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RATINGS: 471   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2016
(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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
makingr22 (7) - - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1400) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5232) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1215) - USA - DEC 18, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Signature Ommegang, always doing their due process in regards to Belgian styles. Nice carbonation, esters, rye spice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sirmixsomewhat (173) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2015
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (335) - - DEC 4, 2015
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.

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