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RATINGS: 77   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (934) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is malty,fruity and hops but lite. Full of dark fruit,malts and yeast flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (326) - Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is is sweet, kinda like pear juice. Appearance is a dark brown with a tan head. Taste is a dark Belgian beer with some sweetness and dark fruit flavor. Palate is way sweet and a little dry. Overall, a good beer. Would buy again if I could. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (91) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Poured from an oversize bottle into a crystal glass. Colour is cloudy dark brown/back. There is generous off-white head. Aroma is dark malt, raisin, vanilla, and spice. Flavour is sweet bread, molasses, dried fruit, and spice. Well balanced hops give it a wonderful crisp finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 7/20/2012. Pours very hazy nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, plum, pear, fig, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt, candi sugar, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, plum, fig, pear, molasses, caramel, toast, dark bread, toffee, light chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, fig, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark malt, candi sugar, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/spicy ester balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great balance and complexity of dark malt, candi sugar, and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (379) - - DEC 22, 2013
Bomber, cellared for approximately 1 year. Banana and dark fruit aroma with some chocolate and caramel malt. Very malty to start with banana and dark fruit flavors. Finishes extremely smooth with the caramel malt coming through and just the slightest hint of booze. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1402) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Deep brown pour, trending black. Nose is soft chocolate roast malt, dark fruit, yeast esters/spice, and a faint trail of soy. Flavor is smooth bitter chocolate roast malt with plum/raisin, sweet toasted biscuit, and yeast spice. Ample carbonation. Lightly dry, yet moderately sweet. Big with good alcohol cover. Nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Dark fruit, grape, and molasses in the aroma. Flavor start rich and bready, with some fruit and raisins. Some spice and drying alcohol in the finish. This is a really nice sipper for a cold night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3438) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and slightly roasted malts, a lot of caramel sweetness, light spicy yeast, some pale malts, hints of bitterness, and light dark fruits. Flavor the same with a great blend of the dark malts, spicy yeast, and only hints of fruits. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (398) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours a really dark brown colour with a big frothy tan head. Aroma of dates, prunes, caramel, candy, and even apples. Taste is sweet with a slight bitter kick in the finish, nothing outstanding about it though. Medium bodied, thinner on the palate, somewhat under carbonated in my opinion. Overall a nice beer, but I was expecting more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
750ml bottle 4/18/14 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-3000th RATING-46° in Ommegang Snifter-Pours brown with a big tan fluffy head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel, toffee, and slight alcohol. Taste of the same with some spices and more caramel and malt. This full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down with a warmy feeling.


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