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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 in a nod to traditional upstate New York grains 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2015
12oz bottle (refrigerated) as Grains of Truth, best before 7/20/16, drunk 12/15/15.
Light haziness to the copper-to-light-amber liquid with plentiful carbonation creating a creamy, off-white head that is well-retained.
Balanced blend of Belgian yeast and malts in the nose, displaying fruits (apple, cherry, strawberry), vanilla, light caramel and baked bread. Just a touch of clove and black pepper, as well. No alcohol or flaws.
Very malty, unsurprisingly with notes of sugar cookies, light caramel, vanilla, various grains and lots of breadiness. Definitely vanilla wafers. But its all carried-on by a tight carbonation and very softly-malted texture that prevents any hypothetical graininess/astringency from the malt/grains. Sweetness is moderate; perhaps a bit above average for a Belgian ale, but the flavors are enjoyable and the maltiness is obviously part of what the beers aiming for. Pepper, clove, light citrus and vanilla linger on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1251) - USA - DEC 18, 2015
Hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is a little peppery with some light notes of bread malt. Flavor is clean and peppery up front with a wheat finish. Fairly effervescent with a light snap to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Signature Ommegang, always doing their due process in regards to Belgian styles. Nice carbonation, esters, rye spice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sirmixsomewhat (206) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Grains of Truth (Scythe and Sickle) is a golden brown beer that tastes spicier than it looks. Its a little hoppy compared to a lot of other Ommegang beers, and it sits on the tongue after you swallow in a way that reminds you of ginger or something similar. Its a decent beer thats great for fall, but its pretty average compared to the rest of their lineup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Smells sweet with strong malt and some fruitiness. Cloudy amber brown color. Tastes like a nice hearty ale with the malt and fruitiness present. Has a nice after taste as well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (386) - - DEC 4, 2015
12oz bottle. 07/2017 BB date. Appearance: Deep golden/orange with a light haze, with a large, thick white foam head. Aroma: Belgian yeast dominates, heavy clove. Light, grainy rye malt undertones. Taste: Light grainy malt sweetness that turns into citrus and strong clove yeast flavor. At the swallow a touch of rye appears. Mouthfeel: Medium body with some creaminess and a moderately high carbonation. Finish: Very dry with rye graininess and some retronasal clove yeast notes. Overall: Interesting mesh of grainy malt with rye apparent, blended with touches of citrus and a strong clove yeast character. The three flavors all standout differently and dont seem to intermingle, but overall still a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
The aroma is grain sacks, banana, orange peel, whole-grain bread, and a hint of clove and pepper. Lots of esters and a bit of phenols. Grains definitely lean clean and crisp. A background of caramelized sugars. Mouthfeel has moderate, elegant carbonation. The taste is lightly sweet and moderately bitter, slightly tangy too. Spices, citrus peel, some grapefruit, and hay come through. The finish leans drier -- mineraly, and a bit inky even. Orange peel and pepper linger. A smoother finish would have gone a long way, but still something Id like to drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
on tap at Craftys Taproom in Northeast Phila - Belgiany. Nice amber color. Hoppy and Belgiany aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (733) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Translucent medium amber with a thick foamy white head. Foam dissipates quickly to a thin ring that clings to the glass, Pleasant aroma of bready yeast but not over powering. Taste has a hint of cloves and some other spices and is a bit dry. Finish is somewhat dry and harsh. OK but not as good as I had hoped for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1361) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2015
Grassy grain aroma in a cloudy copper pour. Impressively complex flavours with subtle hints of multiple grains.

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