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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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


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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1311) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Nice, balanced beer. I shall not complain. Nothing calls itself out here, but nothing says don’t drink this beer, either.

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 IBU’s. (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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2009
On tap at the KLCC Microbrew festival. Deep brown pour with a mid-sized tan head. Aroma has a light spiciness, caramel malt and a mild pine hop note. Flavor is loaded. Nuts, cinnamon, pine, booze and a lemony note in the finish. Very tasty beer, would love to try it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Hands down the greatest ’Holiday Ale’ I’ve ever had. Full of deep, rich leathery malt notes, and hoppage that balances the malts. Pours a dark brown with notes of amber and ruby. Not much head, but not much is needed. Finishes bitter, and begging for more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Nice roasted malt character, with a little hops and alcohol and a smooth drinkability that stood out even amongst some really nice brews. Good strong ale, though I liked the very itg a little more."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6696) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours hazy amber with a rich fluffy beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty brown malt flavor that is pretty bitter for an English Ale. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1160) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a deep dark mahogany brown with a big and lasting khaki head that leaves some pretty nice lacing. Nose is malty sweet with roasted nut, some raisin, black cherry, plum, a touch of hop pine, and very subtle spice notes. This one isn’t as malty in the flavor as I was anticipating. Some roasty nut flavor up front with a touch of dark fruit and malt, then a good amount of bitter piney hops. Second Oakshire brew that I have had and I am looking forward to more. No frills, but well made and priced right.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6250) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2013
A nice wooden barrel scent comes to the forefront at first sniff. Lots of dark goodness in here, all blended seamlessly. Pours dark brown/ruby with creamy beige head and sticky lacing. Taste is smooth, rich, slightly spicy, roast grains, toffee, peat, pipe tobacco. Nice gingerbread lingering on the palate afterwards. Really nice!


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