Jan 5, 2017

Ommegang Grains of Truth

Ommegang’s Grains of Truth is the brewery’s limited release Fall seasonal that may or may not have replaced their Scythe and Sickle. Some spots on the Interwebs have this beer listed as an alias for that beer. Both are Biere de Garde in style and have a very similar malt bill, but based on my tasting notes, they don’t quite taste the same. It’s possible that my tastebuds have changed over the last four years so who but the brewery is to say.

At any rate, Grains of Truth presents a solid amount of hoppy goodness to accompany a solid amount of yeast and maltiness. Herbal and floral notes fill the mouth with toast and grain while the hop bitterness balances out a moderate amount of sweetness before it all fades to a lasting finish. The brew is easy drinking and refreshing.

The hop blend within Grains of Truth gives this Biere de Garde an interesting herbal quality while the barley, oats, wheat and rye provide a solid base and soft sweetness. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. It’s tasty, flavorful and refreshing with elements that are ideal for that transition from Summer to Autumn.