Saturday, June 22, 2013

Brewery Ommegang Gnomegang Blonde Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Brewery Ommegang Gnomegang Blonde Ale.

From the Brewery Ommegang website: "The cheerful gnomes of Belgian farmstead Brasserie d 'Achouffe dropped by the Brewery Ommegang farmstead brewery in the summer of 2010.

In appearance, Gnomegang is a rich, translucent gold, with a big, fluffy white head. The high-carbonation is readily apparent. The nose focuses on distinctive clove aromas, combined with yeasty fruitiness typical of Chouffe beers. Flavors include ripe fruit, clove, light caramel, non-cloying candy sweetness, smooth maltiness, and well-balanced hopping. Mouthfeel offers a big, round body with full, fine carbonation. The finish is dry and warming, lingering gracefully."
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a large white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Belgian yeast, banana, cloves, citrus, light grains and apple.
Taste: Belgian yeast, cloves, candi sugar, citrus, sweet caramel malt and banana.
Overall: Delicious and highly drinkable, Brewery Ommegang Gnomegang Blonde Ale is well balanced.  At 9.5% ABV I highly recommend this Belgian Blonde Ale (if you’re a fan of the style). I certainly am and I’ll be seeking more of this on my next beer run.


Mark Harvey

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