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Ill-Tempered Gnome - Oakshire Brewing

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Ill-Tempered GnomeIll-Tempered Gnome

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BA SCORE
86
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 10-27-2009

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The pour revealed a tawny brown body with lots of carbonation and a thick, rocky, creamy head. Roasted nuts with a malty, sweet, cereal aroma; occasional traces cola. Warm, toasted grain flavors; mild chocolate tones; dashes of alcohol warmth; nice, building hop bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied; mild sugary warmth (not cloying); alcohol dryness on the palate.

Nice, malty, nutty winter ale. It doesn't overwhelm or blow your socks off, yet it delivers a very satisfying nutty, warm, pleasurable drinking experience.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, roasted nut, and slight burnt caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, nut, caramel, and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice aromas, but there is a fairly assertive bitterness that detracts a bit from the drinkability for me.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of RJLarse
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I bought a bomber of Ill Tempered Gnome in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a red mahogany color, clear with a creamy tan head.

Smell is faint, an earthy aroma of peat and brown sugar.

Taste is a pepper and caramel flavor, with a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel smooth and minimally cloying.

Overall a very nice winter ale.

Photo of woemad
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at a local grocery store in Spokane for…some money. No freshness date, just “296” cryptically stamped on the label, which is different than the one pictured on BA.

Poured a dark, cola-ish color, rubyish when held up to light. There’s a decent-sized, sudsy head that is somewhere between beige and tan in color. Good lace.

Quite malty in the nose, initially. Notes of chocolate and coffee, and a little whiff of what reminds me of a sprig of fresh mint. There’s some piney hop notes, but dialed way back and subtle.

This tastes like a big brown ale that has been generously provided with in both hops and malts, almost a porter, really. Sweet chocolate that’s balanced by bitter coffee in a supporting role. The hops mainly kick in at the swallow.

Somewhere between medium and full bodied, this has a dry, porter-ish mouthfeel.

A nice change of pace from Celebration and it’s many clones. While I like that kind of winter warmer as well, this is great for those looking for something closer to a porter or brown ale. I’d drink this again.

Photo of BeerNW
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConnorMagee
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

22oz into a Tulip.

Ruby to mahogany color with medium sized head and excellent lacing

Nose is mild malts.

Taste, sweet malts with strong spices on the back of the palate. Ends in a bitter almost hoppy taste but with almost no citrus. Bright Bright cannabis in the aftertaste.

Photo of Paincane
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Deep mahogany colored brew capped by a tan head & a lovely lattice of lace. Dark fruit, spice, malt & nuts accent nose & tastes.

Photo of irishevans
4.08/5  rDev +6%

Photo of ricke49
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Barnm1
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Christopher_Short
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of jbakajust1
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of 510a
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Presto82
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Dylanjf
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

great holiday type brown ale here, my first from oakshire as far as i can remember. only $3.99 a bomber, great price for a beer thats far too good for that kind of tag. deep mahogany color, more brown than red, gorgeous inch of khaki foam and lacing like you read about. the nose sports a ton of chocolate malt, much more like a brown ale than a red or amber, despite the red glow. i like the lack of both sweet malt and holiday spices here, this is a no gimmicks winter beer, and a darn good one. its bitter cocoa and ale yeast, big brown with a medium body and a snappy bitter hoppy finish, relatively speaking. this warms me well, although it doesnt fit the traditional winter warmer bill, i almost prefer it. woody and deep in flavor, but not overly complex. filling but not huge, its a great balance thats reached. good enough to make me want to seek out more oakshire, especially if they are all priced this fairly. get me to oregon!

Photo of lighthabit
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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Ill-Tempered Gnome from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.