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Gnomegang - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,238 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,238
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 89
Gots: 175 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2011

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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Ratings: 1,238 | Reviews: 395
Photo of Zorro
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill hazed amber colored ale with a small white colored head.

Strong and spicy hop aroma. Lots of coriander and flower aromas. Herbal hop aroma with a little bit of clove and mint in it. Lightly sweet smelling with a fruity aroma, but no particular fruit. I do smell roses in this.

Starts out mildly sweet with lots of herb and spice flavor. Slightly tart tasting like an unripe plum. Warming in the chest but no alcohol flavor. Curious flavor mix of peaches and roses.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good beer. Still this won't make me give up Hennepin anytime soon.

Photo of goldbot
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, pale golden to orange in color with silky, off-white foam and good head retention and a nice stream of active carbonation. Aroma is malty and wheaty with notes of honey, coriander, orange. Fruity, citrus hops. The taste is a bit muted but it has sweet, bready malts with a good spicy/fruity kick from the yeast. Fruity hops come in but are subtle, adding a nicely bitter aftertaste.

Photo of Sparger
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of JayS2629
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with huge white foam that falls fast but leaves spider web lacing. High carbonation.

The aroma of champagne with tropical notes of pinapple and mango. An herbal hops balances things out with metallic and medicinal yeasty tones. Orange and lemon zest.

The flavor is very tropical with coconut, pineapple and mango. A good sweet caramel touch on a cracker like body. Orange zest and citrus notes on an herbal hops with medicinal bandaid like notes. Mint and white wine.

Thin, highly carbonated with a little burn

Overall a nicely balanced, complex belgian style blonde.

Photo of specialiste
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of leinie13
2/5  rDev -51.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Pale and hazy blond in color with a sea foam 1.5 finger white head on top that slowly dissapates. A bit of patchy lacing. Lots of leftover settled yeast on the bottom of the bottle. A bit vinous in the nose, like a white wine with hints of underripe hard d'anjou pears. The alcohol gives a small pleasant burn. Some juicy tangerine floats up as well, rounding out a nicely balanced malty nose.

Champagne-esque feel to the body, only with a softer carbonation. It has that vinous quality however, finishing puckeringly dry and a nice long aftertaste. The taste itself has a nice juicy middle of the palate that is chock full of fruity esters. Crisp apple comes to mind, as do some citrusy flavors like lemon and tangerine. That juicy middle turns into a bone-dry finish in the back that cuts the sweeter flavors with an almost sour one. The malts are complexly sweet and dry at the same time, making for a really interesting background. The yeast gives this beer that extra little Belgian kick that really lets it shine, adding that needed layer of complexity.

Good beer here and one worth checking out if you're into the Belgian-style beers. Ommegang seems to do a great job in keeping with the Belgian tradition of brewing complex and tasty beers.

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot color with a modest head that leaves a decent amount of lacing behind

Smell: A blend of fruit (peach, mango and lemon), peppery yeast and grassy hops

Taste: A cornucopia of fruit, at the outset, with apricot, peach, mango, pear and lemon) joined, mid-palate, by the grassy hop and peppery yeast favors; the finish adds a bit of alcohol, though the aftertaste is rather sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: I was expecting to be blown away by this beer but, alas, I wasn't; still, I respect the creation though I am not wild about the way the elements came together

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of skellyo
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of zaphodchak
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strawberry blonde body with a finger of fine white head. Elegant lace honeycomb patterns.

Delightfully light, fruity nose with strawberry, pear, and grape.

Taste is fantastic to match the nose. A touch boozy, perhaps metallic. Other than that, it's a smooth wash of light fruit. Peach dominates, but there's plenty of other goodness in there. I may be imagining a trace of carrot.

Nice and smooth, but leaves a lingering tingle of the booze and carbonation.

Fantastic blonde (or in this case BSPA, in retrospect)-- at this strength more like a tripel, but with a bit more hop character, though not much.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 1,238 ratings.