Scythe & Sickle | Brewery Ommegang

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Scythe & SickleScythe & Sickle

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Scythe & Sickle is an-amber ale brewed with a variety of malts, including pils, rye flakes and oat flakes, for incredible depth of flavor and a hint of natural sweetness. Scythe & Sickle brings a new life and flavor to autumn beer lists traditionally filled with Oktoberfests and pumpkin ales. The flavors of the hard work of summer and the celebration of autumn harvest are captured in Scythe & Sickle, creating a unique but traditional Ommegang farmhouse harvest ale.

“Scythe & Sickle is our foray into honoring the harvest season, taking the finest malts and blending them seamlessly into a rich amber ale,” says Brew Master Phil Leinhart. “Farming is about precision, timing and care, and this gently sweet ale is our testament to the craft and care of farming.”

Added by MLasoski on 08-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang. Poured from the bottle into a glass seidel, this beer's got a 2 finer thick frothy white head, sheer lacing, and a clear golden amberish body. A very appealing brew in this discipline.

Smells like the harvest grains mentioned on the bottle. Like I'm right at the farm. Great job!

I taste the rye and extra barley right away, but its not overpowering by any means. Just enough to coat the tongue. Its a very well balanced taste. The rye is not sharp or vicious. The oat is noticeable, too, serving as kind of a mellowing agent. This was certainly a great choice for my first Bière de Garde.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp. There are zero lingering elements associated with this beer. A very refreshing feel, indeed.

Overall, a 4.75 is given to Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang. A great fall and even winter brew to mix things up from cinnamon/clove/nutmeg and allspice/molasses/cinnamon. I will definitely buy this again.

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

Wonderfully drinkable beer, would drink again.

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