Gnomegang | Brewery Ommegang

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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:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,472
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
1,603
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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Photo of Sulty
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefz1
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BennyProfane
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
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.

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Photo of stevoj
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?

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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

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Photo of Whats_On_Tap95
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
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.

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4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Msp004
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fruit, citrus, hops.

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3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
1/5  rDev -75.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of 94rocker1
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alexrdvz
4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spezz
3.31/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

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

Bought a variety 3-pack from Sam's Club $19.99 22oz bottle
Popped like a campaign cork
Hazy, golden brown color
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Medium--high carbonation
Fruit and malt tastes, some alcohol aftertaste
Overall a really great brew. Nice to sip on like a wine to enjoy the complex flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.77/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tracker83
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scotorum
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

OMMEGANG BLONDE ALE 10/4/17

Not sure if this is the same brew known here as Gnomegang and listed as a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, due to the name "Blonde Ale" on the bottle rather than simple "Gnomegang" and the face the bottle label is blue with a different gnome than the one just named Gnomegang. Same yeast (Chouffe) and ABV (9.5) and similar review descriptions of appearance and flavor, so may be the same one. Or not.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Unibroue stemmed pilsner.

a: Translucent orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thick even surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Belgian yeast leaning to banana and pear.

t; Follows the nose, some hop or alcohol bite on a dry finish. Slight throat burn and stronger alcohol notes as it warms are the only indications this has such a high ABV.

m; Medium or a bit more, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o: A substantial-tasting Belgian blonde, refreshing yet rather hefty. Gives an impression of quality all the way.

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Photo of Jcbroome
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,603 ratings