Glimmerglass | Brewery Ommegang

GlimmerglassGlimmerglass
BA SCORE
3.82/5
576 Ratings
GlimmerglassGlimmerglass
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by fmccormi on 02-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,825
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
576
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
107
Trade:
0
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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a bright gold with a huge, rocky, fluffy head. Lots of rapidly rising bubbles. Nose is spicy, fruity, grainy, malty, bready. Flavors of yeasty bread, honey, herbs (mint), spice, fruit. Very dry and mildly tart. Body is light and effervescent. This is an excellent saison. If you'd told me it was from Dupont, I'd believe you (and at half the price)!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank in a tulip glass, which drew out strong floral scents. Excellent and effervescent. Characteristic saison pepper taste is less pronounced than a standard like Hennepin, but is redeemed by distinct citrus flavor and hops. This is a Spring Seasonal that would well-complement a freshly grilled steak.

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12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, opaque, golden color, speckled with orange highlights and four fingers of white head that slowly dissolved into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Strong, pleasant aromas of toasted malt, freshly cut grass, hay, orange zest, pepper and coriander.

Taste: Delicious! Toasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked French baguettes, followed by some honey-like sweetness, orange-like citrus flavors, finished with some spice notes of pepper and coriander.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.4%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a great saison, and another great beer from Ommegang! I’ll certainly get it again!

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Glimmerglass from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 576 ratings
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