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Very Ill-Tempered Gnome - Oakshire Brewing

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Very Ill-Tempered Gnome
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
80 IBU

(Beer added by: John_M on 12-04-2009)
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Dark amber, tan head. Chocolate malts in the nose and taste. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Big mouthfeel, this is a pretty young beer with significant carbonation. A bit sweetish but overall well balanced. Aggressive hoppiness on the back end, may need to be cellared a while to tame down the hops. Looking forward to more of Oakshire products as Matt diversifies their portfolio.

Very Ill-Tempered Gnome from Oakshire Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.