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
Ratings:
1,569
Reviews:
458
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
356
For Trade:
2
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Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into libbey tulip
BB 6/2017 I had this sitting in the cellar for about 8-9 months
L- pours a hazy dark blonde with a huge foam head, leaving tons of lacing
S- sweet malty notes, green apple, pungent yeasty aroma
T- slight malt, this is where i would call it the "Blonde Ale" from the label, however what follows is a lot of yeast with some alcohol warmth as well
F- medium-bodied, lots of carbo, alcohol bite
O- not my favorite rendition of the style(belgian strong pale ale), but not too bad either

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Commandophile
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mnj21655
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly hazy pale orange in color with a finger of dense, long lasting white head. Its a beautiful beer. Aroma showcases some spicy hops but has tons of yeast phenols that evoke clove and some light fruity esters that are reminiscent of banana and pear. The taste is focused on the yeast character once again with the same esters and phenols as the aroma. Good mouthfeel, medium-high+ carbonation with a medium body. Overall an excellent beer that was very enjoyable to drink. If I'm rating this strictly as a Belgian blond ale then I'd say that the yeast character is far too expressive and the alcohol is too high. If I'm simply drinking this beer for pleasure then I'd say the prominent yeast character makes this a fun beer to drink.

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Photo of thoglund
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomMorris
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single on a whim at Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg. Didn't realize it is a now aged once off at 9.5%. I picked this to be my first course in a night of celabratory drinking for playof baseball. I have to start listening to those nagging doubts.

Huge white head is going nowhere. Big golden body with plenty of carbonation and sedfiment. Some really big chunks are visible. Nose is Belgian yeast, appleskin, and bread malts. Definitely a bit sour but otherwise its a high abv Belgian pale. Not a ton of hop flavor but certainly has some octane. Relatively smooth and drinkable but I am likely to have a hangover tomorrow.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Act25
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Thick one-finger, off-white head, lots of lace, hazy golden body.

S: Abundant and appropriate belgian candy-fruit shop with papaya, mango, pineapple, crackers, herbal, bandaid glue, mint, spicy alcohol and yeasty esters.

T: Candy store abundance, estery alcohol, creamy pale maltiness, white peppery hoppiness, atop orange peel, Drum tobacco, yeast, orchard overripe fruit. Nice melange, varied, balanced.

F: Creamy, just a tinge cloying, more alcohol, phenolic, and semi-dry finish.

Flavor packed, A true Belgian, and a happy beer. Makes one happy.

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Photo of McMatt7
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jacob17
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TH28
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Code dating is faded and indiscernible. Appearance: Golden and mostly clear, with some floating sediment and a frothy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma: Fruity esters abound. Pear dominates, with some banana, clove, and apple. Also pick up a touch of alcohol. Taste: Rich malt sweetness, very fruity with pear most prominent, some banana, low spicing, a light bitterness and a strong, almost solvent like alcohol. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, moderately high carbonation. Strong alcohol warming. Finish: Very dry. Fruity alcohol esters linger well after the swallow. Overall: Has the typical Belgian Strog Ale characteristics with fruity esters, sweet maltiness, and high carbonation. This differs in that the alcohol comes across a little too strong, with some heat and solvent like character that harms the overall balance of the beer.

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

Photo of telescifly
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sbeaver_44
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,569 ratings.
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