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%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some lacing on the glass. A hazy reddish brown with sights of bubbles coming up the side of the glass.

Smell: Super malty deliciousness. Caramel malts and belgian candy hit the nose at first. Bananas, cloves, raisins, and sweet apples and pears. A great aroma before the first sip of beer.

Taste: I can taste the apples, bananas, and pears, but everything else seems to mellow out. Alchohol is a but more noticeable in the sip.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to high carbonation, a little boozy, and medium bodied. Gets better as the beer warms up.

Overall: This is the final beer in the four pack of this brewery's gift pack I bought back in August while we were moving. A good beer to enjoy after the Patriots win tonight. Very scary that the alcohol is hidden very well. I love when a beer can do that.

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

A 355ml bottle with a BB of April 2014 (bottled 13/04/11). Picked up from my local beer specialist. The label mentions the Belgian trappist tradition as an inspiration for this beer.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A hazy, deep coppery-red hue with fine carbonation and visible sediment. Yields an immense head of creamy tan foam that fills the glass to the brim before slowly subsiding to a surface layer. A rich aroma of sweet, fruity malt with notes of yeast esters, dried fruit, bananas, brown sugar and caramel, accompanied by an enveloping whiff of alcohol. Fantastically rich but quite hot.

Tastes of sweet, fruity malt with a complex character and a drawn-out alcoholic finish. Notes of dried fruit, yeast esters, bananas, brown sugar and caramel. A hot, boozy flavour upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth, with tingly carbonation. Great body. Rather astringent - the alcohol dries the palate (like a shot of vodka). Aftertaste of fruity, yeasty malt.

Nice - rich and smooth. The aroma is amazing, though the taste is less balanced. Too much alcohol and the flavours don't blend perfectly. Nonetheless, an impressive and tasty dubbel that is well worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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

A: Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Very rich translucent copper color that has a reddish-orange hue when held up to light. Finger of a cream colored head that dissipates to a thin film after pouring.

S: Spicy, fruity, malty, hint of cloves - very sweet.

T: Delicious. Taste follows smell relatively closely. Moderately sweet all the way through, but not overpowering. Spicy and bready, as well as a slight toastiness to it. It leaves a mild bittersweet aftertaste. Alcohol taste is very subdued

M: I don't think it is as heavy as some of the other reviews have implied. More of medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Still a sipper because of the sweetness and spiciness.

O: Really good offering overall! I could definitely go for a few of these. It has a very nice level of sweetness and tons of flavor. If you enjoy a fruity, sweet Belgian Ale, try it!

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a curious deep red color that looks brown unless there is a strong light behind it. Present are two fingers worth of creamy head that stick around for a good while.

The aroma is deep and complex and includes dark malts, dark fruit, and alcohol.

The beer is more carbonated than most but is surprisingly smooth. You can taste fruit, malt, and dark candy sugar and the finish is sweet and not at all cloying.

Overall I am very impressed with this beer. It is a little frightening how easy it is to drink even at greater than 8% ABV. Although the alcohol does provide a nice warmth to the beer. I also enjoyed how balanced the beer was in the way that it presented its malt profile.

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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks dragomni!

Bronzy/rubyish appearance with a thick head. Dark fruits, plums, raisins, in the aroma and taste. You can't taste the 8.5% -at all-. The dry finish is excellent. This beer is the beer that made me start looking at belgians more than I had been.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. There is no freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a tulip. The color is ruddy, dark caramel brown. Three fingers of thick, buttery, caramel-tinted head diminished slowly to become a billowy, rocky cap before dissipating to leave a spotted lacing, ring around the edge, and trails of foam along the glass.

Smell: I popped the cap and immediately got a whiff of brandy-like booze from the pressurized air. It was much more inviting than intimidating. Once in the glass it offers scents of caramel, toffee, a little chocolate, fig, plum, granny apple, and maybe a little molasses. Plus the brandy booziness.

Taste: It is not as fruity as the smell; much darker and boozy. Caramel, toffee, fig, plum, sweet fruit (in the background), yeast, and brandy booziness.

Drinkability: Subtle, smooth, and very tasty. It is solid stuff. I was not that impressed with a couple other Ommegang brews, but this is good stuff.

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4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 750ml into Ommegang goblet.

A - poured a gorgeous burgundy, with luxurious, fluffy, off-white head forming, dissipating slowly, and leaving extremely sexy lace on the glass during consumption.

S - Sweet, dark fruits - dates, raisins, caramel, toffee, hint of the cumin they use in the brew.

T - One of my favorites, and so hard so specify why. No cumin, anise, or licorice root - the three main flavorings in this brew. Instead, all the ingredients combine to create something totally different, and very challenging to pin down. Lots of toffee, caramel sweetness. Mild fruitiness. Very smooth per it's 8.5% ABV.

M - Syrupy, definitely heavy, not out of character for the style, but maybe more so than other Abbey Dubbels that I've had. Very smooth, no booze burn or warm.

O - One of my favorite beers ever, one that I will keep coming back to again and again. Flavor is out of this world good. On par with all the Belgian greats. Cellaring some 12oz bottles of this, will re-write review when enjoyed.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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