Rosetta | Brewery Ommegang

BA SCORE
90
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714 Ratings
RosettaRosetta
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:
714
Reviews:
173
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
169
For Trade:
2
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Photo of jmaskell33
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a reddish purplish brown body with large head that dies slow and best way to describe aroma is slightly woody with a ton of cherries. Smooth beer, balances slight tartness from cherries with a sweet cherry flavor and is very easy to drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of williamphelps
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Color is a dark muddy brown with a hint of ruby. Head is super thin with some temporary lacing. Nose is lovely- deep earthy cherry with a sweet and sour citrus backbone with some chocolate and coffee behind that; medium plus intensity and very smooth. Palate is also very nicely balanced and complex- milk chocolate, whipped cream, cherries, light cola, earthiness, with a fresh citrus tartness. Pros complex, refreshing, sour, delicious. Cons head is very thin, cherry is not universally loved, maybe a little sweet and rich at times. 93/100.

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Photo of fisherbray
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've looked for the perfect cherry ale for my tastes and I may have found it. Poured from bottle to tulip glass. Deep garnet in color with a couple of fingers of off white head. Right away this one gets a wow fe me as a wave of fresh tart cherry aroma floats from the glass. Just a touch of vinegar. Thankfully the vinegar doesn't carry over to the flavor, which is dominated by tart, but not sour, cherries. This is balanced by a sweet, near sugary pie crusty flavor. I immediately wanted another as soon as I was finished.

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Photo of ChristineHeubusch
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of willcumbie
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaryEllen3313
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of generallee
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured into a tulip. Well carbonated, ruby color with a two finger, white head that moderately dissipates and doesn't leave lacing. Nose of yeast and sweet cherries. Taste is sweet cherries and barely funky yeast with sour cherries coming in on the end. Medium body and medium-light carbonation that is just barely sticky.
Definitely an interesting beer that I'd have again. I might be the only one, but as it warmed, it got a touch sticky.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMScowcroft
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into tulip, minimal head, minimal lacing. Reddish crystal clear in the glass. Smells of tart cherries, some malt sweetness and a tad whiff of mild vinegar. Taste is dead on tart cherry pie, without the coy sweetness. Very easy drinking Flanders. This is my second cherry beer in a month and I think I am being converted. See this hanging around on the shelves and am going to have to pick it up next time. I think some age would work wonders on this beer to coax a little more of the vinegar tartness out.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This rather nice Flanders style ale pours a deep red tinged mahogany with a
very nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin pool, and features
some darn nice lacing. Nose of tart cherries, breaded malts, and subtle brown sugars.
Flavors nail it with a tart pie cherry note tossed into a dark cracker and breaded malt
flavor that is lightly sweet with brown sugars and a touch of cola that fades to a pleasant
tartness. Very nice mouth feel; smooth, medium high carbonation, medium light mouth feel,
and a tart, dry, clean finish.

Cheers

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a hint of red. Thin tan head that leaves some spotty lacing. Nice cherry smell and that first taste opened my taste buds - a blast of semi-sweet cherry followed by strong sour cherry tartness. Light-medium bodied. Never had anything quite like it.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a reddish-brown color with an off white head, no retention or lacing, beer is clear with some ruby tinges.

A: Cherries, slight Balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, caramel, tartness, nice aroma.

T: Touch of cherry sweetness up front, subtle sourness, tart cherries, red vinegar notes, finish is very dry with tart cherry and red vinegar notes lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, dry vinegar like tartness, good amount of carbonation.

O: First time I had this I thought it was too sweet, it was a fresh bottle, I let it age and the cherry tartness and vinegar notes are definitely more present and that makes this more enjoyable for me.

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Photo of Aisha
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeinportc
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rosetta from Brewery Ommegang
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