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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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.

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3.8
daje (4548) - 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.

3.8
metalspice (1142) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2015
Mørk brunt med fint skum. Mye krydder i duften sammen med vanilje og eik og et hint av kaffe. Følger godt i smaken sammen med smak av pepper. Tykk munnfølelse. Denne var god!

3.8
wlajwl (7212) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2018
Aroma is big house yeast, malts and slightly nutty. The flavor is scotch/slight burnt rubber, malts, fruit, mild pumpkin and a tart/spicy/house yeast finish.

3.7
OleR (4801) - 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!

3.7
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
On Tap at Patricks, Kristiansand. The second time togheter with the brewer, Kjetil. Unclear brown color, nice of-white head. Aroma has malt, pumpkin and spices. Flavor is fine sweetness, medium bitterness, herbal notes from the pumpkin. A fine and interesting beer. Fine with food.

3.7
Beer5000 (6825) - 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.

3.7
abemorsten (3683) - 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.

3.7
Vighals (4548) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
Mørk brun klar med høyt beige skum. Lukter brent karamell, kaffe og mørke frukter. Finner ikke gresskarlukten, men hvordan lukter gresskar da? Middels fylde. Noe salt smak. Kaffe og lett fruktighet. Saltbitter avsluttning.

3.6
larsniclas (7297) - 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.

3.6
thewolf (12949) - 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.


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