Ommegang (Abbey Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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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:
4,578
Reviews:
1,756
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
881
For Trade:
5
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into fluted pint glass, color is great nice translucent amber with great effervescence that keeps a nice light tan head present.

Smell is understated caramelized malt with breadiness and yeasty notes.

Taste is great, nice toffee and caramel notes hints of burnt malt and nice mix of yeasty flavors, phenolics, esters.

Mouthfeel is just right, with the balance towards malty sweet on the tongue.

Overall, great beer, hard to believe its so high in abv, but the malt and yeast notes keep it interesting.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Poured from the tap into a goblet, this beer produced a 1" creamy tan head with excellent foamy lacing that dissipated very slowly. The body was a somewhat cloudy deep amber color with ruby highlights and moderate carbonation.

AROMA: A clean, soft, not too prominent light breadiness with a tart, zingy hops note and hint of earthy yeast, light tropical fruit, cloves and a very light hint of alcohol. all in all a pleasurable scent.

TASTE: Soft caramel, bitter hops, light alcohol as well as bananas and cream.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with a creamy texture, this beer had excellent, foamy body lacing that dissipated slowly, moderate carbonation and an initial flavor that was moderately sweet and spicy. The finish flavor tended toward a very light sweetness combined with a light dryness. The finish was of medium length and there was a slightly dry aftertaste.

DRINKABILITY: This is definitely an easy-drinking, repeatable beer, though I wouldn't recommend more than two unless you have a designated driver. I'd buy it again, serve it to my friends, entertain with it -- anything to drink more. Complex and creamy, it's a fruity-malty hybrid and a nice exemplar of a Belgian dubbel.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of fank2788
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip
A big dark beige head made up of large bubbles falls quickly to a thin layer on top of a clear dark mahogany brown beer with red highlights. The smell is of dark fruit, spices and a bit of molasses. The taste is similar to the smell with the fruits and caramels coming through fairly strong with a lot of yeast character in there as well. Bitterness is relatively low while the mouthfeel is nice and crisp with a fine dry finish. Overall it's a good Dubbel, I'm glad I gave it a try.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of GregBlatz
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Red copper in color. Head is tan. Bottle gushed upon opening. Head settles but large bubbles remain. Very clear. I let the sediment settle but will probably drink it near the end of the bottle anyway.

S - Spicey and musty. Dark fruits and a nice phenolic nose.

T - Raisens and dates. An earthiness as it finishes. The yeast lends a musty flavor. Phenolics are pretty subdued actually. Somewhat restrained. There is a breadiness to this.

M - Kind of thin. Very strong carbonation. i detected no alcohol warmth.

O - A very pleasant Dubbel. i really enjoyed it. Very refined and not trying to get crazy or aggressive. Very hard to tell that this is 8.5%. In fact i would have guessed it around 6. A testament to how refined this is.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My first review on BA...here goes.

12oz bottle, pulled from fridged, warmed for 30 min, and poured into Ommegang chalice.

A: Beautiful deep red/amber color. One finger of light tan head that lasted for less than two minutes. Not much for lacing.

S: Malty, raisins, caramel, and booze.

T: Hit first by prickly carbonation before taste. Catch roasted grains on middle/back of tongue. Further sips as it warms are filled with caramel malts, dark fruits, and sweetness. Slightly boozy on aftertaste.

M: As mentioned, a little more prickly with carbonation than I want. A few swirls knocks down some of the carb. Medium body, nice sense of fullness on tongue due to sweetness.

O: Nice beer. Becoming a big fan of quads, so the dubbel style is a bit underwhelming, but this is still an enjoyable beer to imbibe. Good slow sipper to enjoy as it warms. Would recommend to someone wanting to sample a good representation of a domestic Belgian style brew.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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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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