Ommegang Abbey Ale Compliment - Tasty Belgian Ale - Ommegang Dark Ale

Review by Alain on 2010-08-18
COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK -- I just tried some of this Belgian style ale, which has a recipe that originated with Belgian Trappists Monks (according to the label), with lunch today. I found it is very smooth, has a rich (almost woody?) full flavor and is not as bitter, as say, Guinness Stout. Although it has a respectable 8.5% alcohol content (which puts a buzz on someone like me who doesn't drink a lot), it did not have a sharp alcohol taste. It has a good head when poured, but is not overly carbonated. It goes well with food, by my reckoning. It's a little pricey, about $7 for a 33.4 oz. bottle here in Pennsylvania (available in Giant Eagle stores). Though I'm no connoisseur, I really like this ale and will buy it again. Brewed in Cooperstown, NY. More information at Ommegang. com
Comments:23 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-08-19
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-18:
Alain said head.

I love a good beer and this sounds delish! Moose Drool Brown Ale is one of my favorites...if you haven't tried it, you definitely should if you can find it in your area. It comes from Big Sky Brewing in Missoula, Mt.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-18:
Nice! Now I'm thirsty... :)
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-08-18:
Good review, I'll stick with my Jim Beam
Posted by MRM on 2010-08-18:
Thank you Alain for sharing with your readers about this great drink!
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2010-08-18:
Pennsylvania must have recently changed their laws regarding beer sales. Used to be, beer was sold only at "beer stores" or "beer distributors". You couldn't buy beer at supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores, or gas stations.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-18:
Dryad, your drinks are all on me. Thanks for the post Alain.
Posted by *Brenda* on 2010-08-18:
A select few can sell 6 packs. It's still very very strict Nerd
Posted by Alain on 2010-08-19:
I appreciate all your comments! JC, Oops, I did say that, didn't I?! I'll give Moose Drool a try if I can find it (if not here maybe they have it in CO or UT next time I'm out there!)
Posted by goduke on 2010-08-19:
Thanks for the recommend. Give a try to Virgin Island Pale Ale. It's a mango flavored beer. Pretty good.
Posted by Alain on 2010-08-19:
Sounds good! Thanks, Goduke, I'll add it to my list!
Posted by goduke on 2010-08-19:
I'm also a big fan of Seadog out of Maine. It's a blueberry wheat. Nobody knows blueberry like Maine!
Posted by Alain on 2010-08-19:
That also sounds good. I doubt I'll ever be able to drink a plain old Bud again! I'll mention Seadog to my neice. She and her boyfriend are working on an island of of New Hampshire. They could probably get it when they hit the mainland on weekends.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-19:
Excellent review Alain. Now of course I myself would never touch the devil's juice but I'll keep this recommendation in mind next time I'm out trying to save the sinners. :)
Posted by Alain on 2010-08-19:
The Devil's Juice makes sinners more interesting, Stew! Not that I'd know much about sinners, of course...
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-19:
I could really use a beer right now...Alain, are you buying this round??
Posted by Alain on 2010-08-19:
Gladly, JC! Particularly with the feedback on a wide variety of interesting (and quite possibly potent) brews!
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-19:
That blueberry wheat goduke mentioned sounds delish!
Posted by Alain on 2010-08-19:
I ran an experiment yesterday. It turns out that my cat will actually fluff up if I get down on all fours and bark at him. I do so love science!
Posted by Alain on 2010-08-19:
It does sound good! And because it has blueberries and wheat, it must be healthy, too!
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-19:
I'm going to try that with my neighbor's cat!

Posted by Alain on 2010-08-19:
It can be fun, JC! Just be sure that the cat is not very large and somewhat of a pacifist puddy-tat. Spice is fairly used to our odd ways (particularly mine) so he never goes into 'attack' mode.
Posted by Alain on 2010-08-19:
You know, I wonder if DB would find barking at a cat fun?
Posted by D. on 2010-08-19:
Actually Alain...I do find that quite fun.

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