Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by jwhancher:
4.51/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bought a variety case a few weeks ago. Poured a 12-oz bottle of one of these into a large tulip glass for review.
A: Poured gently into glass and still ended up with some sediment. Even still, color appears clear blonde with nice rocky white head and lacing that sticks to half the glass sides.
S: Reminds of Chouffe yeast with spicy phenols and lots of sweet citrus esters. Maybe some black pepper or clove. Pretty classic Belgian aroma. No hot alcohols.
T: A sharp initial bitterness that quickly changes to sweet malts that remind me of lemon and vanilla. Sweet or bitter orange flavors. Nice lingering hop and spice bite at the end.
M: Feels about medium although this one could be perceived as somewhat lighter since the alcohol does not seem to be the strength as dictated on the bottle. This one drinks like a 5-6% ABV beer. Sneaky and strong. Smooth.
O: I'm particularly impressed with this beer as I have brewed a number of batches with the Chouffe yeast. I did a Belgian Blonde which came out similar to this one. I take my hat off to the brewery for doing such a wonderful job with this very enjoyable beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2013 00:57:25 | More by jwhancher
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.