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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This delectable blonde ale is a co-creation of two famed farmstead breweries: Brewery Ommegang and Brasserie d’Achouffe. It employs five fine malts, two noble hops, and both of the distinctive Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts. You’ll enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish

JFGrind's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Hazy golden Belgian Strong Ale packing a siren of a Belgian yeast, spiced malts and bitterness completing the beer. I was expecting the flavor to be much like a mighty Dodge Ram truck. Large, imposing, powerful yet elegant. The collaboration delivers more of a flavor suited for a 1996 Mazda light pick-up. Gnomegang is enjoyable just not as powerful or complex as I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1746) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On the first day of Christmas 2014. Pours deep good with a small white head. Aroma is earthy, spicy, yeast, floral and hay. Taste is moderate bitters into a sweet finish. Overall an excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (589) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a cloudy coppery yellow with a medium white head, some lacing. Aroma and Taste is sweet fruity spices, tropical fruit notes, biscuit malt, yeast and spiced hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body, fairly smooth with good carbonation. Finish is sweet fruity flavors, biscuit malt and yeast make their presence with a mildly dry sweet bitter ending. A well rounded flavorful brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1825) - - DEC 7, 2014
Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden colored beer with a thick and big three finger white head that has fantastic retention. The head slowly fades over a long time to a fantastic level of lacing. Smell – The nose of the beer is sweet and fruity with heavy notes of banana, citrus, pear, and some darker fruit aromas. Mixed with the sweet are tons of yeasty smells and a good hearty aroma of a bready nature as well as some spice aroma of a big clove and lighter coriander smell. Taste – The taste follows the nose quite well. A sweet fruit and bready taste greet the tongue initially. At the start, the sweet is largely of the lighter fruits of banana, pear, and some apple. As the taste advances however the fruit flavors transition more toward citrus with some dark fruit notes within. While this transition occurs the yeasty flavors start to enter onto the tongue. These flavors take the taste to the end, where they mix with a somewhat more potent alcohol flavor and a rather stronger spice of clove and coriander and a bit of hay comes to the tongue leaving a fruity boozy taste to linger. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was smooth and creamy with a medium level of chewiness and a carbonation level that was on the average side. The creaminess was nice for the heavy fruit and boozy flavors; creating a brew that was nice for sipping. Overall – A interesting and tasty brew overall. One to try if you get a chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (830) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with fluffy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, bready malt and herbal hops. Body is full, oily and crisp. Taste is of spicy yeast, biscuit malt, herbal hops, cotton candy, alcohol and ripe pears. Finish is very dry. Very tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbeatdano (70) - - NOV 13, 2014
Nice spicy floral aroma. Fruity, light crisp flavor with a little sourness, but not too much. Just a great blonde ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (910) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Cloudy, slightly orange, body with a large white head. The aroma is full of both fruity esters and spicy phenolic notes. There is a decent amount of floral, citrus, and earthy notes as well. Nice sweet malt, light alcohol, and a dry, abrupt finish. Well made. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopbag (109) - - OCT 26, 2014
Very hard to believe this is 9.5%. Comes off light, fruity, and a little tart. Malt is lightly sweet but fills the palate. Floral hops. Pear. Pepper and clove from Belgian yeast, similar to Ommegang’s usual style even though it’s not their yeast. Can’t imagine a more drinkable or refreshing beer at this ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2014
A fantastic beer and par for the course for ommegang. Golden, spicy, lots of pepper and a pleasant tropical fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Very tasty Belgian. The yeast was well treated to generate good fruit. Malty but not too sweet. Some hops in mid sip.Smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ludo_ (1) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
This beer was so good, it prompted me to make an account here! Deeeep complexity, powerful yeastiness topped with the perfect bite of hops. Super creamy head, earthy sweet aroma with a hint of citrus, beautiful pour. And like others have said, you’d never guess there was a 9.5 ABV hiding in there!

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