Glimmerglass | Brewery Ommegang

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87
very good
574 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
574
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
106
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 574 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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

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Photo of spinrsx
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the potsdam ny iga for $3

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Photo of drews240
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajwii33
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewsandBlues
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WildMaverick1200
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of basaywhat
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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

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Photo of 57md
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of avalon07
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of stella77artois
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JKasten988
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dweedlebug
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thepenguin
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a very hazy peach color, like a dark dull gold. Decent head.

S: Pretty classic saison aroma profile, though on the sweet side. Lots of sweet citrus and floral notes. Some baking spices and apricots.

T: Bright and citrusy, with some floral and lemon-like hops. Semidry with some wheat, coriander, and a good deal of yeast influence. Finishes fairly dry with lots of citrus flavors. In many ways this come across as more of a witbier than a saison.

F: Light-to-medium bodied – pretty light – with abundant carbonation and a slight slickness on the palate. Very quaffable mouthfeel.

Thoughts: A pretty damn good and drinkable beer. It strikes me as more of a witbier than a saison in many regards, but it’s a quality sessionable Belgian-style brew any way you cut it.

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Photo of tlema1
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: cloudy, huge white billowing head
S: spicy, Belgian yeast
T: some pear, Belgian yeast,a little tart, slight funk
F: sticky mouthfeel
O: I tried rating this to style, by I really don't care for it

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazed goldenrod. Large, rocky formation of ivory head.

The peppery spiciness covers for what is otherwise a less than dry quality. Beer is definitely well carbonate with pleasant tartness. Funky sourness, hay, grass, and fermented apples. Orange has a very unique alcoholic quality reminiscent of blue curacao. The yeast and spicing contribute flavors of soap, butterscotch dipped banana, and walnut shavings. Overall, lacks sweetness given ABV and a little too tart/sour for what I'm feeling at the moment.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A good but not great saison. Good flavor but yeast almost took the spotlight over crisp and spice tartness. Otherwise, really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of ledouge
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glimmerglass from Brewery Ommegang
3.86 out of 5 based on 574 ratings.
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