Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

very good
1,373 Ratings
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - bright, hazy yellow with a huge mountain of dense, bubbly, white head that has great retention

S - faint fruit, a bit sweet, light pepper, faint yeast

T - white grapes, a bit fruity, faint spice, yeasty

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a decent beer. It doesn't have an overpowering yeastiness that a lot of Belgians tend to have. It's easily drinkable and offers nice, light fruitiness to keep you interested. I prefer the Rare Vos over this but this deserves a try as well.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Typical Ommegang presentation, caged and corked bomber, $8.99 @ DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. Medium golden amber, semi clear with a olive oil almost greenish hue. The head is HUGE, slow to fade to a loose fluffy froth merainge. Leaving more loose and thick lace all the way to the top of where the head once was. Pineapple and resiny hop nose, nice, amirillo? Tasty, hoppy, tropical fruity, toss in some light Belgian spiceyness/yeastyness, including the lovable nutty note from the final yeasted up pour. Yum. Great to see another offering from slow to expand their line Omme. Nice job here, nice new beer to enjoy right now and surely as part of some enjoyable summer lunches.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gotta love Ommegang. Looks great on the pour. Nose is real strong dough and some floral tones. Strong and unabashed flavor. Real in your face, er, mouth, and just doesn't slow down. Consistent and strong delivery. Lots of dough, which may be a turnoff to some people. Either way, this is a good belgian ale. As I would expect from Ommegang.

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Photo of jwc215
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, poured into an Ommegang glass:
On the neck - packaged on 01/24/2011, best by is, unfortunately, unclear, consumed on 06/09/2011 - reviewed from notes.

Pours bright goldeen with champagne-like bubbles forming a tall, foamy head that slowly descends, leaving wispy lacing.

The smell is fruity - citric (grapefruit/orange) and tropical (banana)with some floral/herbal notes.

Maltiness is laid-back with hops and yeast strain showing through - in a nice way. Very tasty if you like a Belgian yeast strain combined with plenty of American hops. Never too sweet, finishes dry.

The feel is creamy yet crisp. Very smooth.

A well-made BPA with hops and yeast showing over the malt (though it is enough to be noticeable). A dry BPA - nice, especially on a warm day. This should be a "regular" rather than a "limited" edition, IMO.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ommegang BPA ..."part of the Duvel family of fine ales"

"This fine pale ale offers citrus and tropical fruit aromatics coming from a well balanced--yet ample--hop character. It uses our own Belgian yeast, five malts, two hops and plenty of patience. Finishing touches include dry-hopping with Cascade hops and warm-cellaring."

POP! goes the cork, and away we go...

Highly clouded, burnt orange coloration, half inch head, snowy white, rocky and bumpy, lace=leaving and long lasting.

Lovely aromatics, lemon and yeast, abundant spice, very peppery, with hops aplenty. Don't want to take my nose away from the glass.

Tasting it: Hops are dazzling on the palate, a torrential downpour, a blitzkrieg bop of hops, peppery, with a lemon twist. Zesty, spritzy, light bodied and easy drinking. Mouthfeelnever quits with the hops and the spice. Pilsner malts keep it bouncing below.

This would be a fantastic food beer, so more's the pity I haven't anything better than frozen pizza. Better than that, it's an excellent drinking beer. I'm a bigger fan of Ommegang's heartier ales, but this was a fine attempt at the style. Only drawback is the flavor thins out much too early, leaving me wanting.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Gavage
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with some yellow highlights. A 2" head lasts a long time. Spotty lacing develops during the session.

Smell: yeast, sugary sweetness, caramel, and some floral bitterness is pleasant on the nose.

Taste: yeast, caramel, lemon zest, oranges, green grapes, pears, and a mild floral bitterness creates a well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout. Long lasting aftertaste.

Drinkability: this beer was very easy to quaff and satisfied the tastebuds. Great beer from Ommegang.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer served in a snifter. Beer is light yellow and clear. Forms a white head with moderate to low carbonation and the head leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Looks good.

Aroma is sweet and spicy with hints of citrus and some breadiness from that Ommegang yeast. Very classic aroma. Smells good.

Beer is sweet and slightly dry. Not bitter but nice in the midpalate and good esters giving off the illusion of fruits in my mouth. I wish it wasn't as dry as it is but overall its a nice good beer. I would drink it again.

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

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a light ruddy orange color. Rimmed with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Messy lace ends up becoming stringy. The aroma starts off with some citrus, tropical and grassy hops. Some hay and then lemongrass accompany very nicely. Belgian sugars and a light breadiness. The flavor brings about that Belgian sweetness nicely and rolling into those previously mentioned hops. Belgian malty sweet aftertaste with a touch of spice blend to form the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. Nicely executed smooth to bitter agreement on my tongue. Overall, nicely done Belgian pale ale with a refreshing American hoppy twist. I would have again.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
3.99 out of 5 based on 1,373 ratings.
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