rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy deep copper with a huge billowy head. Some of the most amazing lacing I have ever seen. Sticks in huge globs on the sides of the glass.
Aroma is quite pleasant with lots of peppery spice and some citrus. A little bit of roasted character and some honey. Just the slightest amount of funk.
Flavor is quite peppery up front and initially reminds me of a saison. Honey and lemony citrus are pleasant with a light to moderate barnyard funk. Toasted malt is in the background and never really becomes prominent. The yeast esters really contribute a lot to this beer and give it a lot of character. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy thanks to the low carbonation. Finish is a touch sticky with a little lingering pepper.
Overall, a truly amazing and complex beer. I should have expected this from Ommegang but I am truly impressed. There really is a lot going on in this beer and I encourage everyone to seek it out.
bartzluke (592) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour from bottle into Duvel tulip. Pours very hazy, vibrant orange, great fluffy white head that daily quickly dissipates. Nose is sweet, malty, hay, caramel, and a hint of rye. Body is full rich and creamy with a dry finish. Taste is sweet and malty. A beer for a cold fall night.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of grainy malts, yeast, and a touch of hops. Flavor was kind of bland, herbal with some sweetness.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a rocky off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, grass, florals, herbs, nuts, and roasted grain. Flavor of caramel, biscuit, huskiness, citrus, and roasted grain.
makingr22 (7) - - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My #1 beer of all time! Taste the rye. Great carbonation! Light enough to drink all day but enough body to remind you that it's there. Perfect!
weihenweizen (3032) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Hazy orange with medium white head. Aroma is spicy orange, medium body, well carbonated, and a little lacing. Taste is orange, bubble gum, and spicy rye.
flatmatt (1442) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage on tap at HopCat Ann Arbor. Pours a clear brown amber with a white head. Aromas of light bubble gum and slight toastiness. As for the flavor, the age (maybe) seems to give it a light crispness. Toasted malt and fruitiness with that light crispness, overall bubble gum with some earthy aged hops. Not sure quite why, but I find it really enjoyable with the age on it.
ClarkVV (5574) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (refrigerated) as Grains of Truth, best before 7/20/16, drunk 12/15/15.
Light haziness to the copper-to-light-amber liquid with plentiful carbonation creating a creamy, off-white head that is well-retained.
Balanced blend of Belgian yeast and malts in the nose, displaying fruits (apple, cherry, strawberry), vanilla, light caramel and baked bread. Just a touch of clove and black pepper, as well. No alcohol or flaws.
Very malty, unsurprisingly with notes of sugar cookies, light caramel, vanilla, various grains and lots of breadiness. Definitely vanilla wafers. But it’s all carried-on by a tight carbonation and very softly-malted texture that prevents any hypothetical graininess/astringency from the malt/grains. Sweetness is moderate; perhaps a bit above average for a Belgian ale, but the flavors are enjoyable and the maltiness is obviously part of what the beer’s aiming for. Pepper, clove, light citrus and vanilla linger on the finish.
Gachupines (1243) - USA - DEC 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is a little peppery with some light notes of bread malt. Flavor is clean and peppery up front with a wheat finish.
Fairly effervescent with a light snap to it.
Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Signature Ommegang, always doing their due process in regards to Belgian styles. Nice carbonation, esters, rye spice notes.
Sirmixsomewhat (190) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grains of Truth (Scythe and Sickle) is a golden brown beer that tastes spicier than it looks. It’s a little hoppy compared to a lot of other Ommegang beers, and it sits on the tongue after you swallow in a way that reminds you of ginger or something similar. It’s a decent beer that’s great for fall, but it’s pretty average compared to the rest of their lineup.