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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3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a matching Ommegang cervoise. The brew appears a hazed amber brown with 2 fingers worth of yellowish stained tan froth. The cap retains fairly well with a fluffy consistency that leaves some spotty and strings of lacework on the glass. A swirl releases a finger's worth of yellowish stained head back to the surface composed of large bubbles. It fades back to a thin lacing atop in almost no time.

The aroma has a hint of minerals before the onset of dark candied fruits. There is a rich smell of dates and brown sugar as the brew warms up with a light citrus to fruity and floral hop accent. The malt has a freshness about it that is stuck between toasty toffee and more of a caramel sweetness. All the while, there is a light tang keeping things lively here almost like orange zest.

The taste has a bit of mineral character mixed with some tangy alcohol notes. There is some alcohol inclusion coupled with some fruity rind elements almost like citrus zest of orange/lemon overtop of a toasty grain to toffee or caramel base sweetness. Overall it isn't bad but the combination is a bit awkward.

It is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. Not a bad dubbel. It has lots of stuff going on in it that brings out different dimensions instead of just yeast and malt. I liked it but I think there are others in the style that I would take over this if given a choice. Worth a try for sure if you havent had it.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into the Ommegang goblet with a rich garnet color with a giant fluffy light tan head. As with all the ale in the Duvel family, the head retention is perfect. I mean this thing never goes away. And as you sip this ale, the lacing is almost chunky in thickness.

The aroma is full of ripe fruit, deep toasted malt, with a bit of leafy hop. Oh yeah alcohol as well.. 8.5%

At first sip there is a rich sweet and sour fruit flavor. Hints of sour grape, sugary licorice, and caramel hit the palate. There is also a bit peppery spice and leafy hop. The finish is kind of reminds me of a sweet and sour candy that lingers for a short time on my palate.

This ale is slick on the palate, moderately carbonated, and a delight to drink. If you enjoy this style of ale then it is a pleasure to drink.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer while researching for what my restaurant would serve. We have 6 drafts and thought this would be one of them. I ended up going with The Ommegang BPA instead since its almost summer. But i definitely like the dark contrast this sister beer gives.

Smooth flavor, full mouth. Not too biting. Certainly malty with a hint of cream in the head. A dark beer that definitely pairs well with roasted meats and some hearty starches.

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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in trappistes rochefort chalice.

pours a dark, very deep amber with a solid finger of fluffy tan head that leaves nice lacing. in the nose i get dark fruits along with the malt and yeast typical of a dubbel, flanked by some spice and a subtle but noted alcohol presence.

taste is more of the same: had to let it warm for a few minutes before the flavors really started to emerge. sweet finish. booze is there, but relatively well hidden... mouthfeel is okay, more carbonation than i remember the last time i had this (in the 750ml bottle) - a little too much imo. nonetheless, high marks for drinkability. very solid beer.

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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