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:
#2,283
Reviews:
462
Ratings:
1,595
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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137
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367
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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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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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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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2012 bottle

Pours out a clear deep golden color with a thin white head that is fueled with tons of carbonation streaming through.

The aroma is full of spice and fruit(red apple, pear, and sweet citrus).

Alcohol peeks through a tad bringing some warmth. Big lingering coriander and peppery spice. Sweet and fruity as well.

Lots of carbonation moves the medium bodied beer luxuriously over the tongue.

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Gnomegang from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,595 ratings
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