Gnutty Gnome | Heinzelmännchen Brewery

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Heinzelmännchen Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Enola on 02-08-2006

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by thesyko56:
Photo of thesyko56
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with two finger head.

S: Sweet malty smell. Very slight floral hop smell

T: Very nice. Smooth malt flavor with chocolate undertones but it was not to sweet. There is a sense of hop balance but it ius slight.

M: Medium body but very carbonated.

D: It is very drinkable and very good.

I love this Brewery!

 326 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of juicebox
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty interesting story on this one. My good friend and fellow BA Greg (Barscream) recently got married in Sylva, NC and he of course had to provide a sixtel of something tasty from local favorite Heinzelmannchen for the reception (and for pretty much the rest of the day as well). Gnutty Gnome was the selection, of which I had many glasses throughout the day. Mostly served in a pint glass (but in plastic cups as well) on 4/18/09.

Pours a clear deep amber with a finger or more of foamy off-white head. Thin creamy layer of retention that skims the surface, leaving rings of rich lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is sweet and bready with a nice citric tang, as well as some prominent nuttiness, spice, and floral hops in the back.

The taste is toasted malts and lightly spicy hop bitterness up front, blending into sweeter notes of bread, caramel, and citrus. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied with a firm carbonation and overall crisp feel to it.

Nothing wrong with this selection. Solid, full, flavors and good drinkibility, I was my pleasure to toast my good friend with a good beer. Congrats Greg!

 1,128 characters

Photo of thagr81us
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured yellow-brown with a minimal pure white head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, nutty, and subtle alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, nutty, spices, slight alcohol, and earthy notes. It had a light feel on the palate with high (almost burning) carbonation. Overall this brew wasn't bad, but it also wasn't great. Not your typical brown ale at all. The carbonation breaks up a lot of the flavors on the palate which I did not like. This one is worth trying, but to be honest, that is about it.

 603 characters

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of HattedClassic
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Enola
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Notes:
Had this beer on tap at the brewery. The beer looked pretty much like their Middleworld. It was a nice brown with a decent sized head. The smell revealed the nuttiness of the brew. These flavors could also be detected in the taste. It was as if they took the Middleworld and threw in a can of Planters mixed nuts. The mouthfeel was smooth. It had a nice aftertaste. The drinkability was good as well. I would not shy away from this beer. Another good beer from a small mountain brewery.

 499 characters

Photo of PDXHops
2.46/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Growler/Duvel tulip. Pours the color of a strong batch of sweet tea. Good retention from the off-white head, and some patchy lacing.

Nose is very straightforward, a light nutty maltiness and little else. Other than what seems to be a bit of diacetyl, it tastes much the same (served the same day as it was filled, so oxidation shouldn't have been much of an issue). Hints of toastiness and sweetness from time to time. Crisp little finish. Not a lot going on here. Bland, forgettable.

 486 characters

Photo of Deuane
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Hazy dark brown with a thick tan head.

S-Sweet malt, chocolate and a bit of eathy tones.

T-Full nutty character with some chocolate and caramel. A bit of nuttiness rounds it out.

M-Medium bodied and full fllavoured. Very round feeling brew.

D-Very nice. A very tasty and easy drinking session beer. My favorite offering from the brewery.

 343 characters

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Gnutty Gnome from Heinzelmännchen Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.