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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 micromaniac129:
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golen straw colored beer maybe a bit darker.
Exceptionally well carbonated helping to boost up a tall and loose structured foamy white head.

Aroma is that of rich malts and Beligum yeast. Hops have a spicy bit but are restained.

With 5 different malts and 2 noble hops and 2 yeast strains this beer difinitly has a complex taste but yet similar. The malts greet your taste buddies with a fruity sweetness and hops have a restrained floral to earthy taste.
There is sutle spiciness and fruity esters.

Mouthfeel is medium and the beer slides around smoothly. A dry finish with soft alcohol warming at the aftertaste.

A good beer from two outstanding breweries but the alcohol and price could act as a deterent for some.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 13:17:40 | More by micromaniac129
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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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Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 975 ratings.