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

BA SCORE
86
very good
241 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 241 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of rkcrozier
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Faina
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of htrae2014
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of dbellizzi
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Edwaka01
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of RoyalT
2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – This is brown with orangish highlights around the edges and a soft, creamy, modest head.

Smell – There is a touch of scotch to this nose along with some wood and a hint of smokiness. I get some fruits, maybe mashed prunes, and a big raw sugar aroma. This is a sweet one.

Taste – The smoke is a bit bigger at the taste. It’s not overpowering but if you don’t like smoky beer don’t buy this. The sugar turns to candy and somehow there’s a zing of alcohol.

Mouthfeel – This doesn’t rate medium-bodied and is a bit on the watery side.

Drinkability – I love this brewery but am unsure as to what they were trying to accomplish here. Is this supposed to be a light, easy-drinking Scottish Ale? Then how about smoothing things out and lose the smoke. This isn’t a bad beer, just confusing.

 821 characters

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of notpmekts
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MaineMike
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mendonjoebeer
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of josefnewsong
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ruby amber with a nice clarity to it and adequate carbonation visible trickling up from the bottom of the glass. This gathered at the top and combined to form a delicate head

nice delicate notes of nuts and caramel were mixed and intertwined with a deeply rooted grain filled back. This was a malt monster for sure as the only thing that was easily picked up through all this was the dark roasted malts that made up the majority of it. nice bit of caramel and sweetness right from the start and this really never faded as any other flavors that were here simply mingled and swirled around this. There were hints of roasted nuts as well

 636 characters

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

A: Pours a dark, ruby-tinted amber with a billowing white head that lasts for quite some time.

S: There is a pleasant combination of peat, molasses, heather, and cider apple aromas on the nose. Obviously, this is going to be a malt-driven ale.

T: Opens in a surprisingly fruity, floral fashion with heather tip, spiced pear, and cider apple flavors being most pronounced. Around mid-palate, notes of chocolate, peat, heavy cream, and molasses briefly come into focus. The finish is mellow, gentle, and a bit warming with heather, apple, and peat notes being most noticeable.

M: This ale is rather full bodied and dry, though it is still smooth in the mouth. Carbonation is spritzier than expected. It probably needs to be toned down slightly, but is not all that troublesome.

O: This is another impressive ale from Ommegang. I think it would be especially nice on a snowy evening. I do feel, however, that the flavors could stand to be a little better integrated and that the carbonation could be reigned in a bit. In my opinion, these minor tweaks would make what is already a very good, very interesting ale an absolute knockout.

 1,135 characters

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rab53
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jisom123
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.