Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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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

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

Very rich dark amber color. One fingered tan head. Smells like ripe pears and light bit of banana. Taste is sweet and malty with a little chocolate and some ripe plums. There is a light bitter finish. Very smooth and drinkable. I think this is a very nice example of the style and would definitely buy again.

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

Poured into a chalice from a 750ml bottle. While it had no freshness or bottling date, it has been about one year since I obtained this bottle.

Pops open with an elegant, non-violent pop to pour a very thick, very full dubbel. In fact, the most filling looking dubbel I've seen since any of the Trappist varieties. Thick like syrup, a head that slowly disappears despite the initial burst of carbonation that coats the glass like cola. Tons and tons of floaties, making it perhaps the least filtered dubbel I've ever seen.

The aroma is huge and bold, often resembling plums, figs, and caramel. In fact, if you're "all about" caramel and candy sugar in your beer, this is the abbey ale to drink. While appearing intoxicating on the surface, the beer manages to avoid overpowering the senses. Definitely the booziest smelling dubbel I've ever come across, though!

Taste is as fruity and sugary as it smells, with some noticeable differences. First, the slight dry bitterness of the beer shows up at the front of the tongue. Secondly, and more importantly, it is quite roasted for a dubbel, often tasting more like Belgian brown ales than Trappist brews of the style. This definitely makes it pretty bready. Nevertheless, it's still pretty full and creamy, if not a little too intense to ever make this a drink for casual occasions.

An exceptional dubbel as authentic as you'll get them in Belgium - although far cheaper in the US! If aging the beer like I accidentally did makes it more creamy and smooth (rather than bitter) and allows it to better reveal the roasted notes, I recommend a shot. Far from my personal favorite of the style, but still pretty great.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter.

It produced a thick, slightly soapy, off-white head, at about 2.5 fingers, with moderate retention and minimal lacing. It's a beautiful dark cherry color, clear with a bit of sediment (that was probably my fault).

Nose is sweet yet full of spice, and a firm alcohol backbone. Maybe a touch of citrus.

Super complex taste. Sweet with ayers of spice (cloves, anise) and some woody, cherry notes. Kind of a tart funk in the middle to end. Finishes surprisingly dry and clean.

Mouthfeel is light and playful. Noticeable alcohol twang throughout. Damn fine carbonation.

Overall I liked this brew. I'm far from familiar with Belgian styles and I haven't had many Dubbles, and I must admit that they are not my favorite. This is however a very flavorful and complex brew that is clean and easy to drink. Recommended to any BA looking to get into darker Belgian ales. Cheers!

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Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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