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RATINGS: 254   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1947) - ’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 (1813) - 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 również 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 skórkę od pomarańcza. Piwo rozgrzewa swoim alkoholem. Na średniej mocy gorzkość składają się estry, alkohol, cytrusy i zioła. Posmak jest trwały i przypomina alkohol i skórkę 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 (4225) - 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 (4665) - 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 (1607) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Smuttynose Homunculus ].
Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy - yeasty, orange - citrus, riped fruit, dried fruit. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, riped fruit, dried fruit, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1543) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Smuttynose Homunculus has a thin, off-white head, a brilliant, very bubbly, gold-orange appearance, and a bit of splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is of full, sweet, yeasty, spicy, bready malt, and the flavor is of all that, with distinct pepper and floral hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Smuttynose Homunculus finishes semi-dry, mellow, hefty, rich, and delicious. Overall, this is outstanding! RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 1 - 01/03/14. Hazed orange with moderate off white spotting. Nose is bitter fruits, caramel, spice, tangerine. Taste comprises orange peel, caramel, spice, sweet notes. Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation. Ok, nothing to get excited about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a hazy, orange-golden body under a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma has a faint yeasty touch, with fruityness, canned peaches and some sugar. Some alcohol too. It’s quite warming on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation level. Fruity, sweet flavor with a yeasty hint, canned peaches and some banana. Lasting finish. Nothing impressive going on here. 140301

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