Gnomegeddon | Brewery Ommegang

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3.97/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gnomegeddon begins it's journey as Brewery Ommegang's Gnommegang (Belgian-style Blonde). After fermentation, the beer is dosed with the wild yeast Brettanomyces Bruxellensis and allowed to slowly bottle condition over several months.

Added by jaydoc on 05-09-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,285
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
43
pDev:
7.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber color with a very well retained inch and a half inch white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Smells of yeast and funk. Tastes of sour apricots, Granny Smith apples, Belgian yeast, grass, honey and funk. Really more of a sour in my opinion. Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, slightly dry finish and mouth feel.

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Photo of dukeufo
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smitbo7
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very satisfying ale. Spicy and faintly bitter. Sustained head with great color. Not a heavy or lingering aftertaste. Effervescent on the tongue and palate.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't see a date code listed.

Appearance: The body is a light gold color with a thick white head. It has good retention and lacing.

Aroma: It has a bit of a musty aroma with a Belgian yeast strain scent. There is a slight scent of twiggy hop aromas.

Taste: It opens with a touch of bubblegum and bay leaf which is an interesting combination. It follows with some clove flavor and it finishes cleanly. It doesn't have a complex flavor but it is very interesting and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: It has very light bitterness with just a bit of astringency. What really makes this beer is its fantastic dry finish. It has a nice bubbly character.

Overall: It is a decent enough beer to try but it isn't once I'm likely to purchase again. Aside from the quality finish on the beer it doesn't have any memorable qualities.

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Photo of TheOakKing
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured to tulip
Sight: very light amber, bright yellowish, medium off white foam, hazy
Smell: fragrant, fruity, nice aroma
Taste: very good, balance - medium to high bitterness
Mouthfeel: very good, long follow through, bitter after taste
Overall: excellent beer, repeat, look for yes

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Photo of Zorro
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chill hazed amber colored ale with a medium sized puffy white head.

Smells strongly of peeled apples and caramel with a bit of coriander in the background. Malt is a honey and flower scent. Fair scent of flowery yeast.

Starts out sweet and mild flavored with a slight apple after taste. Grassy and flowery with a bee pollen flavor and a small amount of honey. Very mild bitterness and not the slightest hint of the alcohol level.

Mouthfeel is good and on the high carbonation side.

Overall an extremely easy to drink beer. What it lacks in complexity it makes up for with pleasantness.

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Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours as a hazy golden color, not really all the blonde. The smell is littered with Brett and Yeast. The taste is good, the Brett comes through well and doesn't taste like balloons. Overall it's a solid offering from Ommegang.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful golden amber brew with abundant foam in the Brigand chalice. Bubble gum and clove in the nose. Carbonation explodes like a cloud on the tongue. Sweet with something like sugar cookies and a touch of vanilla ice cream. Then exhaling, there is that funk in the nose.

Lovely sharp edge to the fruity malt and dried pear taste. The yeast dries the finish out but the fruit remains. Bitterish aftertaste. This is one of the better Brett brews I've had lately. Complex flavors but easy to sip. From the 750 ml Champagne bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquors in Denver. I didn't see a date.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 6/16/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, coriander, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, hay, straw, herbal, grass, light leather/musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, apricot, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, coriander, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, hay, straw, herbal, grass, light leather/musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness; light tangy wheat, and Brett tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, apricot, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, coriander, clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leather, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast and pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from yeast spiciness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and creamy/bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.5%. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast and pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the ABV. Great well rounded Brett complexity after a year; and nice malt balance, without being sweet or heavy. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy honey color. Smells of Belgian yeast with a little fruit mixed in. Nice smooth feel. Sweet, spicy, yeasty, and bold. A little boozy. It will warm you up for sure.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle from Costco. Nice Bretty aroma with green apple, dusty basement, horse blanket, Band-Aid. Pours hazy orange-golden with a thick off-white big-bubbly head with excellent retention and a little lace. Taste is sweet, spicy and savory with strong Brett notes; quite earthy. A tad on the boozy side. Full foamy mouthfeel, but not overly so. Although it’s not cloying sweet by any means, it’s still too sweet for my tastes. Definitely not bad, but would be a lot better with that sweetness toned down a bit.

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Photo of Redscot
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A powerful pop of the cork, pours a slightly hazy golden color with generous fluffy white head. Pleasant aroma but I can't identify any particular scent. Taste is slightly sweet, hint of pear & banana & cereal & bread. A hint of bitterness at the finish. Plenty of of carbonation to tickle the tongue & no sign of the 9.5%. I liked it.

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Photo of djrn2
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaverCS
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light honey color with ample carbonation and 2 fingers of a fluffy white head. Bottled on 06/15/16.

Aroma is a bouquet of Belgian spice. Brett is present but the funk does not dominate the aroma. Lots of citrus and some pear. Reminds me a bit of la chouffe mixed with Duvel on the nose. As it warms, more classic brett character is present.

Taste is another great Ommegang beer. A nice hybrid between funk/dryness and sweet Belgian spice. A great amount of peppery spice, citrus, banana, and a little bubblegum. As the beer warms, much more Brett character comes forth. For me (I love Brett), the beer is still a bit thick and sweet. If the body were a touch thinner and the finish was a bit dryer, this beer would be close to perfection. While this beer is close to a year old, I could see it peaking in another year.

Overall, this is another great beer by Ommegang. The beer is incredibly complex with varying flavor profiles with each sip. I think it would improve with another year of age. I see it pairing well with a complex charcuterie board and cheese plate. It gets a 90/100.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JFrank78
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A flavor bomb, yeast forward with a hint of candy at the end. A very well made Belgian style blonde by the masters in upstate NY.

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Gnomegeddon from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 43 ratings