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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Take a little gnome home this winter! However, donít put him in the front yard. The neighbors might steal him & heíll definitely lose his cool! Heís a malty, hoppy brown ale of pure winter deliciousness. Enjoy and Happy Holidays! ABV: 6.8% / IBUs: 65 / OG: 15.5į Plato


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
I think sebletitje shared this one. Pours hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, citrus hops, herbs, and a slight floral quality. Flavor is similar with herbs and malt. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
22oz bottle shared by DuffManSW. Rating #16. Murky dark brown pour with a light tan head. Odd aroma, light caramel and a little chocolate, but thereís something else I canít put my finger on. Roasty dark chocolate flavor with a little bitterness in the end, not bad. (1199)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
Oakshire Brewing--Ill Tempered gnome Winter Ale--2009-10 22 oz. Bottle. 6.80% ABV--65 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Winter. Thick pour. No sediment. Thin off white lacy head. Clear dark bright mahogany amber color. Toasted herbal floral hop front. Mild sweet toasted toffee rich crusty caramel fruit malt spice winter brown ale body. Cloying spicy bitter malt hop delicate sweet end. Odd Winter Ale notes, but malty, hoppy and tasty. Sampled 4/15/2010. 2 @ $4.45 Each.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
This was a long distance shared beer tasting with Strykzone via Facebook chat. This poured pours reddish brown with a tan head and good lacing. The nose is fairly mild and the aroma a lightly roasted caramel malt presence with some hints of chocolate, coffee, ripe fruit and pine. Fairly complex. The mouthfeel is just a bit bolder than medium and the mouthfeel is somewhat sticky. The flavor, like the nose, is not overwhelming, and shows lots of malts with some subtle hops of citrus an pine, The finish goes on and on, and is bitter but not overly so. Overall a very drinkable brew that tastes just as good at the end as it did at the beginning..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
Thanks to Hayduke for this one and we are drinking it together via Facebook chat. This beer pours a nice dark cloudy brown. Highlights are also brown. A nice thick 2 finger head collapses in on itself very slowly. Aroma takes some work to identify but is earth and a bit of chocolate. Flavor begins with hops offering pine and grapefruit. The feel is sticky which indicates lots of malt but it is quite muted. In a way this is a positive because it made me work to find the subtleties. There is a bit of chocolate, some dark fruit. The biggest thing here is the aftertaste which is also long lasting and hop dominated. A very nice beer with lots of subtlety.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
UPDATED: APR 12, 2010 22 oz bottle split with a friend from Corvallis Brewing Supply. Pours a very dark brown, some edges that turn orange and a very dark amber with a medium frothy tannish head that laces pretty well. Aromas are chocolate, cocoa, a faint coffee, caramel and toffee, vanilla, nut, brown malts with a hint of roast. A light floral hopping. Initial is medium bodied, a decent maltiness and thorough sturdy hopping of florals. Cocoa, brown malts, nut, tobbacco. Caramel and toffee, a touch of soapy bitterness that really helps balance it with decent florals. Very nice beer, hop slanted even after months, lingering cocoa and caramel, brown malts linger with that mellow telltale sweetness, caramel, toffee, and toasty malt and biscuits. Nice toasty quality. Finish is mellow sweet, lingering solid hop bitterness. Tasty brew by Matt!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
cloudy cola color. aroma is minimal. roasty notes. heavy with alcohol that easily slides down the throat. good malt taste. sampled at Cabo Taco Winter Warmer Fest 2010.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2010
courtesy of googzoid10 pours brown, thin off-white head aroma has a nice roasted caramel malt presence followed by subtle hops, mostly pine. flavors, roasted malts, hints of coffee, chocolate, followed by a nice hop pine/floral mouthfeel that balance everything out, making this one a tasty IPA. Finish has some notes of caramel/roast covered with hops goodness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5929) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22. Pours an opaque, near-black ebony. Dense creamy sand-colored head falls fairly quickly away to a loose scattering of bubbles. Good sheeting lace. Nice dark roasty piney nose, a little molasses there. Creamy medium body, soft carb. Very full mouthfeel. Roast, pine, biscuit, molasses, and some earthy hop bite at the finish. Very solid little winter warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1804) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2010
22oz bomber from the Roths market close to my apartment in Salem. Nice looking beer againhazelnut brown with a very nice looking cream coloured head. The aroma however is rather more subdued than i imagined it would be mainlly biscuity malts..rather odd as i did not chill this at all.oh well. Taste is better thankfully full of toffee, caramel, roasty maltiness with a delicious hop bite at the end to finish it off with a bit of spice. Nice palate to this one,quite silky and thick. Overall another intresting and good beer from a smaller Oregon brewery.


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