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Brewery Ommegang

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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #214
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,312
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 10.84%
Ratings:
6,193
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 20, 2022
Added:
Dec 21, 2000
Wants:
  397
Gots:
  1,125
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Hoppy, farmhouse saison with champagne like effervescence; flavors include ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain.
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Ratings by hankp59:
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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by hankp59 from New York

A refreshing great. Had a version from the brewery years ago aged in the Howe caverns. Still a marvelous, refreshing citrusy, hoppy joy. 750 ml bottles that work in a Weiss beer glass. There is a tang to this that is hard to describe but is akin to the unique characters of a Weiss beer. A beautiful head that lingers and a slight opaque look make this stand out from the average crystal clear beers you might be used to. If you have an adventurous spirit and are willing to leave the lager swill behind, get a bottle.

Jul 08, 2021
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Photo of Captain69
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

great taste of a European farm house ale slightly sour

Apr 29, 2022
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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Fedorable

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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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by KT3418 from Colorado

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
 
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Jonoesh5 from Illinois

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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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by laketang from Arizona

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
 
3.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jul 18, 2021
 
4.44 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Jul 16, 2021
 
3.87 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on May 15, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by colts9016 from Idaho

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
 
4 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

Had a few beers from this brewery always with great results.
Golden amber color. Scent and taste of orange, ginger and slight banana.
Overall very impressive beer. Will look for more of the beer soon

May 04, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Upon opening the glass, it is billowing out of the bottle. Pours a semi-cloudy (~40%), medium golden/orange color that has sediment floating around in it. A strong white head. SRM of 9-10. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of bread and cracker malts upfront. This follows into a banana and clove ester quality. A bit of banana bread and Belgian spice. Some juicyfruit, but ultimately it smells malty. (3.75)

Flavor: The flavor follows with more bready malts upfront. Cracker, bread, and then follows into a Belgian spices of clove and banana. This linger and provides a tart and spicy pepper astringency before it finishes with a sweet, almost candied malt finish. (3.75)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Strong carbonation. Finishes soft on the palate.

Compared to Boulevard's Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale 4/16/21: Pours a more orange color with a milder head. More bready, clove, and banana malts. Less fruit, citrus, coriander, and yeast. Winner: Tank 7

Overall: A pretty good farmhouse ale/sasion. I wanted to see how this one compared to one of my favorite saisons, which is Tank 7. I think I prefer the Tank 7. This is a decent beer, but as other have mentioned its leans more malty, bready, and sweet. The clove, banana, and pepper spice show here. Overall, not as good as I expected, and drinks pretty average. (Final Rating: 3.79)

Apr 18, 2021
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4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by mikeinportc from New York

Bottle with Best By date 07/03/22
Ah.... one of my first beer-loves, back in ancient times, c. December '97. Somehow I haven't reviewed it , & have to admit, slightly intimidated to do it now. How to do it justice? Will the "objective #s measure up to my overall impression of it? Hmmmm??? OK, here goes :

Translucent gold-ish orange, with a huge forever head , that leaves a thick ring , substantial surface covering, and sheets of lacing . (Or it would, if I could hold off on drinking for a few more minutes - trust me - that's what happens. ;) )

Smell ? Nectar-Of -The-Gods, if you like that sort of thing. ;) . The usual banana, clove, "spicy" [ coriander+black pepper+ je ne sais quoi yeast aroma ], with a touch of "fresh" [wheat-derived, mostly] aroma, that usually accompanies saisons, goses, & Berliners. Just better than the usual.

Taste is similar to aroma, sort of, with elements of [very] ripe banana, black pepper, clove, coriander, 2-day-old homemade bread crust, a vague, very faint citrus element, a kiss of sweetness, and that ~indescribable (by me) , signature Ommegang yeast flavor . Some mild, mildy-drying bitterness.

Feel is light-medium, but give the impression of substantial presence, while also floating-on-air, just above eye level. Moderate, moderately-soft , carbonation tingle that extennnnnnnnnndddddddssss for quite awhile , before disappearing, & leaving the front pof the tongue a bit dry, & slightly stripped.

