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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Take a little gnome home this winter! However, don’t put him in the front yard. The neighbors might steal him & he’ll definitely lose his cool! He’s a malty, hoppy brown ale of pure winter deliciousness. Enjoy and Happy Holidays! ABV: 6.8% / IBUs: 65 / OG: 15.5° Plato


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2537) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2013
From the 650 ml. bottle. It pours mahogany brown to medium amber with a long lasting mocha head. Aroma of malts, coffee, salt, cream, and vague fruit. Interesting. The body is medium and creamy in texture. The taste is more malty than anything else with a kind of cellar and cardboard quality.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
halfwayhouse (14) - - NOV 26, 2013
Delicious winter ale. Always look forward to the gnome’s release. Oakshire makes some darn good beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7233) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2013
On tap at Orenco Taphouse. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium tan head. A light chocolate nose, some caramel and light spices. A nice mix of fruity hop bitterness, dry chocolate and sweet caramel malts. This is a solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6725) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel, toasted nuts), lightly hoppy (apricot, grapefruit), with a light note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pleasant if somewhat simple malty nose. Decent enough balance, maybe a little sharply bitter at the very end. Forgettable but reasonably solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, nuttiness, earthiness and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, coffee, nuttiness and light earthiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On draught at Oswego Grill. Dark maltiness paired with a not too bitter hop presence.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bomber. Roasted malts, chocolate, grapefruit, nuts and spice. Starts off bitter and finishes with an even stronger bitterness that stays with you. A bit unbalanced but overall pretty tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1157) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Copper pour with a lot of head. Malt, lightly roasted coffee, spice and flower. Very nice and easy to approach.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2087) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
pours a clear dark brown with a red tint with, a very small dirty white head, and good lacing. smell is of some spice, malt, and a few hops. taste is creamy, spice, pepper, malt, a bit roasty, and hops in the back. ends sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineptbeerman (3) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2011 does not count
Very nice dark amber color, no head, nice nose. Very nice strong ESB, bitterness lingers on the tounge. Very solid beer.


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