Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Gresskarøl er en plage å brygge. Mesken blir som en tykk grøt som det tar en evighet å sile av. I denne ølen brukte vi tørkede biter av gresskar. Avsilingen tok 7 timer. Men litt gøy var det likevel!

Pumpkin Ale is a nightmare to brew. The mash becomes impermiable and it takes forever to collect the wort from it. In this beer we used dried pumpkin. The runoff took 7 hours. We still enjoyed it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2011
From keg @Schouskjelleren, Oslo. An opaque brown beer, with a thin sand-colored cream head. Nice smell of sweet-scented toasted malts, rounded spices and herbs, and some fine grassy/earthy hops. Taste is on the sweet side, but it’s a refined and rounded sweetness. The pumkin addition is not overdone, shines trough with a soft herbal and light spicy character. Silky mouthfeel. More than medium full. Spices and a light bitterness linger in the finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4117) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
On tap @ Patrick’s, Kristiansand, only moments before the keg was empty and a lot of people’s smiles faded... :-S Also, it’s my first pumpkin ale AND my first beer at Patrick’s. Weeee! :-D Pours a hazy dark bronze body with a small white head. Nose is caramel, pumpkin, hints of white pepper and wet leaves. Taste is strong peppery herbal notes balanced by deep malty caramel tones, burnt toast and hints of pumpkin hidden way in the back. Not much of it really, but this is still a good beer. Full body and a high carb level which serves well to provide a fresh mouthfeel in what is otherwise a rather sweet beer. A perfect autumn ale; solid stuff from NØ. Too bad the mash was "super stuck", otherwise more people would be enjoying this around the world...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7783) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
Draught @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours cloudy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, pumpkin, yeast and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2011
On tap at Patricks. A murky, brown beer with a finger thick creamy beige head. Nice lacings. Spiced, lightly herbal aroma with chocolate notes, roasted malts, a nice hoppyness and somthing lightly sourish. Piney notes. Rather sweet on the palate, but not sticky, full bodied and smooth. Some spiced notes, roasted and nicely bitter. Bitter finish with roasted malts and some chocolate. A nice one indeed, but it would be even more nice with a tad more spicyness. 111028

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2011
On tap@Patricks. Pours amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma of malt, berries, floral hopa and peach. Flavor is sweet and somewhat spicy with some sour pumpkin and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation. Interresting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kellerstein (8) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2011 does not count
I enjoy pumpkin ales that let the taste of the pumpkin come to the front without added spices to change the taste. Roasted pumpkin flavor is nice n the beer. I enjoyed this one and am glad I had the opportunity to enjoy it from a fresh tap so far from Norway.

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