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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnoud (281) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2013.02.13- Ommegang XV - 750ml bottle in goblet glass. Pours a deep mahogany brown. Medium low carbonation produces a decent creamy tan head which subsides quickly to a foamy center cap and ring. Aroma is quite interesting. Agree with CyberCat below, it's fruity (of plum, raisin, fig sort of variety) and a bit of treacle or molasses. Maybe a bit of caramel. Mouthfeel is pretty medium. it's not too heavy but it is a bit creamy. Carbonation seems a really good level, lightly fizzy mouthfuls. Taste is very interesting and fairly complex. Breweries seem to pull out the stops for anniversary brews and it shows. Flavor seems to go from fruity (plum, raisin, dark fruit, etc) into a bit of candy sugar or molasses-y sweetness and then a very mild alcohol burn on the back end. Tasty stuff, possibly my favorite Ommegang. Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3391) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Strong, syrupy aroma has decidedly fruity and treacle notes, with a hint of horehound. Pours a dark, barely translucent sepia with a thick, dark buff head that hangs around for a bit. Robust, mouth-filling flavor has firm notes of malt, apple, caramel and horehound. Gets them lips a-smackin’! Firm, smooth texture has a good fizz and leaves a somewhat fruity-sweet finish as if I had just eaten a very tasty pear. Dairug-beer XV!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1107) - Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Very dark. Thin oily head. Raisens. Brown sugar, and plums. Hint of chocolate. Light to medium body, but very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5789) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Dark brown with red highlights and a tan head. Aroma has a lot of raisins in it as well as some lightly roasted malt and some brown sugar. The flavor is very similar. There is a lot of candy sugar as well as some raisins, plums and other dark fruit. There is also some nice malt in the flavor and a bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3322) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours a very dark reddish brown with a small, thin, but well retained head.

The aroma is plum and fig with some Cavendish tobacco, some caramel and some brown sugar. Impossibly rich and inviting, pungent but nothing that smacks you across the face, nuanced, at times subtle, but very rich smelling.

The flavor is fruity with both pear and darker fruit notes of raisin, fig, cherry, etc. The beer has a very noticeable presence of spicy alcohol notes, but it’s never over boozy or unpleasant. Some robust rye bread and light roastiness provide a some balance.

This is a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (954) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Classy packaging of a tin with corrugated cardboard padding, which ensured that the beer was well protected from light and shocks. The beer looked deep copper when pouring out of the corked, and caged, 22 oz. bomber, but it looked nearly black in the glass. The head was quite small, but lasted a while, and left a solid sheet of lacing on the sides of the St. Bernardus goblet. The smell was apples, cherries, pears, and raisins, with a touch of allspice. The taste was very fruity as well, but the sweetness was balanced out by yeasty dryness and spice, and the beer was not at all cloying. The balance was outstandingly drinkable. The mouthfeel was light ,and the alcohol was well hidden. The finish had some brief spicy notes before tit faded. This was a quality beer in all aspects.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
chocolate, herbs, brown, minimal head, amber, Pearfull body, thick feel, flat, long finish, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3403) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a dark reddish brown with an off white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Toffee and cherry notes. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (931) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark maroon brown with three fingers of course light tan head. Settles relatively quickly with sparse lacing. Aroma is sweet, caramel, fig, mild stone fruit, alcohol. Flavor is mild fig, date, stone fruit, caramel malt, toffee, bitter, alcohol and apple in the finish. Tastes pretty authentically Belgian. Moderate to soft carbonation, medium body, and clean texture. Fruitiness and alcohol really come out as it warms up. A tasty belgian beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Certainly nothing wrong with it but also not particularly complex or interesting, which I expect from both Ommegang and anything "Belgian-style".

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