Gnomegang Blonde Ale - Brewery Ommegang
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4.81/5 rDev +17.3%
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)
06-21-2014 21:55:52 | More by threeviews
4.7/5 rDev +14.6%
Had with a plate of delicious cheeses and the beer definitely enhanced he cheese and the cheese helped balance the beer. You get that amazing ommegang fruity estery yeast character. Drinks like a sweeter tripel... But the sweetness really hides the alcohol well. Really nice. I enjoyed
05-08-2014 02:43:09 | More by andilane
4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
Wow, what a great beer. Everything about this I like. The taste us super. I am not into all the different ratings for each category. I know what I like and thus I like. Not too many things I don't like from this brewery. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.
02-03-2014 00:03:10 | More by Flachs
4.04/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated but smooth on the tongue. Plenty of alcohol in this one too.
04-16-2014 22:39:24 | More by daledeee
Gnomegang Blonde Ale from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.