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Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang

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1,077 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 74
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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Ratings: 1,077 | Reviews: 364 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.96/5  rDev -3.4%

Matt411, Sep 14, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

Mikefriedman90, Sep 13, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

wisegreensoul, Sep 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

BunnyMonster, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of haroldcamping
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Bought in a 4 pack
Poured into a Chimay goblet
A hazy gold/orange two finger white soapy head decent retention and lacing
S orange/lemon zest yeast spice booze
M medium thickness med/high carbonation perfect for a Belgian strong
T citrus floral spice hint of booze again perfectly balanced booze hints for a higher abv beer
O a great offering from two great breweries I lean towards the chouffe side normally and was not disappointed a great example of a Belgian strong. . Highly recommend

haroldcamping, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of CochonKing
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Pours a nice cloudy orange hay with yeast floating around. The two finger head quickly dissipates but shows no signs of disproportionation or other flaws. The aroma is clean and the spice is indistinguishable showing they are doing an excellent job. Has some aromas similar to weiss beers like bubblegum. Drinks very clean with light small bubbles and a well rounded yeast taste on the palate.

CochonKing, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

jdash3d, Sep 09, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +5.4%

poohbearzeccola, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

probert, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

RZachLamberty, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jpolet, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

drummerguy, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Oops, Sep 03, 2014
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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.

HopBomb515, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

alostplot, Sep 01, 2014
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Hoggo, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

zachpaschal, Sep 01, 2014
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1.72/5  rDev -58%

emcarlson1, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Sarkatsha, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

ananh, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

RummyRedbeard, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
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!

JerzDevl2000, Aug 25, 2014
Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.