chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12 oz. bottle poured into an Brewery Ommegang branded tapered pint glass.
Pours a fairly clear cararmel-colored amber with a two finger bright white pillowy head. Everlasting retention and thick, coating lacing. Wonderful nose, rich Belgian yeast, whole-grain biscuit, light spice, and a hint of caramel sweetness. Opens with wheat, oats, freshly harvested grain joined by toffee with just a hint of light butter, rich yeasty esters and hint of light fruit, lightly sweet appleskin specifically, Pleasant light spice and mildly spicy rye. Light to light medium body that feigns heavier at times; pleasant tantalizing carbonation. Slick and silky mouthfeel with a surprising touch of light creaminess. This really is a fantastic brew. So subtlely complex and balanced, a true pleasure to drink. Ommegang adds another amazing beer to an already exceptional lineup of offerings.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12oz bottle served in pint glass, (substantial) yeast reserved in the bottle. The beer is mostly clear and orange amber in color. Massive off-white head; huge spicy-floral yeast aroma. Sipping through the foamy top I find aggressive carbonation and a delicious, grainy body. Oats must provide the smoothness on the palate while rye provides a grainy bite. Lots of flavor here, but not a lot of hop bitterness. Nor excessive sweetness. But the yeast has developed some really great flavors of honey and cloves here. Would drink again.
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UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Scythe & Sickle is seems to be at first sip wheat beer but has the bitter bite of an IPA as it goes down (but not over the top bitter.) Some nice hop flavors but not too complex. Slight sour quality but not to the level of a sour beer. An interesting change of pace! walley (2) - Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
I had this beer on tap at Tap and Bottle in Tucson Arizona. I introduced it to many customers who then drank the keg dry!
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Aroma: wheat, citrus, yeast, rye, a little earthy.
Taste is similar. Very smooth, citrus, refreshing, grass, wheat, slight rye spice finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, medium orange with a dense, very tall beige head.. lots of rising carbonation.. looked great! The aroma picked up banana, cloves, rye, and peppered earth over caramel and bready malts.. spicy overall and Belgian Ale-like.. very good. The flavor found a strong yeast impression (peppery notes, banana, white pepper, and slight musty earth) plus rye around a semi-sweet, mostly bready core.. finished spicy and very tasty. Medium-bodied with high carbonation on the palate.. creamy feel.. everything worked almost perfectly for me! jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Light, clear copper with big, foamy, white head / Light, perfumy nose of banana, tropical fruit, soap, and spice / Medium body, very creamy, a hint watery, moderately sweet, with excellent balance and lightly bitter finish / Perfumed flavors of banana, cream, coriander, clove, orange, passion fruit, and coconut / A very fine Belgian ale. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Falco242. Saison aspect in the nose with some dust. Slightly hazy amber body. Thin tan head. Dry palate with a lovely saison-like finish. Remarkably full bodied for a 5.8% ABV beer, defying the laws of beer logic. 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.
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brewed with barley, wheat, oats, and rye; cloudy amber color with a dense white head; fruity, earthy aroma; fantastic, complex grain and Belgian yeast flavor with a dry, rye finish; a very enjoyable beer