La Gnomette Part II
Brasserie d'Achouffe

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Belgian IPA
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4.3 | pDev: 8.6%
Brasserie d'Achouffe
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 9
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3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


Pours a cloudy pale gold with almost no head.

Nose is fruity, candy pineapple and citrus hops, quite sweet.

Taste is a huge candy pineapple sweetness up front paired with a fading but still clear citrusy hop note, with the spicy yeast presenting itself with a candy ginger note. Resiny pine hops emerge as the flavor progresses, lingering on the finish with more of the sweet candy note. Alcohol is present, but doesn't get in the way.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and slightly syrupy with subdued carbonation.

Huge beer, unbelievably sweet, but not overly complex - but undeniably different.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rushed over to the Blind Tiger before I had to go to work to get this one. I figured this might be one of the last opportunities to try it and I am very glad that I have had the chance!

Pours a slightly fogged gold with minimal head. Nose is strong with a tangerine/nectarine kind of thing. Flavor is beautifully hopped. It seems like the hops are well mixed with the Belgian yeast aspects. You can tell there is 9% alcohol on this one. It is a very slight detractor from the overall, though. Feel is very smooth liquid and nice on the carbonation too. Absolutely amazing beer. A rare style, but I would consider this an outstanding example. A complete travesty this is not mass produced.

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3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pale golden brew with a small head that has only faint spots of lacing.

S - Faint pine hops under a bubblegum character. Faint light malt and pineapple. Rather mild, but good.

T - A pine hop flavor and a lot of bubblegum mesh together to form a great flavor. Pretty sweet with a fruity, bitter pine finish.

M - Harsh from carbonation, medium bodied, pretty refreshing.

D - Not bad at all, I would have this again.

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Photo of Gavage
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy dirty orange color with some yellow highlights. Short 1" head falls quickly, and some spotty lacing develops during he session.

Smell: great aroma here as yeast, grass, and a great balance of bitterness and sweetness make this beer one you'll take a whiff of before the glass touches your lips.

Taste: caramel, sweet green grapes, hint of vanilla, honey, yeast, alcohol, and a hearty bitterness make up a wonderfully balanced beer. It doesn't get much better than this.

Mouthfeel: lighty crisp at the start, dry and lightly crisp at the finish. Aftertaste is pleasant as the flavors linger briefly. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: super easy drinking beer here for the style, but the 9% alcohol level will catch up to you after a few of these.

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Photo of Umbra
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure if you call this one peach, but it was definitely a reddish hued golden. Had a wispy white, small bubbled head being served in a modified wine glass at Max's. Aroma of spicey yeast and some light citrus tones
Really liked this one. Melon and spicy yeast arm wrestle for the overall flavor. Dry hoppy finish on the end.
Easy drinking medium bodied brew with a stealthy, ninja-like alcohol that catches up with one quickly. Worth having a few.

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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber-gold in color, some haze. Large off white head.

Belgian yeastiness, sweetness - candi sugar? Floral & spicy. There is a whole lot of stuff going on in this beer.

Flavor leans towards a spicy citrus arrangment. Not very sweet, malt character is more bread like. Hops are quite noticeable, definately a hoppy Belgian. Finish throws alcohol and spice at you. Maybe coriander and cloves.

Medium in body, with medium + carbonation. Drying, but in a good way.

Overall, quite good. I am very glad I stumbled across this and hope to do so again. I will also be trying to figure out how to get the version from Brooklyn.

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Photo of Delerium
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is excellent. Golden in color, with A DENSE, creamy long lasting head. This beer did not disappoint. Very aromatic and perfectly hopped,the aroma and taste constantly evoved with each sip. Sweet and delicate, this beer went perfect with my herb roasted duck. One of my top 3 beers for 2006!

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Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft @ the Essex Ale House on the Lower East Side of NYC, listed on their black board as “Achouffe Gnomette II" the owner/bartender showed me the plastic cover of the keg, which stated “Brooklynette, La Gnomette” and with a “THT” date of 27/2/07. Poured into a Chouffe Houblon goblet. Pours dense, dark apricot, with initially a lot of bubbles slowly rising. Then calms down and just relaxes in all it’s Brooklyn/Belgian glory. Wispy tan head dissolving to a thin, tiny bubble sheen, and leaving fine, light and scattered lacing. Nose is of plenty of pungent hops, bubble gummy fruit and yeastiness.
Medium bodied stunner, spicy and well hopped, notes of melon, pepper, more and more hops and Belgian yeasty loveliness, a very well put together and tasty brew. Very dry, hoppy and stale bubble gum finish. Every sip unveils more hoppy/yeasty goodness.
My kind of beer, truly hope to see a lot more of this in bottles or on tap

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Photo of dherling
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A collaboration between Brasserie D'Achouffe and Brooklyn brewery. This is the counterpart to Brooklyn's Blast! Nice golden yellow color, fairly clear. The nose is fruity with cloves, decent amount of hops.Taste is big and hoppy. Also some yeast, and spice. Finish a bit oily, with a long green hop and spice finish.

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La Gnomette Part II from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 9 ratings