herbal and spicy... peppercorn and thyme. Well carbonated. Medium to light in body. Finish is a little sticky with sweet and bitter orange rind.

O: Ommegang knows their way around a Saison and this is a tasty one. Lots of citrus and herbal character. Bitter orange and sweetness complement the yeast nicely... great for the warming weather.
Apr 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.26 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Mar 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear sparkling gold-amber with an eggshell dome that mushroomed out of the glass to an uncanny extreme without spilling. Sediment brings the snowglobe effect when you aren't careful of the full pour.

Smell is wheat, Belgian yeast that is more phenolic than estery, with clove, pear, banana, herbs and toffee.

Taste is bitter orange rind, Belgian yeast again that is more on the phenolic end, with some grass.

Soft, frothy, medium bodied.
Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by SGT_Cookie from South Carolina

Mar 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jan 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by Commandophile from Illinois

Oct 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.95 by Sappyjoker from Illinois

Oct 31, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.59/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
**
05/14/2015
On tap at Brother Jimmy's, New Brunswick, NJ.
Appearance, hazy yellow brown.
Aroma is apple, wheat, grass.
Taste is fruit, but light.
Feel is thin. Flat.
**
Oct 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by trebbates from Texas

Oct 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by km02600 from Michigan

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by jmaskell33 from New York

Sep 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by KGilmour from Vermont

Sep 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.55 by DanGeo from Michigan

Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by AuntBea from Illinois

Aug 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Davit from California

Aug 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Vixie from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a nice clear light gold color with a lot of bubbles. The head is huge, it reminds of the head you get from Duvel, which means it is large and persistent.

The smell starts out sweet and citrus like, seems more like lemon. There is also a bit of funk there, giving it a bit of an earthy smell.

Very fruity up front, at first it seemed mostly apple and pear, but as it warms a bit, I can detect the orange peel. There is just a hint of funk, and finishes with some pepper.

Feel is about normal for the style, not quite as tongue tingling as I thought due to the bubbles.

Overall a decent beer, but nothing too outstanding. It is easy drinking, a good beer for a hot day. Still, if you want a world class saison, Hennepin is still the benchmark. Still, glad I tried it.
Aug 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by swierczt from Connecticut

Aug 01, 2016
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Reviewed by twage04 from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a gold, light orange with medium to high carbonation. Not much aroma in my bottle. Taste is fruity, a little spice. Less spicy and funky than a typical saison but still tasty and well executed. A good, well executed beer even if it isn't the most ambitious example of the style.
Jul 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Dmod81 from Massachusetts

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Budlum from Maryland

Jun 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.42 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Jun 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by mikr from New Jersey

Jun 17, 2016
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Reviewed by SmashAdams from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another excellent saison from Ommegang. Not quite at the Hennepin level but damn good. The smell is yeasty, bready, and slightly spicy with apple, pear, and apricot all coming out as it warms. The taste follows with a peppery bite to the finish. Beautiful bottle conditioned carbonation and mouthfeel. yb
Jun 13, 2016
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Rated by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From the potsdam ny iga for $3
Jun 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by drews240 from Rhode Island

May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.07 by ajwii33 from Connecticut

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.72 by BrewsandBlues from Florida

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by WildMaverick1200 from Massachusetts

May 25, 2016
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Reviewed by basaywhat from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear golden amber with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, fruitiness and light pepper. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of fruit and pepper with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.
May 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Enjoyed from the growler via Jungle Jim's in a snifter. This NICE saison pours a chill hazed deep golden straw color with a moderate head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and very light lacing. Nose of soft wheat, subtle yeast, light honey, and light orchard fruits. Flavors surpass the nose with sweet wheat and breaded notes on the front and middle, light white pepper and pears hit on the sides, and yeasty breaded malts follow through on the rear. Excellent mouth feel, crisp and satisfying, clean and subtly dry. An excellent saison.

Cheers
May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark straw with a huge head that was well above two fingers. The nose is funky with plenty of lemon. The lemon essence continues through the flavor profile.

This offering is light and refreshing.
May 18, 2016
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange-gold color and a cloudy texture. There was a huge, fluffy, long-lasting head. pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of citrus, yeast, spices, and malt. Sweet and light.

T: Tasted of coriander, light malt notes, a little Belgian yeast, peppercorns, orange, and the saison barnyard funk. A light, fruity, fairly complex flavor that has the right amount of spice. More citrus than most saisons, but this is a good thing.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a fairly lively finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: In general, this is a well made, drinkable beer. Light, sweet, and likable.
May 16, 2016
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