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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This delectable blonde ale is a co-creation of two famed farmstead breweries: Brewery Ommegang and Brasserie d’Achouffe. It employs five fine malts, two noble hops, and both of the distinctive Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts. You’ll enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
First pour is crystal clear but by the amount of sediment sitting on the bottom of the bottle I’m guessing the second pour will be murky. Bronzey body with a fluffy cap. Aroma is apple, yeast, spice, toasty wheat...... I can’t shake the smell of birthday cake. Taste is smooth and lively. Sweet with lemon and other citrus, heavy malts, caramel, pepper. Incredibly drinkable. Slight hint of bitter in the finish. So very mucky now after next pour. Now that the beer is room temp and the muck is in the glass the lemon has gone away and been replaced by a fruitiness. Not a single fault with this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3016) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Belmont bottle probably about a year old as my best guess. Pretty straight forward, built-to-style Belgian strong ale. Maybe time calmed it but the 9.5ABV was not over-the-top as some others have noted. Nice overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2013
750 ml. Mostly clear and golden with a lasting ring of cream. Nose of earthy grape must, and spicy resin. Flavors of earthy honeycomb, toasted bread, smoky bacon, and spicy citrus. Medium body has low-medium carbonation and is well balanced. I love the d’Achouffe yeast so this must be the reason this is the best of the dozen or so Ommegangs I’ve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Too much Ommegang and not enough of the gnome here. Has some nice floral hops on the top. Probably one of the best Ommegangs I’ve had though. Pours clear blond with a little head and lacing. Some booze in aroma as well. Finishes with light sweet and bitterness. On tap.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berxerxes (14) - - JUN 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Bottle. Pours a hazy gold. Thick eggy head with high retention and lacing. Smells amazing and delicious, malt, yeast, banana, pear, fig, clove, spice, sugar. Taste is almost as good as smell, sugar and malt dominate, fig, banana, pear, boozey but smooth. Mouthfeel is perfect, crisp carbonation, velvety finish. This is my kind of beer. Surprised by lower ratings, underrated in my book. Maybe slightly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
On tap at the Winking Lizard Crosswoods on 6/2/13. Hazy gold in color with a medium white head. Aroma of banana, clove and toasted oats. Banana and clove flavor with a caramelized sugar finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Pours hazy orange, no head or lace. Aroma of very ripe orchard fruit, skins, chocolate, nuts, light nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavor is fruity sweat muscat grapes, nutmeg, slightly spiced, dusty apple skins. Feel is fairly juicy but then watery and dry. Enjoyable and good with food.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2013
On draught at Winking Lizard. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium foamy white head that evaporates slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, spice and yeast. Medium to full body with flavors of earthy yeast, fruit and grainy malt. The finish is sweet with a banana and yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
750ml bottle, best before 2/2013 .. . thanks for selling this to me Shoky, been wanting to try this .. . a simple gold .. light foam .. . light yeast, peach, light apricot, cereal, very light cork, and expired honey .. . mouth is very easy .. .
mouth is surprisingly flat, i mean it has a decent amount of carbonation (more than 90% of lost abbey beers for example) but for an ommengang or Achouffe brew, which are usually quite lively, slightly disappointing in that fold .. .
this was an ok beer, really was hoping for much more though.. . .
Yeah, well, I think I didn’t wanna... you know, my father smoked a lot, and, uh... he’s been smoking for years. He tried to quit, you know, he tried everything, you know, he tried hypnosis, and it didn’t really take, and then he tried that thing with all the needles, what do they call that... heroin. .. .

he loves it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (717) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
This seemed more like a Belgian strong than a blonde as listed on the bottle. Nice yeast and malt aroma with alcohol. Poured a cloudy dark straw color with minimal head. Belgian yeast with some wheat and spice. Alcohol was present up front but works. Palate was heavier and smoother than expected. This one also packed a punch. Good drinkable stuff.


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