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Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,040 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,040
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 73
Gots: 114 | 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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drummerguy

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-03-2014 04:55:00 | More by drummerguy
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Oops

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-03-2014 00:26:57 | More by Oops
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HopBomb515

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Nice orange color, towering thick white head, good lacing on the glass. Nose brings promise of orange rind and pith, coriander, spiciness, cut flowers and fruit. Taste doesn't follow through all the way. Citrus and fruitiness with some of the spiciness in the finish. Alcohol is present, but doesn't distract. Mouthfeel is light side of medium with tingly almost prickly levels of carbonation and a dry finish. A very good beer but I'm not convinced its worth the price tag.

09-01-2014 22:59:35 | More by HopBomb515
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LutherBrau

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-01-2014 14:37:38 | More by LutherBrau
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alostplot

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

09-01-2014 06:27:05 | More by alostplot
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

09-01-2014 03:03:14 | More by Hoggo
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zachpaschal

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-01-2014 00:11:07 | More by zachpaschal
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1.72/5  rDev -58%

09-01-2014 00:02:07 | More by emcarlson1
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Sarkatsha

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-28-2014 00:43:39 | More by Sarkatsha
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malfunxion

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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ananh

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22%

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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-26-2014 01:16:37 | More by RummyRedbeard
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%

Picked this up recently up in Totowa, excited to give this a go since nearly every 4-pack from Ommegang that I've had lately had been nothing short of fabulous. This was no exception to that trend and this beer easily matched up well with Duvel or solid domestic offerings like the Brooklyn Local 1. Having the alcohol be so well recessed was a big plus as the sensory aspects of this beer were able to shine through that much easier!

The pour was pretty much what I expected to this but the head was *way* bigger and fluffier than any other beer that I've had from Ommegang. It took quite a while for the head to settle down and the lacing stuck to the side of my glass in one cascading ring after another, as if a wave had washed through it when I wasn't paying attention. Not a powerful aroma to this but the taste and mouthfeel more than made up for it, as there was a wonderful mix of banana, clove, grass, yeast, and tea to this. What wasn't in the midst of all of that was the booze as I couldn't taste it at all and thought this was a BPA before I looked it up on here. The carbonation was perfect and let the flavors linger for long enough before they slowly faded away.

Part of this reminded me of a Witbier since the yeast and funk wasn't too strong and the alcohol was recessed enough that this seemed like a session beer. Obviously, the latter was not the case here as I could feel the booze kicking in by the time I finished this bottle off. I have to admit that many of Ommegang's beers start to taste the same to me after a while but when they're good enough to be mistaken with something imported, who cares? I don't and this was another great example of why I love these guys so much. A hint of spice combined with Belgian fruity flavors and the perceived absence of alcohol combined for a beer that I'll reach for again, even if I don't consider it to be a categorical anomaly. Fun stuff!

08-25-2014 08:25:01 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%

08-23-2014 19:02:02 | More by fishguyac
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

08-16-2014 14:15:51 | More by kingslotty
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Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

08-16-2014 02:36:23 | More by MimDIPA
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California

4.84/5  rDev +18%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 1,040 ratings.