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Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

987 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 69
Gots: 105 | 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

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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle poured into snifter - thanks to phan869 for sharing

Pours a slightly hazed golden color with some bright yellow tones. A fluff of white head bubbles up, retains for a bit with some cloudy film and splotchy lacing.

Plenty of spice and fragrance in the nose, biscuit malt and dough, slight alcohol, fruit sweetness with raisin.

Floral hops and spice up front, followed by some tempering sweetness. Raisin and pear with some herbal hop qualities. Biscuit malts with some more sweet tones mix with a fairly boozy edge towards the finish.

Full medium body, higher carbonation, tingly and dry on the tongue. This reminds me of La Chouffe a bit, it drinks pretty well but I wasn't too into it.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 18:05:03 | More by xnicknj
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SubpoenaDeuces

California

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gnomegang 9.5% ABV, Belgian Strong Ale

A: Hazy yellow with lots of wheat particulates, huge carbonation from the bottle, after you wrestle open the draconian Ommegang cork that extends deep into the bottle. Moderate lacing and straw notes all around.

S: There is plenty of orange and lemon zest present with a nutmeg and/or holiday spice profile to it. There are some clove notes and musty belgian yeast that are expected from the style.

T: This beer has a huge bread profile with an expansive body that burns itself away with the alcohol profile. You get a honey with biscuit quality up front that subsides into a heat that tastes like chinook or perhaps just the unsupported alcoholic profile. The balance is precarious but well executed.

M: This beer has an incredible balance for the three batons it maintains in the air at all times. First and foremost a big wheat and malty character lays the groundwork for all of the sweet notes including banana and very starchy fruits. Finally the heat from the alcohol appears and drives a heated zambonie over your palate to await the next sip.

D: For a beer of this abv and character, this is dangerously dirnkable. If they sold this in 12oz bottles I would see it performing as a condescending older brother to any Blue Moon siblings. It shines most in its ambition and delivers in execution. I would be able to drink this throughout an entire game of Civilization, which is to say I would pass out because 5 hours of Gnomegang is just too much gnome for any man.

Narrative: PING! PING! PING! Garnab loved his craft and it showed. He surveyed the blade of the battleaxe with pride and rolled its haft in his calloused hands. The blade was competent and durable, yet light and precise. FSHHH! The iron sizzled upon being cast into the cool water. "GARNAB GET IN HERE!" his supervisor called from down the hall of the Morgrem guild. Garnab slid into the chair daintily, an impressive feat for a gnome of his heft and weight. "Garnab, we have all been noticing you around here, your fine work, your precise castings, and impeccable attention to detail." Garnab grunted lightly and carressed the chain of precious silver that he painstakingly created years earlier. "That is why you have been promoted to assistant vice-Gnome of the Belbgaar foundry." He nodded silently and exited, his cool stride demonstrating his poise and power within, Garnab was going places.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 19:06:52 | More by SubpoenaDeuces
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Sean via Wakefield... black body with some dark brown fringes, no carbonation... strong syrupy nose of molasses and raisins, the oak is really smooth adds a nice spicey note to the beer, some alcohol, but in your face and strong... the taste is too sryupy, raisins, lots of char, a bit of vanilla on the finish... worth trying, better than its parts

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2011 14:41:53 | More by jrallen34
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy yellow color, with not to much of a head. The aroma was full of spices, and almost a wheat smell. The taste had a very strong spice taste, in a strong pear taste. The taste was strong and bold, and the alchool while not noticable did make a hit. Overall it was a good beer, but I was just expecting more.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2011 01:06:26 | More by vette2006c5r
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EORS

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle into a goblet. No bottled on/expiration date on label.

Appearance: Honey golden color with fine carbonation and a billowing white head that leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet orange dominates the nose. Spicy, musty aroma from the yeast and a sharpness which may be either hop or alcohol.

Taste: Tangy fruits (citrus, richer flavors along the lines of plum and cherry) alcohol adds warmth and a bit of punch. Mellow and sweet through the body, with spice from the yeast mixing with the malts.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and rich without being syrupy.

Overall: Lovely and rich brew from Ommegang and Chouffe. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 01:02:02 | More by EORS
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YouSkeete

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Smooth yellow with an orange tint. Highly opaque. One finger white head with moderate lacing.

S: Orange and lemon zest, bananas, grapefruit and Belgian yeast. Some hints of pepper and creamy malts.

T/M: Not far from the nose. Sugared fruits (listed above), Belgian yeast bite, mildly bitter hops and smooth/bread-like malts. Tastes almost like a bock-style brew. 9.5% ABV is beautifully tapered in the body of the beer as the slight burn of alcohol brings out more flavor. Sweet, malty/bready, fruity. Tangy, almost sour mouthfeel. Well-balanced for a Belgian strong ale. Medium body, medium carbonation.

