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Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

988 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 988
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 69
Gots: 105 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: Pilsner, Carapils, Flaked Oats, flaked Red Wheat, Special B
Hops: two Saaz varieties, 3 additions
Spices: none
Sugar: yes
Yeast: Chouffe yeast in primary fermentation, Ommegang yeast in bottle conditioning
OG: 19.9 o Plato
FG: 2.9 o Plato
IBU: 19

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2011)
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Reviews by FanofHefe:
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Chimay chalice. Very hazy light yellow body with a one-finger white head. Decent retention and a little lacing.

The aroma is a sharp combination of lemony zest and spicy yeast notes. A little apple and some light bready malt follow in the background.

Very nice flavors that follow the aroma. Definitely more of the spicy yeast in the flavor than in the aroma. Fruity lemon, sweet pale malt, and a particular notice of the noble hops come through in the flavor. Overall, very rich and complex taste.

Medium mouthfeel with a bit of the alcohol heat being noticeable. Excellent offering that should age very well.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 23:30:10 | More by FanofHefe
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-24-2014 15:49:17 | More by jacewg
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle packaged on 04/08/14, best before 04/20/16. Poured into a Rastel tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy gold-amber. Off white rocky persistent head. Islands and strands of lacing that would slowly slide down the glass.

Smell: Orange, citrus, yeast, hint of tropical fruits.

Taste: Sweet, but lots of subtle flavors to balance it. Candi sugar, fruity Belgian yeast esters, floral, herbal. The finish has some more sweetness and a German noble hop taste. Everything is subtle but blended together in such a way that it's hard to pull it all out. All the flavors merge together, but not in a mess, but rather in a complimentary way.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slick, with just right carbonation. Coats the mouth and leaves with no stickiness on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Refreshing, wonderfully crafted, and a great savoring/sipping beer. Alcohol well hidden and this beer is dangerously drinkable. I suspect if I had bought a 4 pack rather than a single I'd be cracking open another bottle and regretting it later. But the wonderful flavor of this beer is making me wish I had bought that 4 pack rather than the single, which tells me overall this a great and very drinkable beer. I am indeed wowed by the flavor of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 22:31:10 | More by damndirtyape
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Gentle hand. I don't see a date on the bottle, but I do see a couple of gnomes in clogs, getting boozy.

A: Hazy, golden yellow body with 3 fingers of rocky, white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Slight musty, fruity Belgian yeast. Touches of lemon, apple, banana, pineapple. Faint candi sugar. Noble-type hops, lightly floral, grassy.

T: Spicy yeast up front with a touch of bitterness. Fruit and pale malt notes build. Finishes fairly dry with some lingering flowery hops in the aftertaste. Alcohol is present, but light for 9.5% ABV.

M: Fairly creamy, moderate carbonation with medium body.

O: Fine Belgian blonde. Easy drinker for the ABV. One of my favorite Ommegang regulars. I will say that I prefer it in the 750 mL format, as I do most Ommegang offerings.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 06:58:02 | More by fourstringer
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

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New York

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.