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
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Always been a fan of Ommegang, and quite interested in what their collaboration with Chouffe will yield. I made short work of the previous 3 in the pack, but was careful to save one to review on a clean slate this warm summer evening.
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.
Crisp citrus and surprisingly delicate yeast on the nose. I initially gave the smell a lower rating because I was expecting something more intense, but bumped it up a tad to show my appreciation for balance. But still, given the players involved I thought the yeast would be more upfront.
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).
Overall we have ourselves a winner. I am curious to see if the larger 750mL would have any effect on the bottle conditioning.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 02:19:37 | More by Hop2it
3.36/5 rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
On tap at Hops and Pie. Golden yellow color, minimal head. Aroma of strong Belgian yeast, fruity, spicy. Flavor was yeasty, very fruity, very Belgian. Not quite my cup of tea but a well made Belgian strong golden for sure. Would I order this again? No but I'd buy abotyle for my girlfriend, she liked it a lot.
Serving type: on-tap
06-23-2014 00:00:36 | More by ArrogantB
Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 975 ratings.