philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Alphadelic (1630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Reid (1603) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Beardface (1509) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bpreo (1173) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bvc (1103) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Taverner (1044) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Nikiel (790) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
raphael (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at mickey finn’s. Mild spicy aroma, with some caramel sweetness, But whoa, a strong set of flavors--spice,pine,hops, maple, alcohol. cloudy brown with a thin off white head. explosive in the mouth
PapaSkeetSkeet (678) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.