Secondly, I hate late night meetings. It seems that so far this year, I have been home late at least twice each week. By late, I mean 8:00 or later. That’s the worst. I don’t get my exercise in, so I’m crabby. I am so tired when I get home that I lay on the couch and tend to fall asleep rather quickly. Plus, I’m usually starving, although I really don’t like eating past 8:00. I checked my calendar and until November, this pattern continues. Here’s hoping for a calm December and 2013.
This is a harvest ale. Harvest ales don’t necessarily have a common definition or style description that I can find. They simply refer to a harvest. Whether that harvest is hay, hops, wheat, rye, or pumpkin is up to the brewer. Ommegang’s harvest ale refers to the grain harvest that comes each fall. This beer definitely tastes like grains and bread. I’m not sure I can pick out the specific grains, but rye and wheat are present. The bready aftertaste kicks in, which I appreciate, since normally Ommegang has that Belgian yeast funky aftertaste. This is a decent beer. I would say it is well-balanced and pretty mild, but has a nice overall flavor. It is a good change from an overly hoppy beer or a thick, chewy stout beer.