Val picked me up a bunch of Ommegang beers that I’m finally getting around to trying.
Style: Biere De Garde
Trivia: According to beerconnoisseur.com, “Grains of Truth is Ommegang’s ale honoring the harvest season. Using barley, oats, wheat, and rye, we’ve brought the mood of fall to life with vibrant and flavorful passion. Farming is about precision, timing and care. At Ommegang we place the same emphasis a farmer has for his crops into the creation of our beers. Grains of Truth is a testament to the craft and care of farming, from which our farmstead-brewed beers benefit greatly. Brewed with balance in mind, Grains of Truth reveals a smooth and creamy mouthfeel with light toastiness and gentle sweetness. Bright amber in color from the mixed malts, the beer is balanced with delicate hopping to counter rather than overpower the malt profile.”
Random: I’m having turkey meatballs and egg noodles for dinner.
The beer poured with a huge, four finger, ecru colored head. It went away slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was clear and amber. There wasn’t much carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of earthy notes to it along with wet leaves and nutty malts. It had a brown bread note that came along for the ride. The taste had brown bread and a lot of sweetness. It almost had a touch of molasses and sweetness. There was some hazelnut liquor along with brown bread. Clove came through next with wet leaves. It had a light body with light carbonation. The finish was quick and sweet. I don’t recall picking this beer up (it must have been a gift from Val), so no commentary on the price. This beer just wasn’t in my wheelhouse and I wouldn’t grab it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0