Ommegeddon | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ommegeddon is a Belgian-style ale with a wild twist; a dose of Brett yeast and a blast of dry-hopping. Its dryness and funkiness beget the name.

Added by John on 03-01-2005

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Photo of mikeyv35
2.33/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Date: 06/10/2010
Type: 750ml. Corked/Caged Bottle
Vintage: Batch #3, 2008
Glassware: Portsmouth Tulip

A big pop of the cork lead to a pour of golden straw in color, w/ a big 11/2 finger head that stayed as bubbles continued to rise from the bottom of the glass. No lacing presence. Aside from the appearance, the rest is downhill. Nose was of citrus, orange peel, light funk, and believe it or not Alka-Seltzer. Taste? All I could bear was two sips and I headed to the drain! This brew reminded me so much of Alka-Seltzer that it made me literally sick to my stomach! Drinkability was non-existent as I drain pured the bottle after only two sips. Mouthfeel was way over carbonated.

Overall, this is one of the worst beers I have had the this year, hands down!

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Photo of beerwolf77
2.34/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

2009 bottle.

Golden yellow hue. Finger of white head. Nose is full on brett city. Like band aids soaked in band aid water wrapped in more band aids. Flavor is pretty much the same as the nose. If I dove face first into a pool filled with band aids it wouldnt taste this bretty. Medium body. If there were a city named brett this beer would be the drink of choice.

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Photo of designergeoff
2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

served from a bottle
very disappointed with this one.

poured into a oversized wine glass

A: light golden color with slight off white head

S: very barnyardy smell, some lemon, but mainly wet animal

T: at first not bad, very very dry, lemon zest, some pepper, a bit of funk. but as it warmed it became a little foul, almost started tasting how it smelled. like a dry zoo. dont mean to bash it but this clearly isnt a sour/wild ale. its more of a dry ale.

M: carb good the entire time, went down very dry

D: i got down to about 3/4 and couldnt finish it. wouldnt ever get it again, rather pay a little extra and get jolly pumpkin or russian river.

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Photo of ElfKicker
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of vfgccp
2.54/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

March 2008 bottle, drank 2/22/11.

A - Light, golden apple juice. A lively head that stacks 4 fingers high and setles into a loose foam.

S - Sour, hints of manure, hay.

T - Sour, dry grass, into tangy funk - like a bitter blue cheese.

M - Dry finish with a rolling tart-tang. Heavy carbonation.

D - If you dig the funk this would e a 3, for my palate though it's on the lower end.

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.62/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Corked and caged bomber into a glass.

A: The first pour produces a clear straw-colored body with gold highlights. Has generous effervescence that results in 3" of head with nearly 10 minutes of retention, receding into a half-inch foam top that leaves substantial sticky lacing down the glass. Absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, the second pour captured all the sediment, resulting in the same appearance, but cloudy.

S: Brett funk as hay, earth, grassiness, and mustiness. They call this a "funkhouse ale," and that's exactly what the aroma suggests. There is a light citric component, mostly lemon and grapefruit.

T: As expected from the smell, the initial taste is a grapefruit tartness, followed by a slightly sour and grassy flavor. The mid-taste is very earthy, with a lemony, slightly spicy, and crisp finish. Not what I expected from a wild ale, to be honest.

M: Medium bodied, with high carbonation.

D: I expected more "wild" flavors than this one delivered. It's not particularly sour, not much funk to this... I'm not sure what they were trying to accomplish. Plenty of better examples in the style.

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Photo of pastradul
2.72/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured into a allagash tulip.

The smell as a lovely brett aroma to it wit a bit of sweetness.

taste... this is a wild ale? There is a very mild sour/funk to this beer but not much at all. It is very sweet, lots of peach and apple. but very little sour or wildness. I was a bit... actually very let down by this beer. If you had handed it to me blind folded and had me taste it I would of guessed fruit beer.

It is drinkable but nothing from what you expect from the description or the name...

It wasn't hard to drink, ot bad by any means... but was not impressed by any means.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.73/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - This is a dark orange in color, maybe even a deep copper you could call it, with a small white head.

