Ill-Tempered Gnome | Oakshire Brewing

Ill-Tempered GnomeIll-Tempered Gnome
BA SCORE
60.3%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 126 ratings
Ill-Tempered GnomeIll-Tempered Gnome
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing
Oregon, United States
oakbrew.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by msubulldog25 on 10-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,540
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
126
Liked:
76
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
12.14%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from Dec, 5, 2014.
This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a nice looking dark hazy brown color with a thin capped white foamy head that clung for a good amount of the time. The smell had a deep dark roasted brown ale - esque sort of roasted and possibly baked maltiness about it. The taste was mainly roasty and sweet with a rolling roastiness in the aftertaste and it leaves a slight dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. It seems carbonated appropriately. Overall, I say this was a pretty good winter warmer leaning towards the darker side of the house.

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Photo of DallasK
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quesophresco
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brownpapabear
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This has always been a go to for me in the winters in the Pacific Northwest. Love the dark copper color. The smell is what the aroma of a winter warmer should be - almost a chocolate, malt, nuttiness. The taste is again what a winter warmer should aspire to be. A flavor explosion - get a lot of maltiness up front, followed by nuttiness, a little almond, chocolate, vanilla and toasted marshmallow. For as dark as it is, it almost goes down with a lager-like finish. One place to try this is the annual Holiday Ale Fest in downtown Portland which, in my opinion, is one of the best beer festivals in the country showcasing nothing but high ABV specialty ales. Cheers to the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11/12/2016

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Photo of WDJersey
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EXScotT
2.66/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beaver13
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber brown with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is perfumey roasted caramel malts and vanilla with a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet nutty perfumey caramel malts with with some vanilla and dark fruit and a green slightly harsh bitter finish that's a little plasticky. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK winter warmer.

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.74/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber $3.99, very reasonably priced for a bomber these days. Brown color, looks like a brown ale or winter warmer. Aroma is unremarkable, smells like malts. Flavor is a let down, some boring malt and not much else. Pretty disappointing beer overall.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 303beer
3.02/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a clear red with a inch of rocky off white head. Not alot of carbonation left in the beer after the pour. The nose is to light for me to get distinct smells. Mild taste with a bit of bitterness at the end.

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Photo of josephandbrown
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pour split into two shaker pint glasses.

Ill-Tempered Gnome has the look, feel, and much of the taste of a brown ale. It's a little thin, something I often have problems with when tasting browns. The flavor is nice, with a strong does of nuttiness but also a good malt backbone. It's lightly carbonated- quite a bit less carbonation than I've been getting from other winter ales. Otherwise, it's a smooth, almost creamy finish.

Overall, a solid winter ale, if not one of my go-tos.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very enjoyable beer. Purchased 22 oz bomber from Tavour in Seattle. Pours a cola color with a pale tan head. Perhaps they've changed the label as mine looks nothing like the picture.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up at the COOP.. Poured into my little Cigar City goblet.. Clear deep amber with a nice pillowy khaki head. piney hops with plenty of dark toasty malt and hints of cocoa.. Nuttiness with the malt as it warms up a bit, bigger bitterness and the pine hops are on the palate, but not quite as much as I want.. Still no problems... Good hops and malt balance... Expected PNW take on a winter beer... If I was drinking this blind, I would guess an Amber Ale with a nice sharpness to the overall package.

4/3.5/3.5/3.75/3.75

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wumpshire
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A well balanced winter style beer. No discernible hop character, malt is solid though. With all the options out there I probably wouldn't buy again, yet its certainly a decent beer.

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Photo of Briken
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of founddrama
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clarified but not transparent. Solid, hearty, rustic roasted flavors throughout. Not much aroma, but a manly lumberjack of a finish.

Solid, solid brown.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Ill-Tempered Gnome from Oakshire Brewing
Beer rating: 60.3% out of 100 with 126 ratings
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