Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

BA SCORE
92
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4,579 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:
4,579
Reviews:
1,756
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
881
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 4,579 |  Reviews: 1,756
Photo of Etan
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml into a Brooklyn tulip.

A: Pours an opaque reddish brown with a great Belgian-style head (beautiful mountains of puffy tan foam). Absolutely nasty (in a good way) lacing.

S: Nice spicy, fruity nose. Grape juice, ripe cherry, figs, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, with some bready yeast underneath.

T: Very tart for a dubbel. Sourish dark fruits from the nose on top of a spike of peppery alcohol and a big dose of malty and yeasty brown buttery bread. Hop bitterness compliments the tartness and alcohol in the finish. Buttery malt and yeast lingers.

M: Frothy, creamy carbonation. Nice.

O: A bit rough around the edges at times, but definitely tasty.

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Photo of chumpy
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a small bottle into a New Belgium tulip. Now THIS is what a great beer looks like! With no effort on my part, I get a MASSIVE sandy-white fluffy head with outstanding retention. The beer itself is clear, very dark, and has a ruby red and mahogany color with lots of bubbles cascading off the bottom of the glass. Simply gorgeous! The nose gives notes of fresh bread, ripe cherries, dried fruit, and wheat.

The beer is quite carbonated and has a lively, full body with tart fruity flavors predominant. High carbonation stimulates your taste buds and opens your palate. You are greeted by tart flavors of ripe berries and plums and a slight bready, malty sweetness. As the flavors develop across your palate, you start to get some figs and then the beer takes on a wine or port-like flavor. The finish is quite sustained and the wine flavors linger a bit in your mouth. It's really wonderful.

I can't believe this stuff is made in New York. If I hadn't known better, I'd almost swear it was Belgian. In my opinion, this beer is as good as 3 Philosophers (plus, it's cheaper). My only knock on it is that there's a fair amount of tartness in the flavor and I wish it was just a little bit sweeter.

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Photo of thekrouse
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Sylv
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of sweisel80
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Riverared
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of tenacioustomato
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of thatguy757
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Altair
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of JWRitchie76
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of greencovesteve
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: dark amber with a thin tan head

S: dark fruit, rasins, spices, and a hint of oatmeal

T: Smooth malts and a dull fruity taste that lingers.

M: smooth silky start blending into a quickly building tounge pounder then slowly tapering into a dull dry slightly bitter finish.

O: a great example of what an Abbey Ale should be.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of illini4x4
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of PeteTheBeerDrinker
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of ceraphin
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of teleman
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of 11millsown113
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of deonreds
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Jimbolikesbeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of robieobie1
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of rTheory
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mitchellaneous
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,579 ratings.
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