Smell - I didn't smell anything right after opening the bottle so waited half an hour and still very little. I don't find any aromatic hops, the beer is supposedly dry-hopped, and really just a faint whiff of Brett.

Taste - The flavor is a bit more funky but not by much. I get some very mild horse blanket and a bit of sweetness that seems off. The only hops I'm finding are some leafy flavors but they are kind of flat and don't really pop out at you like they should.

Mouthfeel - This is a solid medium-bodied with way too little carbonation for the style.

Drinkability - This is the first Ommegang that I haven't liked. It was way off style even for a style that is ill-defined, was flat in both body and flavor, and really lacked the kind of depth that you expect from this otherwise wonderful brewery.

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Photo of klewis
2.84/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at The Brewkettle, Strongsville, OH - 9/30/07

A: Pours a hazy straw color with a large frothy head. Lots of lacing left behind.

S: Abrasive aroma with a musty yeast smell. Smells like young homebrew just coming out of primary.

T: Stale, musty taste with a slight spiciness. The flavor grows tiresome.

M: Fairly light-bodied and fizzy.

D: I usually love wild ales, but not this one. The flavor is lacking any sort of complexity and just doesn't do it for me. I'll pass on this next time.

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Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Ommegang Ommegeddon Funkhouse- wild ale 8% abv

A: deep gold with yellow hues near the edges, 1/2 inch head with mild lacing, middle carbonation throughout. a second pour generates a huge fomay head

S: lots of funk, winey, leather notes, a sweetness with a burnt cotton candy note to it

T: not a ton of sour, more funk and buttery notes from the brett, the sweetness lingers, but more sourness would be welcomed, it lacks some core elements of a wild ale, namely that drying finish which it replaces with a gooey sweetness and loads of funk. The farmhouse/funkhouse appeal is fleeting without more complexity to back it up. Still interesting for the genre, but certainly not one of the crowning achievements

M: the mouthfeel is creamier than anticipated, not as light as the color would imply, a mild chewiness, with regular coating levels. It is the "Mario" in the Kart Racer sense. Again nothing to write home about, but interesting to give to someone unfamiliar with the genre. An entry level drug into brett, you could slip it in without her knowing, assuming that is your modus operandi, clandestine bacteria provisions on the reg.

D: With the sweetness and mouthfull pulling this overhyped sled, i dont feel that it is exceptionally drinkable. I dont finish a 22oz and wish for another. Certainly not an Aladdin's lamp, just some murky candy factory that has been overrun by barnyard animals. If you are a soggy sweet lover or enjoy glazed hay, here is your jam.

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Photo of Hacksaw99
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of slinhans
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Golden straw in color and slightly cloudy. Lots of carbonation and a decent size head that quickly turns to lace.

S- A citrus sweet maybe pineapple fruit aroma but a bit sour and funky.

T- Slightly sweet citrus then followed by sour and backed up with a bitter and earthly/malty flavor.

M- Sits very light on the tongue with a finish that is very dry. This is a very thin beer that is almost champagne like.

D- I couldn't drink more than the 740ml bottle but its not bad. However, I would not rush out and pick up another.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of russellaaron69
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour very slowly into a tulip. A clear golden color with two fingers of soft, fluffy, white head. Smell was decent. Picked up a fair bit of malt with a hint of hops and funk on the back end. Taste wasn't what I expected...very plain and slightly lacking. I don't know I guess I was just hoping to be punched in the face by funk but instead only got a malt with a little lemon zest and cracked pepper. The funk from the Brett didn't pick up till after swallowed and then was very faint. Felt light bodied with a good bit of carbonation in my mouth. All in all this wasn't a bad beer just not what I expected at all. I would drink it again but it definitely wouldn't be my first choice by anymeans.

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Photo of mikereaser
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle on 12-17-09.

A - pours a hazy yellow orange witha big white fluffy foam that stuck around for quite a while

S - Aroma of lemon and orange citrus, with some funk, nice but a bit weak

T - a bit thin tasting, some citrus followed by some farmhouse, then roses and wet cardboard

M - nice carbonation and crisp mouthfeel

D - decent flavor but nothing overpowering, I have another bottle that I will age for a while to see how it changes.

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