Gnomegang
Brewery Ommegang

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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #11
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,563
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 10.76%
Reviews:
479
Ratings:
1,147
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 02:54 AM
Added:
Jan 10, 2011
Wants:
  148
Gots:
  378
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: 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: 26
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Rated: 4.08 by SpaethJam from New York

Yesterday at 02:54 AM
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Reviewed by bushbeer75 from Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
poured from a 1pt. 9.4 fl. oz. caged and corked brown bottle

Ommegang Gnomegang Blonde Ale poured a hazy golden hue that produced a nice 1-1/2 finger high head . The bubbly/foamy head reduced to spotty lacing. The nose is sweet, of candied sugar and light fruit [pears, peaches and apples]. The taste is much like the nose with the addition of peppery yeast and light hops noted. Mouth feel is high-medium with active carbonation and a dryer finish.

Overall, a nice flavorful Belgian Style Ale that is brewed in the USA.
Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by neliam24 from New York

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.8 by CrimeDog from New York

May 24, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY.

This one pours a slightly dark straw yellow color, with a big fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like slightly overripe fruit, spice, green apple, pear, and floral aromas.

The overripe sweetness of the fruit flavor here, along with the green apple, makes this a bit much for me, unfortunately. It's hard to drink - there's not enough yeasty spiciness to balance it out.

It also feels a touch syrupy, and a touch boozy. This is definitely a slow sipper, a heavy feel on the palate.

This is not my favorite Ommegang beer. It's not a good representation of either Ommegang or Chouffe.
Feb 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by mothman from Minnesota

Dec 22, 2018
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Reviewed by MoreBeer4me from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had my third bottle of this today and came across better than the first and second, so its growing on me. Has a kind of an odd sweetness to it. Goes well with a strong cigar. Maybe I'd get another 4 pack down the road just for the cigar pairings.
Nov 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by Atg1095 from New York

Nov 12, 2018
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Reviewed by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy and veiled golden color with low activity. Foamy and slightly frothy 2-3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with average legs but decent swirl reaction. Flavors of pears, apricot, honey/caramel, Belgian yeast, sweet barley/wheat, coriander, clove, and floral hops. Slick, a bit oily and smooth, medium body with extra crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish, slightly vinous and quite sharp, moderately spicy and fruity, with balanced flowery and grassy hops. Some straw and wild yeast effect. A bit alcoholic, you can really feel the high ABV, it's warming though, yet the freshness is real good so it's quite treacherous. Decent balance and nice rich complexity, though the attenuation is not tight enough nor the texture as refined as same Belgian counterparts. Overall high quality craft.
Nov 11, 2018
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 5-28-18 for $2.99. No bottling date visible.

Beer poured a cloudy orange with a very nice well formed head that has some major hang time.

Nose is yeasty, full of phenols including nutmeg.

Taste is candi sugar, nutmeg, some light fruits, white pepper, and some coriander. Finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with each sip nicely dancing across my palate.

Overall a very nice beer that i will have again if i come across it!
Oct 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by HellsRanger from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This pours a very nice gold hazy straw color with a bold heavy slight off white foam.
As for aroma...it comes across nice with a slight fruit notes to it and nice belgian yeast. Yes this is diffently a true Belgian style for sure...it is the first thing I thought of on my first taste.
The mouth feel is very smooth considering the ABV. It is hidden very well in the taste, because it has a super belgian style flavor, a slight sharpness to it, but it just adds to the belgian style it claims.
A worthy Gnome quaff to try...for sure.
Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by GratefulFC from Arizona

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden straw. Smell is great blend of hops and orange peels. Taste is hops, oranges, other citrus, some malt and a slight peppery taste. A great beer.
Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by paleoplant from New York

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by moundbz from North Dakota

Aug 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.12 by Knickfan3 from New York

Aug 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very nice. This appears to be the definition of what this beer should be. Hazy yellow, yeasty smell on nose. Smooth easy drink that hides alcohol well. If you like this style this is for you.
Aug 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Herbabee from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
My undisputed go-to for so many years. And depressingly difficult to even conveniently find/purchase in bulk anymore. The balanced-yet-complex sitting with it just floored me from first memorable taste, before I had even come to refine one. The consummate pizza beer for my palate. Just lingers so "meatily" on my tongue - and for a 20+ year vegetarian, that might say something.

And has always tasted even so much better when in Beautiful Company.

There will always be a place in my heart of hearts, for this revered blonde ale.
Jul 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
-amber tap pour with a a fluffy cap and a deep haze. The aroma is candi sugar and Belgian yeast. This tastes very sweet but is not hot, despite the abv. The mouthfeel is very smooth. The d' Chouffe versions are a bit spicier.
Jul 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.12 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jun 26, 2018
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Rated by Greg_ehr from New York

4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Excellent beer. Very smooth.
Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by chiefz1 from New York

May 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.4 by BennyProfane from California

May 16, 2018
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hazy orange color with a thick head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of oranges, honey, floral hops, a bit of cinnamon and vanilla, pears, cloves and biscuit.
Flavor with notes of cloves, pepper, nutmeg, ginger, orange, pineapple juice, floral noble hops, candi sugar, pears and banana. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium towards full body with effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 9,5% is mostly shown in a flavored manner.
Complex Belgian Golden Strong Ale with lots of phenols and great complexity with fruity and alcohol notes finishing the ménage.
Apr 07, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Having tried several of the Chouffe brews, this one is dead on. Aroma, taste and color are spot on. Love the work Ommegang is doing great, bringing awesome Belgian styles to the USA. Collaboration with Westvleteren, anyone?
Mar 07, 2018
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Reviewed by GeorgianBayPackr from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This beer is earthy and yeasty. Some mild sour notes. Fizzy. Gets better as you drink it. 9.5 ABV well hidden so that the earthy grain & yeast shine through more than the alcohol
Mar 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by Whats_On_Tap95 from New York

Feb 15, 2018
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Murky orange in color with yellowish hues on the edge of the glass and a heavy haze. Poured with a short, soapy, white foam with low retention. Doughy bread and sweet banana aromas with mellow over-ripe orange and very light peppery notes. Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Creamy smooth feel provides an interesting contrast with the tangy, aggressive carbonation. Pleasant, mellow boozy warmth through the middle to the finish. Peppery esters up front that slowly taper from beginning to end. Sweet, sugary banana and Belgian malt flavors grow through the middle and fade toward the end. Meddium light bitterness through the middle with doughy, bready, belgian yeasty flavors. Sweet, boozy, malty flavors at the end followed by light peppery and sweet malt and banana notes at the finish. Not much to look at, but very aromatic, tasty, fun to drink with sneaky booziness.
Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.17 by bshefftz from California

Jan 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by michiganmatt from California

Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.48 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Jan 02, 2018
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Rated by Msp004 from New York

3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fruit, citrus, hops.
Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by bplabernie from Michigan

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 1 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.76 by 94rocker1 from Michigan

Nov 04, 2017
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