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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!

Cletus' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Pours copper/gold with a lasting white head. Smells of dry malt, floral, light spicy hints, some grassy undertones. Tastes dry with lots of floral undertones and a crisp, semi funky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1156) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Cloudy orange, frothy white head. Aroma of peaches, orange zest, coriander, and tart banana. Peppery on the tongue initially, yielding to spicy peach and orange....the sweetness was perfectly balanced with hop appearances.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 15 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Dark golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, caramel, spices, yeast, hops, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, floral, spices, alcohol, alcohol, hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - OCT 18, 2015
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-hazy bronzed orange color with a slim little white head that dissipated pretty quickly. Lacing runs about lightly in a semi-filmy nice looking way. The smell had a sweet grassy to citrusy burst running into some light floral hops. A light breadiness shows with some Belgian sugars to balance out the aroma. The taste was moderately sweet with the Belgian sugars, grassiness, floral qualities and citrusy hops to run slightly into the flavor. The aftertaste is semi-floral with sweet grassiness and Belgian sugars. The finish is dry and semi-sweet. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. There’s a nice dryness along my tongue. Overall, I’d say this was a nice Belgian Strong ale that I would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malin_aiisa (400) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
At sbwf 2015. Amder white thick head. Aroma of marzipan, almonds, peach. Taste sweet, alcohol, full body, peach. fizzy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23691) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottled@SBWF2015. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden and mildly toffeeish notes as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden and some mild toffeeish and caramelly notes to it. Also alcohol shows a bit in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3376) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a bright golden color with big fluffy head. Aromas of citrus, fruit, and some yeast. Hoppy flavor with a malty yeasty fruity follow through...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2648) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle @SBWF. I’m a huge fan of hoppy Belgians, but this doesn’t really float my boat. Alcoholic aroma. Taste like a light barley wine, ie malty but no apparent alcohol, red berries but no hops...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle at SBWF2015. Hazy orange color, small white head. Belgian yeast, fruits and some citrus. Medium-bodied. Fruity. Spicey hops, alcohol, Belgian yeast. Simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1079) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Cloudy orange tint, finger of off white head. Nose is Belgian yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is medium roasted malt, orange zest. Finish is a little boozy and bittersweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2015
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, fruits, yeast, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, yeast, and caramel, leading to a dry finish.

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