pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jw0406 (935) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours an orange color with a small white head. Aromas of spice, citrus. Medium bodied, bittersweet finish.
truebluehes (188) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice, lingering head on the copper pour. Not much aroma. Bready malt. Very smooth and drinkable.
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drfabulous (5048) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce from Beer Trappe. Yeasty Belgian tasting beer. Lemon, little tartness, and somewhat dry on the finish. Pretty damn good.
AdamChandler (3783) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild brown appearance. creamy head. Smells spicy and the rye is very apparent. Taste is a burnt maltiness, almost smoked, mahogany. nutmeg. dry finish with honey
ronaldtheriot (1572) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ommegang Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale has a medium, creamy, off-white head, a brilliant, bubbly, orange appearance, and a thin lacing sheen left behind on the glass. The aroma is fruity and spicy, and the taste is of peppery rye, white bread, white bread crust, fruit, and there is a nice hop bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Ommegang Scythe & Sickle finishes dry, sweet, and easily drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. RJT
Chudwick (2498) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - pours amber with off white head and nice lacing. Nose is wheat and floral. Flavor adds caramel and rye. Mildly sweet with light to medium bitterness. Dry and a little gritty. A good brew.
southernolkart (55) - - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice spicy ale with heavy malt flavor but the finish is a little dry for me
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suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange/amber colored pour. Big white head that fades a little bit too quickly. Some lacing. Big aroma of malt and spice. Taste is a sweet malty flavor with some spiciness. Not bad.