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RATINGS: 71   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Dark mud-brown body, with a smallish burn-tanned head. The bouquet strikes with luxurious brown malt and candi scents mixed with a chocolate mint flair. Quite the festive holiday bedazzle. Familiar, yet markedly different from the other holiday faire. Chocolate ESB flavors coil around the tongue, which is caressed by a bitter-sweet hop current and trickles of pine sap.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bomber. Pours a dark mahogany color with sudsy off-white head. The aroma is a blend of dark chocolate, roast malt, toffee and molasses. The flavor starts out with smoky, roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate along with some caramel, dried fig, prune and herbal hops bitterness. Overall, a unique and highly drinkable blend of 3 different styles (English Strong Ale, Brown Ale, Winter Warmer).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a cream colored head. Malt and light toasty aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with light pine and light spice. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light spice, malt, and light darker malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Kind of a roasty nutty beer with aearthy almost herbal hop character. Pours auburn in color,thinn bubbly ring or foam with some decent lace. Flavor is roasty, toasty, nutty and bitter. Herbal peppery bitterness with a little dank. Definitely strikes me as a hoppy brown ale. Smooth with lingering bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1840) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Chestnut red. Thick and powdery in texture. A surpringly hard hit of bitterness in this nutty beer. Some toffee roastiness. A long chocolatey finish and hints of dried fruit. S’OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (985) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Amber-to-deep-amber. cream head, which fades, coarse. Aroma is more grassy pine. Flavor is moderate clean sweetness and fairly hoppy tending towards bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle with Carla. Pours a lightly hazy brown with off-white foam. Smells malty and surprisingly hoppy. Tastes slightly of prune with plenty of hop bitterness and a slight alcohol burn at the end. I wish it had some wintery seasonings.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1857) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 After sampling a bunch of Oakshire’s brews, this was my favorite. It is brand new, ready to ship for the Winter season. I think they had just tapped it before I showed up at the brewery. As fresh as it gets.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3290) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2011
Traded bottle. Pours a nice mahogany brown with reddish highlights. Small tan head but no real lacing. Pretty nice aroma of caramel malt and a slight nuttiness. Flavor was surprisingly gentle with some nice hops present. You know, this was pretty nice...especially for a style I typically don’t favor and find a little "alcoholy."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
22oz bottle from Luke. Pours a slightly opaque mahogany with small off-white head that recedes to nothing quickly. Aroma is heavily roasted malts with plenty of coffee and a touch of smoke. Also a nice toasted nut character with some green hops though, admittedly, they’ve probably faded quite a bit. The taste follows the nose with the massive roasted coffee and green hop bitterness up front. There is some sweet malts and molasses in the background. The finish is bitter and toasty. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. This is a heavily roasted beer, not sure how I’d categorize it, but it"s definitely tasty. Probably not as good as fresh though.


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