Appearance: plums and cherries freshly pulped with skins intact. Head fades fast. Small circle of tiny bubbles in the middle.
Nose: mild. Pears, mandarin, cherry, and cranberry skins. Red grapes. More mandarin skins.
Palate: rose water, cranberries and tart cherries grab back of tongue and throat. Plums along the sides. Fresh skinless mandarin slices in the finish – juicy sweet – and also in the middle. Raspberry and cranberry juice soaked angel food cake, fresh with no added sugars or preservatives. Pears are hard to find – not singular but part of the initial sweetness at the front of each quaff.
Final Thoughts: I love all that Ommegang brews but the nose left me a bit worried as there wasn’t much to it. Thankfully her palate came through which considering smell is so much of taste, not quite sure how they did it but they did. Thanks Ommegang. Always a pleasure.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)