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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into globe glass. Pours amber-orange in color, cloudy, thick white head. Scents of bananas, bready malts, caramel, a little pepper. Typical yeasty Belgian flavor, banana, clove, pepper, some hop bitterness. It's described as an amber ale; definitely not your typical example. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly dry, with heavy carbonation. It's good but I'm not catching the autumn beer tie-in.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Dense orange with huge, sticky off-white head.

Smell: Banana, sweet fruits, clove, some spice. Extremely Belgian.

Taste: Malt and yeast dominated, with banana, ripe dark fruits, caramel, and clove. There is some nice, light spice notes on the finish from the rye and the hops.

Feel: Seems full bodied yet light, creamy yet effervescent, sweet yet dry. This is the type of mouthfeel that only great Belgian beers can pull off.

Overall: This an exceptionally well crafted beer that is very suitable for the Fall season. I really should give this an even higher score, but it doesn't do enough to truly grab my attention.

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3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a handsome, hazy, golden caramel, with a fluffy head that's ever so slightly tan with an orange tint. The nose appeal is pretty good, too. There's a bright, fruity freshness: maybe some tangerine and freshly mown grass.

The beer's taste doesn't quite match the considerable promise of the look and smell. It strikes me as a pretty straightforward, rather light Belgian ale: no mean feat, but not quite what I was expecting for a seasonal specialty. Mouthfeel is refreshing; a little prickly, but with creamy elements.

OK, I'd buy it again. Some squash and spice flavors are developing as it warms.

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

St: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy amber brown with a huge white head and lots of lacing.

S: Malt, rye, spicy, dark fruit.

T: Good malty beer with a slightly spicy backbone from the rye, somewhat nutty.

M: Soft mouth, delicate.

O: A very enjoyable offering that screams fall, as was the point.

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