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: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

S: Light phenols, grassiness, soft banana note, touch of clove, fruity

L: Fairly clear, amber orange, big fluffy off-white head with great retention and lacing.

T: Slightly fruity malt up front with a background of soft phenolics. A sort of graininess follows. Medium low fruity bitterness. Some white pepper follows the bitterness. Finishes quite dry with pepper and some stone fruits.

M: Medium full body, almost creamy. Medium high carbonation cuts through the body, keeping it light.

Really nice, phenolics not over the top.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up for a very pricey $4 at Brewforia Eagle... Pours with a 2 finger off white head that dies back slowly... the brew is a slightly hazed orange.

Nose is grainy with a toasted bread crust element... mild grassy hoppiness.

Flavor has all the same elements as the nose with a mild spiciness.

Fuller body is cut back some by a bigger carbonation... very drinkable.


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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz poured into a goblet. Best by 7/2/15.

Golden amber body, slightly hazy, 2 finger foamy head which settled down to a one finger creamy head. Good carbonation and lacing.

Smelled a bit like a cider, likely from the spices.

Okay tasting, getting the spices, a bit on the tart side.

Mouth was very carbonated, around medium.

Overall, a nice drink, but not something I would seek out too often. Would be interesting to taste closer to its best by date.

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