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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Belgian pale & pilsner malts w/ Styrian Golding for bittering and Saaz for aroma. Ginger predominates the spicing. Fermented in primary with Ommegang’s house yeast, followed by secondary with Brettanomyces bruxellensis. Dry-hopped in secondary w/ a blend of hops; Tettnang being the stand-out. The flavor profile is very herbal with an earthy undertone (very fitting for a Belgian-style farmhouse ale). The dry finish and pronounced hop aromas hide the 8% abv very well. Dangerously drinkable for its strength and character.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1384) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Batch #4, May 2009 Labeled Bottle; Pour is fairly clear golden with a frothy white head here - retention is above average, with some sticky lacing present. The nose is mineral water, baked bread, feint citrus, and a touch of spicing. The flavor profile reveals a fantastic drinker here ; mild funk, herbals, lemon grass, baked bread, minerals, mild sweetness, with some bitterness present near the finish. It’s not over the top, but it works overall for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Had this beer in 2011, and was the last one that night... by far the best! Very nice herbal flavors, hoppy finish, all in all, a great Season.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2824) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2012
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in March 2008. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 3 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of lightly tart apple, pear, grape, lemon, pepper, clove, earth, hay, bread, herbal, and earthy yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance. Taste of pear, apple, lemon, pepper, clove, earth, funk, bread, herbal, hay, grass, leather, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, citrus, pepper, clove, earth, bread, funk, hay, grass, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of flavors; with a nice malt and peppery flavor balance with good brett character; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp, prickly, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent brett saison! Nice amount of flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth to sip on for an 8% brew. Really enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (960) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Batch #1 June 2007 - Had this lying around so time to try in 2012. Gold and hazy with frothy white head, visible carbonation, big pop when opening this one. Funkhouse is right. Big Brett nose with this one. Funk for sure. This has lots of carbonation which is somewhat distracting. Very earthy, horsey grassy flavor and aroma. Full Brett attributes. Resiny/dry hop finish, slight spice. Palate is light and thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (855) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours hazy light-gold with white, fizzy head. Aroma is a perplexing and complex tartness, and then a taste reveals... My initial reaction is to recoil; the mid/aftertaste reveals a Listerine flavor that I associate with poorly fermented meads, a second wafting reveals this in the aroma. However, as it warms, the flavor, while still present, becomes more tolerable. I’m guessing it was a result of the unusual combination of ginger and Brett. Interesting, but not delicious like a sour beer should be. Of course, from a historical perspective, ginger was the most common spice added to farmhouse ales (which were almost always spiced.) In addition, these historical examples tented to get funky. However, back in those days, the malt would have been darkened due to uneven heating and would have produced a more complex grain flavor (all this according to the book "Farmhouse Ales") Anyway, interesting, but I wouldn’t get it again when all of Ommegang’s others are more enjoyable for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1813) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2012
props to matt for sharing this batch 1 at dadtoberfest. Nose is pungent and cheesy. Body is more neutral with a nice, light sweetness and rich malts. Finishes slightly lactic with wonderful pepper florals.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Solid notes of oxidization. Some fruity notes, caramel, grainy. Not very good fresh or with age.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Batch #3, April 2008. Pours a hazed gold color with a minimal white head. The aroma has a lot of bretty funk, with spice, floral notes, lemon, and sweet malts. Flavor of peppery spice, herbs, pale and sweet malts, grass, and farmhouse funk. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a funky, spicy mouthfeel. Really good saison that seems to be aging well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2650) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
A: The beer is hazy and orange with a small head that fades rather abruptly, leaving a few faint traces of lacing on the glass. S: I was surprised by the lack of any prominent wild / funk / brettanomyces character. The most present aromas were fruits, most notably apples, and alcohol. T: I found this beer to be a bit too sweet. While I realize that the addition of wild yeast does not necessarily indicate that the beer will be a sour / funk bomb, I was expecting much more from Ommegeddon. Overall, I found this beer to relatively bland, while I felt the label and addition of wild yeast suggest the exact opposite. M: Medium - thin in body, with a subtle alcohol presence throughout. Sweetness is also prevalent throughout, which often limits my enjoyment of a beer, as is the case here. D: Overall, I found this to be rather bland and unexciting. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-10-2010

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3524) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle from Jessup Plaza. Batch 5 from 2009. Pours orange with lots of white head. Lots of carbonation. Big sour notes on the nose but also some fruit essence. I’m guessing 3 years have mellowed out the taste some what but it still puckers the lips. Solid!


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