Pyrmir (5810) - 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
ClubGonzo (5576) - 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...
Inbreak (5127) - 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.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
MarcoDL (4502) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
daje (4209) - 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 (4070) - Stockholm, 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.
nilsas (3859) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (3813) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
abemorsten (3591) - 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.