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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 6/06/13. Best by 6/20/16.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

a: Translucent red/brown or dark amber. Tall tan head receded to heavy surface foam and a patch or two of lacing.

s: Dark fruit and alcohol.

t: Ommegod this is good! Dark fruit over caramel malt. Slight caramel aftertaste. High ABV is not as evident in the taste as in the aroma. Very nice! Last pour with yeast sediment adds some inoffensive soapiness which is an interesting changeup.

m: Light to medium with loads of carbonation rolling over the tongue.

o: An excellent Abbey Dubbel, carbonation adding zing to the well-balanced malt and fruity yeast throughout. Tasty and easy-drinking. Will want to buy a bomber to age.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz bottle into a goblet.

A: ruby brown And some cloudiness with a two finger head that breaks down to a thin film.

S: dark fruits and caramel with a maltiness and yeast present.

T: follows the nose, the caramel comes through strong. Fruitiness is quite present and the alcohol stays near the back.

M: Medium mouth feel and carbonation. I found it a touch astringent at first but that dissipated as it warmed.

O: a nice example of a dubbel. I found it a little less fruity than some of the Belgian dubbels, but a great drinkable beer nonetheless.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1 Pt. 9.4 oz. bottle into a snifter. The beer was packaged in June of 2013.

The beer pours nicely, producing a thick 3-4 finger head that resembles what you'd see on a root beer float. The color on the beer is dark plum, resembling the skin on red grapes. The beer has a cloudy quality to it that complements the color well.

The smell immediately hits you with dark fruit such as plums and raisins, but more subtle aromas peek in, such as anise and coriander and hints of licorice. It's a promising nose and one that creates big expectations for the taste.

Fortunately, the flavor delivers. The fruitiness remains, but the spices pop up to add some intrigue, especially towards the finish where the anise and licorice add some kick. One thing I really appreciate about this ale is that the beer isn't heavy on yeast and the liquor is well disguised, features that often do average Belgian beers. There is at times an intense carbonation that I find in a lot of beers of this style, but this diminishes the longer I sip on the beer.

I have to say I'm quite pleased with this beer, one of the few I've tried from Ommegang despite their year-round availability here in Albuquerque. This beer has convinced me that Ommegang is adept at making Belgian-style/Trappist-style beers and that I should visit more of their beers.

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4,610 ratings
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