Saison Rosé | Brewery Ommegang

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oak-aged ale brewed with Hibiscus flowers and Chardonnay grape juice.

Added by superspak on 02-27-2018

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
15
Ratings:
44
pDev:
7.27%
 
 
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Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting addition to Ommegang's range.
A decent Looker, the rose' color is intriguing enough (I was going to drink it anyway.) Smells of malt, hibiscus and grapes but blended and balanced. Tastes are a bit fuller, probably do to this variation on the house yeast (usually a winner.) Sits in my mouth fine and the carbonation cleanses the palate well for the next bite of food (in this case, pizza.) I've got one left in this 4 pack and I'll think I'll keep it for summer food. But, I will gladly buy another 4 pack if I see it.

I'm still liking Ommegang (this is my 22nd.) And I think that Duvel-Moortgat (the owner) lets Ommegang do its thing. However, I've noticed recently that the marketing is getting a bit more hyperbole than a great brewer needs. But so long as they promote the Belgian tradition in this huge market of hop-heads, I suppose the hype has its purpose and Ommegang gets big OA hugs.

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Photo of Metalsnota
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 4/3/2018. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden/orange/amber/light pinkish color, with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart/tangy cranberry, cherry, strawberry, hibiscus, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, white grape/wine, fruit skin, oak, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, candi sugar, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hibiscus, grape juice, spices, sugar, pale/wheat malts, and moderate oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart/tangy cranberry, cherry, strawberry, hibiscus, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, white grape/wine, fruit skin, oak, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, candi sugar, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast spiciness; herbal, floral, grassy bitterness; and light grape/hibiscus tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy cranberry, cherry, strawberry, hibiscus, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red apple, white grape/wine, fruit skin, oak, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, candi sugar, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, hibiscus, grape juice, spices, sugar, pale/wheat malts, and moderate oak flavors; with a fantastic malt/bitter/spiciness and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. High carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.7%. Overall this is an amazing fruited saison! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, hibiscus, grape juice, spices, sugar, pale/wheat malts, and moderate oak flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink for the ABV, with the moderately bitter/spicy/drying finish. Not overwhelming on any aspect. Perfectly balanced hibiscus, grape juice, Belgian yeast, earthy hops, and pale/wheat malts; with solid oak presence. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Very similar to Hennepin as expected, they know how to make amazing saisons.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Murky orange/pink color. 2 finger head upon pour, but dissipated quickly. Head was a nice light pink color.
Remains bubbly.
SMELL: Sweet/syrupy wine and fruit. Touch of floral. Some Belgian yeast, herbs, and spice come through.
TASTE: Blast of spice, yeast, and tart fruit. Sweetens up a bit but the spices and Belgian yeast continue on. Some malt fades in and out. When all fades out, you are left with yeast, spices, and almost a buttery/herbal aftertaste.
FELL: Very bubbly feeling - like a champagne. Seems quite full in body for a Saison - Medium (close to a full range).
OVERALL: I really enjoyed this Saison. It is very complex with the floral notes, grape/wine, yeast, spice, and herbal notes. Quite balanced as none of these individual flavors were overpowering. Very good beer - easy drinker for being a 7.7% ABV brew.

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Photo of Vylo
4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stortore
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BBM
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rose gold color with a beautiful pale pink head. Certainly smells like a white wine. Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy. The saison taste is amplified by the hibiscus, and the Chardonnay grapes add some tartness. Overall a unique twist on a saison. Would recommend.

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of b11
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pinkish foam, cloudy light reddish-brown color. Fairly carbonated, certainly fruity but only slightly tart, pleasing slightly bitter after-taste. This is a very refreshing beer with a faint taste of apple or grape, and yeast.

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Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, pinkish color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of hibiscus flowers, yeast and caramel. It tasted sweet with caramel, flowery notes and mild bitterness.

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Photo of craigdb
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Opaque dark pink with a big pillowy white head, that fizzes away to a finger of creamy lightly pink film that remains as a cap. Little lacing, though.

S: Smells like a typical saison at first, but then the flavorings begin to reveal themselves. Cracker, hay, and clove initially; and then plum, cherry, grape juice, raspberry, and hints of vanilla-y oak.

T: A big pop of tart cherry, raspberry, plum, and hibiscus. Then crisp cracker with hay and some pepper. Nicely balanced fruit/flavors and the saison base beer. Finishes lightly dry with a touch of warmth going down.

F: Medium, highly carbonated, creamy and fizzy. Dry with some mild tannins.

O: A great ros`e ale! Complex and delicious.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

5 oz. Sample pour on 9/8/18 before the Moe. Show @ Saranac brewery.

Tasting Notes:

Reddish amber color
Light and airy feel
Raspberry tart style fruitiness from the yeast
Fruity, gentle hop complexity in flavor.

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Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark rosé in color. It poured with a finger high pink colored head that gradually died down, leaving a short head covering the surface a wide streaks of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of hibiscus flowers are present in the nose along with hints of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste follows the smell and has strong flavors of hibiscus flowers along with hints of green grapes and a light amount of associated sweetness.
M: It feels light to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This saison is quite "fruity" compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of RBorsato
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Knickfan3
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DefenCorps
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from The Beermongers.

A clear deep pink with a light pink head with good retention and lacing this looks solid. The nose is a blend of grain, yeast, oak and light hibiscus notes. A little preserved lemon, a touch of earth, mildly floral honey, a little clove are present. The palate opens with a blend of firm Brett funk and some lemon. There's mild acidity that amplifies the grain notes. The grape nice is hardly noticeable, lending a mild fruity sweetness to the palate. A bit overcarbonated, lending to a watery feel, this beer finishes light and floral with a lingering clove and lemon flavor, along with a touch of oak. The oak actually does work really well with the grain and funk. Nice.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a gorgeous reddish pink with a solid head. The aroma is funky and slightly vinous,, with notes of berry skin, hay, green onion stalk, and red currant. The flavor is gentle, with soft and slightly tannic berry notes, and hint of watermelon, honeydew, and a gentle farmy quality. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with effusive carbonation. Overall this is a beer more interesting than excellent for me - some cool flavors present, but they do not seem to meld particularly well.

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Saison Rosé from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 44 ratings