Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 4,595 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
Ranking:
#1,321
Reviews:
1,763
Ratings:
4,595
Liked:
4,092
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
11.3%
Alströms:
4.53
 
 
Wants:
335
Gots:
895
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,595 |  Reviews: 1,763
Photo of faatcase
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours a hazy amber color with bubbes streaming to the top, three fingers of tan head and sheets of lacing.
Aroma - Peppery, brown sugar, rich and fragrant fruit aromas.
Taste - Like the aroma only with the spice showing up toward the end. Rich sweetness up front but not cloying, dried cherries and figs come to mind, malts give a layer of brown sugar and toast, twangy dry notes toward the end with a spice forward finish.
Feel - Medium bodied, over carbonated at first but a few whirls of the glass mellow things out, phantom-like alcohol warmth, dry.

Overall - Great representation of the style and all around a fine ale.

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

Photo of MrHoonlee
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nace4
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bwbrev
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chadbweiner
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Reddish brown color. An aroma that's full of so many different things. Raisins,dried fruit,spice and a little bit of yeast and even more but hard to determine. A lot of carbonation and felt heavy and effervescent. A really intense beer that I would definitely have again .

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Photo of awffles
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Samlover55
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Libbey Tulip
BB 4/2017, been sitting on it for about 3 months
L- pours a seemingly clear auburn with a huge fluffy brownish head, that eventually turns rocky while it dissipates
S- toffee, caramel, brown sugar, herbal yeasty notes as well, something really enticing about the aroma
T- I am getting some real delicious fruit pudding with notes of some dark fruit and rhubarb, slight brown sugar as well, with a medicinal finish
F- medium-bodied, highly carbonated, slight syruppy feel
Overall this is a super solid beer, and while being my first Dubbel, it totally meets expectations and then some

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Photo of RandyCongdon
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow- this one is great !

Look- Very dark honey color on the body. Thick, creamy, light-tan head. Crazy lacing that was still on the glass 10 minutes after I had emptied it.

Smell- Bread, floral, fruit, spice, ( most notably clove).

Taste- Very complex. Spice, bourbon barrel, malt, a little touch of lavender, alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, medium body and carbonation. Slight hoppy burn combined with the foam leaves you with a lot going on on the tongue.

Overall- This is my first Dubbel, and I was impressed. I would definitely buy it again. It is extremely drinkable.

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Photo of Rufus1
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +1.4%
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 +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good.

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Photo of GravityKills
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinAbs
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.24/5  rDev -22.1%
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 +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
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 +2.2%
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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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 4,595 ratings
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