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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The Gnomad is a true hybrid of brewing styles; resulting in a beer we call an American Farmhouse Ale. We blend several varieties of barley, wheat and oats to give it a complex malt character; add American hops to provide a touch of fruit and citrus to the beer, and mix that with our special blend of Belgian yeasts to give it a rustic, earthy, spicy flavor. It pours a pale gold color with a thick white head and has a high amount of carbonation. Even at 7.5% ABV this beer is still refreshing and well balanced. Take your own journey with our Gnomad.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (6004) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Crisp hazy golden coloured body with a soapy large white head, about three centimetres tall. Aroma of hay, grass, limes, rice and stale malt. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy flavour at first gives way to a herbal and medicinal flavour that doesnt show the style at all, but leaves the mouth pungent and a bit obtuse. Aftertaste shows some lighter grassy elements coupled with a touch of light hops with low alpha acids, some grain and more of the funky stale malt that was noticeable way up front. Overall, not such a great beer for the style and not really a good beer overall - not showing any depth or complexity and what is around is rather funky and not really a saison at all. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Teds Package Store in Charlton, Massachussets yesterday on 28-July-2016 sampled a few hours later in my hotel room here in Portland, Maine on 28-July-2016.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duchammer (186) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle: poured hazy gold with a whispering head. Aroma was pear cidery apricot with mild spice. Taste had mild spice with light stone fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5776) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface. Banana and bubblegum aromas. Soft with sweet (aspartame-like) bubblegum and caramel upfront. Turning to banana in the lasting finish. More hefe-like than saison or wit like...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7411) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Cruchon de 32 oz achete directement la brasserie. Arme: Odeur de crales avec une pointe florale. Apparence: La couleur est blonde lgrement voile avec une faible densit de bulle. Saveur: Got floral avec une pointe de gomme baloune. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement fruit. (Rating #5906)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1956) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Mini-growler from Learys in Newburyport. Pours out a slightly hazy light golden color. White head quickly fades to a thin lace. Bright aromas of wheat, bread, citrus and spice. Flavor is excellent! Clean and easy drinking. Good bitterness too. Love the yeast profile with this one. A very well made Saison!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This Belgian-style Ales deep aromatics reveal flowers, bubblegum and fruit surrounded by soft honeyed cereals and lightened by tartness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear pale gold.
-This is very perfumy.
-The one thing which doesnt work for me in this brew is the mouthfeel. Undercarbonated for this type of brew and a tad too sweet for my liking.
-Mouthfeel is lean and geared towards drinkability.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Growler thank you ti hammerslammer! A bit big for a farmhouse ale if your askin. Would prefer dryer lower boost version. Spiced up yeast. Sweet pear fruit. A bit earthy. Touch of lemongrass. Okay. Not dry enough. Too big. Though booze is well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (6301) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Draught at American Flatbread, 3/17/14
Moderately hazy yellow beer has a small white head, poorly retained.
Straightforward esters in the nose showcase banana, light peach, apple, etc...while a light hop acidity lingers in the background but certainly allows for the Belgian nature to be front and center. Some dry, spicy white pepper-like phenols and perhaps a touch of the alcohol dry the end, while very little malt sweetness is seen from the nose (very little malt period).
Spicy phenols and fruity esters combine in the flavor, giving a very Belgian feel to it, certainly. Clove and white pepper phenols add quite a bit of dryness and there is some sharp acidity on the end, whether from the hops, alcohol or yeast, I dont know. Well-attenuated, no problems there. Not much finesse though. Just a mouthful of esters and phenols, really, with some bready malt notes and an unwanted acidity that flags the palate. I could live with that, but the carbonation is very fizzy and loose giving the beer a very watery texture. The other Riverwalks have been loose and watery too...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2541) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Taster at the source. Pours pale yellow gold with a white head. nose is nice with wheat, peppery spice, wet hay. Taste is white grape, pepper spice, wheat and yeast. Grapefuit peel bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (6869) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2013
Draft @ Amesbury Ale House. Bright yellow in color, light retention. Nice aroma of orange and light Belgian yeast. Taste is average overall, orange zest and a mild yeast in the finish. Light funky note. Earthy herbal note as well. Low carbonation and easy to drink.

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