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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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The Gnome was brewed in homage to the recent arrivals of hoppy Belgian beers that weíre starting to see here in the US. I was really shooting for that beautifully soft hopping thatís found in the Houblon Chouffe, however, the Gnome has developed its own unique characteristics and flavor profile. The base beer is a Belgian triple brewed with White Labs Chimay-style yeast. I really liked the fruit character from this yeast, but man, that stuff still hasnít dropped bright. The hopping was done with Vanguard, Sterling and East Kent Goldings. I think this beer has a lot of potential, though Iíd like another shot at brewing the style. There is a very limited amount of this beer, so if you happen to see it on tap, go ahead and share a pint with your gnomies!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (229) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a really murky orange with a beautiful aroma. Taste is above average. Pretty good belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2014
65cl, at 9%Vol (imprinted on the bottle), as Homunculus, new American brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, floral/fruity and slightly bitter/sweet, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!, íVery original label!í

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bropgh (21) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
I am not a huge fan of high ABV beers. This is acceptable. Not too strong, but still strong. I bought a bottle of this mainly for the name and didnít think to read too much into it. Yes, my own fault, I was in a hurry before work. I could have one of these every once and a while and while it is still quite tasty, I enjoy having a few beers, and by the feel of this so far, this would be a beer I could have one over a good deal of time. Delicious as a beer, but for my drinking preferences, I would like it a little weaker. Still a damn good brew. Sorry if this was a bad review. It was my first full out review and now that I read this, it was more about my preference to drink than the beer itself. I will have to re-do this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2141) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of someone at the tasting I guess. Pours a hazy golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is fairly hoppy, hints of citrus, orange and tangerine combined with some yeast. Flavor is quite bitter, hoppy and slightly peppery. Long, light bitter aftertaste. Quite an ok beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
Good dense & fine yellowish head; hazy ochre-orange beer. Gtrapey/hay/orangelike hops. Not very íBelgianí smelling, IMO. Quite bitter, fruity, bitter oranges and grapefruit, bit of quinine. I suspect white candi sugar, but far from obvious. More grapes in the finish, and resin warming up. Very slick, and very dry. Faint alcoholburn. Medium bodied, at least. Quite fruity and good, rather not very Belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1548) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
Hazy amber with a frothy white, thin lacy head. Smells of sweet malt, yeast, caramel and sweet malt. Medium oily body. Sweet taste of caramel, malt, with a fruit berry finish. The finish is a bit sour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Hazy orange color, medium sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some hops, decently bitter and a bit saison-like. Lightly roasty as well. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at THT. Aroma is citrus, peppery, yeast and floral. Moderate sweet. Very nice interpretation of a Belgian ale. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is rich resin light fruit toffee caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big alcoholic bitter malt palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4262) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, yeast and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.


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