Tonight’s beer is a classic – brewed for almost two decades and highly respected, this beer is brewed in New York but might as well be brewed in Belgium. It’s a dubbel style Belgian ale brewed with Licorice Root, Star Anise, Sweet Orange Peel, Coriander, and Cumin. Sounds complex? Believe me, it is. My review barely does it justice but here it is:
Final Rating: 4.49/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Ommegang 10 yr. anniversary glass. Purchased in North Providence, RI.
Appearance- Pours a hazy, cherry-brown body with a huge, fluffy white head that reduces very slowly. Leaves some lacing.
Smell- Very nice and potent, I get raisons, plums, oranges, burnt sugar, ripe bananas, and spices, clove and coriander. Very inviting on the nose.
Taste- Wow, this is very nice! What a wide range of flavors, this is super complex. Starts off pretty fruit, with sweet fruity notes including banana, plums, white grapes, and oranges. This turns into a roasty, charred, toasted malt flavor. Spices compliment all of these flavors, including clove and allspice. Aftertaste is slightly metallic.
Mouthfeel- Rich, medium-heavy body. This is a dubbel? Could be a trippel easily. Medium carbonation.
I was very impressed with this beer. If you said that this was imported from Belgium I’d probably believe you. Ommegang has created a very good, very accurate version of the Belgian dubbel. Recommendable