Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured on tap at Fiddler's.
A- Came poured to me a hazed golden orange color. One and a half finger white head shows medium retention. Long streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.
S- Tons of citrus notes in the front of this with a little bit of wheat thrown in there. Some light barnyard funk to this with a nice dominate belgian yeast strain. Hints of lemon and orange peel with a nice clean alcohol hint to it.
T- The front of the beer is light sweet bready note. A little bit of citrus and orange peel come through next with belgian yeast strain coming out front. Light barnyard funk to this one along with a drying alcohol flavor. Hints of orange and peach in the ending along with a settle wheat ending. Alcohol comes back in the ending once again and this time is a little hot.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Wheat, orange, belgian yeast, and light funk are left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol, wheat, light peach, and lemon. Flavors were very well put together which I expected. No real off flavors at all which once again I didn't expect. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.
O- Overall this was a above average beer. It seems like this was a one off release that should be made into rotation. The ABV was there in the beer the entire time although it never became overwhelming. A nice drinker that I was glad to have a couple glasses of.
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2011 05:52:42 | More by alleykatking
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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. 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 987 ratings.