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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
The Gnome was brewed in homage to the recent arrivals of hoppy Belgian beers that we’re starting to see here in the US. I was really shooting for that beautifully soft hopping that’s 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 hasn’t dropped bright. The hopping was done with Vanguard, Sterling and East Kent Goldings. I think this beer has a lot of potential, though I’d 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6341) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottled 650ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Hazy orange/golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, fruity sticky nose. Sweet malty, quite fruity and sharp alcoholic with notes of plums, wood and light spices. Big yeasty sediment without really yeast presence. Mild spicy finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (1274) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle (65 cl) shared. apperance: hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head with a decent retention, leaving not that much lacing. Aroma: Bready malt, some bubble gum and pear, orange and yeast, dried fruit. Taste:moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, riped fruit,(oranges) dried fruits (arprictos), some bread and light yeast and alcohol only there in the back. Medium -full body, soft carbbonation., oily texture. And American Belgian strong Ale. Quite interesting and better as most Belgians I had in this style in the last months. However it seems to be a bit more orange instead of lemon based incase of fruityness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Madden Beverage Center (Saco, ME). Arôme: Odeur de levure avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est orange voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de levure et de caramel fruité avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une textuer légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #6027)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (911) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 11, 2014
Color cobrizo, espuma blanca. Aromas afrutados, melocotón, plátano, naranja y miel. Cuerpo medio, textura melosa, inicio dulce de miel y fruta con final lupulado y seco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (333) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2014
1 pint 6 ounce bottle. Pours an off-white head with great retention. Cloudy carbonation. Aroma and taste of apples, spicy cloves and yeasty spices. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1393) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 5, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en el momento en el lúpulo el 05-11-2014. embotellada en 2913. color amarillento turbio con espuma blanca no muy persistente. Aromas y sabores maltosos afrutados,, un autentico zumo de piña. Con toques amargos ligeros sobretodo al coger temperatura. Cuerpo medio con 9.9 vol que no se dejan notar mucho, solo saliendo a relucir al final un poco. No esta mal, buena refrescante y con sabores afrutados intensos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"kinda like the bastard child of belgo old guardian and more traditional belgians. the yeast is fruity, spicy ,and sweet, with the hops a little more in the background. some alcohol heat shines through, as dome some bubble gum aroma and flavor. nicely done, tasty brew."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5978) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle (65 cl) froSystembolaget. Clear golden, medium white head. Bready malt, some bubble gum and pear, some floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbbonation. Semi dry, low to medium bitternness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cracker malt, pear esters, earthy hops and light alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, spicy alcohol, pear esters and Belgian yeast spices with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (12634) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden/orange with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, caramel, hop and ripe fruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, little ripe fruits, caramel, hop, peel, medium bitter with notes of alcohol.

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