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Brewery Ommegang Saison Rosé (2019) – Blended Saison at 7.7% ABV

Brewery Ommegang Saison Rosé (2019) – Blended Saison at 7.7% ABV (C$5.70 at Collective, 355 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 25-Sep-2020, reviewed 14-Oct-2020)

Appearance: reddish-tinted deep gold with two fat fingers of rocky pale pink head, excellent retention and heavy soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: barnyard funk, grape must, floral, light Belgian esters. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate-lively carbonation, off-dry medium duration finish. (3/5)

I have to say, what’s in my glass, though perfectly fine in appearance, bears little resemblance to the photos on the brewer’s web site – very curious. It’s an interesting brew, though, with an initial whiff of barnyardy funk that dissipates rapidly and is overtaken by vinous grapes and flowers. Not quite the same as some of the beer-wine hybrids I’ve had, but not far off either. There’s no doubt this is very much an experiment, but I’ll try the ‘Gang’s experiments any time. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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