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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 – 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2284) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
On tap at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL., and shaker served showing a clear, golden amber color, with persistent, off white/cream toned head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was both both toasty & bready, but more on the bready side, with husky graininess, and light caramel sweetness. Although an ale, Marzen-like characteristics were prevalent. Medium bodied and softly carbonated, the flavor was pro grain & malt, but offered a moderate hop bitterness that was earthy and lightly lingering. A pleasant creaminess advanced the mouthfeel, and a light sticky texture was also present. A decently sessionable harvest offering that was a refreshing diversion from both the highly spiced, and the recent sway toward heavily hopped, fall seasonal brews.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy and slightly reddish amber color with a moderate head. Slightly, but somewhat hoppy smell. Taste has a bit of grain in it along with a slight bitterness. Nice frew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (403) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Ar: Soft peppery notes, some peach, pineapple, and banana - spicy floral quality, too. Ap: Cloudy orange-amber - huge off-white head with great retention and thick Belgian-esque lacing. T: Pepper and clove up front - bitter orange and banana with a medium sweetness - bitterness is medium-high, very refined, and spicy - full maltiness - finish is lingering banana and toasted malt. P: Medium body, high carbonation - smooth and almost creamy - finish is dry. O: Great beer - full of fruitiness and a firm malty backbone - at the same time, graceful and refined.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 5, 2012
Draft. Poured a nice amber color with some foamy white head. Great balance between all of the grains with the rye adding a nice slightly peppery touch. Great malt flavors made this very enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), lightly yeasty (basement/cement), with a light note of orange peel, hint of plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Rather plain and unmemorable, but overall it’s decent considering the brewer...mild but pleasant nose, decent balance in the mouth, only a little bit of huskiness and crude yeast detracts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Sampled on 10/13/2012 at GABF. This specialty grain beer pours a light gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, estery and yeasty. A medium bodied multi-grain beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. Interesting but seems a little bland. Will have to try again in a less busy setting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Had on tap at Blind Pig in Champaign, served in a shaker pint. A: Pours a dark amber color with a foamy white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin film leaving sticky sheets of lace behind. S: Light yeasty components with a touch of chalk. Some fruity esters and a little grassy hops as well. Some oaty pale malts on the nose as well. T: Pretty much like the nose with more of a dry yeast flavor and less of the malts from the nose. Same fruity esters and light grassy hops. M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Dry finish. O: This was OK. It was anything spectacular and pretty straight forward. Serving type: on-tap

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2012
This pours a deep ruddy orange with bright amber at the edges when held to light. There is a large off white head. The nose is grainy with some apples and notes of hay. There is also some caramel and old leather. The taste is like spiced apples consisting of cinnamon and nutmeg. Possibly a note of allspice sneaks in. The finish has some hay and a lot of wood. This is a nice interesting brew and well done.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MeralKween (8) - - NOV 2, 2012 does not count
Nice aroma, beautiful gold cloudy color. Full yeast palatte, taste of hops, yeast and malts. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours orange with a large off-white head. Smells, simply, if barley, wheat, oats, and rye. Taste is a medley of grain flavors, sweet, spicy, and hints of bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth texture, lightly fizzy mouth-carbonation, Ommegang Scythe and Sickle Harvest Ale finishes with a touch of earthy tang.


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