1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang

Not Rated.
GnomegangGnomegang

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,169 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 85
Gots: 147 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Gnomegang Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,169 | Reviews: 375 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ystazi
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of mberishere
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BSUNyikos31
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of PhillyNole
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lanegan94
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of stwok21
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden colored beer with a thick and big three finger white head that has fantastic retention. The head slowly fades over a long time to a fantastic level of lacing.

Smell – The nose of the beer is sweet and fruity with heavy notes of banana, citrus, pear, and some darker fruit aromas. Mixed with the sweet are tons of yeasty smells and a good hearty aroma of a bready nature as well as some spice aroma of a big clove and lighter coriander smell.

Taste – The taste follows the nose quite well. A sweet fruit and bready taste greet the tongue initially. At the start, the sweet is largely of the lighter fruits of banana, pear, and some apple. As the taste advances however the fruit flavors transition more toward citrus with some dark fruit notes within. While this transition occurs the yeasty flavors start to enter onto the tongue. These flavors take the taste to the end, where they mix with a somewhat more potent alcohol flavor and a rather stronger spice of clove and coriander and a bit of hay comes to the tongue leaving a fruity boozy taste to linger.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was smooth and creamy with a medium level of chewiness and a carbonation level that was on the average side. The creaminess was nice for the heavy fruit and boozy flavors; creating a brew that was nice for sipping.

Overall – A interesting and tasty brew overall. One to try if you get a chance.

Photo of Elspeth
1.75/5  rDev -57.2%

Glad I only purchased a single of this one, a bit too hoppy for my liking which seems incongruous with the strong yeasty flavor.

Photo of KSHunt
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jbw5016
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sdlhy
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of vess
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of girafarig
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of hayesjw
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of medwardz
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of mikeg67
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with fluffy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, bready malt and herbal hops. Body is full, oily and crisp. Taste is of spicy yeast, biscuit malt, herbal hops, cotton candy, alcohol and ripe pears. Finish is very dry. Very tasty brew.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.