Beer4000 (4619) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Patricks. Hazy, dark orange body with a nice beige head. Quite mild aroma, had to use some time to identify the nuances. I found malt, caramel, spices and some kind of fruit that might has been the pumpkin, but I’m not to familiar with pumpkin aroma/flavor. Flavor is super refreshing fruity, soft caramel, spicy, sweet malt and just a hint of fruit/berry acidity. Fine, well balanced body, balanced in flavor and actually quite complex and very quaffable at the same time. Compared with a few other pumpkin ales I have sampled I like the idea of enhance the fruity flavor from the pumpkin instead of drowning everything behind a big amount of spices. Both fun and very nice.
Nisse666 (4509) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SB cons 2013-11-19 Göteborg
AR: fruity, brown sugar, when poured little pumkin meat
AP: mahogny / reddish body, wee frothy ofwhite head
F: heavy bitterness, roasted malt, pumkin meat, melas, citrus
ClubGonzo (4239) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Sweet and spicy smell. Similar taste, fairly sweet and spicy. If you have ever had a pumpkin beer before you know what I mean with the spicy aroma.
Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, brewed in 2013. Brownish amber wit off white head. Aroma of spice, vegetables and roasted notes. Taste is similar, vegetables, spice, roasted and harsh notes. Not too much pumpkin, nice
Marduk (2990) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Clear copper color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, fruity, candy in aroma. Candy, caramel, fruity, hops, sweet taste. Too sweet to enjoy properly.
abemorsten (2919) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal. Hazy chestnut body with a fingerthick, cappuccino colored head leaving excellent lacing. Toffee, caramel and butterscotch on the nose. Inviting. Sweet caramel, alcoholic, bitter, acidic. Well balanced. Full body, smooth. Abrupt finish with bitter tones lingering and a dry tongue. Good stuff.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Håndverkerstuene, fall 2011. Cloudy brown body, big offwhite head. Sweet aroma, caramel, fruit, berries, herbs. Taste of caramel, spice, a mild sourness and hops. Good balance. Thick body, aftertaste of dark bitter chocolate.
VsXsV (2455) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy brown liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of bread, sugar, spices, ginger, pumpkin and dried fruit. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of bread, spices and sugar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Ok.
Inbreak (2433) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
28.10.2011, tap @ Patricks Pub & Restaurant:
Fruktig sødmerik lukt med preg av karamellmalt, melon, mørkt sukker, tørka frukt, branan, eple, krydder. Frisk lett syrlig smak med preg av malt, gras, melon, eple, krydder, sitrus. Middels bitterhet og lengde. God.
16.05.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, grass, caramel malts, sap, sugar, spices, pumpkin, toffee, chocolate. Taste is slightly harsh grassy, caramel malts, grass, spices, sap, harsh hops, pumpkin. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough, the first batch a few years ago was a little better than this one.