Tonight I was lucky enough to have my first bottle of Ommegang Abby Ale (available, for you Portland locals at The Pepper Club for $9 for a 25oz bottle) and I can tell you, it certainly won’t be my last. The Ommegang Brewery‘s website describes the ale as,
Ommegang, our first brew, was inspired by the centuries-old brewing practices of the Belgian Trappist monks. This burgundian brew gives off a variety of aromas, including plum and cinnamon, and packs in flavors such as caramel, toffee, and licorice. At 8.5% abv, it is known to cause spontaneous meditation.