brewballs (190) - USA - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the 3rd installment in some narrative. Iím a big fan of Ommegang and I liked the previous stout they put out. This one? Not so much. It is like some Belgian Ale without the Belgian Ale. Blood red hue. Flat head. A taste of rosemary, a tinge of cherry. It lacks body and a real depth. It feels like an ale you would eat at some mid-level fancy place than at some palace with dragons. Itís an alright beer but for Ommegang a bit of a mistep. Like Star Wars Episode 6.
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG í14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14 from the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa.
Hazed chestnut brown with a decently appointed beige covering.
Nose is Belgian yeast esters, spice, candied fruit peel, tangy dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises much the same, grassy, straw, yeast esters, tangy dark fruits, light rye bread.
Medium + body, spritzy carbonation a touch OTT for me, candied fruit peels resonate in the close.
Ok Belgian stylee that has to be assigned as íspeciality pissing grainí just cos it has bastard rye in it !
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
10th August 2014
RBESG pt 19. Craft Clerkenwell. Grandish Tasting. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, airy and dry. Light dry malts. Tangy fruits battle dry floralness. Dry finish. Okay. Nice tangy fruits but a bit dry.
Dorwart (2371) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice strong light beige head of varying sized bubbles. Nice roasted malts in the aroma, some black cherry, berries and light hops. Color is a nice chocolatey mahagony. Lots of roasted grain, some rye, tangy dark fruit and some light spicy hops. Zippy in the mouth. Mild alcohol presence. Lingering dryness and fruit along with some roasted malts at the finish. A pretty good brew.
slowrunner77 (570) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hard to classify this. Itís technically red/amber in color...but also has belgian yeast...and is also spiced with ancho chili peppers (though they are very very subtle, especially on the palate). Nice combo of belgian spice, rye, carmel, and light chili. Not a fantastic beer, but pretty nice throughout.
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark red with a thick off white head. Aroma is a typical bubble gum flavored Belgian beer. Taste is sweet with a bit of a soapy backend. Seems like a typical Belgian beer masking as a red ale.
bluejacket74 (1302) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle, packaged on 12/23/13, best by 12/2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy ruby red/brown color with a couple inch light tan head that stayed around for a long time. Thereís also a lot of lacing. Aroma is yeasty, the brew smells like cloves, dark fruit (raisins, cherries), dark bread and peppery spice (not chili pepper spice). Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but thereís also some nuttiness, apple, earthiness and very light chili pepper flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís slick and creamy and itís also well carbonated. I think itís an OK overall brew, however if youíre expecting any chili pepper spicy heat in this brew youíre going to be disappointed. But if you look at this as being a red ale or a Belgian dark ale, itís not a bad brew at all. With that being said, itís not one of my favorite Ommegang selections but it was nice to try once. $7.99 a bottle.
Ricoslim (116) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is bright red with a light white head. Taste had some fruit coming through. Taste was a little boozy as well. Was pleasantly surprised by the spiciness of the aftertaste.
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small tan head. Aroma is phenolic and toasted malty. Bitter, dry and herbal. Bitter and phenolic finish.
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours hazy orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet, spicy, wood, earth, residual sugars, cake, bread, smoke and dirt. The taste is bitter, wood, brown bread, alcohol, cereal, toast and grain with a dry, spiced finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not a whole lot to it. So-so.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/09/2014: Ommegang Red and Blood... Dull reddish-brown color with a lofty beige head. Not much to the aroma, but it is reminiscent of the typical Irish Red Ale (exhibiting biscuity malt and a hint of vanilla). As far as taste, it starts out semi-malty with some spicy Belgian yeast with a minor bit of pepper in the finish. The flavor is fine, but nothing special. Where in the hell is the Ancho?! There is barely any pepper flavor and there is not any pepper heat whatsover. As a regular beer, itís fine and all, but as a pepper beer, itís SEVERLY lacking. Without the pepper, this is more or less just yet another typical Belgian ale. Iím honestly VERY disappointed. The license, name, and description is promising, but the beer itself is a let-down. 750 ml corked and caged bottle (6.8% Alc/Vol) from Jungle Jimís International Market in Fairfield, Ohio.