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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: 85
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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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A golden, almost sage hint, cloudy, with a HUGE head that explodes into the glass and really sticks around.

S - Lemon, lemongrass, clove, yeast, grapefruit, tangerine, vanilla, honey, caramel, dried apples,

T - Explosive citrus and fruit that gives way to some subtle spice, caraway flavors. Alcohol reveals itself and is followed by a pronounced bitter that gives way to a spicy/dry finish with hints of fruit and roasted malts. The booze really comes through a little too strong though at the end.

M - Explosive carbonation and clean mouthfeel is hindered by a strong alcohol astringency.

O - A quality brew. Very complex nose and taste, although the ABV sings through a bit too much. Good to try if you like the two brewers.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of ONUMello
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light tan color with a one-finger head that lingers.
S: Alcohol, malt, and tropical fruit.
T: Booze up front, with fruit esters, light malt, and spices.
M: Smooth and creamy, but the alcohol is again present.
O: If this were blind, I would easily pin it as a Belgian pale ale- it does fit the style well and is tasty/well made overall, but I've got to dock it 1/2 point because of how omnipresent the alcohol characteristics are.

Photo of MikeRMII
5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of engagechad
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a bottle from costco in a pack with a glass - tulip

Pours a hazy yellow straw, nice head but no lacing and the head isn't around for long.

Smells nice, nothing special but it's nice, some spice

Taste is okay, strong. abv is def present in a not so great way
just tastes like a heavy duty belgian style beer.

Feels abv strong

Overall this is an okay beer. that's about all i have to say

Photo of Infamous7100
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: vibrant golden pour, slighty cloudy. Nice white head.
S: some spice, sugary sweetness, pears and apples. Some biscuit notes as well.
T: follows the nose impeccably. Very well done. Sweet at the front, nice spicy finish.
M: decent amount of carbonation, medium bodied. Warming finish with a pleasant hang.
O: nice effort by these two breweries. Worth the price for the bomber. Very flavorful. One to savor.

Photo of rab53
5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Immortale25
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a hazy light gold color with a healthy two finger head that doesn't retain long before reducing to a fluffy 1/4 inch head and has very nice lacing.

S- Funky, astringent aromas due most likely to spontaneous fermentation. Some bright lemon and grapefruit notes.

T- An amalgam of sweet, spicy and tart characteristics with a hop bitterness trailing behind but also contributing. Also has a kiss of vinegar that's not unwelcome. Wouldn't guess for a second that the ABV is 9.5%. Every dimension of the flavor is at a point of near spot-on equalization.

M- Dry and has a pucker to it that's not too intense. High carbonation brings a spritzy quality to the table that rivals some high-class champagnes.

O- Personally, I don't particularly care for Ommegang or d'Achouffe but this is one amazing Belgian ale. Maybe they should join forces permanently...

Photo of MeisterSmudge
5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle at low altitude.

A: Pours a hazy blonde wheat color -- lots of yeast particles in the suspension -- with a small but creamy off-white head that stays around for a long time. Sparse lacing.

S: Bright sweet fruit esters -- reminds me a lot of clementines -- as well as some subtle hop and spice notes. The alcohol is quite apparent.

T: The sweet and citric fruity esters from the yeast come through first, followed by a subtle bitterness and a distinctly warming finish. Everything's held together nicely by a grainy body.

M: Medium-bodied with a dry alcoholic finish. Maybe a bit too dry for my taste.

D: As much as I like the flavor, I wouldn't like to finish a whole bottle of this by myself. For the price, I think Ommegang has lots of better offerings.

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