Originally Posted by Recluse
Long time for this thread. I was just in Cooperstown and I really liked the Ol' Slugger Ale! Anyone have a recipe for a clone? Seems that everyone points to the Ringwood Yeast as the main flavor contributor but I'm wondering about the hop profile.
I'm still an extract brewer, so not much I can do with grain bill other than steeping specialty grain. OR maybe it will push me over the edge into All Grain
I wasn't all that thrilled with the Ommegang beers I tried, but I don't generally like those styles. They were interesting and tasty (and HIGH alcohol content) but wouldn't be my everyday. I felt like Ol' Slugger could be a Go To ale.
Ommegang is NOT meant to be an every day beer. At least, I don't think they are! Rare Vos, Witte, BPA, and one more I have had are all delicious, but should be enjoyed a bit warmer (near 50°F IMO). I prefer Goose Island belgian styles myself, much more enjoyable flavors, fruitier esters come through and are much more pleasing to me.
I have not had any cooperstown since. It was good though! I should pick some up next time I'm getting beer at Wegmans...