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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9643) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2990) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - NOV 1, 2014
500 ml bottle at home. Dark copper-brown color with medium off white head. Aroma is spicy, cinnamon, wood, vegetables, burnt sugar, caramel malty. Sweet and light bitter taste, vegetables, spicy. Light to medium oily body with average to lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen - brown pour with off white head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet fruity and malty, pumpkin, different spices and veg notes, herbal notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5684) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark amber/brown beer with a nice beige head. Pumpkin aroma, malty, oranges, hay notes, caramel, bready, some sices, cinnamon and maybe more. Pumpkin flavor with cinnamon, bread, grapes and oranges, some herbal notes. Quite balanced pumpkin beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled. A hazy red beer wirh a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, and varamel, leading to dry spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2432) - 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:
6-4-5-3-10=2,8
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (892) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Flaska hos kompis. Mörkt rubinröd vätska. Dofter av pumpa, absolut. Maltig sötma som hålls tillbaka av en skön beska.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
Deep mahogany color, beige head. Brown sugar nose, spice, dried fruit, vinous. Sweet, dried fruit taste, roasted malt, caramel, hint of pepper. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.


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