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RATINGS: 472   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Good....very spicy. Reminds me of the last ommegang I had, but entirely different at the same time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3338) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2012
12 oz. bottle. pours a thick, well retained, off white head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy, amber (SRM 10) body....nose is toffee/caramel, honey tones, cereal...taste is spicy rye, toffee/caramel, light honey tones, Grapenuts, finishing dry with a moderate bitterness....mouth feel thick and creamy, with additional creaminess from the moderate carbonation. This is a malt forward beer, with great malt complexity in both nose and taste bringing out the complexity of the four cereal grains. The hops were used with a light hand, but are present enough to balance the moderate roast of the grains. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jnkor (356) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Color is a dark brown/red with an off white head. Aroma is very light, but reminds me of candy sugar and Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet but bitter and acrid. The palate is not really smooth, with the high carbonation making this feel like higher than ABV than advertised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timtaylr (16) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Pours with a huge head which lingers. Cloudy orange amber appearance. Peppery aroma and flavor. Some Belgian notes on the tongue. Not much body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1612) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Kind of a puzzle. Deep malts yet really carbonated. Lots of rough rye but creamy head and aromas. Awfully complex and compelling but really like a bag of grain. Belgian label, American born. This is a contradiction beer, for sure, but it has all the aggressive hallmarks of an earthy rustic American ale. For that, I commend it. As a Belgian, however, it is rough-hewn and unfinished. It lacks the special yeast that would have made this beer delicate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1412) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Not sure how to classify this. Pours a golden orangeish. Smells grassy and grainy, with a bit of pepper to it. Taste is similar - definitely spicy, like all of their beers. Dances on the tongue. Very light, very drinkable. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abcfan (902) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Decent. Pours copper with a fluffy off white head. Earthy bread like aroma. Taste is full of malts and notes of yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5707) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
A new Ommegang beer for 3 bucks a 12 ounce? - sure, what the hell - turbid orange - large, fluffy head - very soft and earthy aroma - surprisingly sweet notes or citrus (orange, mango) - dusty yeast notes - spicy and lightly sour rye - carbonation is full in the mouth, but very soft and creamy - fairly sour flavor which is not entirely pleasant, like soured orange juice - moderate acidity - husky grain flavors - spicy, pepper finish - lingering acidity and sour yeast notes - meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Soft golden amber pour with a profuse creamy off white head, nicely laced. Body shows the non-barley grains, medium with a crisp carbonation and spicy finish. Somewhat muted flavor and aromatics. A light showing of isoamyl acetate and 4-vinyl-guaicol account for most (if not all) of the ester character. Soft floral notes in the aroma and the flavor almost bottoms out....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Draft at LOL WOB. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Malty and creamy with a fair amount of hop bitterness. Easy drinking and tasty.

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