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Gnomegang Blonde Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Gnomegang Blonde Ale
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Joelski on 12-08-2013)
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (no freshness date) into a Libbey 16oz Munique elongated tulip glass.

A- A conservative pour reveals (at just above refrigerator temperature) a hazy, light orange/golden color with a massive 3-finger, soapy/rocky white head that sustains forever...taking a sip is the only way to force it to subside. (5.0)

S- Despite the absence of adjuncts (of which Ommegang is known), this is an immensely aromatic beer and highly phenolic...spice and bubblegum are immediate followed by slight banana, melon and tangy citrus (orange, lemon and lime). (4.75)

T- Yeasty/Bready malts up front quickly transform into a honey sweetness mid-palate. The sweetness does not linger long and finishes dry with a healthy dose of pine resin. Although not overly complex, the 9.5% ABV is non-existent in both the nose and flavor. (4.75)

M- Massive carbonation not only prevents any residual malt sweetness to linger, it increases the drinkability of this hefty Belgian Golden Strong Ale. Not surprisingly, Gnomegang sports a pronounced body...certainly on the heavier side of medium. (4.75)

O- Wow...the convergence of (Chouffe and Ommegang) yeast strains seem to have culminated in a monumental beer. Although I do not know the freshness of the bottle (of which I purchased at the brewery, so I can only assume it to be 3-6 months old...if not younger) this is one aromatic and flavorful Belgian Ale. Gnomegang drinks much like a hybrid between a Tripel (think Unibroue's La Fin Du Monde) and a Golden Strong (a la Duvel)...the former felt in the flavor & mouthfeel while the latter is reminiscent in the finish. Assuming this is now a year-round offering (12oz 4-Packs), this is something I will seek out on a regular basis. (5.0)

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright golden blonde, clear, with a medium level of head.
Aromas of lemon peel, orange zest, hay, fall leaves, fennel, wet walnuts and unsweetened caramel.
Flavors of lemon curd, citrus candy, apple liqueur, canned peaches, fried dough and a toasted coconut/salted caramel tone on the end.
The finish is not overly long, but crisp and refreshing, exactly what I wanted from this offering. Lemon pepper chicken, pan seared halibut, traditional dover sole or soy glazed sea bass would be awesome with this.
There is probably better Ommegang beers, but I like this one as the hot weather approaches!
Great quality and very good flavor... a typical Ommegang product.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Starts out with a big head that lasts and sticks to the glass. Cloudy bright yellow.

Nose is kind of like wheat ale. Banana and spicy.

Taste is strong Belgian hops and malt. Spice, banana and orange peel.

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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Murky sunburnt lemondrop yellow, a foamy white head slowly calms to a frothy film. Random foamy lacing.

Aroma: Lots of bubblegum sweetness and yeast. Some banana and fruit sweetness.

Taste: Very much like the aroma, a banana and bubblegum backbone hold up most of the ale. A dry finish that has a bit of an alcoholic edge.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy, dry.

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Gnomegang Blonde Ale from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.