Ommegang XV - 15th Anniversary Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang XV - 15th Anniversary AleOmmegang XV - 15th Anniversary Ale

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ommegang XV pays homage to the great Trappist ales brewed by monks in the Trappist monasteries of Belgium. Created with deep devotion to the brewing art, using the finest ingredients and made with infinite care, XV is unlike any ale we've ever brewed. Even by our exacting standards Ommegang XV stand alone.

Ommegang XV pours a deep walnut hue, with a ruby highlight, full head, and lively carbonation. The nose is malty and complex. Flavors of toffee and chocolate arise, mingling with molasses and caramel as the ale warms. Fruity esters and hints of raisin follow. The body is full and finishes with creamy smoothness.

Added by generallee on 11-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Begins with a neutral malty base, the mouthful builds slowly as sweetness intensifies. The flavor profile begins with a toffee/caramel profile and ends with notes of chocolate. Comes to almost a crisp finish but stops with room to spare. The head retention balanced the complex flavors and transitions. Fantastic Trappist Brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a clear, dark, dark copper color with ruby highlights. It had a large, tan head of fluffy foam. It smelled of dried dark fruits with some biscuity malt notes. It tasted of plum, raisin, dates and fig. A touch of toffee, caramel and spice. It was crisp, sharp and smooth.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a deep amber to brown-ish to black color with a light brown head. In the aroma, dark fruits and candy sugar. In the taste, dark raisins, candy sugar, and a small alcohol note. A small alcohol bite, but mainly smooth, with a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer dark fruit, especially raisins, and a small alcohol bite in the aftertaste. Great flavors of dark fruit, a small alcohol presence, and well, fan-freakin'-tastic!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a murky reddish brown color with a finger of tan head that settles to a light coating and collar. Leaves some light spotty lacing.

Smell: Dark fruity esters, candy sugar, chocolate, cherries and red apples.

Taste: Sweet ripe dark fruit, raisins, figs, chocolate covered cherries, bread. Just as in the aroma, there's a semi strong red apple character that's noticeable as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel. Carbonation is both lively and subdued at the same time (if that makes sense). Goes down smooth with the alcohol being well hidden.

Overall: Another really good beer from Ommegang. It doesn't reach the level of some of the traditional Trappist beers, but its a very good American interpretation of a Belgian strong dark ale. Worth picking up a bottle if you can still find it.

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Poured in to a Snifter.

A:Dark with a foamy head that dies down into a foamy lacing

S: Smells of belgian yeast, slightly tart/sour smell. Dark fruit smell( plums, cherries)

T: tastes the same, Yeast, Dark fruit.Doesn't taste tart to me at all. Instead toffee, carmel flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice deep murky brown color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit (plums, raisins), Belgian yeast, sweet caramel, roasted malts, toffee and molasses.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has dark fruit (plums, raisins, cherries) bready yeast, alot of sweet caramel, some roasted malts, toffee and molasses.

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

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S- The prune esters blend with the classic monastery yeast profile and some dark raw sugar with an odd graphite pencil hint in the finish.

T- dark fruit esters with some spicy phenols in the finish have some faint dark notes of toffee that come through but blend with the other flavors. There is a faint cider-like taste with some treacle notes and a roasted bitter note that lingers for a moment in the after taste.

M- There is a medium mouthfeel with a scrubbing fizz and a big bit of alcohol warmth growing in the finish.

O- The subtle blend of flavors is mysterious with an interesting character. Age might do interesting things to the yeast character but it is nice with the alcohol warmth.

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Ommegang XV - 15th Anniversary Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 198 ratings
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