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Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,104 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,104
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 76
Gots: 124 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

mctizzz, Feb 12, 2012
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1.72/5  rDev -58%

emcarlson1, Sep 01, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -57.3%

Bart9620, May 22, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -57.3%

BoRaeCho, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of BarleyHawley120
1.8/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this at Oblivion Tap Room here in Orlando Florida and was very unimpressed with it. It poured well in a cloudy gold tint with a nice head. It smelled slightly of cloves with hints of what I thought was bananas. As soon as I tried it, it easily was one of the worst beers that I have had recently. I could not taste what was going on with it. Not balanced at all but very complex and left a sweet bitter after taste. You could taste nothing but the cloves. I could not finished it, for me it was that bad. Possibly I got a bad batch but will not take the change of ordering it again.

BarleyHawley120, Aug 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51.2%

leinie13, Jan 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.2%

bryank2000, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of jmarsh123
2.33/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours cloudy orange with a minimal white head.

Very sweet aroma. Smells like gingerbread with some banana, clove and bubblegum with a little funkiness.

Eww way too sweet. Starts off with some cloying sweet bread character. Banana is somewhat presence, but the clove then overpowers and it finishes sweet and clovey. Accentuates all the worst aspects of the style.

Medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

I found this completely horrible. The clove was way overdone and the sweetness provided a weird character. Had I been drinking it by myself, it probably would've ended up down the drain, but I gutted through my ~7 oz.

jmarsh123, Jul 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39%

Enochase04, Jul 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39%

ksherry112, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of TheDoorman
2.65/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden ale with grassy, yeasty aroma and sweet, sugary palate that coats your mouth.

Unbalanced. Too sweet. Nothing special.

The last few beers I have had from Ommegang have not met my expectations. I fear that have they have increased output they have decreased in quality.

TheDoorman, May 08, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

logicalparadox, May 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

ejimhof, Jun 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

msquared36, May 25, 2014
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2.93/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Ranges in color from dark yellow to orange, with about a half inch of solid, foamy head.

S - Spicy, phenolic yeast character explodes out of this beer. A pear, apple and lemon fruitiness come next. Moderate amount of alcohol, too. Tons of aroma bursting from the top of my tulip glass.

T - Very perfume-like and peppery tastes. Sugary, chalky sweetness tastes too much like a Flintstones vitamin. The aftertaste is pleasant, with a clean malty finish.

M - Again, a little chalky at first, but finishes cleaner.

O - With the high caliber of the two breweries involved, I expected more from this collaboration, but this beer really needs polishing. Also, I suggest drinking this pretty cool, as it gets much too boozy as it warms.

SirSketch, May 04, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

ctodda, Aug 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

theminutemen, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

enelson, Jul 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

meanmutt, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

josephwa, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

IpeeA, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

PG2G, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Thedrizzle, Aug 09, 2014
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Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 1,104 ratings.