Notes from the Draft

For this installment we have a hearty brew perfect for the coming chill of winter: Ommegang Abbey Ale. This bold draft is the flagship of Ommegang Brewery, whom says this of their Belgian Ale:
Meditate on this dark ruby elixir. Breathe in its deep emanations of fruit and spice. Is that clove you smell? Licorice? Fig? Sip serenely as revelations of honey, toffee, chocolate and dark dried fruit delight your senses. Can a beer be holy? you wonder, and Where can I get a grail on-line?

Ommegang, our first brew, was inspired by the centuries-old brewing practices of the Belgian Trappist monks. This burgundian brew gives off a variety of aromas, including plum and cinnamon, and packs in flavors such as caramel, toffee, and licorice. At 8.5% abv, it is known to cause spontaneous meditation.
But, these words are worthless when compared to the palettes of our thirsty patrons... so, let's take it to the pro's! We did a taste test at the bar:

"Ripe Banana in the nose" -John

"I Agree, ripe banana... and... coffee and red apple in the body" -Megan

"Baaannnaaaannnaaa.... I got a little, um, dark meat, yeah like minerals" -Dirty Diana

"I don't know... It's kinda yeasty - Yeah, really yeasty. AND, cherry undertones..." -Juli

last but not least... Josh claims, "That's an interesting beer." Well, there you have it. Now, you be the judge. Give Ommegang Abbey a try and be sure to tell us what you think.

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