abemorsten (2916) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours a clear deep golden with a short lived white film. Nice Lebanese cuisine spices on the nose. Cumin, thyme and more. Clean light malts added in the mouth. Well balanced bitterness. Light to medium body.Watery mouth. Smooth to drink.
Holmen1 (2790) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Flaske på Cardinal: herlig, spennende og kompleks aroma. Men smaken skuffer: liten munnfylde, kort og vandig ettersmak. Interessant, men dette blir en engangsforeteelse. Øl med pizzakrydder?
esp0r (2128) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Copper clear, beige head. Smells of spices, mainly thyme and sage, interesting, reminds me of food. Light to moderate sweet, some malt body, then the spices again, i think of italian food now. Medium bitter finish, resins. The added spice kills off most of the hops, but who cares! This is a special beer, not the average pale ale. I like this one quite alot
Sigmund (5319) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.3%. Deep golden colour, low white head. Fairly moderate aroma of chamomile and various spices of the Middle East. The flavour is distinctly spicy, interesting and complex (including a couple spices I’ve never even heard of) , while the ordinary pale ale background is less remarkable. A moderately spicy burn in the finish.
Arve_Christian (3280) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo.
Golden color, ok foam. Intense aromas of oregano , notes of other herbs.
Light body & light/ medium complexity.
Well balanced & good carbonation.
Special and Enjoyable
TheJestersBeer (2138) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep gold, with a thin white head.
Spicy, herbal aroma, malt, sesame seed, freshly baked bread, dried thyme leaves, sage.
Dry, light bodied, low bitterness, low CO2.
Spicy, slightly salty (?) taste, malt, dough, sage, thyme, hops, some citrus and yeast. Feels a bit off.
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
330 ml bottle from Lubiere, served cold in a tulip glass. 10AU12.
App.: Clear amber with a so-so head.
Aroma: An odd mix of macro lager grain/cereal and strong spiciness, peppery, high (asephotida), a touch of caramel/toffee, minerals, odd.
Palate: Medium body, somewhat prickly/fine effervescence.
Flav.: Asephotida/hing, peppery, maybe a hint of cardamon, a touch of British caramel/toffee, weird, tea?, pepper, no idea; dry with limited bitterness and an oddly spicy, grainy finish.
This isn’t working.
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer-marathon, Sdr. Borup / Randers the 2012th golden beer with a white head. Fresh aromas of malt, caramel, thyme and sage. Smaefter thyme, sage and hop notes of mint. Completely in through a special and exotic beers
CarlJonas (218) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper coloured, off white head. Aroma is packed with exotic spices but also reminds of canned pasta in tomato sauce. The flavour is dominated by the spices but there is a hint of bitterness. Medium carbonation. To much spices for me but quite interesting.
NosirIwont (2006) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with an off-white head. Decent lacing. Citrusy hop aroma with notes of spice, mostly thyme; has sort of bread stick feel to it. A bit weird in a beer, but kind of works. Flavour is spices on a hoppy background; again with thyme being the dominant one, and with that subsequent bread stick feel. Light metallic overtone. Tart, bitter finish with thyme, a light alcohol burn and a lingering mild grassy note. Overall so-so; the beer itself is decent enough, and the spices are interesting and okay balanced, but not really doing anything for me. 30.07.12.