Ommegang Farmhouse Pilsner

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Gajo74, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (2,294) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    Anyone had this? I want to add it but I’m unsure of the style. The brewery describes it as a rustic pilsner, 5% ABV. Ingredients listed are floor malted barley, flakes corn, Czech Saaz hops, Belgian lager yeast and then cellared for 30 days.
    Neither German nor Bohemian Pilsner seem to match. Suggestions?
     
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  2. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (936) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Just buy it and try it what do you have to loose. Ommegang brews very good to excellent beers. If you like Pilsners there is no reason not to try it.
     
  3. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (995) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I would try that beer in a heartbeat and never worry once about how to classify it. I trust their beers and that one sounds tasty indeed..
     
  4. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (5,263) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Classify it as an American lager or pilsner.

    Other than that, review like the previous posters stated and give us ur impressions...
     
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  5. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,254) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I agree with you here.
    I suppose I agree with @beergoot as regards placing it within the BA beer style of American Lager.

    Cheers!
     
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  6. JLaw55

    JLaw55 Meyvn (1,385) Jul 10, 2014 Missouri
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    When in doubt, try it out!
     
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  7. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (5,263) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Yes, with so many style hybrids, it's like fitting a square peg in a round hole at times.

    I wonder what folks did for classifying NEIPAs / hazy IPAs before they became official styles. And what do people classify Cascadian dark ales / black IPAs now?
     
  8. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (2,294) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    I did have it. Nobody needs to tell me twice to give Ommegang a try; they are wonderful! I tried it and thought it was quite interesting. The rustic yet clean feel made it feel like a saison lager. Maybe this should be a new style? Ha ha. Nah...I guess I’ll just go with American lager as suggested.
     
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  9. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,919) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Here's a description that I have read aboot it.

    At long last we are excited to bring you Farmhouse Pilsner. Incorporating floor malted pilsner malt into the the base allows the malt to shine. Czech Saaz hops frame the malt backbone, which is then fermented with a unique Belgian Lager strain. Brewery Ommegang's first ever lager, and hopefully not our last! Prost!
     
  10. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (936) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    You could call it an AAL if you felt like it.
     
  11. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,094) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    That "unique Belgian Lager strain" has my attention.
     
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  12. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (2,294) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    Funny you mention that. The corn in the aroma, less so in the taste, evoked hints of AAL.
     
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  13. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,352) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    With corn in the mash bill I would call it an American Pale Lager but if the Brewer calls it a Pilsner I won't argue. Just wish I could get my hands on some.
     
  14. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (936) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Anyway thanks for posting about this I'll be looking for it.
     
  15. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Disciple (386) Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    yes, as in "where can I get some of this?"
     
  16. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (2,294) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    Ommegang lists it as a limited release. For those in the NYC/Metro area, I had it this Sunday night at Third Avenue Ale House on the Upper East Side. I suppose it’s also available at the brewery in Cooperstown.
     
  17. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (8,520) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    99% of them were put in American IPA or American Imperial IPA depending on ABV.

    American Black Ale (this has been around for a long time).
     
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