Gnomegang | Brewery Ommegang

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1,582 Ratings
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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:
#2,159
Reviews:
460
Ratings:
1,582
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
358
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,582 |  Reviews: 460
Photo of opierce
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had a suspicion I'd love this one. Golden color and produces a huge head when poured. It is a bit sweet at first with yeasty notes. In the after taste you get a bit more of the hops. Nice mouth feel, medium bodied. And of course the Alcohol is hidden well and hits you a bit unexpectantly :)

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden color with a bit of haze and white head. Aroma has a nice, floral yeast profile with some candi sugar in the background. Taste starts on the sweet side, slightly sugary, yeasty with earthy farmhouse notes, some dusty hops with medium bitterness on the finish and lingers on the aftertaste. Medium body, soft carbonation, quite atypical for the style. ABV is hidden really well and it has a nice mouthfeel, makes the beer easy drinking.

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Photo of r-m-kaylor
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Now. We. Are. Talking...

Picked up at my "back yard" brewery...

Poured into an Ommegang Tulip resulting in a nice billowing white tightly bound head which lasts and lasts.

On the eyes, before the sediment, a clear and bright pale amber with a subtle rich hue, after the sediment added a fuzzy murky ever-so-wonderful deep yellow-amber...

On the nose, definite Chouffe yeast and a subtle hint of sugars and hops - alcohol (9.5%) is hidden...

Up front, middle and back takes me back to my days in Belgium at Taverne Manneken Pis, where I would belly-up to the bar and have a La Chouffe waiting for me...

This is like La Chouffe with a kick - blond, effervescent with a nice cleansing (not cloying) mouthfeel...

Unfortunately it is extremely drinkable - it is amazing how quickly the four-pack disappears!

Prost!

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Photo of jwilcox767
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours medium clear blonde with a big foam head that quickly disperses
S- sweet fruify notes, pungent but pleasant aroma
T- slight maltiness, a great example of a blond ale. Very smooth with a lot of yeast and alcohol punch as well
M- medium-bodied, lots of carbonation, alcohol bite
O- having this classified as a Belgian strong pale ale is more appropriate than 'blond ale', definitely one of my new favorites in the category. Will definitely pick up more.

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

Poured a golden copper color in a tulip with a 4F head which subsided after a few minutes.

Great aroma: spice, clove.

The MF gives the beer a lot of character: very spicy bitterness.

Taste: clove, spice, a hint of raisin.

Overall, one of my current favorites from Ommegang. Excellent balance of flavor and MF.
This is a strong Ale, light in color, deep in flavor and MF.

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

Photo of dsshuck
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MHJeff06
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssato27
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JC333
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,582 ratings
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