Gnomegang - Barrel-Aged | Brewery Ommegang

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4.09/5
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15 Ratings
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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): 11.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by homerbunker on 07-26-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
pDev:
6.36%
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of AgentMunky
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Teku glass. Bought at the brewery more than a year ago.
3.25/3.25/4/4/3.75
A: Light head fades quickly. Loads of sediment in an otherwise clear orange beer.
S: Flat smell, sweet caramel, some booze.
T/M: Loads of vanilla, still a touch of carbonation. The endtaste is sharp and strong, but not overbearing or unpleasant. A lot like normal Gnomegang on steroids. I may prefer the non-aged version; this is syrupier and boozier and much more sweet.
O: I'm not sure this beer will find wide appeal. I certainly took 13 months to drink it, because an 11+% beer is an intimidating thing. It's alright, but frankly a bit of a disappointment.

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Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of griffey123
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a light and slightly hazy orange, with a small head, and sheets of lacing.

Smells like stone fruit, vanilla cream, whiskey, and slight oxidation.

This is pretty interesting- not a beer that I'd guess would go well with bourbon barrel aging. It works though, there's a lot of apricot here, and slight fruity oxidation. The oak character is slight, but welcome, with a heavy whiskey character.

This is medium bodied and quite creamy, with a good level of carbonation.

This is a pretty unique beer. It's not their best barrel aged beer, but it's definitely worth a try.

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

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajdemma
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Taologic
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Brewery-only release, aged in Templeton rye barrels. Poured into a chalice.

Yeasty and a bit musty. Bready. Brush of herbal hops. Peppery. Fleeting tropical notes. A little papery in the nose and taste, suggesting it oxidized during its time in the barrel. Campfire-scorched marshmallow. Oak. Spicy rye whiskey finish. Stiff but not too hot. Soft and creamy body.

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Gnomegang - Barrel-Aged from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 15 ratings