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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 weíre starting to see here in the US. I was really shooting for that beautifully soft hopping thatís 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 hasnít dropped bright. The hopping was done with Vanguard, Sterling and East Kent Goldings. I think this beer has a lot of potential, though Iíd 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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1132) - 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 (4612) - 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 itís 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 (5421) - 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 itís 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 (3834) - 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 (3467) - 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 (5461) - 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 (864) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 Bottle - at least a year old, maybe more. Pours orange with white head. Nose and taste of orange peel, Belgian yeast, white grape, pear, toasted bread and dry citrus peel. Medium body. Held up very well. Tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fsbw21086 (334) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Cloudy hazy golden color - looks absolutely perfect. Taste is very strong super funk fruity with a soft mouthfeel. Hits of hops and burns of alcohol. Overall a funky one with tons of character. Almost too much character! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4976) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2013
12oz pour at the Bier Baron DC. Pours a fizzy gold with some creamy, white head. Nose is nice, standard, some candy, some tropical fruit, some heavy citrus, pear, slightly phenolic. Flavor is similar, boozy, phenolic, mild pepper, pear, citrus, starfruit, soap. Boozy finish. Pretty solid.


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