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Rouge by Brewery Ommegang
Sour Ale
5.50 % ABV


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Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 11 17 4 9 2010
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Another brew enjoyed at Aroma's in Athens, GA. The bartender talked me into it along with the beer guy, Will, from Five Points Bottle Shop by saying it was one of two kegs in the area. Figured I would give it go since I enjoy a good sour beer occassionally. Served up in a goblet.

A: Pours a dark red, almost ruby color that is pretty clear. Has a thin, wispy head that has very little retention fading quickly to nothing. Not really any lacing to talk about or mention. Lot of carbonation movement in the glass though. This beer moves. Lets move on.

S: Smell is of some nice yeasty, horseblanket notes first. A lot of sour fruit going on here with apple, grape and cherries all worth mentioning. Further exploring finds some vinegar and tart scents as well. Kinda stings the nose a bit. Very intriguing.

T: Taste is a bit different from the nose in order of appearance of notes. Lots of sour and tart fruits coming through: cherries, grapes, apples, cranberries and maybe just a touch of grapefruit. After you work your way through that the yeast kinda comes through a bit. Mostly, you have sour and tart to work with. It could show a bit more force in the yeast notes, but still damned tasty.

M: This is actually a pretty damned light medium. Heavy carbonation gives this an even more tart feel. Kinda helps pull the flavors away from your tongue, allowing only tart and puckering notes to sit on the palate. Very sour on the aftertaste. Still enjoyable.

D: This being so light and the ABV being so low, makes this brew an easy drinker. The sour notes make you pull harder on the offering because of what it does to your palate, at times it feels like you are trying to wash it away. Still you want more and the beer is very tasty and enjoyable. Worth trying if you see it for sure. Probably one of the better offerings I have had from Ommegang.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 11-23-2008 22:23:33

Served In: Goblet

Review by crayz on 02/01/10  
 
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This is one of my favorite sours that I have had. It was on tap at Bocktown in Pittsburgh. I shot an email to the brewer and the responded that it is draught only. If you see it around, make sure you give it a try.

Price: $5.00 Served In: Tulip

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