Gnomegang | Brewery Ommegang

1,575 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Gnomegang bomber poured into a Sam Adams Turbniator style glass.

A: beautiful, hazy, straw light appaerance with a gorgeous two finger rocky head that settles to a one finger tightly bubbled creamy head. Wow!!! Great looking brew.

S: Light lactose funk, clove, spices, coriander. Faint spicy hops. Faint malt way in the back.

T: Light lactose funk, coriander. Faint honey notes. Spicy-yeasty notes that opens up considerably as it warms.

M: Very creamy as look says it would be. Warming. Coriander notes on breath. Lactic funk notes.

O: Hell yes, balanced, delicate and beautiful. Would seek to have again.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I need to pick up a bottle of this again soon. This is a placeholder to remind me to full review this in all its glory as I drink it, rather than try to do so from memory alone. But what a delicious beer this is.


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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful white fluffy head with nice retention, leaving thick gobs of lacing. Brew itself is chock full of sediment, and is otherwise a clear golden color.

Yeast and straw dominate the aroma, with little hint of tangy sweetness or citrus.

Much sweeter flavor, lightly tinged with a yeasty tartness. Thick wheat body. Hints of banana.

Fairly thick and sticky body, but still lively. Very drinkable.

This was a surprisingly smooth and tasty BSPA. Very much worth the try.

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