D: A good Belgian. This is definitely the brew you're looking for if you like this style.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 02:50:42 | More by YouSkeete
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chasebrownyeah1

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gnomegang ABV: 9.5%

A: Pours a hazy orange fluid that sticks to the glass each time you take a sip. Leaves a minimal head.

S: Smells of citrus, plums, banannas, hops and the alcohol is very potent. The smell in very pungent in the nose.

T-M: Has a very sweet taste of what you would see in a fruit basket. The alcohol is apparent in the taste that adds nicely to the flavors. The fluid coats the palate very well and goes down to the gut very smoothly.

O: Overall, this is a good beer. Would I have this beer again... Sure! Very tasty and an appealing.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 04:36:27 | More by chasebrownyeah1
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gnomegang by Brewery Ommegang New York, Belgian Strong Pale Ale 9.5% alcohol. This Corked and Caged 750ml bottle poured into a oversized wine glass.

A- Produces a fluffy off white head that slowly desipates to a half inch leaving patchy lacing on the rim of the glass. Hazy orange and firery red when light passes through it, quite the spectacle.

S- Smells of rich and musky Belgian yeasty notes followed by sweet over ripe pears. Light notes of sharp alcohol sting the nose.

T-M- Taste upfront is a yeast and alcohol flavored warmth. As the beer warms up I found that the flavors of pear, bannanas, and tangy hop bite come into place. All and all this is a yeasty Belgian Strong Pale Ale at it prime, that being said... I love it! With its multi complexities of fruit flavors, to its musky yeast notes, and alcohol warmth that is what makes this a winner in my book. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated with bubbles that tingle the tongue with help of the alcohol. Smooth with a sharp punch.

Overall this beer is everything it promises in the long run. A strong Belgian Pale that produces the lasting flavor and feel that they have for years and years... cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 03:27:54 | More by wesbrownyeah
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ne0m00re

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

05/24/11- Review of a 750 mL bottle.
A: Pale clear golden, constant bubbles and a frothy white head.
S: Wheat, floral, slightly rustic, bananas, overall clean, some chrysanthemum. Good.
T: Sweeter, herbal and floral, lingering acidic twang, nice green hops, lemon zest, and good overall.
M: Starts thick, almost creamy, turns froty, then evacuates with a sticky sweet twang lingering.
O: Great beer. I probably won't seek it again, but I rather enjoyed trying it.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 00:40:34 | More by ne0m00re
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Bodega. 10oz served in a tulip.

Appearance
A slightly hazed gold with a small cap of pure white foam. Lacing here and there.

Aroma
Lots of nice yeasty esters. Very spicy and floral. Apples and pears add a juiciness to it that really bulks up the aroma.

Taste
Very spicy and yeasty. Almost too much so. There is a little bit of that band aid flavor that really intense Belgian yeast can give off, but it is mostly blanketed by floral and juicy hops.

Mouthfeel
At first this beer was way too cold. I had to wait quite a while before I could fully enjoy it. The mouthfeel is dry and fluffy with a lively carbonation.

Overall
Not a bad beer, but the yeast flavors are very strong. I'd like to see it toned back so that the juiciness of the fruity hops can shine.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2011 20:40:00 | More by MbpBugeye
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazed and bubbly golden yellow, pillow of soft white head. Scent is pale, light watery and sweet fruits, belgian yeasts and faint hints of bread and spice. Taste slightly more aggressive then scent, watery and sweet fruits are the start (apple, citrus and tropical all present), malt is lightly sweet and bready, standard belgian yeast notes in moderation, some spice. Medium bodied, smooth. A nice, easy drinking beer that hides its ABVs very well.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2011 14:22:26 | More by rfgetz
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- from the notes
- 750 ml bottle
A - yellow/amber hazy with a short head.
S - yeasty Belgian spicy smells with light fruity aromas.
T - cloves and other spices with a little sweet.
M - tingly carbonation that I am finding enjoyable.
D - quite drinkable and look forward to another if I can find it.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 04:06:49 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a nice under ripe lemon color with faint haze. Moderate carbonation produces a 1 inch bubbly white head. Decent retention. No lacing.
S: Nice belgian yeast and spice, citrus, lemon...very fresh.
T: Very nice here...honey, caramel malt, belgian spice, fresh yeast, clove, citrus, banana. More deep, complex, and balanced than the aroma suggested. Excellent.
M: Soft and smooth. Some tingly effervescence from the carbonation. Mild alcohol bite and burn in the finish. Very nice feel.
D: Wonderfully drinkable. Overall a tremendous collaboration brew. Highly recommended. Excellent, especially for style.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 03:59:45 | More by mwilbur
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the tap a light cloudy yellow with a quarter-inch of bright white head. Light lacing left on the glass.

