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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7854) - 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 (6157) - 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 (11048) - 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 (13462) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5966) - 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 (13301) - 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 (3324) - 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 (2220) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, honing, crème. Smaakt fruitig, hop, sinaasappel. Iets bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2178) - ’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.

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