Ommegang Cup O Kyndnes (Cup Of Kindness) | Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang Cup O Kyndnes (Cup Of Kindness)Ommegang Cup O Kyndnes (Cup Of Kindness)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Belgian-Scotch brewing connection dates to WWI, when thousands of Scotsmen spent years in Belgium. To satisfy the new customers, Belgian brewers learned to brew lighter "Scotch" style ales. This fine Ommegang ale uses heather tips and a wee bit of smoked malt to bring the taste and aroma of Scotland to the forefront. "Malty, full body, dark, slightly smoky, with heather notes. Flavorful and aromatic, with a gentle complexity and easy-going finish."

Added by akorsak on 08-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
241
Reviews:
169
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/2/2010. Pours lightly hazy dark brick red color with a nice 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big molasses, raisin, toffee, toast, caramel, chocolate, pepper, earth, clove, floral, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of raisin, pear, molasses, toffee, toast, chocolate, biscuit, caramel, nuttiness, pepper, earth, floral, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of raisin, molasses, toffee, toast, chocolate, nuttiness, pepper, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity and balance of flavors that are nicely robust; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent scotch ale with a Belgian twist. Very well balanced, robust, and complex; very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one. Glad I was finally able to try it.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger head with scattered lacing in a murky amber body. Nice lacing. Aroma is toffee, caramel, candy sugar and sour cherry. Flavor follows with cherry, caramel malts, candy sugar and toasted malts. Mollasses and toffee late in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice maltiness for the style. Light on the hops. A few surprise notes for the style.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Hazy darker brown color, one and a half fingers of foam that lasts for about a minute, leaving minimal lacing behind on the inner surface of the glass. Smells of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, and just a garnish level touch of peat smoke. Flavor contains all of these elements and also a medium strength nutty element and some suggestions of plums... Body is smooth and silky, medium carbonation. If I had to criticize something, it would be that I had a hard time finding the Heather promised within. It only appeared as a ghostly faint presence once allowed to warm up.

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3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer has a hazy pecan brown body with a sea of microbubbles pushing to the surface with a slightly sticky light tan meniscus of foam.

S- The pot caramel melanoidin aroma with nougat notes has some peat smoke hints in the finish.

T- The slightly bright tartness has a tang to it that blends with pot caramel and dry toffee and cardboard hints. There is a watery taste that grows as the beer warms and the finish has a smoky band-aid hint in the background that hangs on after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a full texture on the tongue and no alcohol heat.

O- The tangy flavor and malt with peat and band-aids is a bit off putting and the malt is nice full but a bit too dry to really show of the malt flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fills a pint glass dark old copper with clear, ruby iridescence and boiling carbonation. A creamy four fingers of almond foam builds for a long while, ultimately leaving thick patches of lace.

The aroma is equal parts malt and yeast with a suggestion of band-aids. Barnyard aromas try to come out, as do coriander and ginger.

Contains the flavors of caramelized sugar, sweet iced coffee and light bitterness with a lingering astringency in the finish. Oddy, there is a suggestion of shortbread as well.

Slick texture and medium body with shockingly little carbonation given the pour. Cup O Kyndnes is dry and almost chalky.

This beer needs food such as pasta with tomato sauce.

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Ommegang Cup O Kyndnes (Cup Of Kindness) from Brewery Ommegang
3.82 out of 5 based on 241 ratings.
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