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Monday, April 26, 2010

Ommegang Abbey Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Ommegang Abbey Ale
Brewery Ommegang
656 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY USA 
Est. 1997  

Brain Damage Quotient = 8.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Deep ruby color with cloudiness.
esters of plum and banana and clove aromas.
Two fingered caramel head that lasts
. Frothy head. Great lacing.
Complex fruit, yeast, with sweet taste of malt and brown sugars.
A bit more malty than yeasty.
bodied with full flavor.  Alcohol bite is slightly detectable.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Another hit from Cooperstown.  Ommegang Abbey Ale reaffirms my joy over Belgian style ales.  This Dubbel is more like a home run.  I know, another droll pun...

Though they are thousands of miles from the Trappist Monks of Belgium, their ales are crafted in the same careful traditions.  We can dispense with the rumor that only good Belgian style beer comes from Belgium.  This one can hold its own in that arena.  Just quash that idea the next time it comes up in discussion.  Ommegang is one serious brewer, making some seriously good ale.

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