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Old 02-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default Hey Norwegians...what can you tell me about vÝrterÝl?

I'm looking to use some vørterøl for making verterkake. I have been to Norway and have had vørterøl, but don't know much about the recipe that breweries such as Hansa and Aass use.

So, would I start with a regular beer recipe such as for a porter or a brown ale and just set aside some boiled, hopped wort (or is vørterøl unhopped)? I forget...is it carbonated? I think for verterkake it probably won't matter if it's carbonated but I'm just curious if it's normally carbonated.

Any info would be greatly appreciated...takk for hjelpen!!

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It is carbonated.

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Thanks, flars. I figured it probably was just from a drinkability perspective. I also think it is hopped, which would help with shelf life I would imagine. Now to figure out what sort of base recipe to start with. At least I don't have to decide which yeast to use!

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You mention base recipe. As an after thought, and you probably already know this, but besides the malt flavor it would have a distinctive ginger flavor. Ringnes is the largest brewer of the flavored drink.

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Some are carbonated more than others and the ones I used to drink had zero hop flavor. My dad used to make it when I was a kid and my mom would then make verterkake. Going to my place in Norway in 6 weeks and will pick some up. I'll try to call some friends in Norway tomorrow and see if they can find out some more specifics..

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Thanks, norsk. I'll also put a word out to my pals in Norway and Sweden (do they have vørterøl in Sweden too?). I have a couple of homebrewer friends in Sweden so maybe they know more about the recipe.

I'd be interested in your feedback once you've tried some fresh.

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for hvetebrød or hvetekake, all you need is a solution of malt extract and boiled water. This is the "vørter". Vørterøl is like malt beer - but totally non alcoholic. Basically it's a soft drink made from maltose, hops, and carbonated water.

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