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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale)Ommegang (Abbey Ale)
BA SCORE
4.16/5
Exceptional
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:
#1,353
Reviews:
1,765
Ratings:
4,610
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.53
 
 
Wants:
335
Gots:
904
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 4,610 |  Reviews: 1,765
Photo of AndyTaylor
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer is crimson colored with an inch of lasting beige head. The aroma brings toffee, fruit, cherries, yeast, malt. The flavor offers a sweet, fruity, yeasty character with cherries atop a malty base. The beer is medium bodied and really smooth on the palate. Overall, a very good example of the style.

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Photo of ng85
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of garymuchow
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried reviewing this once a few years ago, but they were purchased in 12oz bottles, which seems to have made a difference, somehow, as the score I would have given would have been much lower than the average. So I decided to wait until I got a hold of a 750ml. Here I am a few years later.
And right from the start, it's a different beer. Rich malt character dominates the aroma with the yeast aspects in the background (with a mild spicy quality and a little yeast/doughy quality).
Beautiful deep red, very clear. Full dense cap.
More complexity to the taste. The melanoidans are much less evident and the yeast character more upfront - not quite trading positions, but balanced more towards the yeast. Spicy, peppery, drying - hints of sweetness, plenty rich. Interesting having such a full malt presence with such little sweetness. The blending of the malt, yeast and alcohol is quite impressive.
The full on carbonation lightens a rather heavy beer. The big carbonation makes it filling too.
Even with only a (upper) moderate level of alcohol this is closer to a sipper with all the complexity and the richness. I'll take my time and enjoy this. Among the best dubbel's I've had so far, and I'll be trying two St. B's in the next week.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JohnBeerRun
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was a top choice at a lake restaurant I visited one evening. The color of this beer was a beautiful dark gold color. The smell was just as appealing as the color with cream and sweet aromas and the taste is about the same as the smell. I would definitely recommend this beer.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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