Smuttynose Short Batch #1 The Gnome

 
Also known as Smuttynose Big Beer Series: Homunculus
Commercial description
The Gnome was brewed in homage to the recent arrivals of hoppy Belgian beers that were starting to see here in the US. I was really shooting for that beautifully soft hopping thats 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 hasnt dropped bright. The hopping was done with Vanguard, Sterling and East Kent Goldings. I think this beer has a lot of potential, though Id 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!
Malt: Weyermann Pilsner Malt CaraHell Cane Sugar
OG - 20 p; TG - 4.2 p
Hops: IBU 75 Vanguard Bittering Hops Sterling Flavor Additions East Kent Goldings Dry Hop SSB#1 kegged 3/29/07
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Smuttynose Big Beer Series: Homunculus

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