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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Ommegang XV celebrates our 15th year and honors some of the world’s most desired ales. The dark Trappist ales of Belgium are made with the simplest of ingredients yet offer richly complex aromas and flavors. Ommegang XV uses on the finest malts, Ommegang yeast, and a touch of hops, creating a fine ale that will age superbly.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a creamy wonderful head. Not much lacing... Smells sweet with hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate. Great strong malt taste with a slight carbonated finish... Excellent beer. Ommegang finest

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
I poured this one from a 750ml corked and caged brown bottle into a stemmed tulip glass. A= This ale poured a super clear, dark mahogany brown color with ruby highlights. The beige head rose over an inch with a medium strength pour. Steady carbonation release. Lots of lace stickage on my glass. S= I smelled rich malt, dark fruits, and a sweet boozy alcohol note. Nothing over the top, with the aromatic components in balance. T= Started off with a restrained sweetness, just a kiss really, followed by some rich and complex malty notes. The esters are where this beer was really exceptional. Flavors of dark fruit, raisins, and figs were all detectable. The yeast character was appropriately Belgian, with the aforementioned esters and some spicy phenolic character coming through. The alcohol was big but not hot, and it gave a perfumey sweetness to each sip. Finish was on the dry side, but with a kiss of malt that made me want to take another sip right away. MF= Medium bodied with a firm carbonation that still felt pretty soft on the tongue. Not hot or boozy and no astringency. D= I found this to be a very drinkable beer. The flavor was all Belgian Dark Strong but the drinkability was more in the range of a good Dubbel. A nice tribute beer to a wonderful brewery's 15th anniversary. Highly recommended! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
On tap at GABF. Pours with a deep brown hued body with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are ester forward with strong isoamyl acetate and brown sugar, medium malt structure, dark fruit, mild florals. Flavors are of isoamyl acetate, brown sugar, alcohol, fruit roll-ups and leather. Fuller carbonation, warming, lightly floral.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4306) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is some sweet dark malt, some molasses, some fruity character, and some esters. Flavor follows with some cherry and plummy notes and some sweet dark malt, and some brown sugar. Medium to full in body and interesting overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel and dark fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2013
75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop hazy dark red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, prune, some alcohol, raisin, spicy, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/prune, some spicy, light cinnamon, alcohol burn. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours a dark brown, nearly opaque with a greenish caramel colored head. Brown sugar and date on the nose. Mouthfeel is decent, but not phenomenal. A little too much sting, despite allowing it to settle. Brown sugar up front with a little sweet date emerging. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Nose is raisin, yeast, sherry and wood. Medium body with a buzz. Taste is green banana, yeast, toffee and fig. Easy drinking for the ABV but nothing really stands out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured very deep garnet with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up warm dark fruits, nutty notes, and deep banana with accents of oak, tannins, and spicy yeast.. rich and welcoming. The flavor found bready notes, molasses, and caramel at the core with tangy fruit skins, black pepper, banana, and cloves around.. good balance between chewy malts and big Belgian yeast character.. finished with more spicy yeast over chewy bready notes. Medium-bodied with rolling carbonation on the palate.. spicy, well-balanced, and engaging.. loved it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
December 2012. 750 ml. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, roated malts. Taste has some brown sugar in it blended with spice. Well made.


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