Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
Ranked #204
Ranked #4,292
4.15 | pDev: 10.84%
Sep 17, 2023
Dec 21, 2000
Hoppy, farmhouse saison with champagne like effervescence; flavors include ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain.
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Ratings by colts9016:
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review 1529

My continuing quest for the best has to lead me to this beer. I had to get this beer shipped to me, living in a beer desert it hard to get good beer. The beer is 46 degrees and served in a tulip glass. A beautiful two-fingered bright white foamy and creamy head was formed. The retention of the head is excellent. Lacing was created on the glass as it dissipated slowly. The color of the beer is SRM 6, pale amber with golden yellow hues. The beer is clear with loads of carbonation bubbles.

I first get spicy hops, a touch of floral, malty sweetness, wet grass, and orange peel. Nosing further, I detect coriander, wheat, and phenolic.

The flavors in the beer are orange peels, floral esters, ginger, coriander, phenolic, lightly toasted malts, and malty sweetness akin to honey. The flavors kind of remind me of Belgium pale ale with a splash of Heff. It does have a light funk factor nothing I really could detect.

The mouthfeel is crisp, effervescent, and creamy.

The body of the beer is medium, high carbonation, and a medium finish.

This beer is stellar. The flavor complements each other well and the malt profile is there but not overbearing. The hops are subtle but firm giving away to the spice addition in the beer. If I could get this beer, it would be a staple in my beer fridge.
May 11, 2021
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4 by McSeal from Connecticut

Sep 17, 2023
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Reviewed by MrOH from Maryland

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is another one of those beers that have been around and drinking here and there so long that I'm surprised I haven't reviewed it.
Pours a cloudy gold with a huge white head. Can't fit the 12oz bottle in a pint glass. Excellent retention, bands of lace
Aromas of green banana, ginger, white pepper, savory herbs, a bit of citrusy coriander.
Sweet bready malt flavor with an awesome herb and spice component; I get celery, flat-leaf parsley, coriander, ginger, white pepper, and a bit of clove along with some green banana and pear.
Light bodied, effervescent, fluffy and satisfying mouthfeel
Really set the standard for American brewed, clean saisons.
Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by not2quick from Missouri

Sep 09, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by uncleotis from Illinois

Jul 29, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear golden color with a runaway tall foamy head and heavy lacing.

Smells of yeast, banana, citrus and spice.

Tastes of sweet malt, Belgian yeast, orange, pear and apple with an alcohol warm peppery finish.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Slightly syrupy, smooth mouthfeel.

This is a very tasty, well-made brew.
Feb 21, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Neelbeer from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: huge head that receded quickly
Smell: Yeast, lemon, orange, little bit of banana, marshmallow maybe; touch of pear
Taste: follows nose with the fruit flavors, especially lemon peel; celery taste (maybe what others are calling coriander), considerable bitterness, a hint of sweetness, I did get the ginger but it took me a while; a little funky; wintery spices, quite a luscious beer
Finishes dry but with a sweet tingle; pleasant carbonation, low viscosity but still creamy with the foam, and crisp
On the whole, I like the spices and flavors of this beer. A good, modern saison. I got this one from Whole Foods.
Dec 09, 2022
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Procured in a trade/proxy arrangement with @turkeysdrinkbeer in February 2022. Drink in October that year.

L: There are orange cordial vibes going on with the presentation of this beer, making my mouth water before I even contemplate putting my nose into the glass. There's no head bar a small rim around the edges. Sediment from the full-bottle pour hangs suspended in the beer, barely ruffled by the few large bubbles of carbonation that dart to the top of the glass.

S: On the nose, there's a slight yeast note and an indefinable tanginess that hangs in the aroma.

T: The taste has sweet orange, sherbety orange pith and yeast - that orange note probably accounting for the tanginess I picked up on the nose. The orange is followed by a musty, slightly aniseed note. It's probably the coriander and whatever bird-of-paradise grain is. Or perhaps it's the last vestiges of the yeast playing with those spices. Regardless, it's extremely tasty and definitely compels a second mouthful straight after the first.

m: On the tongue, there's almost a sherbety quality to the beer, but it's followed by a spritzy snap after the swallow, and it dries things out quickly after that point. 4.25

O: This beer comes together extremely well. The taste is somewhat unique and the mouthfeel and nose only add to that impression. I wonder if I could drink more than one of these, though, as I can imagine palate fatigue setting in quickly with such a sweet, sherbety beer. It treads this side of the cloyingly sweet line well, but volume could push it over. Based on drinking one rather than several, however, it stands up very well.

Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by blackcloud from Alaska

Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Shiredave from New York

Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
great taste of a European farm house ale slightly sour
Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Fedorable

4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Awesome saison that most people could pick up and enjoy. Love the color on this and the foam sticks around forever. Bright, orangey taste with a bit of ginger, some delightful malty sweetness. Smell is a bit off-putting: very sour and yeasty, a bit funky. But it's a very pleasing drink, would definitely get it again. Ommegang is consistently excellent
Apr 19, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This was actually pretty close to excellent for me, great floral notes, grassy underpinnings and a good citrus finish. I liked this one more than I thought I would
Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 4.88 by Malucci

Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Jonoesh5 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Expected a little more from this brew for the price and the rating. enjoyed the carbonation (akin to with a semisweet sparkling wine mouthfeel), but overall it tasted too much like booze and spices. I got mine from a 4-pack at a grocery, so maybe a draft experience would be different. Might seek out again.
Jan 04, 2022
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice golden color with a real lively foam head.
Great spicy notes to the nose like clove, nutmeg.
Nice spice on the palate, slight funk and bitterness. And the carbonation is good.
Can't go wrong drinking ommegang.
Aug 06, 2021
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 6205 ratings