Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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4,569 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,569
Reviews:
1,752
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
876
For Trade:
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Photo of Rufus1
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dull mahogany into a fifteen ounce mug the same temperature as the beer. Three fingers of creamy caramel head that lasts halfway.

Smells of dark brown sugar, caramel and cherries. Dark fruit. Old world. Smells like Christmas should.

Rich malts up front followed by darkest brown sugar. Molasses. Raisins. Dark ripe fruit. Black walnuts. Not exactly sweet but leans in that direction. No hops but spicy. Huge malts. Full bodied. Smooth and creamy. Bone dry finish

Quite unique. Flavors not normally found in the "new beer" world. Definitely well rounded. Definitely delicious. Cheers!!

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Photo of Blackop555
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown. Thick, medium, tan head that lasts a long time with light lacing.

Smells bready and Caramel malt, dark fruit, yeast spice and fruit. Faint alcohol.

Tastes Caramel malt, clove spice, banana and dark fruit. Finish is semi dry with a light bitterness and yeast linger. Full body and lightly fizzy, creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of JSG18
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good.

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Photo of littleplus
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinAbs
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.24/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The appearance had a dark brown body yielding a one finger white foamy head that slowly died over a period of five minutes into a film that slowly dissipated into small islands over top the body, really nice to watch. The smell had lots of fruit up front such as plum, pear and apple. Some light malts enter in along with some super light Belgian yeast. The taste was really sweet between the previously mentioned flavors adding in a bit of caramel and raisin. The palate was about a medium to heavy and really sharp on the tongue, not exactly sessionable. Overall, I’d say this is a decent dubbel for its style.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful murky amber with a tan full head. Belgian yeasts, dark fruits and alcohol are in the scent profile. Caramel malt flavored with some dark fruits on the edge with some alcohol in there too. Not my favorite flavor profile but quite complex none the less. Quite carbonated and medium thick in mouthfeel.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy dark amber, almost brown, with a big creamy beige head, good retention, and lots of lacing.

S: Overripe banana, banana bread with walnuts, toast, caramel, ripe, pear, apple pie, 0cinnamon, lemon peel, and clove.

T: Toasted banana bread, apple, pear, lemon, cherry, dates, fig. Caramel malt backbone, with a dry finish of clove.

F: Medium-full, quite carbonated.

O: A great American dubbel. Super enjoyable.

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Photo of Coffeeist
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Snowball
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tohibii
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a straight up fantastic beer.

Rather heavy body with a resilient, viscous head that clings to the walls of your glass meshed with a sweet subtle flavor that recedes to a pronounced dryness at the finish. You can really savor this one with slow sips and enjoy the totality of the nuanced notes - just a beautiful tasting beer.

Very impressive and I'll have to try more Ommegang in the future. At $9.99 for a four pack it's also quite a bargain given the quality.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark copper with large murky head that dissipates within a few minutes.
The aroma is dominated by a slices Belgian yeast character with toffee, dark fruit and sweet candy sugars
It's pretty sweet up front with tons of brown surfer, dark fruits, and caramel with lots of clovey Belgian yeast spiciness on the finish.
The mouthfeel is a little thin, but it's carbonation is light and pleasant.
Overall, this is an outstanding Belgian dubbel and is affordable. I would definitely recommend it.

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Photo of red_5_sooner
2.97/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of goodsuds
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. This is an awesome beer. I love Abbey style ales and this has got to be in the top 5 I've ever had.

L - Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip I get a 1 finger pillowy head. The color is a deep brown, very cloudy when held to the light, especially if you pour any dregs. Minimal lacing.

S - The smell is very pleasant; fresh bread, sweet malt, dark fruits, slight banana. I may detect the slightest bit of clove in the nose but it may just be my brain tricking me; it's pretty faint if it's there. Nothing particularly interesting.

T - The taste starts with big bready sweet malt, dark fruits, molasses, finishing on a perfect amount of bitterness and a hint of banana. The taste is very clean for a dubbel. I don't really detect any clove or bubblegum from the yeast beyond the slight banana in the finish. I actually enjoy what some may consider a lack of yeast character. In my opinion it makes the flavor of the malt and the hop bitterness more apparent and actually makes a more rounded flavor, start to finish. I believe it to be a very good dubbel to give to someone who's not fond of big banana and clove bombs.

M - This has a fairly full, soft mouthfeel despite being very carbonated. I like the carbonation level being what it is, but it may be off putting for some. I think serving temperature will really affect the mouthfeel though because of the carbonation. I threw this in the fridge for a day and took it out for about 20 minutes before I opened it so it was closer to 50*F when I first poured it.

O - As I said above, this is an awesome beer. One of the best dubbels I've ever had, rivaling the best trappist ales from Belgium. Very well done and extremely enjoyable. The more subtle yeast character in this beer make it unique in that I can really pick out more nuances from the malt.

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Photo of caburdette51
4.87/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of flgimp
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very active pour and immediate foamy head. Two fingers khaki colored head decent lacing of glass while drinking. Color is dark reddish and cloudy. Smell is malty, fruity. Taste is very unique and complex. Upfront tropical fruits orange peel and pine then sweet toffee. Malts and spice come thru as well as warming alcohol. Mouth is medium. Feel is smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. Definitely a first class dubbel.

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Photo of teenbeat
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strohm
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Aisha
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, dark amber color with tan head. Aroma has sugar and dried fruits, mostly raisins. Taste follows with dried fruits and candi sugar but there is also a metallic note, not really pleasant. Medium body, medium plus carbonation. The metallic note fades after some time but it's still a mediocre beer for my taste.

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Photo of akolb
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Highly carbonated. I poured a bit too vigorously and started with a glassful of foam. Dark ruby color. Aroma has funky yeast, dark fruit, layered malty breadiness, a hint of orange, licorice, and coriander. Taste has raisins, sweet complex malts, peppery spice, warming alcohol, and orange peel. Spicy, rich, floral, and fruity. This is an outstanding beer. Elegantly conceived and brilliantly constructed, the malt, spice, and yeast elements yield an ever changing mosaic of flavors.

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,569 ratings.
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