You know we like a challenge! So when Brewer Ommegang decided to turn their Abbey Ale and Three Philosophers into a soap…yes soap we were RADtastically excited. Traveling to Cooperstown to see the European styled brewery was a real high for the RAD team and the fact that founder Zak Kerber is a huge Craft Beer advocate and Ommegang is in his top three brews.
Abbey was Ommegang’s first beer and was styled after Dubbels produced by Belgian Trappist monks. A deep, rich and malty ale, Abbey uses several Belgian specialty malts and spices resulting in a very aromatic, flavorful beer.
Deep burgundy in color, topped by a dense tan head, Abbey Ale is rich on the palate but with a dry finish. Suitable for cellaring, Abbey develops wonderful caramel, fig, and currant notes with age.
Three Philosophers is a unique blend of a Belgian-style dark ale and Liefmans Kriek, an authentic cherry ale from Belgium. Cherry chestnut in color, it’s opaque but not cloudy with full carbonation topped by a smooth, tan head. Flavors and aromas of roasted malt, molasses and brown sugar, dark fruits, brandied raisins and chocolate, Three Philosophers has notable sweetness with low hop bitterness. The mid-palate shows a soft malt center which gives way to a dry, warm, wine-like finish.
The complexity of this beer make it a good candidate for ageing gracefully, as spicy sherry and port notes should intensify.
These beautiful bars with RAD’s proprietary soaping process and what is considered two of the finest brews in the industry creates one RADtastic bar of soap. We crafted specific scents that are truly in line with the brand and characteristics of their fine crafted delights. At the moment you can purchase these luxurious bars of soap at the Brewery Ommegang’s gift shop brewery in Cooperstown and tell them RAD sent you:
656 County Highway 33,
Cooperstown, NY 13326