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RATINGS: 382   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 Ė in a nod to traditional upstate New York grains Ė 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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a golden color with a slight hazy. Large frothy, rocky tan head. Good head retention. I can already detect a pleasant aroma coming from this. Aroma of citrus, oats, wheat and and herbal finish. The taste is citrus, soft malts, bitter herbal hop, faint nuttiness. Medium bodied. This is quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Cloudy carrot-orange. The head is mega-puffy, but that might be a pourerís error. (Donít judge.) Sticky gobs of lace. Looks quite excellent actually. Aroma is some light Belgian funk, but with some spicy malts that are similar to rye. Touch of lemongrass and orange peel. Major malt funk on the front of the tongue, and in the back, a heavy dose of rye malts. Peppery and spicy. The citrus (orange rind, lemon) and grassy flavors are a nice balance. Feels slick and smooth. A little chunky but not a choker. Somewhat akin to Ommegangís BPA, but with a grittier grain bill. A little overpriced for a 4-pack but a very nice pint.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
12 oz bottle bottle served in my Ommegang 10th Anno tulip: Pours a glowing amber with an initial huge frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of the house Belgian yeast notes with a bit of clove and banana but plenty of grapefruit and mango esters from the hops too. Nicey spicy nose and the bit of rye and oat makes it more inviting. The taste is well executed with a balance of juicy hop bitterness, yeast profile and wheaty biscuity malts. What I am really digging is the spicy rye finish, a very nice touch. The mouth feel is a tad heavy for the genre and the rye does add that dryness to the finish. This is one time I wished the bottle was a 750ml, I drank this far too quickly and want more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (768) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12 oz bottle, thank you samp01 for sharing. Pours hazy orange with a long lasting, foamy, white head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is of yeast, spices, hops, bready malt and hint of pears. Body is full and tangy. Yeast, spicy rye, herbal hops, caramel and bready malt, some fruit combine on the palate. Finish is long and spicy. Delicious, complex brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
A - Pours a hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of caramel malts, grapefruit, pine, and floral hops, oats, spicy rye, and some bready malts. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit hops, spicy rye, and some oats. Through the middle, some pine and lightly spicy hops come through with some bitterness alongside some bready malts. The finish is a mix of pine and floral hops, some bitterness, some bready malts, spicy rye, and oats. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, lightly bitter, and spicy. D - Very drinkable. Good overall balance and complexity. Like the rye.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krygh (17) - Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber-copper with a rich off-white head. Effervescent carbonation with a very creamy medium-full mouthfeel. You get a full biscuity nose with a strong presence of rye. Subtle hints of earth and tropical fruit and slighter still some alcohol. Immediately the oats creates a creaminess, and a malty-tropical fruit sweetness fades to a dry bready peppery rye with spicy & citrus hop notes ending with a floral-like honey note with a touch of bitter hop. A lot of things are happening in this complex beer. I especially like the sweet to dry progression while being creamy the whole way through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2012
12oz bottle. Orange pour with a big pillowy head of tight white bubbles. Aroma is sweet and lightly grassy. Flavors are crisp, sweet malt and a nice grassy hop finish that cleans up the sweetness. A really nice, easy-drinking beer. I know itís good, when it is half gone before I even start thinking about taking notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Grainy malt (rye dominates) aroma with a hint of lemon and cherry. Golden yellow with giant fluffy head. Sweet-tart lemon and grainy malt flavor - again, rye seems to be the most prominent but a nice blending. Mildly bitter lemon peel finish. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1180) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Ommegang Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale has a medium, creamy, off-white head, a brilliant, bubbly, orange appearance, and a thin lacing sheen left behind on the glass. The aroma is fruity and spicy, and the taste is of peppery rye, white bread, white bread crust, fruit, and there is a nice hop bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Ommegang Scythe & Sickle finishes dry, sweet, and easily drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. RJT

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a hazy orange amber with a golden hue. Fat luscious head that took forever to fall and left scads and dabs of clinging lace. Fell of to a tall and rocky cap then a layer over top. Streaming effervescence. Nose is Light and toasted grain. light belgian yeast with a dry rye and a little dry wheat. Bit of pepper and the rye and the yeast are both a touch sour. There is a light sweetness and some terrific fruit on this. Light banana, apple, pear, and sweet orange. Thereís also a bit of clove to round out the nose but lightly. Grassy and with some must and earth.

Taste is marvelous. Little toasted grain and light bread. Citrus is tart and sweet and the rye is sour and also sweet. Itís like all the opposites have come together on this palate. Sweet and tart. Thereís some apricot and the apple and pear really are the main sweetness in this rather than a caramel sweetness from the malt. Thatís how it stays so light in the body. There is a hint or a suggestion of sweet potato or yam but not any real flavor of it. No heavy winter spices either. No nutmeg or pumpkin spices. The pepper is graceful. This finishes dry, with a touch of hop bitter and oil and a light lingering sweetness thatís entirely from the fruit.

This beer is the perfect bridge between summer and fall. It has a tremendous fruit character that continues to evolve. The belgian character gives it a stately manner and a dry quality overall. It reminds you of everything thatís good about summer with tiís sweet fruits and then shows off all itís tartness and sour to lead you toward fall and winter flavors. The banana and bread are so light on the palate you hardly notice them. It even shows you a hop bitter in the finish.

Flavorful, rousing, deep, complex but also simple in itís approach, stylish and pretty. Ommegang hasnít disappointed me yet.


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