Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
4,605 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, NY.

Pours a dark, red-brown. Half inch head lingers for a while, not much lacing.

Smells like Belgian yeast, caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Decadent, really.

Tastes incredible. Toasty caramelly malt, brown sugar, toffee, tobacco, raisins, currant, and tart apples.

Very full bodied. Well carbonated, and very drinkable.

My favorite Ommegang creation. A really good and tasty example of a dubbel. Awesome!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.

Abbey Ale pours a deep, dark burgundy brown color. With a little yeast in the glass the consistency is a bit hazy, but overall the color is just very deep. A billowing tan head forms with the initial pour and sticks around in earnest for the entire glass. This is a good looking beer.

Up into my nose wanders dark bread, dried dark fruits, orange zest, and caramel notes. There is a fair amount of booze that comes with the smell as well. As with most Belgian styles, there is not a lot of change on range in the aroma, but the complexity is nice.

The flavor is better than the aroma for sure. There is a nice full bready malt profile up front, with a succinct but sharp brown sugar note. Some light nutty notes and raisins round out the front of the sip. Spices, from cinnamon and clove to exotic, add further depth to the flavor as the beer sits on my tongue. The finish remains on the sweet side and has a little flourish of ethyl alcohol.

The carbonation of this beer is full, but it is a bit more fizzy than creamy. There is an ever-present stickiness on my lips after my first sip, which is fairly natural for the style. The body is definitely there to support the 8.2% ABV, although some alcohol still comes through in the taste.

This is not my favorite style, even among Belgians, but I was impressed at the execution. The flavor of the beer really shines through, with the aroma and mouthfeel not quite as good. This is a beer that is definitely worth having again.

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4,605 ratings
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