Saison Rosé
Brewery Ommegang

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #604
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,198
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 7.05%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
73
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Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
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Notes: Saison Rosé is a delicate blend of Belgian-style saisons--one aged in oak barrels, the other brewed with hibiscus flowers and co-fermented with Chardonnay grape juice. Fruity, tart and dry with abundant effervescence and pale pink hue.
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Photo of CTHomer
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A; cloudy; orangish pink in color; 1 finger finely pored very pale pink head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: rosé with a hint of Belgian yeast;

T: saison up front with rosé building from the middle; by the aftertaste, it's all rosé;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; dry finish;

O: I liked the aroma more than the flavor; didn't notice any oak character;

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CTHomer from Connecticut, Apr 30, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A finger's worth of light whipped uber creamy off-white head... Excellent retention... Lots of rapid paced carbonation rises within... Guava colored... Nose is slightly sweet with notes of grapes and sugars... Interesting flavor profile... All the tell tale signs of saison are present along with notes of white wine, grapes and pear... Medium bodied... Loads of prickly carbonation... An interesting and enjoyable saison to say the least... If the mouth feel was a bit less firm and carbonated, this one would be word class...

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philbe311 from Pennsylvania, Mar 01, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip, good 3 finger pale pink head, great retention and lacing. Light rose in the glass, clear, but some yeast as I upended the bottle. Belgian esters on the nose, some floral & juicy fruit. Taste is initially slightly tart, hibiscus, belgian esters, juicy fruit after the hibiscus wears off, finish is slightly dry with enough bitterness to finish off the sip. Slight residual vinous left on the palate. Mouthfeel is good.

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Photo of bwarner2015
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Limited 2019 release. Best by 3/11/2021.
Pours a nice effervescent amber pinkish color. Looks nice. Opaque, with floating sediment.
Tiny bubbles, one finger head, dissipates quickly except around the glass.
Nose is light and fruity, smell of champagne. Chardonnay grapes, yeast, butter, and oak, with slight nose of tart fruit (raspberries?)
Taste - chardonnay really shines through here. Light, oaky, buttery, white grapes, light fruit. Very unique and tasty.
Feel - light, airy, bubbly, and DRY (chardonnay). Pleasant if you like dry! (I do).
Overall - great job! I enjoyed it more and more as I drank the glass. Have to be in the mood for the style, and the chardonnay overtones, but I loved it. And at 7.7%, it drank like a 5% saison. Got a deal for this one for some reason at the beer store - $6.99 4-pack. Well worth it for the taste AND the ABV.

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bwarner2015 from Connecticut, Feb 20, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Label says this beer is a 2019 Limited Release.
Cloudy, rose amber colored body, with dregs at the bottom of the glass. Three fingers of white head settle back to a thin cap. Leaves thick rings of lacing.
Aroma of yeast, grapes and vinous.
Taste is yeast, floral, grapes, and green apple. The yeast balances well with any tartness. Dry at the end.
Thicker mouth feel. Excellent carbonation.
The blend of different beers along with the grapes definitely show up in the end product. Certainly is a variation on a theme.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Above average body with plenty of carbonation.
The aroma is yeast,wine,vinegar,grapes
.taste is mildly sweet yet also seems to be dry at the same time.
Excellent complex full flavored beer that would go well with a wide array of foods

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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey, Nov 17, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle
2019
Boiler Brandy snifter

Has a peachy rose blush with a tall creamy cap of 2 fingers, receding to 1. No lace.

Aroma of cellar, rose petals, hibiscus, orange, blueberry, blackberry, floral notes, dry grass, and more rose petal.

Flavor brings some hibiscus, cherry, orange gummy, and very light floral notes. Empties out towards the end, with splashes of water and dry grass.

Feel is very carbonated, very effervescent, surprisingly low alcohol heat for the ABV, and has a general oak mustiness about it.

Overall not incredible but still a nice beer. For fans of wine and saisons. Very refreshing, nice fruity complexity.

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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, Nov 09, 2019
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Barrel aged with Chardonnay grape juice.

A: Dark, burnt orange coloring, very dense like clarity, filled with an equally dense amount of carbonation bubbles. A beautiful crown, solid foam, light tan color, is a solid two fingers high shows great resilience. Small lash lacing.

S: Wine like aroma, the grape juice really comes through. Lightly tart, berry like, not a lot of complexity, but very soothing, perfumy and relaxing.

T: Tart and fruity flavor, loads of grape juice and perfumy barrel like tones. Dried cherries and bread, some tart apples, yeasty, with damp grains. Rose water with damp floral and cranberries that is very well defined.

M: Creamy soft mouthful, massaging tiny bubbles on the tongue. Tart and acidic, leaves a pleasant lingering grapey-wheat musky fade.

O: Very smooth and yeasty with a tart and fruity flair drinking like a fine wine. Relaxing consumption, savor the after fell with every sip.

