RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 in a nod to traditional upstate New York grains 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a hazy orange amber with a golden hue. Fat luscious head that took forever to fall and left scads and dabs of clinging lace. Fell of to a tall and rocky cap then a layer over top. Streaming effervescence. Nose is Light and toasted grain. light belgian yeast with a dry rye and a little dry wheat. Bit of pepper and the rye and the yeast are both a touch sour. There is a light sweetness and some terrific fruit on this. Light banana, apple, pear, and sweet orange. Theres also a bit of clove to round out the nose but lightly. Grassy and with some must and earth.

Taste is marvelous. Little toasted grain and light bread. Citrus is tart and sweet and the rye is sour and also sweet. Its like all the opposites have come together on this palate. Sweet and tart. Theres some apricot and the apple and pear really are the main sweetness in this rather than a caramel sweetness from the malt. Thats how it stays so light in the body. There is a hint or a suggestion of sweet potato or yam but not any real flavor of it. No heavy winter spices either. No nutmeg or pumpkin spices. The pepper is graceful. This finishes dry, with a touch of hop bitter and oil and a light lingering sweetness thats entirely from the fruit.

This beer is the perfect bridge between summer and fall. It has a tremendous fruit character that continues to evolve. The belgian character gives it a stately manner and a dry quality overall. It reminds you of everything thats good about summer with tis sweet fruits and then shows off all its tartness and sour to lead you toward fall and winter flavors. The banana and bread are so light on the palate you hardly notice them. It even shows you a hop bitter in the finish.

Flavorful, rousing, deep, complex but also simple in its approach, stylish and pretty. Ommegang hasnt disappointed me yet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. Like most Ommegangs, this brew has flavors and textures that are tough to grasp, but after reading up on this beer, the assortment of grain makes sense. Almost tastes like Multi-Grain cherrios. Very solid offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1188) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
12oz bottle pours an orange color with a small white head. Aromas of spice, citrus. Medium bodied, bittersweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
truebluehes (201) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Nice, lingering head on the copper pour. Not much aroma. Bready malt. Very smooth and drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (7108) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2013
12 ounce from Beer Trappe. Yeasty Belgian tasting beer. Lemon, little tartness, and somewhat dry on the finish. Pretty damn good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamChandler (4762) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Mild brown appearance. creamy head. Smells spicy and the rye is very apparent. Taste is a burnt maltiness, almost smoked, mahogany. nutmeg. dry finish with honey

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1842) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Ommegang Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale has a medium, creamy, off-white head, a brilliant, bubbly, orange appearance, and a thin lacing sheen left behind on the glass. The aroma is fruity and spicy, and the taste is of peppery rye, white bread, white bread crust, fruit, and there is a nice hop bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Ommegang Scythe & Sickle finishes dry, sweet, and easily drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. RJT

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
southernolkart (55) - - JUL 18, 2013
Nice spicy ale with heavy malt flavor but the finish is a little dry for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2985) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Dark orange/amber colored pour. Big white head that fades a little bit too quickly. Some lacing. Big aroma of malt and spice. Taste is a sweet malty flavor with some spiciness. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2013
The color of this beer is a hazy orange with a large, pillowy off-white head, and the aroma is reminiscent of toasted malts, floral hops, oats, rye, and wheat. The taste is quite sour, slightly bitter, and a touch sweet; furthermore, the palate combines a thick texture, medium body, average carbonation, and a long finish.


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