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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2011
On [email protected] 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7560) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Appearance: Deep nutty color with a fine tan beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity and some spices.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, spruce and a fine balanced fruity touch.
Overall impression: Tasty and very balanced. Recommendable!
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (7232) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (7182) - Reval, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (7067) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2013
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (7061) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
(Bottle, 0.5 l - batch 1481 - brygget 22.07.15 - BB unreadable, at Pikkulintu, 20150919) The beer poured dark brown and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, sweetness and grass. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, malts, spices, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A decent malty brew but harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6967) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6857) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (6479) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle 0.5l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Brygget 220615. Batch #1481. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Harshness, some fruits and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (6328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2011
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.

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