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beerthulhu from New Jersey, Nov 05, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip. Pinkish orange body, surely caused by the hibiscus flowers, topped by a full fluffy head that never completely disappeared. Smell is of grapey farmhouse funk. The taste mirrored the smell which seemed to be a bit thin but as it warmed up so did the fullness, which is odd because the suggested serving temperature is 40 and I inadvertently put it in my cellar fridge at 50. Mouthfeel is perfect for the style.

Tonight was seasonably warm so even though I'm hot to trot for autumn offerings, this seemed appropriate. Hennepin was my gateway into saisons, and almost craft beer period, so I have a certain fondness for Ommegang. This is a worthy variant of the style.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.99/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Das Beer Garden. Reddish body. Smells floral, fruity, a little medicinal, and of some aggressive yeast that yields a little bubble gum and plastic. Tastes, again, fruity and floral up front. Yeast bitters it quickly. A little grass and medicinal notes. Bubble gum is more pronounced. At first, it was too fruity and medicinal for me, but it turned out ok. That's probably more attributed to the quality Ommegang imparts than the idea of the beer itself.

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Photo of Fenix2009
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first written review so bear with me. When I am looking to buy, I am often looking for something new. Ommegang is one of my favorite breweries, and I generally like the Saison style, so when I saw this beer I immediately grabbed a four pack. I am not sure I can review this beer, or any beer, with the fine detail that I read in other reviews, but here goes: I enjoyed this beer, and will buy it again. The effervescene was refreshing, and I enjoyed the tart finish. My only negative was the floating sediment. Not that I mind it, but it detracts from the overall look. I even tried to pour the second one to reduce that effect. A nice addition to the Ommegany line.

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Fenix2009 from Pennsylvania, Jul 28, 2019
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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brewery Ommegang "Saison Rosé"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BESTBY3/11/2021" and sampled on 7/08/2019
$5.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Wow, it's pink, I wasn't expecting that. I guess that makes sense though as it's "co-fermented" with Chardonnay grape juice. Wait, that doesn't make sense, Chardonnay is a white grape. Maybe the color is from some of the wine barrels that once held red wine. Anyway, it's called "rosé" so i should have known better. It's very hazy, and the head is quite full and fine-bubbled with a white color. It smells like fruit. I'm going to say it's like berries more than grapes, but what do I know? There's also a light touch of oakiness. On to the flavor... the flavor follows the aroma as usual with a stronger fruit presence. It's sweetish, a little tart, berry-like, and mildly oaky. The oaky dryness comes out in the finish with some of the yeasty spiciness and it's perfectly balanced. This is fantastic! How strong is it? 7.7% ABV? I don't even notice the alcohol although I'm sure that's helping to dry it in the finish a little bit. In the mouth it's medium in body and effervescently crisp. Overall I'm quite impressed and I'm intending to buy more of this if I can find it.

Review #6,614

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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania, Jul 08, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Appears to have been bottled 4/3/18, with a best by of April 2020, so about halfway through its optimum

Pale reddish pink body with hints of amber. Small white head quickly fizzles out to a ring. No lacing.

Light, airy, floral aroma.

A lot going on in the taste department. Tingly on the tongue, tart and dry. The Saison base comes through nicely, and the abv seems higher than advertised. It's a little floral, fruity and winey. The only thing I'm not getting is any oakiness. Nice drink.

Mouth around medium, finish is fruity, floral and winey with a little warmth.

Overall, a beer to be enjoyed and mulled over. Happy to have another three in the fridge.

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MikeWard from Pennsylvania, Jun 01, 2019
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
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 resulting from a variation on the house yeast (usually a winner in my book.) 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 Saison Rose'.

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, for that, Ommegang gets big OA hugs.

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Beginner2 from Illinois, Jan 14, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
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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superspak from Michigan, Dec 31, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
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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sjdevel from Colorado, Dec 05, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
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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BBM from New York, Nov 16, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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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b11 from New York, Oct 28, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
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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zeff80 from Missouri, Oct 26, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
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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3.93/5  rDev -1%
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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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire, Sep 10, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
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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metter98 from New York, Sep 08, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
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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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
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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Czequershuus from Minnesota, Aug 17, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Opaque pink with some red hues with a medium white head that dissipates quickly. Definitely looks as expected, but I wish there was more head retention.
S - White wine (i.e. the chardonnay grape juice) with floral and light fruit notes (peach, melon, grapefruit) with a little bit of white pepper.
T - Complex. White wine up front - the chardonnay grape juice - with a rather abrupt transition into the yeasty notes of the saison on the back end. Floral notes and white pepper throughout with notes of light fruit (peach, melon, grapefruit, etc.) with a decent amount of tartness along with those very yeasty notes.
F - Medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation - fizzy, but crisp. Maybe a little too much carbonation.
O - This is definitely one to give a try - Ommegang is one of the best American brewers out there that puts out Belgian beers and this is no exception. Experimental and well done.

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