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Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

975 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 975
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 66
Gots: 102 | 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 Theitos:
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Theitos

Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Ommegang proprietary glass.

A: Poured about two and a half finger head. It was an moderate white head that faded leaving a thin layer on the top of the beer. The lacing looks nice. The hazy golden color is clear enough to see the layer of head on the top of the beer put not transparent enough to see clearly through.

S: I can smell yeast and a pine smell that reminds me of church pews. I can smell a slight hint of citrus.

T: I can taste a non sweet honey citrus flavor. I think the sweetness might be muted by the hops.

M: I can feel the bite of the spice and the carbonation in my mouth. The taste hangs around in my mouth after the beer is long gone. The after taste is very nice.

O: A very nice combination from two of my favorite brewers.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 02:58:43 | More by Theitos
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Pours to a lovely first appearance: golden and opaque with a generously heady crown. After several minutes and sips, a solid layer of white remains. Not vigorously bubbly, but I did open this promptly after removing from the fridge so those bubbles might just be too cold to be excited at the moment. Impressively, this coating of head is retained right to the end.

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Yum. While first impressions were too subtle to fully appreciate, this blonde is winning me over. It's actually so lively that it would be an injustice to separate mouthfeel and taste in different paragraphs. Gnomegang coats my mouth with a full body of sweetness, which quickly and distinctly gives way to a gentle bitterness on the back and sides of my tongue. It finishes with a mild slight (and pleasant) metallic taste, that I attribute to the deceptively high abv (9.5).

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Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
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