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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14002) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (13271) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12130) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle, bought @ TAP 10, CPH. Pours clear chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, nuts, pepper, cinnamon. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has chestnut, pepper, oak, cinnamon, coriander. Very dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11939) - 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 (11399) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2015 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10826) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8635) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7959) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2016
(Bottle) Foam gushing out upon opening. Reddish brown colour with huge, frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity, herbal nose with dark bread, caramel, cola, julmust (Swedish softdrink), roasted pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Malty, herbal taste with notes of dark bread, toast, cola, crisp-bread, vegetables, coffee, pepper, spices and a balanced metallic bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. A bit weird, but fairly well balanced. Quite nice.

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