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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 were starting to see here in the US. I was really shooting for that beautifully soft hopping thats 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 hasnt dropped bright. The hopping was done with Vanguard, Sterling and East Kent Goldings. I think this beer has a lot of potential, though Id 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5794) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
Bottled from Biernavigatie, large sample, served in an Oersoep tulip glass. Clear golden to orange color, medium slight off-white frothy head. Aroma has slight sweet honey, bit spicy, fruity of yeast and hops, bit grassy and spicy, slight malty as well, hint of toffee. Not as much high alcohols as most Belgian beers would have. Soft sweet taste, bit malty, slight flowery and citrussy bitterness, soft alcohol burn. Spicy and dry as well. Medium carbonation, quite full bodied. Totally not like a belgian example, but very typical american-belgo styled. Much more malt based (instead of sugar) and powerful and less crisp and dry. Almost barley-wine-esque. Nice big sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12409) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-whiote head. Aroma is yeast, orange, malt. Flavour is yeast, orange, malt, sugar, peaches, alcohol, dried fruits. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ppils (143) - - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. A hazy orange beer. Smell is fruity, orange and citrus. Taste is banana, fresh and dry. A good beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Inbreak (2881) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
13.06.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is kind of strange resiny, thinner, pine needles, alcohol, old leafs, harsh hops, bark, sap, soil, citrus peel, caramel malts. Taste is kind of harsh, old leafs, alcohol, yeast, harsh hops, pine needles, sap, bark, soil, grass, thinner, citrus peel. Longlasting bitterness, harsh resiny mouthfeel. Meh!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1876) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, honing, crme. Smaakt fruitig, hop, sinaasappel. Iets bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1860) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Pours an orange unclear beer with a good white head. Smells tropical fruits, sweetish and malts. Tastes creamy, tropical fruits. Nice. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1757) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2014
Butelka. OCZY : piwo jest prawie przejrzyste, ma kolor pomarańczowy. Piana jest mała o kolorze białym. NOS : piwo ma mocne i bardzo złożone aromaty. Czuć, że piwo jest słodkie o dużej zawartości alkoholu. Aromat ciasta karmelowego, wanilii, aromatu do ciasta. Ale rwnież mocne aromaty owocowe takie jak morela, wiśnia, banan, rodzynki, litchi i kandyzowany ananas. USTA : mało gazowane i bardzo geste o oleistej konsystencji. Smakowo to jest "duże" piwo. Słodkie o nutach ciasta i waniliowego aromatu do ciasta. Kwaśnieje i przypomina wiśnie i skrkę od pomarańcza. Piwo rozgrzewa swoim alkoholem. Na średniej mocy gorzkość składają się estry, alkohol, cytrusy i zioła. Posmak jest trwały i przypomina alkohol i skrkę od pomarańcza. ODCZUCIA : piwo jest mocne. Można wyczuć belgijskie drożdże ale słodowość i chmielenie jest w stu procentach amerykańskie. Coś pomiędzy mocnym Imperial IPA i Barley Wine. Nie jest łatwe w piciu ale przyjemne. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 4/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4163) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2014
650 ml. Clear orange golden with a lasting meringue on top. Nose is spicy honey, resin and a touch of green grapefruit. Taste is honey, evergreen, white wine and earthy grape must. Near-medium body has a nearly-too high carbonation but a very nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4475) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle 5 at Tool Tasting Night from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber pour with a frothy white head, yeast and citrus aroma, taste has yeast fruit and zesty citrus, big Belgian yeast, mild bitterness and a hint of tangerine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1556) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Aromas of stonefruit, golden raisin, viognier grapes. Hazy apricot, lasting bubbly, white head. Quite dry, yeasty, prominant esters, a little redolent of cough syrup. Medium bodied, chewy, nice perceptible strength without being overbearing.

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