Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, New York) has officially announced the release of Siren’s Song Dark Ale as their newest Limited Edition offering.
“Named for the enchanting melodies that fabled sirens used to lure in weary sailors,” the Siren’s Song of Brewery Ommegang takes the form of an enchanting Belgian-style Dark Ale brewed with figs and raisins. This offering begins with a base of Belgian candi syrup, Noble hop varieties, and Pilsner, Midnight Wheat and Soft Red Wheat malts. Figs and raisins were then incorporated in the brewing process for added complexity and to “represent cargo lost to the sea because of the bewitching sirens’ songs.” With dark fruit and roasted malt aromas, this mahogany colored ale boasts a flavor that “begins with sweetness and caramel notes and finishes smooth with lingering hints of caramelized sugar and balanced bitterness.”
“Belgian-style dark ales are a treat to drink,” says Innovation Manager Justin Forsythe, who developed the recipe. “Sirens’ Song is brewed with dark Belgian candi syrup to impart decadent notes of dark fruit and burnt sugar, and also brewed with raisins and figs in order to compliment the rich, fruity character of this dark ale. It’s a wonderful wintertime treat, or a beer to age for years to come.”
Siren’s Song has officially started shipping out to Florida and the rest of Brewery Ommegang’s distribution area. This offering will be available for a limited time in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. If you are a lover of fine Belgian-style beers, follow the Siren’s Song to your favorite craft beer establishment and give this one a try while you can. Prost!
Vital Information for Siren’s Song from Brewery Ommegang
Release – Limited Edition Series, debuts late January 2017
Style – Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV – 9%
Malts – Pilsner, Midnight Wheat & Soft Red Wheat
Hops – Noble varieties
Added Ingredients – Belgian candi syrup, figs & raisins
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – FL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, PR, SC, SD, TN, VA, VI, VT, WA
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Suggested Food Pairings – Grilled meats & BBQ, smoked salmon or trout, & rich cheeses like blue cheese & cheddar