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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ommegang - BPA

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)
Brewery Ommegang
656 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY USA 
Est. 1997

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 25.4

Postmortem Brew Review
Translucent apricot golden color.
Citrus fruit, dry yeast and caramel malt made up the aromas.
One finger, fluffy white head. Foam leaves nice spotted lacing.
Deliciously fruity but crisp and dry with a nice dry hopped finishing taste.
Balanced carbonation.
Light to medium mouth feel. Nicely complex flavors.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
The bottle label claims "Limited Edition", however after researching their website I find it listed under their 'Year-Round Brews'. I purchased this bottle while on vacation at a natural foods store that carried an incredible beer selection. The bottle gives perfect advise for storing, serving and pouring to avoid the yeast sediment. Details such as these are what make the drinking experience produce the most enjoyable outcome possible. Also interesting to note, its a little bit European and a bit American, borrowing ingredients from both regions and combining for a spectacular Belgian-style Pale Ale.

Dry hopping and warm cellaring at the brewery are listed on the bottle's label. This shows the dedication to craft that goes into Ommegang's products. As we allowed our bottle to warm slightly from the fridge, and then again in our glasses, the aromas of the dry hops and Belgian yeasts treated our noses. Citrus and tropical fruit notes wafted up as we took a sip. This is a very nice sipping Belgian Pale Ale. And it was sweet to have found it on the shelves that day. A pure pleasure to share with a loved one on these warm summer days.

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