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Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang

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1,167 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 83
Gots: 146 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Served in a 12 oz. glass. Cloudy light gold. Very little foam, at most 1/8".
Smell: Very spicy, with lots of cloves and a little bit of banana. I adore it!
Taste: A bready flavor with spiciness, peppermint, malt, and yeast. Not a lot of hops. Some bitterness at the end.
Mouthfeel: Definitely a lot of body.
Overall: Lovely blend of flavors. Very nice!

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This one is really cool and a great beer for that special occasion. At 9.5% ABV and very strong it is not your everyday beer unless you tax shelters like Romney.
Oh Yeah, He’s Mormon and this heavenly beverage is Forbidden Fruit. LOL

Back to the review; this one needs to be warmed up quite a bit if you store it in a normal fridge.

I am drinking the 750ML bottle. This one is bottle conditioned and loaded with live yeast. This beer pours a golden slightly cloudy color. With a very creamy thick rich head that rises fast and settles slow leaving incredible lacing down the class that clings till you wash the glass!

Once it is warm the complexity of the flavors really comes out. My only complaint about this beer is how strong the alcohol flavor is. Other than that it is an excellent brew. The flavors are sweet malt, slight to moderate hops, bread, nutmeg, coriander, vanilla and pepper.

The mouthfeel is rich and smooth but is offset by the alcohol.

Overall a great beer and a good example of the quality I have come to expect from Omegang.

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Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.