Scythe & Sickle | Brewery Ommegang

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1,119 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,119
Reviews:
238
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10%
 
 
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44
Gots:
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Photo of hurshybear
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of russpowell
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. .Stellar head retention & lacing, a bit cloudy

S: Pears & leafy hops, green appleskins

T: Follows the nose, some candi sugar as well, a little bit of white grape as well, a little bit of cinnamon as well. Pears, a little bit of caramel, dryness & leafy hops as this warms & cinnamon again, a touch of boozeyness. Finishes dry, fruity & slightly sweet with a little bit of persimmon

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, warming

Good shot at the style, well worth a try, I would consider buying this again....

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of vamil95ce
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into becht glass
Slight grainy aroma
Head large (6.5 cm), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing
Lacing good; multiple arcs of thick bubbles, mostly very small with some markedly larger.
Body medium amber, cloudy; some sediment in bottle bottom
Flavor is lightly malty with well-blended graininess, just a touch of hops; no alcohol, no diacetyl. Flavor dies quickly with no after taste and no alcohol warming.
Palate is light to medium, creamy, lively carbonation.

This is a well-balanced ale, leaning slightly to the malt. It is just a little too malty to be really refreshing but is not bad at all.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cyclonece09
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours golden orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of wheat and slight Belgian yeast. Tastes of wheat and some sweet spiciness. Beer is heavily carbonated finishing nice with a light body. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA.

Pours a clear burnished amber colour, perhaps with a slight haze running through it. Head forms a huge, frothy crest of off-white: stacks of carbonation forms it without much coaxing. Messy, soapy carbonation completes the picture. The beer is vibrant and alive.

Nose is muted, but pleasant. Slight vegetative fragrance sits above a more earthy, slightly sweet Belgian note. It has a lovely broad basis that allows the spicier characters to do their thing over the top. Crushed celery and a little salt and pepper. It's very nice.

Taste is a lot lighter, which works, but the nose suggested some complexity that's just not there. It's a pleasantly drinkable palate that results. Clean celery, vegetative characters over a smooth basis of neutral malt. Slight mixed spice character on the back finishing with a very dry back palate. Feel is smooth, but without much to work with.

Overall. I like it a lot. There are certainly good characters to it, and while it's lighter and less interesting on the palate that it ideally could be, it's certainly still flavoursome. A drinkable beer that retains its class.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,119 ratings.
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