Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by sommersb:
4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tasted On: 03-21-2012
Freshness: Best by 07-2013
Packaging: 750 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Ommegang cervoise glass
Purchased: Received as a gift
Got this for Christmas in a gift box with 2 other bottles and the elegant glass.
Appearance: Dark golden color; the first pour is clear but the 2nd has some sediment and haziness to it. Head is rocky and white and stands 4 fingers high, with lacing and retention very good. A pretty beer
Smell: Big Belgian yeast aromas; spicy with earthy hops. Also get fruit notes of green apple and grapes, with a wine-type aroma.
Taste: Complex flavors are sweet and spicy, with big malt breadiness. The noble hops give it a light amount of bitterness. Other flavors include grapes and wine-like notes, plus a slight lemon/citrus tartness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, it opens up to a more full body as it comes to room temperature. Carbonation is medium to high. Nice warming from the alcohol. Aftertastes are balanced nicely between dryness and sweetness, with a slight tart quality as well.
Overall: I really enjoyed this Belgian beer from Ommegang - complex, refreshing and easy drinking.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2012 02:12:36 | More by sommersb
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.