Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Pahn:
4.58/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at Plan B in Glastonbury, CT. Served in a chalice.
Appearance: No head left by bartender. Pours a beautiful hazy yellow that darkens to orange in the middle. Very little lacing.
Smell: Lots of tangy and spicy characteristic Belgian yeast smells, with even more earthiness and citrus. The smell gives a strong impression of freshness, like walking through a forest after it rains. As with the taste, there's very little in the smell to suggest any type of sweetness, which enhances the earthy and citrus aromas for me.
Taste: Bold, not-sweet-at-all citrus and tangy yeast, with a mildly sugary ending. Succulent, giving the same extreme impression of freshness as in the aroma, but stronger. Complex fruity and yeasty aftertaste, with sort of a suggestion of breadiness.
This beer is packed with flavor. It sounds ridiculous, but the best way I can describe this beer's flavor is by comparing it to the sex scene in the film I Am Love. The flavor is so earthy, fresh, bold, and sensual.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and juicy. Somewhat sugary, warm finish with a tiny bit of dryness. Great vehicle for the flavor.
Overall: This beer came out of left field for me... given the two breweries involved with its creation, I expected a decent, spicy and fruity BSPA, but the actual flavor completely over-delivered. It has tons of earthy, fruity, herbaceous flavor and lots of nice characteristic-BSPA esters while having very little sweetness (or bitterness). I find that combination very enjoyable.
I'm glad to have tried this beer on tap, since my love for Brasserie d 'Achouffe and occasional interest in Ommegang had me eying the bottle, but until now I've balked at buying it. Now I'm planning on buying a bottle and saving it in case I get a chance to seduce someone in a forest.
Serving type: on-tap
04-07-2011 22:47:18 | More by Pahn
More User Reviews:
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
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. Nice (black) pepper notes. 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.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 06:58:02 | More by fourstringer
Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.