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RATINGS: 236   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 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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and grapefruity. Sweet and toasted malty. Bitter, light herbal and vague soapy. Light spiced and herbal into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19809) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear golden, rich head. Fruity nose with marzipan and hay. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Sweet and mellow. Fairly low bitterness. Juicy and spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14155) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy golden. Aroma and taste are vanilla, fruits, malt, hops and little alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13946) - 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. Itís 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

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Travlr (13033) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2011
This isnít beer, itís medicine. Aroma was like airplane glue and flavor was pure chemicals, nothing else.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2007
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a thick off-white head. Aroma of yellow plums, apricots, peaches, banana, lemon, and wheat. Flavor of apricot, honey, light clove, biscuits, coriander, and other herbs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty and a little vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 010314

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11593) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2008
(draft, vintage 2007) Small off-white ehad atop hazy golden body. roma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some spiciness, pineapple, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, spice, some alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bomber from Half Time. Bottled in 2011. Bottle conditioned. Pours orange tinged gold with a creamy near-white head. The aroma is fruit - neither sweet nor unsweet. Almost like a touch of toffee. Full bodied. Flavor is mild yeast spice pepper, with a dry fruitiness - like light stone fruit with a bit of citrus. It finishes very dry, almost astringent. Heat is only apparent in the throat. Strong but subtle. Nice to drink.


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