Biere D'Hougoumont | Brewery Ommegang

Biere D'HougoumontBiere D'Hougoumont
352 Ratings
Biere D'HougoumontBiere D'Hougoumont

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Limited Edition Biere d’ Hougoumont is brewed with traditional French ale yeast, eight malts, French Strisselspalt hops, and aged on white oak and hard maple wooden staves. A traditional Biere De Garde style, this malty French-style farmhouse ale is brewed to be aged. The name honors the Hougoumont farmstead at the pivotal center of the Waterloo battlefield. Napoleon repeatedly failed to take the fortification, he then lost the battle and “met his Waterloo.”

Added by billab914 on 07-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cellared for one year. Opened on 18 October 2013. Life officially changed.
Why are the limited-release brews the best ones?

The wood-aging on oak and maple makes for an incredibly subtle but complex layer of nuanced flavour. This would be a clear winner with seasonal autumn food -- pumpkin soup, pumpkin risotto, venison stew, Thanksgiving dinner. I can only hope that I can still go out and find some bottles of this in 2013.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful, creamy, off-white head. Yeasty, but delicious, nose. Significant carbonation. Tiny bubbles. Restrained, but floral hops in the nose. Slight haze. Medium-tan color. Suggestions of amber. Medium body. Well-balanced palate. Nice malt and certainly moreish. Sweet and tart in restraints. Some Belgian lace. The ABV is not noticeable on the palate. Fresh, enticing, delicious. Will definitely try again. Would be fun to lay some down and see how they age.

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Biere D'Hougoumont from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 352 ratings
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