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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (877) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (843) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Copper pour with a lot of head. Malt, lightly roasted coffee, spice and flower. Very nice and easy to approach.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2109) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2013
From the 650 ml. bottle. It pours mahogany brown to medium amber with a long lasting mocha head. Aroma of malts, coffee, salt, cream, and vague fruit. Interesting. The body is medium and creamy in texture. The taste is more malty than anything else with a kind of cellar and cardboard quality.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frahmo (283) - Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
22 bomber, brown pour with a finger of head. Malty all the way through with a tinge of spice. The malts overpower the hops in this one, hard to tell if they are even in there. Still pretty good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (4011) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Clear dark amber under a sticky lacy light beige head. The aroma is earthy nutty with a dark malt syrupiness with a odd but very welcoming herbal background. Nice flavor of Rosemary and some sort of herbal tone with some earthy malt tones, light nuttiness, a little Yrba Mate tea, and a light touch of earthy resiny hops on the finish. A little herbal for my liking but balanced and nuanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3783) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Clear brownish color. Aroma is slightly roasted with chocolate notes. Flavor is heavy chocolate with a huge bitter bakers chocolate on the flavor. Did I mention chocolate?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, caramel and maybe a little bit of spices. The flavor is very similar and is very malty. I get a lot of chocolate and toffee notes, as well as some spices and some grass notes. Fairly sweet overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1544) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2055) - 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.


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