Aroma of light tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, apple, lemon and light caramel malts.

Tastes of Juicyfruit gum and cinnamon up front followed by Belgian yeast, cloves, apple and light caramel malts.

Light-to-medium bodied with a sharp carbonation.

An incredibly delicious brew and one I'd defiintely have again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2011 02:32:56 | More by Monkeyknife
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beenitty

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

13$ 750mL Bottle from Decicco's Ardsley

Poured into Delirium Tulip.

A: Pours a hazy orange, with decent layer of white head. Quick swirl reconstitutes a nice layer with ease.

S: Sugar and Belgian yeast up front. Slight fruit notes but cant distinguish, definitely a BSPA. Alot going on in the smell, vvn.

T: Tastes like the aroma, there are clove and spicy flavors up front followed by some candy sweetness and light fruit notes. Taste falls off for me because the sweetness starts to accumulate. Not tasting the alcohol that some of the other reviews are commenting on. After having a few it seems like the flavors clash a bit for me and kind of cancel each other out.

M: Good body with high carbonation, crisp feel but doesnt add to the taste like some beers with nice mouthfeels do.

O: Decent beer, though I have to say I prefer the individual parts as opposed to the sum in this case. Nice to try but not as good as I'd hoped it would be.If not for the accumulation, this would be an A- or A beer IMO. Possibly tastes better on draft or soon after bottling.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 19:32:07 | More by beenitty
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First campfire beer of the year!

Hazy, translucent daisy yellow with a goldenrod center. Pillowy white head is fairly reserved compared to some of the foamy monsters that reside within this style but I like being able to walk away with a glass full of beer, not foam. Splashy lace and good retention.

A little spicy and farmy at first whiff but that soon settles in with a sweet, floral apricot-ness. Peach fuzz and Wherther's Orange Creamsavers. Like lemoncello but with apricots instead of lemons.

Sweet start, clean fade and an extremely satisfying sweet/clean resurgence after each swallow. Fruit basket includes juicy golden pear, white grape, and peach. Appropriately the alcohol is well hidden.

A collaboration ale that actually lives up to the billing!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 14:20:11 | More by donkeyrunner
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argock

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Purchased at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA) for $13.99.

A: Peach-golden hue with 1-finger of big-bubbled off-white head with average retention and a few crusts of lacing.

S: Hoppy and tart, horsey aromas dominate with a mild barnyard yeast note up front that smooths out to more of a tart and herbal hoppiness. The malts are pale and bready.

T: A very flavorful ale to be sure with big juicy fruitness with light funk factor and big, very Belgian IPA-like flavor profile. The maltiness is to be respected and comes through with much more power than in the nose. the hoppiness is staunch and herbal with some lemon features. The yeast flavor is tart, slightly medicinal, with a barnyard, wild aspect to it. This is a very lush brew all the way around with a complex roundness. I still think it fits Belgian IPA stylewise, but the ABV power, which a bit hot but not at all intrusive, does tend to tip towards the BSPA style.

M: Very viscous, lush mouthfeel with a nice moderate dryness in the finish.

O: A really surprising beer as collaborations tend to be either spectacular successes or letdowns. This one works really well with a very interesting, complex brew that puts a heavy-hitting twist on the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 23:24:04 | More by argock
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n2185

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy brownish-gold with a finger of white head that recedes into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: Some spice and clove notes up front followed by bubblegum and candy sugar. There are some pear notes and floral aromas in there as well. The finish is of slightly bitter yeast.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are clove and spicy flavors up front followed by some candy sweetness and light fruit notes. Then comes the bready backbone with some yeast notes as well and a light bitterness provided by the hops. A surprisingly noticeable alcohol burn on the finish as well.

M: Light body with high carbonation, this beer is nicely attenuated to give it a light, crisp feel. Unfortunately, the alcohol burn detracts from it.

O: A good beer overall and among the better BSPAs out there. The main drawback of this beer (other than the price) is the obvious alcohol presence. While it's not super hot, I feel like the best versions of the style hide it better.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 21:15:00 | More by n2185
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bomber poured into a tulip

Pours a cloudy golden color with a fluffy, bubbly little cap that filled the tulip beautifully.

The aroma is soft and spicy. Lemon peel and orange zest, coriander, doughy undercooked bread and a touch of band-aid funk for good measure.

This is soft and delicate on the palate. It cascades beautifully over the tastebuds and then washes away with ease. Coriander, oranges, lemons, tart yeast, banana, and that band-aid funk adding just a touch more complexity. This is extremely playful and enjoyable.

The finish here is great. A spicy, citric, crisp, dry finish that lingers forever. Light bodied with perfect carbonation.

