Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

4,578 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

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Great fluffy off-white head that lasts and lasts. Declines to an ever-changing layer of foam atop a murky reddish brown body. No lacing, but it still looks pretty nice.

Smell - Fruity and estery. Brighter fruits, like a cherry character, come through as much as the darker ones. Solid breadiness to it as well. Smells nice, although there's not much caramel to it.

Taste - The fruits and esters are amplified tremendously in the flavor followed by a very grainy malt flavor. It has a vinous characteristic to the finish that isn't all that pleasant. Finishes quite dry.

Mouthfeel - Really highly carbonated. Prevents me from tasting all of it as it's so tingly on the tongue. Extremely dry finish leaves a tannic flavor on the mouth.

Overall - I enjoyed the Pere Jacques a surprising amount and decided to revisit the Dubbel. I was once again somewhat disappointed by the style. It's still tasty, but never seems to be what I'm looking for out of a beer. Am I not drinking good dubbels or are they just not that good?

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Photo of Allurex
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of pharmer
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into an Ommegang glass. Produces a light brown and very fluffy head even from a very gentle pour which slowly fades to a very light foam covering.

Smells of bread and yeast, with a hint of dark ripe fruits. The smell of alcohol is also quite apparent.

Has a lighter than expected mouthfeel with a very fine, light and perfect carbonation. Tastes similar to how it smells (of course). The presence of belgian yeast is obvious. Also , the dark fruits are still showing through as well as a nice warming alcohol finish.

I alllowed this beer to warm before pouring, but not enough. As it warmed I enjoyed it more. In fact, initially I was going to score this beer a point lower for taste. Reminds me of Trois Pistoles from Unibroue with much more mild fruit flavors.

Highly recommended, just make sure to allow this beer to warm properly before enjoying.

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Photo of Montrose79
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of gphillips5300
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bezakjon
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of hopsolutely
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant example of the style.

Beautiful clear, dark amber colour with off-white head. Silky and oily mouthfeel is appropriate for the style. Aroma of oranges and marmalade, spicy Belgian yeast and warming scents. Taste is well balanced, caramelized malts and citrus tones with a pleasantly boozy finish.

Not my personal choice of style, but a world class example thereof.

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Photo of fatmcb1
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, burgandyish color. Head is creamy, beige colored, and left great lacing.

Smell and taste meshed together. Very aromatic. Bready malt, rich caramel, and dark fruit. I also picked up hints of cherry in the taste.

Body was a bit light. It was well carbonated.

Overall, an "okay" dubbel, but not my favorite in the style.

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Photo of oneturbucfan
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ckk527
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of DeezGunz14
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of jonetone
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Yabev15
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of acharpster01
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Unchi
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Devi0us
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ChadQuest
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is a slightly hazy dirty brown looking color with a finger of head that is off white.
The aroma is mostly composed of different light fruits, raisons, grapes, and bread grains.
The flavors are more on the darker fruit side of the spectrum, with pomegranate and it's slightly tart and tannic character upfront, grapes, apples, raisons, overall very vinous.
The mouthfeel has a medium body but a feeling of tannins leaving it dryer.

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Photo of McNealc31
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The color is spot on for a Dubbel. Deep ruby with a fluffy off white head. The familiar sweet malt and sour fruits fill the nose. The flavor is quite close, too. Sweet malt, fruit, lots of spice and black pepper. Maybe some anise, too. Full and creamy in the mouth with a pleasant alcohol warmth on the way down.

If there is any drawback, I'm getting an overly salty soy sauce flavor.

Overall, it's outstanding, but I would put it a notch below similar offerings from true Trappist breweries.

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Photo of Brellowman
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of loupap
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of SpillyBeers
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of matt850t
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of MikeRMII
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of thedamnscott
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Ommegang (Abbey Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,578 ratings.
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