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RATINGS: 385   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 13, 2014
Nice golden haze poured into the tulip glass, large white head that leaves great lacing. Aroma of toast, some tropical fruit, maybe some banana from the yeast, flavor is similar with the addition of rye spice that in the beginning is a welcome addition, but by the end is cloying and gets in the way. Finish is largely typical Belgian ale with its sugars that could be better balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a hazy, bubbly orange-copper with a huge fluffy off-white head. Some lacing. Slightly mild aroma of yeast and herbs along with light grassy hops, some spices, rye malt and grain. Flavour is also yeasty, herbal and spicy along with rye malt, grassy hops, a bit of fruit, grain and an average semi-lasting bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle, almost overflowed the 24 oz glass with the resulting head. Slowly settles in a lumpy fashion. Leaves chunks of lace on the glass. Amber color with a solid haze. Belgian ale smells of yeast and soured malt. Sour flavor but with plenty of spice notes in the background. Lightly hopped to give it a more malty feel. Not as dry as most rye beers. Moderate body but with a very high carbonation level. The aftertaste has elements of milk and a bit of sour-bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
I love the spicy yeast aromas that explode from every Ommegang bottle I open. This one does not disappoint! Pours orange amber with a tall lingering tan-white head. Tastes characteristically Belgian... And specifically Ommegang while presenting the malty grain flavors splendidly. I particularly enjoyed the rye which really comes through on the palate. Another incredible beer from an awesome brewery and a fitting ode to the harvest.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walley (2) - Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
I had this beer on tap at Tap and Bottle in Tucson Arizona. I introduced it to many customers who then drank the keg dry! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluffy (1600) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2014
i have to say, i wasnt expecting a lot and really wasnt even sure what it was when i ordered it. however, ive grown quite fond of rye beers, so was curious. this one had a nice snappy, mildly pepper bite to it and yet was very well rounded. a pleasant surprise.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (291) - - JAN 11, 2014
brewed with barley, wheat, oats, and rye; cloudy amber color with a dense white head; fruity, earthy aroma; fantastic, complex grain and Belgian yeast flavor with a dry, rye finish; a very enjoyable beer

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12oz bottle served in pint glass, (substantial) yeast reserved in the bottle. The beer is mostly clear and orange amber in color. Massive off-white head; huge spicy-floral yeast aroma. Sipping through the foamy top I find aggressive carbonation and a delicious, grainy body. Oats must provide the smoothness on the palate while rye provides a grainy bite. Lots of flavor here, but not a lot of hop bitterness. Nor excessive sweetness. But the yeast has developed some really great flavors of honey and cloves here. Would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, dirty, lots of sediment floating about, large rocky off-white head, nice lacing.   Little bit of a Belgian barnish/basement like spiced nose.   Otherwise bright and somewhat sweet breadiness.   Sweet straw and hay, barnish, musty, with a nice bready background.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Clean finish, sweet bready malts, with a soft farmhouse Belgian like flair.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (907) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a murky honey golden color with a thick, long-lasting, large bubble, beige head. Mildly spicy nose with some green grape notes emanating. Wet, scrubbing, and becoming mildly astringent. A little earthy, but everything is in moderation.


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