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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
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4,610 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,356
Reviews:
1,765
Ratings:
4,610
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.53
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes... A random I scored while visiting Minneapolis a while back.

A - Pours a nice ruby red colour, thumb of head with solid retention and no real lacing.

S - Rich caramel, dark fruit, plums, grape skins, candied apple and tart fruit.

T - Toffee and caramel dominate with hints of molasses and black licorice. The fruity notes of plums and vineous grapes comes through alongside some peppered cloves.

M - ABV heat was surprisingly noticeable, given my history with Ommegang brews, this one is a little more noticeable. Lighter body carbonation and finishes wet.

O - A tasty, full flavoured dubbel with loads of caramel and toffee and subtle complexities. I could see myself drinking this one again.

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

12 oz. bottle from my February '12 visit to the brewery. Poured into my Ommegang tulip. Got another aging in the basement! Can't wait. Warning, I may not be too awesome at reviewing Belgian styles of beer just yet.

The body is a mildly cloudy ruby-brown, with a dense, creamy two fingers of head. Seriously great retention, with somewhat sparse lacing, but an everlasting frothy covering over the entire surface.

Confectionery plum fragrance with a complex array of spices. Raisins and figs, cinnamon. Deep caramel and toffee.

This beer just melts onto your pallet. Flavors dance by, coming in and out of focus. Toffee, stone fruit, cinammon here and there. No two sips reveal the same thing. Light alcohol heat is left on the tongue after the swallow, along with a subtle candi sugar sweetness. Cracked pepper comes out in the finish as the beer warms up. A mid to heavy mouthfeel, creamy, but artfully carbonated, keeps things rolling off the tongue, but manages to avoid such descriptors as "cloying" or "syrupy".

A job well done on Ommegang's part. I haven't really had to sit and think about a beer like this one in a while. Looking forward to my next one.

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4,610 ratings
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