Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ommegang Bière De Mars

After our fantastic lunch at Broken Spoke Cafe on Saturday, I was in a Belgian mood when I got home. I had just recently picked up a bottle of Brewery Ommegang's Bière De Mars at my local Spec's and this seemed like the perfect time to try it. Its a Belgian-style amber that's fermented a second time with wild yeast. I let it warm a little on the counter while I dug through my boxes of beer glasses. We just finished remodelling and most of my beer glasses are still packed away, but I knew I had an Ommegang glass somewhere. I had been warned that it contained some pretty heavy sediment in the bottle and I was careful with the pour, but still got a nice foamy head. Aroma was sweet and fruity with a little bit of funkiness to it. Flavours of sweet malt and citrus fruits which give way to a tart and slightly tangy finish. A very easy-drinking and enjoyable beer, but at $12.95 a bottle, I probably won't be getting a second one.

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