Gnomegang | Brewery Ommegang

1,569 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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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this at Monmouth race track on 8/31/13 bbq brew fest from the bottle and then from glass
A: hazy gold with big white head
S:citrus, pine and nice yeast biscuit notes
T: very nice mildly sweet citrus, grapefruit rind, slight spicy pepper
M:nice medium carbonation with crisp finish

Overall a very impressive beer from the guys at Ommegang that I would buy again

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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

Had this one in the cellar for a little while, unfortunately never had it fresh so I can't compare.

Appearance: Nice unfiltered light gold color, fluffy white head.

Smell: Gobs of Belgian style yeast, along with some nice caramel and other malts

Taste: Up front is that Belgian style yeast bite, it tastes different than the typical Ommegang yeast, but its nice. There's plenty of malt in the background,

Mouthfeel: Medium body, lots of smooth carbonation

Overall: Very good. Not mad that I drank my only bottle and can't get more, but I wouldn't turn down another bottle or two.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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1.9/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this at Oblivion Tap Room here in Orlando Florida and was very unimpressed with it. It poured well in a cloudy gold tint with a nice head. It smelled slightly of cloves with hints of what I thought was bananas. As soon as I tried it, it easily was one of the worst beers that I have had recently. I could not taste what was going on with it. Not balanced at all but very complex and left a sweet bitter after taste. You could taste nothing but the cloves. I could not finished it, for me it was that bad. Possibly I got a bad batch but will not take the change of ordering it again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Oblivion in Orlando. Pours a slightly hazy golden orangish color with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is very fruity with banana and some spices. The taste is incredibly smooth for a beer of such potency with fruity notes of apples and spices in the finish with some warmth from the alcohol. Overall, glad I tried this collaboration from two great breweries.

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