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

A - pours a slightly hazy gold with an ephemeral head. Trace of lace. No bubbles.

S - clovey yeast with fruity esters, herbal and soft floral hops, soft malt. Pleasant. Soft-medium intensity.

T - is similar to the aroma, but it is somewhat difficult to describe in the general sense. To me, it tastes like a Belgian Golden Strong ale should. The clove isn't cloying like it is in some inferior German wheat beers, lol. If I brewed this, I wouldn't feel like I needed to change anything and would be perfectly happy drinking this beer which isn't the best beer I've ever tasted, but it's certainly a pleasure to drink.

M - light-medium body. Slightly oily. Light-medium bitterness with a short and pleasant sustain. A touch of heat from the booze and not even remotely harsh.

O - I remember drinking this beer a few years ago when it was only available in 750ml and liking it a lot. Now, it's only available in a mixed 8 pack and it's the star of the show. Give me this beer in 4 packs and I'd be a happy camper. A Gnomegang / Three Philosophers 8 pack would find a frequent home in my fridge.

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