RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 – 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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bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Poured a beautiful color with slight head. Has a nice floral finish but not overwhelming.

mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Nice. Sort of a combination of a saison and a brown ale. Maltiness in abundance, with peppery zing like a saison. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle; orange-amber in color with a big frothy head. Aroma of yeast, rye, wheat, veggie and fruit. Flavor had a nice yeastiness and earthiness; in some ways reminded me of a Unibroue beer. Fairly dry. Drinkable.

BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
pours a copper red, aroma - slightly burned malt, taste - evergreen, sweetness, rye with moderate hop flavor, med finish

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. There’s 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. It’s like all the opposites have come together on this palate. Sweet and tart. There’s some apricot and the apple and pear really are the main sweetness in this rather than a caramel sweetness from the malt. That’s 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 that’s 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 that’s good about summer with ti’s sweet fruits and then shows off all it’s 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 it’s approach, stylish and pretty. Ommegang hasn’t disappointed me yet.

joebudzjoe (677) - 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.

jw0406 (1315) - 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.

truebluehes (211) - 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

drfabulous (8802) - 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.

AdamChandler (5206) - 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

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