Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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

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

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3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A beautiful beer, if a bit hazy for the style. The color is a bight amber, and the head is a real show-stopper: Golden, glistening, tightly beaded, and long-lasting, with a smooth and creamy top.

Smell: Apricots are detected right away, followed by toasted malt and caramel. Some earthy spices can be drawn out of the mix with a few big whiffs. Fewer spices and dark fruit than expected.

Taste: Similar to the bouquet, the beer starts out incredibly sweet, with honey-drizzled dried apricots and caramel apples as the first detectable tastes. Toffee and toast follow, and then a mild hop bitterness shows up in the finish. Again, darker fruits are lacking, as are more complex malt flavors.

Mouthfeel: Lighter and less carbonated than is usual for a Dubbel. In this case, however, it works, as the lower carbonation makes the beer less like a Hefeweizen or a Saison, which it could easily turn into with some more spices and/or tartness in the taste. Mild alcohol warming coats the sides of the tongue.

Overall: This is a very tasty beer, but it feels more like a Belgian Pale Ale/Dubbel hybrid than a true Dubbel. The carbonation, dark fruit, and malt complexity is lacking. While this style shouldn't be a real taste bomb, it still has a lighter, brighter character than is typical.

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,587 ratings.
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