Rosetta | Brewery Ommegang

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90
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743 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale aged on cherries. Traditional Belgian Kriek, pleasingly tart with a touch of sweetness. Brewed exclusively for Brewery Ommegang by Liefmans, a sister brewery, in Belgium.

Added by epyon396 on 09-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
743
Reviews:
182
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.15%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
177
For Trade:
2
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Photo of mrl2112
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

From the large bottle, it pours a nice reddish amber with a nice head. The head eventually reduces to a ring. Tart cherry in the nose...and mouth. Nicely, not overly, sour - a nice Kriek!

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptainHate
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've only Had a dozen beers in this style and rarely repeat as I am not a fan of sours and tarts. But I might make an exception of Rosetta. And it might be the Liefmans influence, as I seem to not have minded their Oud as much as others.

Rosetta Smells of tart cherry and malt. Taste gets fuller; adding a bit of sweetness hyped by more malt and more tart.
Feel is chewy enough and finishes very, very tart; lingering long enough to cut the fat of appetizers.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a variety 3-pack from Sam's Club $19.99 22oz bottle
Smell of cherry crack seed
Cloudy brown color
Light carbonation
Medium mouthfeel
Taste like cherry crack seed, tart, salty taste
Overall a good deal for a Belgium beer. Something to drink once in a great while. Drinks more like a wine than a beer.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown. Short, foamy, ten head that fades fast to a lasting ring.

Smells tart cherry, caramel malt, yeast, light vinegar, brown sugar.

Tastes sweet cherry, bready malt, brown sugar. Fading to light tart cherry and fruit with vinegar hints. Finish is Semi sweet with cherry linger. Medium body and fizzy higher carbonation.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at The First Post in York. Pours a clear, dark ruby-brown with a very minimal head. Initial impression is a fruity and tart, with cherries predominating. Caramel and brown sugar sweetness are followed by more cherries. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Kind of sweet finish. All in all, it's a little too sweet and fruity for my taste.

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Photo of jmh21
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cincy_Joe
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EN27
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jtee
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 330ml bottle served at 7 degrees Celsius into an over sized wine glass. Best before date: 11/2020

Look: The beer pours a clear, dark reddish-brown with 6cm of dense, tan head that dissipates into a solid film on top of the beer in about five minutes. Good retention and decent lacing. If the head was to settle slightly thicker and the beer's colour was lighter it would pop even more.

Smell: Moderate strength and sweet. Medium-high esters (cherries and faint dark fruit) and low sourness. Lovely. I wish it was a little bit more complex.

Taste: Same as the aroma with medium intensity and balance towards pleasant sweetness. Tart with notes of cherries, dark fruit, and some red berries. No apparent flaws. The finish is short, mild, and sweet.

Feel: Medium-light body with lively carbonation. Sharp and crisp with a drying finish. No apparent alcohol warmth.

Overall: A wonderful, pleasant, and balanced sour beer. Outstanding across the board and demonstrates excellent craftsmanship. Excellent drinkability for a sour. Stuff like this is unfortunately rare in Canada.

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Photo of shelby415
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dubnation
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of atichenor44
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle.

A: Tart cherries, along with fruity esters and caramel-like malts.

A: Deep brown color, almost opaque, with an auburn hue, slightly tan head that has solid retention before forming a thin film and ring around the glass, along with light lacing.

T: Tart cherries, coupled with a brown sugar/caramel-like malt that's slightly sweet.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, very smooth mouth-feel.

O: Solid; the beer has a great fruit presence that adds to the fruity rich malts. The beer is a touch on the sweet side, but drinks very smooth with no sharp acidic features.

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Photo of XavierBenitez
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lacing spider webs nicely. The smell had a sweet to tart cherry over top of a nice maltiness. The taste was mainly sweet with a light tart cherry underneath. Light sweet to tart cherry leads into the aftertaste and slides into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the tartness make an effort to be the harshness but still just has an all around nicely balanced feel. Overall, I say this was a pretty good fruit beer for the cherry side of the house. Tartness is tame enough to win a good amount of fans for this one.

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Photo of Brob245
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Greg_ehr
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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Rosetta from Brewery Ommegang
4.05 out of 5 based on 743 ratings.
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