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


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5608) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2013
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (4691) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4208) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ beer temple. Aroma is herbal and foresty. Taste is spicey, with a subtle touch of pumpkin and cinnamon. Mild spicey finish. Elegant, but could be more outspoken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (3544) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
November 7, 2014. Bottle. Dark brown with a dense off-white head. Aroma is brown sugar, sweet pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon. Taste is sweet caramel and vegetal, light bitter dry spicy notes. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3523) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2015

Lukt: Frukter og noe røstet malt.
Utseende: Rødbrun.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frukter, røsta malt og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP, Nydt@Hjemme med Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@6,5%, Når@20.12.2015

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