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Kilted Gnome Scottish Ale | Heinzelmännchen Brewery

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Heinzelmännchen Brewery
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheEclecticGent on 03-14-2006

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 7
Photo of thesyko56
3.82/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer on tap at the Brewery

A: Nice dark reddish color.

S: Very strong malty smell.

T: Very strong alcohol taste but still very flavorful. Strong malt presence with hints of hops after swallowing. The alcohol taste lingered as well.

M: Nicely carbonated and full bodied.

D: Strong beer but still very drinkable. This is my favorite beer I have tried from there. Worth the trip.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I worked my way through the lineup I stumbled upon the wee heavy...oh how i love a good wee heavy.

Poured a rich hazy hazelnut brown with a minimal tan head that faded fast but had a nice overall full look to it. Rich aroma of clove and heather almost, with a solid base of caramel and nuts. The flavor was a bit sharp, not as polished, but very mush in the game. Started with a light fruity note, hints of hops, piney almost with a nice earthy tone to it and a rich caramel note. Lots of nutty tones in the fnish with lots of fresh flower like flavors mixed in. Nice creamy bosy with a smooth easy drinking feel

Overall this was a solid effort and probably one of the top three I tried today,. This one will hold up well and I look forward to grabbing a growler of it the next time I head up there.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Many thanks to enola for seeking my help to rid his fridge of a growler.
Pours a cloudy brown with some red hues in it. Weird looking head. Looks like a disappaited bubble bath. The bubble bath went down the drain before I could finish typing the sentence.
Odor is smokey and nutty. Also kind of has a woodshop aroma.
Taste is very malt heavy. Somewhat roasted. A bit nutty. There's a lot of smoke in the flavor. Would be a good camping beer.
Mouthfeel seems to be medium bodied, but somewhat watery, if that makes any sense.
It's not a bad beer, but only fair as far as drinkability goes. It has a bit of the harshness that I've found in their other brews.
If in N.C. I would recommend Duck-Rabbit's or Highland's Wee-Heavies over this one. With that being said this one is worth a try.

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Photo of Enola
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a nice deep reddish brown. There was a small head. The smell is a bit like caramel. The taste is sweet with an underlying smokiness. The mouthfeel is good, the alcohol lingers. The drinkability is good. Probably the breweries best effort. I would drink this again.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer arrived on the bar clear amber golden wtih an off-white head which lasted well to lace the glass.

The aroma was malty with a strong caramel presence and a light bit of spicy phenolic.

The flavor was lightly malty with an apple fruity character and caramel.

The finish was malty with a lasting caramel flavor into the aftertaste. The body was medium and a bit watery. The beer just seemed to lack complexity, body and alcohol for a 7.5% beer it came off at a 5%. Ok, but missing complexity.

Pint at Guadalupe.

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I poured this beer from my Heinzelmännchen growler into a pint glass. It pours a cola brown with a ¼” head that quickly fades to a fairy ring with no lacing. Little carbonation. The nose is of nuts, malt and honey. The mouthfeel is medium with a bit of fizz. The taste is smooth and very light. It tastes lightly of honey and malt with a nutty aftertaste. As the beer warms it has a light bit of hops bite near the end. It could use a bit more flavor, this comes off a bit light but isn’t bad at all. One of my two favorite beers from this little local brewery.

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Kilted Gnome Scottish Ale from Heinzelmännchen Brewery
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