Ommegang Biere d’Hougoumont – Fairgrounds Wine and Spirits Video

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Hello everybody and welcome back to FairgroundsTV.
I’m your host Peter Moeller and today we have a beer from Cooperstown, NY. It is a 7.3 percent
ABV and it is a Biere de Garde. I’m going to try to pronounce. If you can see the label,
I’m going to say, and I’m going to cheat. I think it’s called Ommegang Biere D’Hougoumont.
I tried to look up the pronunciation online and I did no good. It’s a Biere de Garde,
which roughly translated means “beer for keeping.” What they would do, back in the say, is they
would brew this beer during the cooler months where the temperature was more consistent
for the brewing period. Then they would cork finish it and store it for later consumption.
Let’s see what we got here. Nice deep, dark copper. Nice carbonation. Nice fine bubbles.
Beautiful head, I mean, a couple fingers worth of head. I’m getting a sweet fruitiness in
the nose. Let’s give it a sip. I’m getting that orange zest, that slightly candied kind
of flavor to it. It’s a little bit fruity. I’m getting a slight medicinal finish to it,
but nothing that’s going to turn me off. Nice and fruity. This is a nice beer. It’s a little
bit lighter than what the color would intend. You might think it would be a little bit bitter
and might have a little bit on the tongue. Not much. It’s good beer. I believe this is
one of their limited editions so check it out. Ommegang from Cooperstown. We’ll see
you next time. Enjoy. See you later!

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