Ommegang Ommegeddon

Ommegang Ommegeddon

Rated 3.726 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brewery Ommegang

Cooperstown, NY, United States

Style:  Saison

8% Alcohol by Volume

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Belgian pale & pilsner malts w/ Styrian Golding for bittering and Saaz for aroma. Ginger predominates the spicing. Fermented in primary with Ommegang's house yeast, followed by secondary with Brettanomyces bruxellensis. Dry-hopped in secondary w/ a blend of hops; Tettnang being the stand-out. The flavor profile is very herbal with an earthy undertone (very fitting for a Belgian-style farmhouse ale). The dry finish and pronounced hop aromas hide the 8% abv very well. Dangerously drinkable for its strength and character.

ID: 17056 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank899
Overall Percentile98.3
Style Rank19 of 1253
Style Percentile98.5
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.817
Weighted Score3.726
Standard Deviation0.562

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  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Been carefully cellaring this bottle for ages. I began reviewing on BeerPal in February 2007 and bought this bottle at the now-defunct Rick's that summer, so it's batch #1 of June 2007. As we're nearing the end of January 2014, and I my seven-year anniversary on BeerPal, I figured I should drink it ("Cellar up to two years," ha ha). Beautiful light and hazy gold with a rocky and persistent cap about a centimeter deep. It's kept perfectly, with no signs of corking, infection, skunking, etc. Smells of sweet lemon with caramel, even toffee or butterscotch, and a light doughy yeast. A quick hint of tartness on the tip of the tongue is followed by an intrusion of round herbal, somewhat funky bitterness, nevertheless pleasant. A mild yeastiness, notably different from some other Ommegang offerings, lingers with an unexpected whiff of black tea. This is all supported by a subtle bready sweetness underneath. Ginger came out later. Not quite as sour as I might like, but good. Nice prickle to it without overcarbonation; on the weighty side and lightly sticky.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 2.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    This beer wasn't that great. I'm a HUGE Ommegang fan and this beer didn't cut it. It's supposedly activated w/ Brettanomyeves - problem is, the funk is missing. I would pass on this one - less than average

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 4.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    THANKS GULLY!!! For sharing this gem with me still really don’t know what it was except for awesome. (BATCH #2) Hazy straw gold body holding up a rocky white cap that leaves behind roapy lacing. The taste and aroma are just screwed it’s a mix of like three different styles, what is this?!?!?!? Aroma is sweet with non harsh burnt rubber elements, apple, floral shop, pine apple, wheat…..so unique so yummy. Taste is so sweet and smooth and no beer in history has ever come close to tasting like this. Belgian yeast, wheat, apple, tonic water, raspberry , grape juice and mild tart finish. I want more!!!!!!!!!!!! this is so complex you taste something new every sip. This is a beer that I’ll never forget and will stock up on if it ever comes to this neck of the woods.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    quite damn excited to try this... . medium yellow colour on the pour .. . medium good head .. . review from a few months back, its getting there, brett wise .. . 1st release .. . funked and dry.. lots of stank .. . where could this go... WL cross off, originally put on 7/21/2007 ..

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 4.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Sampled from bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a thick, creamy white head. Very complex, earthy aroma with floral spices, apples, pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor is dominated by the yeast. Tart flavor with the same earthy, fruity yeast character as noted in the aroma. Not as much barnyard funk a I would have expected - they must have invited the bugs to the party after a well-attenuating primary yeast strain had it way with the wort. Slightly vinous with a dry, creamy finish. An original and well-made beer. This isn't "Pale Ale #33283 or American Wheat #59933," this is a beer that's worth seeking out. (Apologies to Cottrell for the quoted material)

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours a thick- looking, cloudy gold color withthick, creamy head. The aroma is pleasant: yeasty but clean with subtle ginger topnotes. Light malt and wheat character are balanced by a great herbal hoppiness. The spicing really adds an interesting dimension. All the elements really work well together in the flavor profile. Heavenly mouthfeel: soft and creamy. Full bodied, but not to heavy. No notable warming.

  • BOSOXBRENT 227 reviews
    rated 4.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Batch #3 - April 2008

    Tonight my friend Rob brought over a bottle of Ommegeddon Funkhouse Ale. I absolutely love Ommegang products and was excited to get a bottle of this.

    The beer has a cloudy, light amber color to it with an explosive white head that starts off thick and dies down only a little bit. It leaves behind some absolutely excellent lacing on the side of the glass as you drink it down. The aroma is that of apples, pear, yeast, and white bread.

    Funkhouse is probably the proper term for this one. This definitely has a funky taste to it that really rocks. It's got a little bit of everything funky in there with some yeast, apple, hops, wheat, grains, and even a bit of tartness. It's really good and smooth drinking. I love it!

    I'm definitely sold on this one. Bring me some more Rob!

  • PFOXYJOHN 676 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured a cloudy yellow with an excellently-laced, dense white head. Unusual nose; fresh, earthy, and spicy. Soft, smooth, full palate. Flavors dominated by unmistakable Bretty sourness, yielding to a firm, dry, hop bitterness.

  • BIGRED00 326 reviews
    rated 4.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Presentation: It was poured from a brown, corked and caged bottle marked batch #2, March 2008 and served in a tulip glass. Appearance: The body is cloudy with a pale yellow orange color and it has some active carbonation that rushes up to the head. Its head is white, fluffy and builds up thick and tall. It has excellent retention and coats the whole inside of the glass with lace. Smell: The aroma is lovely combination of fruity and funky yeast with notes of pear and dried apricot, mellow floral hops, light wheat and doughy malt. Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor hits the tongue with tart funky yeast, sour grain and wheat. Hops come in and add an almost minty herbal flavor and mild bitterness. The finish is dry and the yeast flavor lingers, begging me to sip again. On the palate it has a light to medium body and a smooth texture with active yet smooth carbonation. Notes: Its palate makes it easy to sip and its complex aroma and interesting flavor enticed me to drink on. Very well done!

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    I saw this one advertised as a wild ale. So I'm game. A cloudy straw-yellow body with lots of bubbily carbonation and very little in the head (something my wife says about me). A good malty-yeast nose. A touch of hops and grass. There's potential in the hints of complexity but it falls short of standing on ceremoony.

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