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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
Good dense & fine yellowish head; hazy ochre-orange beer. Gtrapey/hay/orangelike hops. Not very ’Belgian’ 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 (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - 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 (8924) - 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 (1133) - 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 (4956) - 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 it’s 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 (5729) - 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 it’s 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4032) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is wheat, yeast, malt, some hops. Flavour is creamy malt, some wheat. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sic1314 (3792) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Poured milky orange with a small off white froth. Aroma of lactose, sour fruit. Medium body, flavour of liquorice, very bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5727) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
sample @THT. Decent white head. Hazy golden pour pour. Some fruitiness. A nice triple

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (880) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bread, orange peel, molasses, and raisins in the aroma. Bittersweet flavor, with citrus and spice. Lots of fruit bitterness and some alcohol in the finish. A little hoppier than a typical Belgian beer, almost a cross between a tripel and an ESB, but very tasty and very good.


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