Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

4,587 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:
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of IronDjinn
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 oz. brown bottle, came in an Ommegang variety 8 pack. Pours out a cloudy, nearly opaque amber/brown, with a creamy tan head that sits as a thick cap.

Aroma of toffee malt and raisins, with a bit of a vinous character.

Rich chewy toffee malt up front in the flavour, raisins, dates and black currants in the middle, with a vinous white raisin character on the finish once again accompanied with intense toffee. Notes of vanilla and toffee even coat the lips into the aftertaste.

Full-bodied mouthfeel, creamy and somewhat chewy texture, with a medium amount of carbonation that helps make the overall mouthfeel more user-friendly.

Hits all the right spots and hits them hard, this is one rich, intense, yet approachable Dubbel that is huge on flavour in lieu of complexity. Worth going back for more.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark brown in color with some hints of garnet red when held up to the light. The beer has a three finger tall tan head that reduces to about a finger of dense foam covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark fruit (raisin and cherry) as well as some sweet toffee notes.

T: The beer starts out quite malty with toffee notes and some candi sugar. There are also moderate notes of dark fruit (raisin and cherry) and some spices. Light alcohol presence.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: A very enjoyable sipping beer, not the easiest beer to drink. The alcohol is present, especially in the taste, and not as well hidden as I hoped or expected. There is a very nice complexity to the flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of oline73
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy reddish amber color with two fingers of fluffy off white head that fades and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt with some caramel, dark fruit, and yeast spice notes.

Taste: The taste is a lot like the smell. Carmel and dark fruit notes from the malt. The yeast gives the beer a nice Belgian spice note that works well with the sweet flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very nice representation of the style. I enjoyed the blend of sweet and spice flavors. I would definitely have another.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazed dark copper. Head is tan and drops to a spotty cap and collar after a minute or two. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: As to be expected, clove and ripe banana are up front. An underlying caramel sweetness. Faintly bready. Nice dusting of citrus from the hops. Loads of dark fruit without being overbearing. Some cherry, lots of raisin, and possibly some fig. Sweeter than others in the style. Nice depth without being too complex.

Taste: Pretty spot on from the nose. Sweet and laden with dark fruit. Yeast is pretty mellow and as such kind of tamps down on the Belgian spices. Nice level of banana. Clove builds as it warms and eventually crosses to just a little too much. Deep raisin notes. Some candi sugar sweetness layered over caramel. Mildly bready. Definitely sweet.

Mouthfeel: This is what I shoot for with the style. Carbonation is moderate and the body treads on the higher side of medium. Nice and smooth with some creaminess. Slightly dry.

Overall: I was obsessed with this beer when I first turned 21. I fell out of love for a good bit. On retrying it, I can see what I loved. It's nicely balanced and the American spin with the dusting of hops really makes it shine. It's not the best, but damn if it's not tasty.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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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  rDev -27.5%

Photo of MattyG85
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a stemmed goblet glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and very hazy brownish amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid two fingers of off white head that retains a thin creamy layer. Lacing is moderate on the glass.

Smell: A very fruity aroma with lots of yeast. Belgian yeast with some clove spice. Bready malts with hints of caramel and toffee. Big dark fruit presence with hints of raisin, plum, prune, grapes, and fig. Some banana and apple. Also some citrus esters with orange peel. A fair amount of candied sugar and hints of earthy hops.

Taste: Very bready and yeasty up front with caramel malts, toffee, and dark bread along with a good amount of Belgian yeast and clove spices. Candied sugar. Lots of different fruity esters. A good amount of bananas and apple. Dark raisin, prune, fig, plum, and grapes. Light hints of orange. Light grassy hops towards the finish. Nicely complex and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and very chewy. Alcohol heat is fairly noticeable but it doesn't detract from the smoothness.

Overall: A really good American take on the Belgian Dubbel. Nice complex fruit flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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