fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a very thick, dense, white head that doesnít dissipate at all. Itís creamy with flavors of caramel malt and spices (clove, nutmeg). Apple and apricots. The Belgian-style yeast gives it an earthy quality. The Harvest Ale description is accurate, but I think the use of so many different grains made it taste a little strange.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a rocky off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, grass, florals, herbs, nuts, and roasted grain. Flavor of caramel, biscuit, huskiness, citrus, and roasted grain.
makingr22 (7) - - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My #1 beer of all time! Taste the rye. Great carbonation! Light enough to drink all day but enough body to remind you that it's there. Perfect!
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Hazy orange with medium white head. Aroma is spicy orange, medium body, well carbonated, and a little lacing. Taste is orange, bubble gum, and spicy rye.
flatmatt (1400) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage on tap at HopCat Ann Arbor. Pours a clear brown amber with a white head. Aromas of light bubble gum and slight toastiness. As for the flavor, the age (maybe) seems to give it a light crispness. Toasted malt and fruitiness with that light crispness, overall bubble gum with some earthy aged hops. Not sure quite why, but I find it really enjoyable with the age on it.
ClarkVV (5232) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (refrigerated) as Grains of Truth, best before 7/20/16, drunk 12/15/15.
Light haziness to the copper-to-light-amber liquid with plentiful carbonation creating a creamy, off-white head that is well-retained.
Balanced blend of Belgian yeast and malts in the nose, displaying fruits (apple, cherry, strawberry), vanilla, light caramel and baked bread. Just a touch of clove and black pepper, as well. No alcohol or flaws.
Very malty, unsurprisingly with notes of sugar cookies, light caramel, vanilla, various grains and lots of breadiness. Definitely vanilla wafers. But itís all carried-on by a tight carbonation and very softly-malted texture that prevents any hypothetical graininess/astringency from the malt/grains. Sweetness is moderate; perhaps a bit above average for a Belgian ale, but the flavors are enjoyable and the maltiness is obviously part of what the beerís aiming for. Pepper, clove, light citrus and vanilla linger on the finish.
Gachupines (1215) - USA - DEC 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is a little peppery with some light notes of bread malt. Flavor is clean and peppery up front with a wheat finish.
Fairly effervescent with a light snap to it.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Signature Ommegang, always doing their due process in regards to Belgian styles. Nice carbonation, esters, rye spice notes.
Sirmixsomewhat (173) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grains of Truth (Scythe and Sickle) is a golden brown beer that tastes spicier than it looks. Itís a little hoppy compared to a lot of other Ommegang beers, and it sits on the tongue after you swallow in a way that reminds you of ginger or something similar. Itís a decent beer thatís great for fall, but itís pretty average compared to the rest of their lineup.
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells sweet with strong malt and some fruitiness. Cloudy amber brown color. Tastes like a nice hearty ale with the malt and fruitiness present. Has a nice after taste as well
TH28 (335) - - DEC 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. 07/2017 BB date. Appearance: Deep golden/orange with a light haze, with a large, thick white foam head.
Aroma: Belgian yeast dominates, heavy clove. Light, grainy rye malt undertones.
Taste: Light grainy malt sweetness that turns into citrus and strong clove yeast flavor. At the swallow a touch of rye appears.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with some creaminess and a moderately high carbonation.
Finish: Very dry with rye graininess and some retronasal clove yeast notes.
Overall: Interesting mesh of grainy malt with rye apparent, blended with touches of citrus and a strong clove yeast character. The three flavors all standout differently and donít seem to intermingle, but overall still a very good beer.