Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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4,562 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
Ratings:
4,562
Reviews:
1,748
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
327
Gots:
871
For Trade:
5
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Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggtriksta
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tre1994
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thors_Bounty
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the second brew from Ommegang in 2 nights. This is definitely is one of the best beers I have ever had! Looking forward to trying more from them.

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Photo of micropale
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMahan
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy reddish brown with a handsome two finger light tan head. The head is dense and velvety, and leaves minimal lacing on the glass. Smells fabulous -- lots of caramely malts, apple, plums, pineapple, brown sugar, and a mild yeastiness. Taste is sweet, malty, and boozy, with an herbal kick. Big, sticky mouthfeel. Definitely the best dubbel I've had that's produced in America.

85/100

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Photo of B_B
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JBudraux
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skipple
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love the authenticity of Ommegang ales. They are as authentic/classic as it gets. I'm not sure how many yeast strains they use in their lineup, but they seem to really pull off yeast-centric beers that showcase all of the typical spice an fruitiness of an authentic Belgian strain, without an overly heavy handed usage of specialty malts like many American breweries tend to do. Their spicing is subtle and complimentary as well, which shows their knowledge and expertise in a major way. Had to review their flagship beer as it is a classic in my mind too.

L: Pour is extremely carbonated! glad to see this, it works and is very appropriate for the style. I recommend a wide mouth glass and a slow pour. Color is deep brown/burgundy with reddish highlight and off white fluffy head. clarity is decent but not completely transparent. Little to no yeast sediment.

S: Nice estery-spice combo. aroma of sweet malts and estery yeast character is present. A bit of booze is there too.

T: Extremly flavorful and wonderfully balanced on the palate. There is plenty of dark fruit, estery sweetness, a bit of caramel malt character that is not overwhelming, and spice too. Very complex and and changes as it warms. you can easily quaff this but it is great to sip on and ponder.

F: light, medium body. the high carbonation helps with the smoothness and drinkability.

O: I really don't know of many better "dubbels" out there, American or Belgian. It is rare that I can say this outdoes many Belgian examples. This would be a good one to lay down for verticles, but it is great fresh. Well done Ommegang!

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Photo of bplabernie
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lr300
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look: Pours a cloudy mahogany red color with a billowing three finger beige head that refuses to settle down or fade away and laces the glass exquisitely.

Smell: Aromas of red licorice, cherries, raisins, candied sugarplums and toffee/caramel. Mild notions of burnt orange peel and clove.

Taste: Caramelly and savory with deep notes of malty goodness and dark red fruits. Tastes of cherries, plums, red licorice, figs and mild tamarind. Spicy notes of sweet orange peel and spicy cilantro in the background, amongst notes of thyme and even rosemary, but these spices are understated and play a supporting role to the rich malt and fruit. Vaguely floral. Sweet and dry on the finish. Well attenuated like a fine port wine.

Feel: Mid weight with low carbonation. Smooth.

Overall: Don't serve this ice cold, you'll want to have this at room temperature (or slightly below) to really bring out all the flavor this beer has to offer. This is a very nice slow sipping beer to enjoy over the course of an afternoon or evening.

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Photo of Feral_Fantom
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of porterman66
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elglueckert
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aufie
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,562 ratings.
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