Rosetta | Brewery Ommegang

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4.07/5
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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
Ranking:
#2,709
Reviews:
196
Ratings:
787
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
45
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189
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2
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Ratings: 787 |  Reviews: 196
Photo of jkblr
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle bb May 2021 poured into a signature Ommegang chalice at fridge temp 5.6% ABV. The beer pours a medium brown color with red tinted tan colored head. The head recedes in minutes to a thin ring and cap leaving a little lacing. The aroma is faint with an old ale smell that indicates wood exposure (although it's not mentioned). There is a hint of cherry in aroma also. The taste is sour, with a slightly sweet edge, and cherry. There is a bit of malt presence as well.
Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, well carbonated and undry in the finish. Overall, good. My first Oud Bruin, and I am far less offended by it, that other sour styles I've tried in the past. Nice complexity and a pleasant experience.

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Photo of 2-92RedDevil
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A finely carbonated rich blend of cherry sweet and tart tastes.

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Photo of Kemblain
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Copperstripes
1.5/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Comes in a dark brown color with ruby red tinges at the edges. Topped by a huge creamy beige head that leaves a thin film forever, and streaks of lacing along the glass.

Smells like sour cherry, black cherry, brown sugar, pumpernickel bread, pie crust; light to moderate tartness, rhubarb, hints of apple cider vinegar. Sweet red apple skin.

Tastes like a perfect balance between sour cherry and black cherry and pumpernickel bread and brown sugar. Sugar sprinkled cherry pie/pie crust. Hints of red apple and rhubarb as well. Moderately sour.

Feels medium-bodied, well-carbonated, smooth and fast-flowing on the palate. Moderate acidity scrubs the palate clean. A slight stickiness lingers.

An awesome cherry sour! One of the best offerings from Ommegang and one of my favorite cherry sours.

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4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Brown with a reddish tint. Nice tan head that faded quickly and left very little lacing.

S---Cherries (duh). Sweet & a bit boozy.

T---Wow, a real cherry bomb. A nice balance between sweet and tart. Booziness from the nose isn't present.

F---Not fizzy from carbonation. Quenching from tartness.

O---An excellent offering by an excellent brewery. Three Philosophers is one of the wife's all time favorites and she said she prefers Rosetta. High praise.

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Photo of robebo44
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L) Pours a hazy, ruby tinted, hazelnut brown with a creamy light beige head. Surprisingly good retention for the acidity.

S) Tart cherry is very forward on the nose. You can get deep dark current and fresh fig as well. The nose is surprisingly clean, it is just fantastically fruit and juxtaposed by a velvety caramel.

T) The taste is tart as one may surmise, although not as tart as the nose would have one believe. Cherry and current dominate, with additional lovely notes of blackberry, barley, and a light oak finish. The after taste is quite clean and lingers. There are some acetic notes, but nothing assertive, the profile blends quite harmoniously.

F) The beer has an incredibly creamy mouth-feel for being as highly carbonated as it is. Near top score for the style, a pleasure to sip.

O) I'm a sucker for Ommegang and their "clean" Belgian style beers. I am pairing this brew with a bit of brie and a nice chunk of Pecorino Romano. Almost a "wow" moment.

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4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grateful423
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An excellent ale that is aged with cherries oh so well. Slightly sour, an invigorating aroma, a solid head and an amazing feel that make this a perfect beer for someone who's looking for something not too tart nor sweet. Solid 4.25 IMO

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Photo of eldoctorador
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Type: 750-ml. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary .25L tulip
From: Costco in Grossmont (La Mesa), Calif.
Price: $5.99
Purchased: Nov. 14, 2017
Consumed: Dec. 31, 2017
Reviewed as: Flanders Oud Bruin
Misc.: Best before January 2022

Had this in the fridge for a long time after Rachel picked it up at Costco. Would be my first review from Brewery Ommegang, which I’ve kind of refused to review since its location (Cooperstown, N.Y.) was so close to my prior location (Oneonta, N.Y). Description read, “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.”

Poured a reddish brown murky color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy off-white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up along the sides of the glass. World-class uneven foamy lacing. World-class foamy retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled black cherry, cherry pie, red apple, brown sugar, plums, dark fruit, chewy cherry candy, honey and raspberry. Had me really looking forward to trying it. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste following the nose for the most part. Wow. Got that chewy cherry candy up front. Also cherry cider, black cherry soda, sugary cherry pie, red apple, dark fruit, brown sugar, raspberry, plums and purple grape. (Taste - 4.50)

Medium body. Oily-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Sugary sweet finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Wow. This was just awesome. Not sure I’d need the whole 750-ml. bottle by myself, but it was delicious. (Overall - 4.50)

4.48 | 99 | A

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Photo of drstalker
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This has to be the best Ommeang I have had to date...

I have had fruit beers before, quite many, but this one really takes the cake. Out of the bottle it has that cherry, fruit juice look to it but with a decent sized foam and lacing that sticks around, all the way down. The smell is a sweet assailment of cherry, a touch of booziness, and even a hint of hops to balance things out. Mouthfeel was well carbonated, but light-bodied, the sourness from the cherries (a nice touch IMHO) added to the entire experience. This leads me to the taste which was, for what this is, superb. A sweet, malty, and with a touch of hops tasty "dessert beer" treat I would offer to anyone after a well-eaten dinner. I wish I had another one on hand, but alas I don't...

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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1/5  rDev -75.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Rosetta from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 787 ratings