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RATINGS: 70   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2084) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1968) - Salem, 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.

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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1819) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1818) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Cola appearance with barky cola notes in aroma and taste with burnt toffee into the finish. $4/22oz

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1796) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1456) - Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On draught at Oswego Grill. Dark maltiness paired with a not too bitter hop presence.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1380) - 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.


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