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Gnomegang Blonde Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Gnomegang Blonde Ale
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 2
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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otterbearfla

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

06-29-2014 19:31:09 | More by otterbearfla
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KyleSweetsema

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-26-2014 23:27:19 | More by KyleSweetsema
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +21.1%

04-09-2014 04:37:15 | More by Localdrinklax
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threeviews

New Jersey

4.81/5  rDev +16.5%
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)

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 21:55:52 | More by threeviews
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andilane

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 02:43:09 | More by andilane
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bartlettc42

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-21-2014 23:06:24 | More by bartlettc42
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Duwey

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-24-2014 02:32:22 | More by Duwey
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-17-2014 01:24:57 | More by JamieDuncan
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AGoodStout

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-31-2014 16:17:49 | More by AGoodStout
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powerlaces

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-15-2014 04:49:08 | More by powerlaces
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aimeea007

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-18-2014 19:08:18 | More by aimeea007
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Joelski

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-08-2013 20:30:59 | More by Joelski
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Rhody1

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-07-2014 21:36:15 | More by Rhody1
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Flachs

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 00:03:10 | More by Flachs
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rieg21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-23-2014 22:27:25 | More by rieg21
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Bikeboy1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-08-2014 02:32:29 | More by Bikeboy1
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dawardster

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-03-2014 07:47:26 | More by dawardster
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SlainteAlbanyNY

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-22-2014 22:49:55 | More by SlainteAlbanyNY
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-10-2014 21:40:55 | More by PEIhop
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daledeee

Iowa

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated but smooth on the tongue. Plenty of alcohol in this one too.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 22:39:24 | More by daledeee
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ThaneMcC

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-13-2014 23:24:03 | More by ThaneMcC
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Mjdoyon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-06-2014 01:51:10 | More by Mjdoyon
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-17-2014 01:11:17 | More by bubseymour
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-26-2014 14:24:50 | More by IPAchris
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leansean88

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-18-2014 01:51:39 | More by leansean88
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Gnomegang Blonde Ale from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.