Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Very woody. Very different. Was surprised that the maple wood added such a maple syrup flavor and aroma, although the oak seemed to be the true superstar.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark, brownish orange with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel; lighter grain; light earthy hops; light spicy yeast; oak; maple syrup; very light sour fruit. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and acidic, and slightly sour; while the finish was heavily sweet; slightly bitter and lightly acidic and sour. It was just about the same flavor as the aroma. The medium body was fairly dry and slightly syrupy and sticky on the lips with fizzy carbonation and slightly astringent and alcoholic finish.
Nejhleader (1182) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
has a nice sweet almost wood aroma, orange brown color. plenty of carbonation, easy drinking. taste is a bit spicy, some yeast, blend of malts.
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Biere de Garde may be meant to be cellared, but I simply can't not drink this wonderful farmhouse ale. Ommegang doesn't make a mediocre beer and this one is my favorite from the brewery.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A yeasty amber ale with a bit of many things that do not add-up to a whole lot. Ok.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed 2 months after purchase.
The look: Medium-cloudy amber body topped by a persistent small off-white head.
In long: Nose is yeasty fruity esters (ripe bananas, ripe apples, watermelons, more…) along with a little dank-farmhouse sensation. Taste is also quite fruity but with less of an overripe character as the aroma. We start with lots of cookies then top them off with pears, watermelons, kiwis, and others. All that swimming in yeasty mixture. Then we add discreet but effective spicy-grassy-floral hops. Pleasant Belgian-style mouthfeel. No bitterness to speak of but the spicy-grassy hops dry out the finish nicely. Almost no alcohol heat. A light overall farmhouse character. I can’t find anything wrong with individual elements of the beer, yet the whole thing didn’t overwhelmed me. Just an ok beer, I expect better from Ommegang. Those more limited Ommegang beers can sometimes be a bit expensive but it’s not so bad when you realize that you can write “$5 Rebate” on a five dollar bill and then you can use it to get $5 off on any beer purchase.
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Expensive bottle. Clear orange copper color with lasting ivory sheen. Bready aged pale malt aromas with wood, vanilla, fruits. medium body, soft carbonation. Nice lightly sweet aged pale malt flavors with fruit cake, wood, vanilla---tasty.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Andy’s for their Ommegang Promo! Deep golden in color with a little white head. Very fruity aroma. Malty fruity light yeasty peppery flavor. Coriander, peppery and orange peel notes. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ye old spirit shops. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam which disappears quickly. Slighty maple note on the nose. Fairly malty on the tongue. Finishes smooth and clean. Solid enough but I was expecting something bigger.
freeofthoughts (633) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orangeish amber with a solid amount of beige foam. The smell is rich and grainy with an amber Belgian quality you?d expect and some yeast spice. The flavors hit many tones of grain complexity, nutty, sweeter earthy must that works with the yeast very well, some lighter toffee, . The carbonation is moderate and filling with all the grains. There is just enough hops to balance well with a subtle herb and dried flowery flair. A little pepper and must with a simple Belgian farmhouse comes out in the finish with the amber malts. Pretty good overall, would probably store well.
closey22 (647) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with little rimming head; aroma of sweet malt and "maiden oil’ Flava is very rich and complex starting out with sweet malt and some fruit(orangey) then hops come out then licoricy malt and then dry woody(cedar) finish ; feels soft medium body with little fizz
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap a Cloverleaf. Pours a deep amber brown cider like color with no head. Some life. Aroma of caramel and cider. Light cider like taste with some tart and earthiness. Big malty back bone to balance the tart. Decent.