Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
Pale Ale - Belgian
3.81 | pDev: 15.49%
Aug 22, 2015
Nov 08, 2012
Very Good
Notes: None
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3.7 by Nazzz from Texas on Aug 22, 2015
3 by nathanmiller from New York on Dec 04, 2014
4 by kingmaker from Louisiana on Nov 26, 2014
4 by disconat from Texas on Aug 09, 2014
3.25 by Comparison_Ford from New York on Jul 29, 2014
3.75 by griffey123 from Connecticut on Jul 21, 2014
3.75 by christoefir from Texas on Dec 12, 2013
3.75 by rag from Texas on Oct 21, 2013
3.5 by HookemHops13 from Texas on Sep 28, 2013
3.5 by JasonMinck from Texas on Sep 08, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by nsheehan from Texas

750 mL to libbey Belgian
7.4% ABV
Belgian-style blonde ale
Bought ~1/2013

A – Pours a beautiful golden color with a fluffy eggshell white head. Translucent, transparent with great carbonation coming from the bottom.

S – Orange and lemon with some Belgian yeast smell, and a slight malt smell in there. Tiny bit of grass and pine. I think the lemon zest, Belgian and malt aromas belong to the Belgian side, and orange and tiny grass and pine come from the hops.

T – Taste follows smell, except less Belgiany and not quite as strong.

M – Pretty light and slightly effervescent. Dry finish. A tiny bit cozy but then distant and a little thin.

D – Refreshing but the flavor wasn’t as strong and lasting as I’d like. I need to let it warm.

Let it warm 10 minutes.
S – A more balanced and mixed (less distinct for each smell) aroma. Malt and grass balanced with some lemon.
T – Follows smell again, but with a bit of Belgian taste. Not strong though. Ends on a lemony-grass note. There are subtleties here that are nice, but it’s a little muddled with a flat finish. I notice some pepper now.
M – Light to medium body, cozier, and much less effervescent. Not nearly as dry.
D – I would say the taste strengthened but muddled a little. The beer is to be served at 40°F so my initial comments are supposedly Ommegang’s intentions.
4.25, 3.75, 3.75, 3.75, 3.75.

Aug 17, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Robb_in_Austin from Texas

Poured from a bottle into a wine glass that approximated the glass shape on the label.

A: pretty golden yellow. Not much carbonation. Nice thick, off white, creamy head that left some lace.

S: nice citrusy hop aroma. I think I get some orange/spice in the back ground.

T: typical Belgian style. Some fruit but not banana. Light malty sweetness. Some hop spice but not overpowering.

M: thin, dies quickly for me.

O: tasty but not what I expected. I'd like some more body and hops bitterness.

Aug 06, 2013
3.75 by Jame515 from Texas on Jul 17, 2013
4.5 by morrowd3 from Vermont on Jul 01, 2013
3.75 by craigdb from Pennsylvania on Jun 29, 2013
3.75 by sblank from Florida on May 28, 2013
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3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

And I thought Mickey Finn's had a monopoly on the "Gouden-" names... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a couple of fingers of steadfast white foam. The nose comprises lightly-soapy lemon rind, flowers, and very dry wheat. It's refreshing, but decidedly light and ephemeral. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger lemon presence and a bit of grass tossed in for good measure. The body straddles the line between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent enough BPA, but one severely lacking in any Belgian character. It's still pretty good, but too light and ordinary (for lack of a better word) to be in any way memorable.

May 22, 2013
4 by CesarLopes from Brazil on May 14, 2013
4 by hsus0225 from Texas on May 03, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MadCat from New Jersey

Appearance: Nice golden color, good white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: Citrus and herby hops, classic Ommegang yeast profile, some fruit

Taste: Strong citrus hops, decent hop bitterness, finishing with that classic Ommegang yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, crisp carbonation

Overall: Not the most impressed with this, when compared to other Ommegang offerings. If you want something hoppy from Ommegang, the BPA is better.

Apr 21, 2013
4 by abex44 from Texas on Apr 09, 2013
3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 23, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MadScientist from New York

A: An inviting looking beer with an impressive head stand having two fingers of persistant, rocky white foam. The golden colored beer is a light hazy.

S: A moderate citrus and earthy hops notes dominating the aroma along with moderate Belgian yeast aromas of pepper and fruit notes of peach and orange. There is a honey like malt sweetness and pils malt character.

T: A moderately-strong citrus hops flavor with a moderate hops bitterness. The yeast brings some peppery spice along with some more light fruit character. There a touch of malt sweetness but overall this is a very dry beer. The balance is moderately bitter with a dry finish and a linger hops bitterness.

M: A moderately-light bodied beer with a high level of carbonation. The is a slight bit of carbonic dryness on the palate from all the CO2.

