Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (11096) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some spicey notes. Light bitter not pleasent pumpkin flavor. Average light bitter fnish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle at yespr Clear brown small white heAd. Aroma is malty mild flavor is spicy herbal malty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10594) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled. Amber colorued. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. Fruity, sweetness, spice. Flavour. Pumpkin, sweetness, spice. Medium bodied. Ends sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9900) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2014
Tap (Kupfle & Kapsle, Warsaw)
Sweet spicy aroma. Taste likewise. Not getting pumpkin. Lovely rich sticky roast. Burnt, even. Interesting, certainly, and probably the best brew I’ve had which has had pumpkin in it, which I normally hate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8514) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6205) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5972) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2012
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of spicy caramel, toffee and coffee. Taste is moderate sweet malty, lots of spices, some maybe from the hops, some from pumkin spices. Moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5847) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Dark amber with a small head. Slightly perfume-ish aroma with pumpkin. Rather sweet with grassy hoppiness in the background. Medium bitterness. Soapy flavour. Rather sweet. Not too much of the pumpkin coming through. Piney hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5461) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2012
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger (only 1 keg available there, I’m afraid). Cloudy orange-brown colour, large and creamy beige head. Sweetish fruity and vegetal aroma (the pumpkins, I assume), also notes of piney American hops. Effervescent mouthfeel. The flavour is fruity with notes of pumpkins, but is not too sweet. Spicy notes too, decent American hops throughout. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Smells sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet and malty, very subtle pumpkin. Needs more pumpkin I think.

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