BottleHound (131) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Golden with small offwhite head. Aroma has red berries and sweet mint. Very drinkable, refreshing.
DominoVixen (13) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at cardinal. Pours golden with a small white head. Aromas packed with citrusy hops. Clean and crisp flavors. Good dry finish.
NB. Tried this about 14 days later, and the beer had a strong butterscotch aroma and flavor. When I tried this the first time this wasn’t there. I don’t blame the brewers or the beer for this change.
daje (1291) - NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Schouskjelleren, march 7th 2013. My second ABC, enjoyed after the firewood stout. Hazy light golden, staying medium foamy offwhite head. Quite hoppy nose, tropical peach, mango, hints of cocos. Dry lager taste with a continued fruity dominance, peach, grapefruit, mango. As expected a solid bitterness, ending with a dry and fruity finish. Absolutely my kind of a prem lager.
RuneStumo (1707) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.03.2013. On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Thanks to Gunfryd! Golden colour with white head. Aroma of spicy hops. Bry and bitter with floral hops and notes of green apples. Aftertaste is bitter and leaves a dry mouthfeel.
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren.
Hazy gold, low carbonation. Well hopped, pronounced bitterness bordering on the harsh. The body is a bit light to cope with all this, but this beer realy kicks!
magnuskjensen (12) - - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at cardinal. Aroma is strong citrus and floral, yellow color, very bitter ,Hops dominate The flavour, very light mouthfeel close to no malt through all The hops. The best light lager i ever had, not balanced at all, this beer is all about the hops.
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gunnar (3586) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Cardinal. Excited about this one, I wasn´t expecting a traditional lager from these hopheads, and i wasn´t disappointed. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of oranges, peach, sweet overall.
Taste is strong bitter,but a strong butterscotch strikes thru, I don´t think this was intended by the brewers. Not a winner for me.
superhaffy (14) - NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not a lager drinker and this isn’t really a lager! It’s a perfect bitter and hoppy lawn-mover beer. It’s good!
Bernts (11) - - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at cardinal,
Golden, clear in the glass, small white foam.
Good aroma with sitrus.
Heavy bitternes with some resins, and it’s surpricing that a beer with this light body and maltbase can handle all the hops.
It’s a well brewed lager with a crisp finish, and i guess it will age well. But i didn’t help with that, i had one more.
Holmen1 (1074) - NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra fat på Cardinal M2, feb-13: bryggeren (Kim) har brukt amarillo, simcoe og chinook. Flensburg lagergjær. Brygget hos Søgaard i november, tappet og lagret på tank i desember. 1500 l. Myk og rund munnfølelse, slett ikke for bitter synes jeg. Både aroma og smak er preget av grønne epler og litt blomsteraktige toner. Langt å foretrekke framfor norsk industrilager.