Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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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:
4,568
Reviews:
1,751
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
876
For Trade:
5
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark red brownish color with lots of head with medium retention.
Nice aroma of Port wine, grains, molasses, pepper and dark fruits.
Flavor full of character, lots of dark fruits, licorice, very spicy Belgian yeast, orange peel and coriander. Notes of figs, prunes, wine and floral and pine hops giving a refreshing feeling. Dry aftertaste with some of its lingering notes.
Medium to full body with good carbonation with tiny bubbles and an effervescent finish that brings some banana. 8.5% ABV is perfectly harmonic, just giving a warming feeling but hardly felt at palate.
Excellent beer, very complex, grows over time, refreshing and full of character. In my opinion, this is up to par to its Belgian counterparties. I heard it has won over some world class Belgian ales in some international blind test contests. Anyway, it belongs to Duvel Moorgat...
Not sure how much longer I can wait to open its older brother now, Three Philosophers.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a 12 oz pilsner glass at Russell's Smokehouse in Denver. Cost was $6.00 USD.

A: Pours a half finger khaki colour head. Some creaminess. Nice thickness. Above average retention.

Body colour is a dark nontransparent non-opaque amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Creamy. Dark fruit (plum and fig). Biscuity yeast. Toasted and caramelized clean malts. Dark cherry. Subtle floral and fruity hop notes. Quite pleasant and inviting. I cna't wait to try it. The dark fruit is marvelous. Delightfully subtle all around. An aroma of mild strength.

T: Dark fruit, raisin, toasted malt, biscuity yeast, some bright fruit (likely contributed by the hops), cherry, cream, light subtle caramelization, and clean specialty malts - maybe biscuit and/or amber. Nicely balanced and built, with fruit at the forefront. A subtle, complex brew that maintains its drinkability impressively well. No alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Some creaminess. Yet it's coarse enough to aid flavour delivery - especially on the climax. Good thickness. Maybe a touch overcarbonated.

Dr: Very drinkable. Hides its ABV quite well. A nice brew in the style. Another solid beer from Ommegang. The fruit forward approach really works for it, but it does get a bit artificial feeling as you get nearer the bottom of your glass.

High B-/Borderline B

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml Bottle from The Cave, Glasgow:
Reddish brown colour with a two fingers sized, foamy head that is a creamy white colour and holds well.

Deep & complex with dark fruits coming through initially including some dates, cherries, apricot and a strong orange peel aroma. There is also some sweetness and a nice helping of caramel with some lighter malts and apple,.

Apricot and dark fruits to kick off. There is an initial alcohol kick as well plus some apples, a helping of orange from the nose and some sweet malts, not to mention some raisin, dates, fig and prunes all fighting to be noticed around the middle.

Medium & sweet with a lot of sugar and sweetness from the fruits plus a strongly carbonated middle on top of a fairly dry and alcohol laced finish.

Great combination of darker fruits and sweet malts with a lot more going on besides. Both the smell and the taste, particularly the smell, are wonderfully complex and very good from start to finish.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,568 ratings.
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