Overall, this is a win for everybody involved. A great example of style and another successful collaboration. Let’s hope we see more of these guys in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 21:32:11 | More by ColForbinBC
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RedSpecial1

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, carbonated, yellow with a half finger of white foam that clings to the sides of the glass. It has a very typical Belgian nose, lots of clove, phenol, and maybe a hint of banana at the end. The taste matches the nose fairly closely with clove, and a nice sweetness at the end. A nice, light mouthfeel, very refreshing. Overall, a nice, tasty, Belgian.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 04:02:18 | More by RedSpecial1
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itsfreeasinbeer

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: tawny gold with a finger of head

S: fruity forwardness and spices

T: Malt flavors and belgian yeasty spiciness battle each other in for the forward taste, withthe peppery yeast adding an interesting twist to the citrus.

M: Bubbly yet moderately thin

D: definitely not an everyday beer, but an excellent rare collab to stumble upon.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 00:53:27 | More by itsfreeasinbeer
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: A cloudy yellow body with a moderate head and mild lacing.

S: A nice and fruity nose of citrus zest, bananas, pear, clove, bubblegum, pepper, and Belgian yeast. Pretty standard, but very pleasant.

T: Belgian yeast and sweet pale malts makes an immediate role in the flavor, followed by some spices (pepper & clove) & fruit (pear or apple), and finishes slightly warm and citrusy.

M: Medium body; Medium-high carbonation; Very crisp and refreshing mouthfeel.

O: Really enjoyed this beer. Can't see myself getting it again due to the fact it was a once time release. Great collaboration however.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 00:18:25 | More by BrewCrew2010
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BranfordBound

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL poured into a shaped pint glass.

Pours a straw like golden color that is opaque from the cloudiness (I like to go against Ommegang's suggestions and disturb the yeast.) Nice carbonation with a one finger head.

Smells very light, almost too light. Some belgian yeast and fruit esters.

Flavor makes up for the lack of aroma, but this isn't a heavy hitter in the flavor department, but rather, the subtleties make this beer great. Starts very sweet and bready with the aforementioned fruit esters. This ends with the nice spice from the yeast which mingles with a slight alcohol heat (not burn) to really bring out a contrasting spiciness to fight back the sweetness. Overall very mild.

A little on the dry side with light carbonation and some alcohol heat.

Very drinkable and light for 9.5% ABV, I was able to patiently finish off the bomber without too much struggle or too much of a buzz.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 00:03:43 | More by BranfordBound
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A clear and consistent orangish yellow. Pours a fairly good head that lasts a while but diminishes quickly.

Smell: Belgian yeast with a tinge of hops in it and with Belgian spices. However the smell is not too thick that your nose gets a lot but enough to let you know that it's in there.

Taste: Like the smell, the hops are slight and the Belgian spices and yeast dominate. There is also a slight tarty taste but barely noticeable. I am going to assume that the tarty taste is the result of some green apples.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation with a crisp feel to it. The beer goes down smoothly as expected.

Overall: Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I didn't pick this up at first but now, I'm glad that I did.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 20:18:53 | More by HattedClassic
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adamette

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Live review. Poured from the 1 pt., 9.4 fl. Oz. corked and caged bottle that I bought at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio for $9.99 last week into (what else?) my Brewery Ommegang Westvleteren style gold rimmed goblet. Stamped on the neck of the bottle is the following:
PKG on 02/08/11
BEST BY 02/2013

A Brief very light brown head over a golden yellow, opaque body with lots of carbonation rising up from below. Additionally, very small, not immediately obvious yeast sediment floating about makes the look not only appropriate but attractive. 4.0

S Great Belgian yeast smells rise up from this “Belgian Style Blonde Ale” as announced on the neck label with some light malt and nearly no hops. Great, classic Belgian Blonde smell. 4.5

T Yes, a really good, classic Belgian taste of medium sweet malt, Belgian yeast and a touch of hops. I can just about taste the Brasserie D’Achouffe influence with that great Belgian yeast taste. There is also a nice tart citrusy note that I really like and the taste is a strong one, not weak like some in this style. 4.5

M The tart citrus brings some kick but the physical feel is certainly smooth with the silky head and body. It is actually a really great example of the style. Somewhere half way through the feel there is even a nice, thick, sticky, syrupy feel that I did not expect and do not always sense in beers of this style. I am really thinking that the mouthfeel cannot be improved upon. 5.0

D Very, very good for the style. It is so delicious I found myself halting my review to take a few more sips! 4.5

Notes: This is my 17th Brewery Ommegang review. A really excellent example of a successful collaboration beer in that Ommegang has always excelled at the Belgian Styles but now, with Brasserie D’Achouffe, they have created a really classically made version of the style that really could be considered THE example of the style. Bravo!
I do not recall being this positive on an Ommegang beer since I first had Three Philosphers. That is really saying something because 3 Phils is one of my sentimental favs!

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 03:25:13 | More by adamette
Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.