Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Pahn:
4.58/5 rDev +11.4%
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:
4.24/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This beer is better than I expected. It has a hazy, floatie laden beer..the head is enormous and lasting. The smell is fruity...apricot, peach, pear, and lots of Belgian, bubblegum and clove yeast. Mope prey, but very sweet smelling. The taste is slanted sweet, with a continuation of the fruit theme. Spice in the mid taste and a hoppy bitter finish. Great beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 22:23:53 | More by Suds
3.99/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My choice for the Super Bowl. Pours a hazy straw gold color into my Augustijn goblet from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle.. Good size delicate bubbly white head with better than average head retention. A little lacing on the glass.
Great Belgian yeast aroma. Taste is Belgian yeast, a little lemon zest, and some black pepper. Very tasty and light for a beer with fairly high abv.
Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. Somewhat tart and spicy as well. Not much indication of the high abv. Very inviting.
An outstanding Belgian Strong Pale Ale.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 03:30:09 | More by JayQue
Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.