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:
1,575
Reviews:
459
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
356
For Trade:
2
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Photo of nasboy
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a very hazy golden yellow color. Big, nebulous, white head. It mostly pops away and leaves half it's original height. The remnants left in the glass are plentiful.

S-Sourdough bread, yeast and some lighter medicinal hops. Some pale fleshed fruits and Belgian spices. A bit of an odd aroma.

T-The flavor and aroma are pretty similar. Tangy, bready yeast and grassy, nearly minty hops. Sweetly honeyed and spiced. Clean, pale malt.

M-Has some booze to the feel. Flavor is a bit clingy. Split a bottle with a buddy and am fairly thankful for it.

O/D-Interesting but not much more in my opinion. Didn't really like the flavors presented here. Still an average to above average beer so I won't kill it; I can objectively see why people would like it but I won't be rushing to grab any more of this.

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Photo of apasternak
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Cindy_C
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of pretext
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of thefluker
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*12 oz. bottle* Ok, I poured this baby into my goblet. She had a nice body but didn't give that great of a head... bummer. She was a nice and hazy golden blonde. Had some good legs (alcohol legs). She smelled very pleasant. Intense sweet grains with hints of hay. Very floral with an earthy funk that is a bit tamed. Spicy yeast with a nice touch of fruits. Ok I go in for the kiss! She tasted almost like she smelled. At first it was sweet wheat dough with a tart hit of a green apple. She was shy to show her spicy side, it was there. There was a hint of alcohol, yet it's not so strong that can turn off your mojo. Floral and a nice dryness left me wanting more. She ended up a little bitter. She felt smooth medium-light body and a carbonation that actually help the flavors pop on your palate.

Overall: This is a quality Belgian ale. All flavors are in their right place and not muddled. She is very easy to drink for being a little strong. She is well crafted and very appealing to me. Maybe Ommegang should start using Chouffe yeast hybrid. Another outstanding ale from Ommegang. This is recommended.

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Photo of Rich12x12
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of jgammoniv
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of AnalogErik
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BEERschlitz
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Jimbo4430
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Wsherry1
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of t8dd
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ZachKelly
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle picked up at Brewforia Eagle for a pricey $4ish... Pours with a resilient 3 finger foamy white head... the brew is hazed golden.

Nose is full of character.... pear, apple, hints of clove and pepper.. a little grassy as it warms up.

Flavor mirrors the aroma with a bit more clover presence that begins mid-palate and powers through the finish... the phenols sorta clobber the fruity esters, but again the pear and apple are still pretty present.

Expected huge carbonation... the body doesn't seem like a 9.5% brew.

4.25/4/4/3.75/3.75

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Photo of BUNZILLA
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Sspeer1
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of ChaelCox
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

From my tasting notes: The Gnomegang was a Belgian Golden Ale in the same vein as Duvel. It poured a golden color with a generous fizzy head. There was plenty of sweet malts in the aroma balance by their trademark yeasts. The taste was bright and sweet with a hint of honey and plenty of that farmhouse flavor. It hides its high alcohol content well and maintains its excellence as it warms.

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Photo of hopkrid
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Nofear048
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,575 ratings.
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