Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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4,578 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:
4,578
Reviews:
1,756
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
881
For Trade:
5
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tewaris
3.16/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark amber with a light rusty colored creamy head. Medium retention. Somewhat fruity, somewhat yeasty and somewhat rotting fruit notes in the aroma. Taste is certainly darker than the color suggested. Tastes more like a hoppy brown ale to me than a Belgian dubbel although the texture is spot on (light, effervescent body etc.). Only similarity is the slightly yeasty-estery finish. Not a bad beer but different* from what I expected.

* That's just a nice way of saying that don't purchase it if you want a Belgian dubbel.

4, 3, 3, 4, 3

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Photo of jbaker67
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - impenetrable hazy purple brown, some suspended sediment, a tall tan head retained endlessly
S - candied dark fruits, molasses, pears, and light clove spice
T - syrupy cherry, plumb, and pear fruitiness, caramel, pepper and spice, and a light earthy metallic hop note, a great mix of rich and dry flavours
M - big carbonation and creamy smooth, mellows and dry with the alcohol tingle at the tail end
O - rich, balances, deceptively easy drinking, an outstanding example of the style and a must for any beer advocate

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy 2 inch khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and some spice aromas. Taste is slightly tart with toasted malt, caramel, toffee, and spice flavors with the dark fruits coming through more on the finish. There is a pretty high amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but I was not expecting the sour flavor and the high spice bitterness on the finish. However, this is still a solid beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark, caramel amber with a huge mountain of dense, thick, brown head that has great retention

S - caramel, toffee, baked apples

T - caramel, baked apples, faint spices, toffee, a hint of chocolate, faint alcohol

M - medium bodied, a bit crisp, slightly overcarbonated, faint alcohol warmth

This is a complex, delicious beer. It's rich and full of character with a fantastic, malty flavor profile. This is definitely worth a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a goblet. No bottled on date.

A - Good/tight/persistent tan head. Not the deepest red for a dubbel but still ruby. Leaves a great amount of lacing.

S - Nice yeast spice. Has a bright citrus smell. Alcohol is hidden very well. Even got a little banana esters after it warmed up

T - Starts with some darker malts, maybe a little bit of some dark candi sugar. The mild hop flavors are earthy. You can find some of those ripe red fruits in the middle before it dries up with a pleasant alcohol kiss.

M - Has a bit of carbonation that keeps the head persistent. Medium body.

O - Awesome appearence to this beer. Good wine characteristics. Nice/pleasent yeast spice. Great complexity to its flavor.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,578 ratings.
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