Gnommegang
Brewery Ommegang

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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #12
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,562
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 10.76%
Reviews:
497
Ratings:
1,672
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 25, 2024
Added:
Jan 10, 2011
Wants:
  148
Gots:
  383
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: 4.39 by cabsandking from Ohio

Jan 25, 2024
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Wow! By the time I plug in the numbers, this might be a top 10 beer ... Perfect example of a delicious higher octane Belgian.... I should not be surprised that this is the non-Belgian brewer that figured it out
Jan 21, 2024
 
Rated: 4.29 by wrdempster from Wisconsin

Jan 11, 2024
 
Rated: 4.05 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Dec 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4.24 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Dec 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.43 by arini10 from Oregon

Dec 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4.16 by robotic_being from Illinois

Dec 11, 2023
 
Rated: 4.56 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Dec 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.15 by MGibbons from Maryland

Nov 29, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It's a foamy pour that emptied the contents of a pint can into a clear glass liter mug. In rare form, the foam reduced quickly and most notably, in even fashion. That helps to make this an attractive brew. Its color is richly bright amber, with a decided copper tint. For all its color, this is relatively translucent. The foam became a modest off-white head which was enduring. The aroma has some malt and cereal characters, behind that are some hops. Perhaps most promising of all is the nearly absent smell of Belgian-style esters. There's certainly some of the familiar Belgian yeast in the flavor, but it isn't overly bothersome. Likely, it helps to keep the taste of the substantial alcohol in check. It's not very malty in flavor, nor could it be considered hoppy. There's that clove-like reference you can get from this style, but it isn't out of balance with the other flavors. The mouthfeel runs light, but smooth enough, especially for the ABV. This leaves with a nicely dry, albeit spicy finish. There wasn't much glass lacing and the head didn't quite make it to the end. That really doesn't matter, if you're looking for a potent Belgian Ale that doesn't taste like a boilermaker. There's nothing world class here, in any category, but there's plenty of alcohol provided in a toned down Belgian style brew.
Nov 28, 2023
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Four 16oz cans, $15

Looks great: slightly cloudy, huge fluffy off-white head. Very strong clove scent with touches of ripe banana and lemon oil. My brother likened it to champagne and criticized it for being overly dry. The taste is pure clove, with again, a bit of banana yeast and lemon hops. Good, but overrated
Nov 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Noelito76 from New York

Oct 16, 2023
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Reviewed by TheYeasticandoo from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Excellent spot on Belgian style from upstate NY. Love that Belgian yeast - it is unmistakeable. I agree that it comes on as a little too strong though, would be fine at 6-7% but thats just my take. Makes for a very nice and tasty slow sipper.
Oct 14, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can into a Duvel snifter.
L; Pours 98% clear deep caramel color with generous steady flowing carbo bubbles, a pillowy 1" eggshell white head that has excellent retention, top of the head looks waxy, thick lacing with odd banding and spots.
S: Sour fruit, banana, clove, floral, a little bit spicy, a hint of fruit cake.
T: Taste follows aroma exactly along with notes of apple skin, yeast, alcohol, and bread. There is a long bitter linger within and after the finish that can be associated with sharp citrus zest.
F: Gently fizzy and lively, plump, medium-bodied feel with a pillowy middle and a moderately soft lightly drying finish. Excellent attenuation to the final sip.
O: A great tasting take on the style here. It is strong. Tremendous full flavor, pillowy, a little spicy in a Belgian Ale way and easy to drink. Gives most any Belgian Blonde a run for its money. It is outstanding in its style.
Oct 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.29 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Oct 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.06 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 29, 2023
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 2 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap with a moderate, tight collar; nice lacing;

S: clove;

T: lemony clove to the middle, then clove dominates through the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; soft; hides the ABV well;

O: a little too much clove for my taste;
Sep 18, 2023
 
Rated: 3.84 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Sep 10, 2023
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a pint glass. Deep golden color with some floating particulate. Solid white head, good retention and tons of lacing.

Aroma is ripe banana, hay, red apple, pear, clove, lemon, vanilla.

Hits upfront with sweetness. Ripe banana, honey, vanilla. Rich malt body, toasty bread, hay, pear. Hay and pepper on the finish. Dries out. Strong. Boozy. This beer is absurdly dangerous to drink. Whew.

Fizzy carbonation, rolls quickly across the palate, eminently drinkable, dangerously dry.

Whew! This is a superb American take on a Belgian golden strong ale. Sheesh. I hope Ommegang keeps making this. I'll keep buying it. God dang.
Sep 06, 2023
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Rated by Sara24 from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
String ale indeed: crisp, spot-on Belgian with a heavy alcohol taste. At 9.5% be ready to sit and drink not play and drink.
Aug 09, 2023
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