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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale is brewed with barley, wheat, oats and rye. Scythe and sickle is a seasonal brew that celebrates the richness of the grain harvest. Brewed with barley, wheat, oats and Ė in a nod to traditional upstate New York grains Ė rye, this fine ale is malty and creamy on the palate. The flavors of the grains and earth shine through. Enjoy the refreshment of the season and joys of fine brewing.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (349) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Pours cloudy brown with substantial fluffy head. Nose is very yeasty, earthy, a little funk, lemon. Taste is yeast, earthy, grains, a little spice and can definitely taste the rye on the back end. A little hoppy, but very balanced. Has a dry finish. Does not disappoint, very drinkable, good for fall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Keg @ Sedona. Medium amber with a small head. The nose is spicy yeast, honeyed marshmallow, pear juice. Toasted grain. The taste is mild Brett. Pear and apple tart. General spices, cinnamon. Moderately malty. Baked brown bread. Pretty clean, not as flabby as I thought it would be. Medium body, crisp. Overall, pleasing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Brownish colored, large head, some lace/retention. Aroma is grain, rye, caramel, somewhat floral, moderate to low spice. Medium to light bodied, quite drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1563) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Cloudy, amber/orange appearance with an average size, off white head and good lacing. Yeasty aroma along with some soft fruit and hints of herbal hops. Modestly sweet, earthy, grainy, spicy flavors with a peppery aftertaste. Creamy texture, medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel and a long lasting finish. Very pleasing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubblehouse (776) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Poured a beautiful color with slight head. Has a nice floral finish but not overwhelming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Nice. Sort of a combination of a saison and a brown ale. Maltiness in abundance, with peppery zing like a saison. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle; orange-amber in color with a big frothy head. Aroma of yeast, rye, wheat, veggie and fruit. Flavor had a nice yeastiness and earthiness; in some ways reminded me of a Unibroue beer. Fairly dry. Drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (637) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
pours a copper red, aroma - slightly burned malt, taste - evergreen, sweetness, rye with moderate hop flavor, med finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a hazy orange amber with a golden hue. Fat luscious head that took forever to fall and left scads and dabs of clinging lace. Fell of to a tall and rocky cap then a layer over top. Streaming effervescence. Nose is Light and toasted grain. light belgian yeast with a dry rye and a little dry wheat. Bit of pepper and the rye and the yeast are both a touch sour. There is a light sweetness and some terrific fruit on this. Light banana, apple, pear, and sweet orange. Thereís also a bit of clove to round out the nose but lightly. Grassy and with some must and earth.

Taste is marvelous. Little toasted grain and light bread. Citrus is tart and sweet and the rye is sour and also sweet. Itís like all the opposites have come together on this palate. Sweet and tart. Thereís some apricot and the apple and pear really are the main sweetness in this rather than a caramel sweetness from the malt. Thatís how it stays so light in the body. There is a hint or a suggestion of sweet potato or yam but not any real flavor of it. No heavy winter spices either. No nutmeg or pumpkin spices. The pepper is graceful. This finishes dry, with a touch of hop bitter and oil and a light lingering sweetness thatís entirely from the fruit.

This beer is the perfect bridge between summer and fall. It has a tremendous fruit character that continues to evolve. The belgian character gives it a stately manner and a dry quality overall. It reminds you of everything thatís good about summer with tiís sweet fruits and then shows off all itís tartness and sour to lead you toward fall and winter flavors. The banana and bread are so light on the palate you hardly notice them. It even shows you a hop bitter in the finish.

Flavorful, rousing, deep, complex but also simple in itís approach, stylish and pretty. Ommegang hasnít disappointed me yet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. Like most Ommegangs, this brew has flavors and textures that are tough to grasp, but after reading up on this beer, the assortment of grain makes sense. Almost tastes like Multi-Grain cherrios. Very solid offering.


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