Overall, as you might guess, I am astounded & enthralled all over again. If anything, this might be a bit TOOOOO fresh , & could use 3-4 more months on it. If memory serves, I'd give the "Taste" rating another +.25, in that ideal state. ('Course, that might just have been the abv X [#beers] being the voices in my head. ;) In any event, if you haven't tried this, please, do yourself a favor, & go for it. (& for Dog's sake, don't drink it ice-cold - let it warm up to 45-50F , or so. :) )

Mar 30, 2021
 
3.88 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Mar 20, 2021
 
4.75 by Flachs from Illinois on Mar 18, 2021
 
4.21 by KingforaDay from New Jersey on Feb 16, 2021
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3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by nick_perry from North Carolina

Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a thick white head. Funky aromas. Sharp carbonation and medium to heavy bodied. There’s a good saison flavor under there, but it’s masked a bit by the coriander and ginger. Maybe it’s just a personal flavor preference, but these flavors just don’t quite seem to go with the style.

Jan 24, 2021
 
3.93 by EasternIsh from California on Jan 12, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JRybacki from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stem glass.
Strong 2-finger head when poured. Some decent lacing on the glass and nice lingering thin head on beer while drinking it down.
Strong copper color filled with carbonation bubbling to the top to keep that thin head going.
Coriander and spice right away invite you to take a drink.
Sparkling mouthfeel as soon as you take a drink and that smooths out at the end.
As described on Omegang's website, you can taste the coriander, spice, and orange peel for a really delightful beer drinking experience.
Overall, this is everything you want in a 'traditional' Saison- I fell in love with everything Omegang brewed years ago when Belgian beers became popular. It's so nice to revisit an old friend and put up a review on ba. I strongly recommend this beer any time of the year. I can't wait to try Omegang's newer offerings!

Dec 13, 2020
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4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by Greg_ehr from New York

Awesome farmhouse saison.

Dec 01, 2020
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4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

I received a case of 750ml bottles for my wedding 21 years ago.
We drank one on our 10th year anniversary.
It held up vary well. I was amazed
I still have 2 bottles left cellaring.
Don't know when or if I'll ever open them.
Great beer!

Nov 15, 2020
 
3.66 by Soneast from Wisconsin on Nov 08, 2020
 
4.25 by eluvah from New York on Nov 01, 2020
 
4.5 by jxl from North Carolina on Oct 30, 2020
 
4 by Sock_Monster from Georgia on Oct 06, 2020
 
4 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Oct 05, 2020
 
4.15 by Archfiend from Illinois on Sep 28, 2020
 
4.24 by odenbr12 from New Jersey on Sep 25, 2020
 
3.74 by PDXAmbassador from Florida on Sep 16, 2020
 
4.25 by Insomniac from Canada (ON) on Sep 05, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Danzifer from Ohio

Nice golden color, thick head, nice lacing. Smells sour, fermented wheat. Smell throws you off, it tastes nothing like it smells. Very smooth. Notes of orange, barley, spices, ginger. Nothing too pronounced, very well balanced. Mouthfeel is quite fizzy with medium-light viscosity. Overall, it doesn't smell good but it excels in most other categories. Excellent brew

Aug 21, 2020
 
4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jul 25, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 16, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Spipenger from New York

This beer has a beautiful, rich taste on poor. It has a succulent, foamy head with a light amber color. The aroma is not all that apparent. However, the taste is really good. It's crisp and refreshing, especially during a pandemic on a hot, humid day in DUMBO, Brooklyn. I don't smell or taste much in the way of orange peel or the coriander. However, the coriander taste is subtle but clearly there. This beer is refreshing. Even with a 6.5% ABV it's not heavy. A must true.

Jul 09, 2020
 
3.5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 30, 2020
 
4.49 by gooddaydiablo from Texas on Jun 10, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by MaximalC from Illinois

Pours a slightly hazy amber color topped by an inch of fine, craggy, white foam. Straightforward aroma smells of coriander and lemongrass.

The taste features biscuity malt, grassy hops, coriander, and lemongrass, with a lingering bitterness on the back end. Warming elicits notes of wheat as well as bubblegum and banana courtesy of the yeast. Barnyard funk is muted at best. Medium body and fine carbonation makes for a lively, luscious mouthfeel that's just right.

Overall, this a fine beer. While it lacks some of the nuanced flavors that often typify the style, it has no glaring weaknesses to speak of.

May 21, 2020
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