Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ommegang Abbey Ale (8/10)

Ommegang Abbey Ale is usually not as heavily cloudy as it appears in the photo at the left. I think that draft may be from the bottom of the keg, where it picked up more yeast and sediment than usual.

In any case, it's a brown beer with a very mild aroma which is barely noticeable. The head is off-white, thin, and tends to dissipate quickly. The flavor has a touch of bitterness to it, but mostly is malty and just barely tangy.

This cloudy glass notwithstanding, Ommegang Abbey Ale is a definitely one of the brewery's better products. Beer Advocate rates it 92/100 or 100/100.

You can find the bottled version of Ommegang Abbey Ale at a number of local retailers, including Whole Foods Market in Upper Arlington  and Giant Eagle Market District at Kingsdale.

ABV: 8.5%
IBU: 20
My rating: 8/10

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