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Trip to the Fridge – Oakshire Brewing Ill Tempered Gnome Winter Ale

January 7, 2010

I bought this 22 ouncer at the Wine and Beer Haus in Seaside, Oregon. This was the first time we sampled a beer made by Oakshire, a little brewery from Eugene, Oregon.   I got to say, I really enjoyed the Ill Tempered Gnome Winter Ale.   It reminds me of a Nut Brown, with more chocolate and hop presence.  They have found a good balance between the dark malts and hops, so that is neither too sweet or bitter.  Lush C was also fond of it.  She thought it has a nice strong brown flavor with out a heavy finish.  Full flavored without the heaviness.

Brewery Information:

Hoppy, Brown Ale

ABV: 6.8% / IBUs: 65 / OG: 15.5° Plato

Availability: Nov 1-March 1

Take a little gnome home this winter!  However, don’t put him in the front yard.  The neighbors might steal him & he’ll definitely lose his cool! He’s a malty, hoppy brown ale of pure winter deliciousness. Enjoy!

Good Beer Trips Description:
Color: Dark Brown with a hint of Amber
Clarity: Clear
Head: Cream colored, smooth and lingers.
Aroma: Toasted malt and light floral hoppiness
Body: Medium Bodied, fairly well carbonated
Flavor: very malty, with a  prominent chocolate
Finish: Distinct hop, that lingers with a bit of the chocolate

Consensus: If you see it, BUY IT, but as they say don’t put him in the front yard, because I might come and steal it .

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2010 9:57 pm


    Thanks for the great review! I don’t know why I didn’t see this earlier. Please come visit us!



    • DraughtE permalink*
      April 28, 2010 10:02 pm

      You’re welcome. We are trying to figure out a Eugene stop in July. We’ll let you know.

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