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Ommegang Fruit Funk

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Leifmans Frambozen, Rare Vos, and Brettanomyces, this copper hued beer has a bright fruity nose. the taste has a nice (although not overly powerful) hit of fresh berries with a mid-palate burst of earthy and a semi-sweet/semi-dry finish. This beer won’t be around for long, so enjoy it while you can.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Tap at Max’s. Supposedly brewed for the Belgian Fest. Points for trying. But not worth the effort. Strawberry and pear notes are too strong and don’t mix well. Too dry at times. My drinker partner used the phrase "bottom of a Libby’s fruit cup". Seems apt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Tap at Max’s. Pours a hazy pure gold with a nice sticky meringue-like white head. Aroma is fruity- tons of murked up strawberries- mixed with old raspberries, fruit punch and overall reminds me of juicy fruit gum- also some yeasty phenolics and an earthy spritzy green funk from the brett. More berry flavor - rasp, strawberry blend- yeasty, doughy a bit murky, with a nice fresh zesty farmhouse funk - more juicy fruit gum and phenolic yeastiness. Finish is only slightly tart- might be better with more time but it was enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Darkish orange red pour with a nice head. Aroma is an interesting mix of fresh berries and mild tart, cranberry perhaps, and unripe blueberry. Flavor has a nice late malt to complement the fruitiness. Simple but very well crafted and nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2008
On tap at Blind Tiger. Lightly hazy light orange in color. Aroma has a lot of fruit- rasberries and perhaps even some peach character, with mild brett and funk. Taste is fruity, with berries, and mild bretty citrus tartness. Medium bodied, with some moderate sweetness still there. Probably would be better with some time. This one should get good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger: Hazy deep orange pour. The aroma is very fruity- leans toward the sweet side- sweet cherries and flowery herbal notes. Has a fairly light feel. Fruity flavor as well, with little funk to speak of (if any). Sweet cherry notes and mild grains come through with odd phenols later on (almost rubbery note when it warms) The brett hasn’t come through yet. Lacks complexity and depth (or wild yeast character)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy amber-orange colour. Aroma is pretty fruity with lots of fresh sweet raspberries. There is just the slightest hint of bretty dryness, but it’ll be another four to six months before that takes off. A touch of citrusy sourness, but in general, it’s the sweetness that comes through. Very little in the way of bitterness, just a light minerally flintiness. It’s okay, but some age will make it a lot better.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Draught @ BTAH, into tulip. Pours a cloudy dark brownish-orange, with an almost-nonexistent off-white head. Nose is fruity, a bit musty. Kind of faint. Taste begins with a musty, fruity note - mixed berries and barnyard, a hint of fruity tartness. Yeast coming out in the mustiness. Softly sour fruit comes out more along with a nice, sweet caramel malt note poking through. Bit of lactic sourness as well. Spicy, yeasty finish, still musty, with an earthy herbal hop note that lends itself to a very light lingering bitterness. Got a hint of something else on the finish too - almost mustardy? Medium body, subdued carbonation, somewhat viscous. Very drinkable. The combination of musty funk, fruity, malt, and hop notes really lends some complexity. Would be nice to try a version of this with a bit more age to let the Brett really come through, but I don’t say that to detract from what this beer is. Because as it is, it’s a great beer.


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