Why This Beer is Better Than Yours!

February 2, 2009

As many of you that know me personally are aware, I am a homebrewer. I have a love of good beers that span different categories. I also like recommending said good beers to friends, family, and strangers alike. So here’s the first installment of what I hope will be many about beers that will fill the void in your life.

Part 1: Brewery Ommegang!

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The Brewery Ommegang is a younger brewery based in Cooperstown, NY that specializes solely in Belgian style ales. The author holds a very special place in his heart for this style of beer, which is why it is the inaugural topic of this article. Belgian beers have a very distinct taste due to the yeast strain used in the fermentation process. The aromas and flavors that are associated with these ales are cloves, banana, orange, and other various fruits and spices.

You are probably saying, “There should never be fruit in beer”

In response I say that it is like champagne.

Again you say, “But Miller High Life is the champagne of beers!”

I will then look at you in the most Arrogant Bastard way.

Good description, another article however

Good description, another article however

What beers do I recommend most from this fine brewery? Here are a couple.

Rare Vos: This amber ale is a beer that has been touched by the hand of God himself. The smell of clove and spiced orange should be an indication of this. When poured into it’s glass you get the look of an amber ale with a very crisp looking head. The taste is phenomenal and is truly the point where you need to have a seat and think of how beautiful life is.

The God Beer

The God Beer

Hennepin: This golden ale is almost lager like in appearance and taste. If it weren’t for the fact that it’s non-filtered, you’d think otherwise. The taste is very crisp and clean and has the flavors of a typical belgian style with the clove and fruit flavor. A great summer beer or cigar beer.

Crispy!

Crispy!

There are other good beers by this esteemed brewery, these are just a couple of the standouts.

Cheers!

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