O: This beer has some peppery and fruity yeast character with a firm amount of hops so a Belgian Blond with an IPA influence is an apt description. I want more hops particularly in the nose maybe enven some dry hopping but I always cheer for the hop bomb and to be fair this was bottled on 8/20/12 so fresher would be more aromatic and flavorful. There is an obvious Belgian yeast character but towards the light side with is in keeping with the Blonde-Style which is a style that can be almost lager like in fermentation character.

Mar 17, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by YieldToNothing from New York

poured from a 750ml into a duvel tulip
(still a relative noob)

1/2 inch head, great smell, very reminiscent of duvel and i can say the same for the taste. doesn't have that same sweet aftertaste, this beer carries a little bite. color is a strong golden yellow, looks beautiful. i bought this at the ommegang brewery because i hadn't seen it anywhere prior, glad i did.
not sure if i'd go out of my way to procure this, but definitely glad i tried it and definitely glad i still have about 500ml left.
would recommend for sure, definitely worth a try.

Mar 17, 2013
3.5 by Cablejelly from Texas on Jan 26, 2013
3.75 by THECPJ from Delaware on Jan 22, 2013
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4.62/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by diamondc from Texas

A: Cloudy (even after leaving it in the fridge for a couple days), golden pale.. unfiltered. Lots of head and some subtle lacing.

S: Very bright citrus hop aroma ... lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, grass, lavender.

T: Those aromas really come out on the taste too - lemony, orange, vanilla, crusty bread type flavors, almost like a baguette. Fantastic.

M: Medium carbonation, no alcohol detected either. A very dry & spicy pleasant noble hop aftertaste.

O: A wonderful beer, perfect for a picnic or kicking back on a summer day on the yard. Reminds me a lot of Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace. No really BIG flavors here, but every flavor is melded just right. A definite must try for fans of saisons & hoppy Belgian pale ales.

Jan 12, 2013
3.75 by dalittleton from Texas on Jan 01, 2013
1 by rquillin from Texas on Dec 27, 2012
4 by illiniipa from North Carolina on Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ThePorterSorter from Oregon

On tap @ the blue monk in buffalo, ny

The beer pours a relatively clear golden orange with an inch if fluffy in my 12oz tulip. There is good lacing and head retention. The nose is masked by the beer's cold serving temp, but I get faint notes of yeast and semi-tropical hops. These aromas become far more pronounced as the beer warms. The taste presents a fruitiness which far more pronounced than in the nose is is slightly reminiscent of mikkeller's passion fruit infused "tigerbaby." There not quite as much of a Belgian yeast characteristic as i would have hoped for. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, rich, sweet, slightly tart, and juicy with tropical(ish) hops. I'm glad I got to try this beer. It definitely breaks the
mold of a typical ommegang and a typical ipa...tasty.

Dec 19, 2012
4.25 by musicsherlock from New York on Dec 18, 2012
4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Nov 27, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Damian from Massachusetts

Drank from a 1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz./750 ml bottle
Served in a tulip
Thanks to my dad for picking this up at Brewery Ommegang.

The beer poured a hazy yellow ochre and was topped by a four-finger crown of tight, bubbly, eggshell colored foam. The head slowly faded to a lasting film of bubbles. Spotty patches of lacing stuck along the glass.

The nose was incredibly fragrant. Quite powdery with some fruity, Belgian-like esters. Clean, grassy, Saaz hops came through strong. Crisp and dry. Very well balanced overall.

Lots going on in the flavor profile as well. Semi-sweet bready malts appeared on the front end. Strong Belgian yeast notes and fruity esters came through as well. Good dose of juicy citrus and crisp, grassy notes from the hops. Spicy with a touch of orange peel. Slightly lemony and tart. The beer finished piney, dry and moderately bitter.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Creamy, slick and pillowy soft with a fine, zippy, tongue-blanketing effervescence.

Overall, this is a very solid one-time offering from Brewery Ommegang. I definitely see this as being an American version of a Belgian IPA, yet it still maintains a welcomed amount of subtlety and balance. This would undubtedly become a very popular beer in the Ommengang lineup if they decided to brew it on a regular basis.

Nov 23, 2012
4.75 by cbord459 from New York on Nov 20, 2012
4 by valkyre65 from Texas on Nov 16, 2012
4.25 by jheezee from Texas on Nov 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by champ103 from Texas

A: Pours a beautifully hazed golden/orange color. A puffy/wispy two finger white head forms with excellent retention. Rings of sticky lace are left behind. Looks stunning.
S: Rustic, earthy, yeast up front and center that I love. Doughy bread and biscuit aromas along with the hops that come in next. Slightly soapy, but a nice citrus, lemony, orangy hoppy bite. I love it.
T: Again I really enjoy this. That same rustic and earthy yeast is present. The soapy hops are much stronger, along with a lingering bitterness. Though well balanced with doughy bread and biscuit flavors.
M/D: A medium body and crisp carbonation. So dry and crisp. Very enjoyable to drink. I will finish the bottle in no time.

A great hop Belgian Pale Ale. The perfect amount of rustic charm, hops, and biscuity malts. Well done, and highly recommended.

Nov 08, 2012
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