Gnomegang | Brewery Ommegang

1,565 Ratings

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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

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Photo of jtd1969
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Lots of hazy, cloudy golden orange, good lacing, good carbonation

S - Sweet yeasty malt, fruit,some spice

T - sweet with some spice(light clove) and belgian style, abv hidden

M - Full bodied, great carbonation, light hops

O - Excellent belgian. A delight to sip or chug(be careful) A well made beer.

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Photo of RuckusDu
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Let's give this a shot and see if the beer is really worth cellaring like I am doing. Loud pop upon opening, but not a lot of bubbles. The pour revealed a couple fingers of light yellow head on a slightly cloudy, pure gold body. Smell is quite nice. Not a lot of Belgian yeast or banana, but rather some clove and a sour/sweetness. Slightly metalic. The flavor is a lot of sweet. Red apple, cinnamon, and artificial candy. Mouth is light and well carbonated.

Overall, a decent golden, but nothing to write home about. A little too artificial on the sweet but otherwise quite a nice balance.

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Photo of PlasteredRogue2
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of gordavidson
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Maseitz
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BoRaeCho
1.75/5  rDev -57.2%

Photo of mgironta
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Mtaylor459
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of IndieGentleman
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of Cyrano41
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

an outstanding brew from ommegang, as so many of their offerings are. this one was on tap at bull and bush in denver. pours a very thick raw honey color with a small white head and a lot of suspended sediment. the nose indicates that its got a very unique yeast going on. its spicy yet it contains some fruit notes of peach and green apple. theres also a biscuity malt aroma and a candy sugar sweetness that is undeniable. the flavor is a lot like the nose. the sweetness is intense and is the last thing left in the finish. in addition to the spice and light fruit from the yeast, there is also a particular pine pollen essence i am gathering as well. the feel is great, like most ommegang brews. its got spunky carbonation and a pretty thick body for a belgian pale ale. its not filling, but at 9.5% abv its not a beer you are probably going to have more than one of per sitting. exceptional stuff.

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Photo of cwd
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TheMadStork
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,565 ratings.
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