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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
justsayswell (55) - Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2013
When I popped the top on this one, foam bubbled from the bottleneck like a champagne bottle. Poured murky caramel with a big foamy head-- beautiful pour. Nose is fruity ommegang yeast, banana, caramel malt. Palate is medium and creamy, just like the description. Taste is sweet caramel, a little banana, black pepper, hint of alcohol. Faintly bitter finish. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sathorael (151) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pours dense amber brown with massive living beer foam on top that slowly dissipates, leaving a pancake in the middle of the glass and thick mousey lacing. Aromas of bready malt and wheat, sweet and slightly spicy esters, banana and a little toffee. Taste is bright and a little spicy up front, quickly moving into banana and clove and further into a sweet malt and mild woody flavors. Finish is sweet and mildly spicy moving into a satisfying dryness on the sides of the tongue.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xenon (84) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Really good. I definitely taste the ommegang house flavor in this one, but I also think they did a good job with the grains too. Sweeter than a normal saison would run, but has a strong barnyard flavor due to all the grains. Deep honey color with ample carbonation and a head/lace that sticks around. Ommegang delivers again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1723) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle from Save On. Cloudy orange gold with beautiful fluffy head and lotsa lace. Bready grassy with some ripe fruit and spice. Mild peachy fruity sweetness with some graininess and grassy spicy mildly hoppy finish. Medium light effervescent mouthfeel. A delicate and beautiful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiscerninDrunk (43) - - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange/copper, a little hazy, big frothy off white head with good retention, strong lacing. Citrus, squash, a little spicy, some sweetness on the nose. Creamy, medium malt body. Sweet potato, a little maple, lots of rye, some pine to finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltman53 (334) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a huge foamy, wash-cycle white head. Yeast-forward profile with a fruity, banana, persimmon aroma and taste. Very marshmallow mouth feel. Overall, a nicely balanced Belgian, like drinking a wispy cloud.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oscbert (1039) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
~rich bready malts with caramel, raisin, earthy, leather, candy. ~pours a cloudy amber with thicky mousy head that last. ~Sweet malty aroma, slightly sour, cherries, fig and raisin with caramel bread and spice. Well balanced. ~meidum bodied with very high CO2, prickly, lingering earthy finish. ~Excellent beer. Complex and very well balanced. Love the combo of malt and yeast character.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Nice rustic flavors of barley, wheat, oats, and rye. Goes with the earthy smell.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
QuezXLV (398) - Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Nice cloudy golden body and crazy big SUDS. THE AROMA reminds me of a Belgium beer ( WTF is wrongwiththespace bar when using beer buddy???) very light on the palate but it has a bit of a bite. The barley, oat, etc is very powerful in the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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