Ommegang Abbey Ale

Ommegang Abbey AleFollowing an evening out consisting of sushi and two pints of Sapporo I was going to just chill out. That meant watching this movie (The Spirit) with the wife (no brew-review). I logged onto Twitter to see my twitter beer-bud @Sweet__T urging me on, saying “Keep up beer reviews!”. Awww crap…must review!!!

The review got off to a crap-ass start. Check out the pour.
Ommegang Abbey AleIt wasn’t my fault. I swear. The bottle was a gusher. In fact, the label states “pour slowly as to not disturb the yeast sediment”. I thought I was pouring carefully enough, but I definitely pissed off the yeast.

This is my first Ommegang brew. This brewery is out of New York. The beer is a Belgian style dubbel. 8.5% ABV.

The aroma is super spicy. The flavor is much different. Cherry and yeast are the two big flavors. The booze really comes though in the aftertaste. I get that lingering warming sensation coming from my belly. I normally only get this sensation from the occasional dessert wine.

Funny that I haven’t had a cherry flavored beer in months and by chance I end up reviewing two of them on back to back nights. The Ommegang Abbey Ale is just OK for me. As I mentioned last night, cherry often reminds me of cough syrup. Due to how much liquor I’m tasting, this brew is falling into the medicinal category.

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.