Glimmerglass | Brewery Ommegang

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3.82/5
Very Good
578 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
Ranking:
#15,846
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
578
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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25
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A big, billowing, fine white head overwhelms the Offero glass and lingers a long time before leaving a patchwork of lace. Random but continuous carbonation enlivens the clear (SRM 5) straw beer. Yeast was left in the bottle.

Musty horse-blanket aromas are accentuated by coriander, wheat, light floral, and some lemon zest.

Malt and bitterness were greater than expected of this style. Mildly sweet fruit brings out citrus rind and light pepper. The finish is lingering and dry. Warms well too.

A woolly texture compliments the medium-to-full-bodied beer. Alcohol is more prominent than expected, but still controlled. Overall this one is very dry with lively carbonation.

Glimmerglass is an excellent beer for relaxing and is almost sessionable. I enjoyed it on a cool summer day while reading on the porch.

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Glimmerglass from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 578 ratings