justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When I popped the top on this one, foam bubbled from the bottleneck like a champagne bottle. Poured murky caramel with a big foamy head-- beautiful pour. Nose is fruity ommegang yeast, banana, caramel malt. Palate is medium and creamy, just like the deScription. Taste is sweet caramel, a little banana, black pepper, hint of alcohol. Faintly bitter finish. Delicious.
odinstyr (689) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber orange with a foamy tan head. Smells of biscuit, rye, hint of apple. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter - malty and fruity - hint of apple
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 Beautiful pour, as I have come to expect from Ommegang. Light amber body with champagne like carbonation resulting in a massive tight bubbled white head, really amazing looking. I get a lot of the grain in the aroma, mostly barley, but not much rye, some bready yeast qualities as well. Flavor is grainy, malty, crisp and refreshing. Very drinkable at 5.8. Another great release from Ommegang and actually a sessionable one too. A very different, but equally exceptional fall harvest ale.
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a little hop aroma with mild malt notes, a little malt sweetness in the nose, some pleasant mildly fruity, earthy yeast esters. fairly clear brassy gold color, a reasonable off white head. rich body. a touch of rye malt dryness. smooth, round malt flavor, with little bitterness, just a touch in the finish. a nice gently tangy quality.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a hazy golden color with a big foamy white head that has good retention. Aroma of fruity yeast esters, banana, grass hops. Tastes of bananas, cloves, spicy yeast, some black pepper, lemon rind, oranges and a touch of cereal grains. Light to medium body, good carbonation with a slightly sticky finish.
Luvystypotables (1451) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full head that lasts with a rich caramel colour. Aroma of malt and yeast, tastes like a Belgian with a bit of sweetness of rye. Palate of barley and yeast.
mike5326 (1498) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Hazy orange color, huge frothy off-white head. Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and oats. Light alcohol flavor with a smooth grain body and a nice finish.
sudomorph (1009) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours a nearly clear, dark golden colour with a three finger, white frothy head that sticks to the glass and thins to a medium film but never truely goes away. Fine sediment can be seen suspended throughout.
Aroma is complex. Notes of spice, bread, yeast, and sugar.
Taste is malty with a bit of earthy spice and a touch of bitter on the finish.
Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Bubbly and lively mouth feel.
This is a nice beer and the first I’ve had with Rye. I can taste a dark, earthy, spicyness throughout and assume that is from the rye. Very nice.
Rustyham (1825) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yeast, yeast, and yeast. There is some strong pale malt body and flavor in here, but it is the yeast that really delivers the flavor.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing amazing, has a kind of bland taste. There is some pumpkin present which is kinda nice.