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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
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4.16/5
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4,616 Ratings
Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,360
Reviews:
1,767
Ratings:
4,616
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.53
 
 
Wants:
335
Gots:
906
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 4,616 |  Reviews: 1,767
Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Daparkhu
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DW78715816
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into an Ommegang Abbey Ale glass.

Look - dark Amber color with a creamy tan head
Smell - dark fruits, raisin and cherry, and malty
Taste - a malty beer with a nice sweetness of the dark fruits flavors. Finishes with a yeasty flavor and spice.
Feel- initially very smooth with a spicy and yeasty finish.
Overall - excellent example of the style. Will certainly drink again.

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Photo of jkblr
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle bb June 2020 poured into a Ommegang signature glass at fridge temp 8.2% ABV. The beer pours slightly hazy light brown with khaki head. Very little retention and no lacing. The aroma is typical dried fruit (raisin etc) along with sweet bread. The taste is barely tart & semisweet fruit at first settling into a dark bready yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, well carbonated with a prickly feel (would most likely smooth out as it approaches it bb date). The finish is semisweet, but not in an objectionable way, offset by the tartness and carbonation. Overall, very good.

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Photo of dirtysleeves
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Junior
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsutt26
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of biointen
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GoGators
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScubaLeon
3.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REDAMI
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Mahogany brown, finger of tan head that thins, but doesn't disappear.

S - Sweet malts, musty yeast notes, brown sugar, raisins, brown bread.

T - Dark roasted grain, pumpernickel bread, anise, peat and malt.

F - Creamy, slightly stinging carbonation. Has some definite weight, lingering on the tongue.

Really hits the right notes as a Belgian beer, does not taste American. A pleasant dubbel.

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Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.12/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a hazy, coppery orange color with strong effervescence and clearing leading to an enormous (> 2 inch), tan head. Good retention and modest lacing.
S: Spicy and peppery with aromas of molasses and mocha.
T: Tastes similar to nose with clove/coriander evident early. Complex with a mild sweetness up front, more molasses and raisin at the finish. Bitterness in the background throughout.
M: Medium bodied with excellent carbonation. Perhaps a bitterness to the aftertaste.
O: A well composed, flavorful, and enjoyable example of the Dubbel style. Wouldn't hesitate to have it again.

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Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robrio89
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandoncv83
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thampel09
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Plonk
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viaduck
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I think I'm rating the right beer here, the label says " ABBEY ALE DUBBEL., brewed the orange peel, grains of paradise, coriander, licorice root & anise". A powerful pop of the cork, a pretty chestnut brown body & a big light brown head. Smells sweet, brown sugar, fig, licorice. Taste is salty-sour (surprisingly), grain, alcohol, pepper & caramel . Oddly, it's pretty much the opposite of its aroma. Plenty of carbonation to tickle the tongue. Overall, I really like this beer.

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4,616 ratings
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