While I know of Ommegang Brewery, I'm not too familiar with their beers. I honestly picked this up based on the name "harvest ale."
Ommegang has dubbed the Scythe & Sickle a harvest ale as it's their attempt to honor the harvest season. It's brewed with all things harvested: barley, oats, wheat, and rye. According to Ommegang,
"Farming is about precision, time, and care. At Ommegang we place the same emphasis a farmer has for his crops into the creation of our beers. Scythe & Sickle is a testament to the craft and care of farming, from which our farmstead-brewed beers benefit greatly."This is one of Ommegang's limited edition beers.
Let's talk about color and taste. The beer is amber in color, and had a very heavy head. I assume the head indicates the high carbonation I tasted. The smell reminded me a lot of last week's farmhouse ale. The only way I can describe the flavor was "bready." I imagine this is fitting considering it is brewed with so many grains.
There's not too much hops going on here. In my opinion, it's a good balance of hops and malt. I wasn't over the moon for this beer. While it was by no means bad, it didn't sell me on the special factor.