Glimmerglass | Brewery Ommegang

GlimmerglassGlimmerglass
BA SCORE
72.9%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 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:
#12,487
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
576
Liked:
420
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
9.42%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
107
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 576 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of AJmon13
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
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.

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Photo of Curt3
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
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.

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Photo of SGT_Cookie
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Commandophile
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sappyjoker
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
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.
**

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Photo of trebbates
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of km02600
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmaskell33
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KGilmour
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AuntBea
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vixie
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.

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Photo of swierczt
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twage04
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.

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Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmod81
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Glimmerglass from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 72.9% out of 100 with 576 ratings
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