viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty golden beer. Over carbonated, this one gushed out of the bottle. Lasting bitter aftertaste, sharp hops, some grainy stuff going on, pretty good. Not sure I’d have a second pint tho, quite pronounced flavour.
515151 (9) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at cirkus in stavanger. A good beer indeed, not to heavy but still with a good bitter aftertaste.
Sigmund (6231) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, stavanger. ABV is 4.6%, IBU 61. Slightly hazy deep golden colour, moderate to low white head. Hoppy aroma, notes of pine, spruce, mango, grapefruit. Medium dry, very hoppy and resinous flavour, notes of pine needle extract and grapefruit, hints of tropical fruits. Bitter finish
AnG_BrgNor (324) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with small head. Fresh, fruity, hoppy aroma. Some citrus and some caramalt also in the background there. Taste is dominated by hoppy pine and caramalt. Big difference from aroma to taste. Medium + bitter. Fresh and nice. My beer number 300, celebrating with a new country! Nice evening this.
Holmen1 (4343) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal april-16: lett uklar gylden med ok skum. Liflig duft av gran- og furuskudd, grapefrukt og noe fruktsødme. Deilig og lettdrikkelig med smak av mango og litt karamell i tillegg til de allerede nevnte elementer. Tørr avslutning, god.
tandembrauer (1000) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy light amber with little off-white head. Aroma of pine needles, citrus, light bread, some tropical fruits. Tastes bitter with some sweetness. Bitter finish, dry mouth feel.
Beer5000 (5640) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a huge, fluffy off-white head. Aroma is malty, mild toffee, some citric fruit and slightly spicy. Flavor has mild light, hint of caramel, not strog but nice fruit flavor, slightly spicy and moderate bitterness. Medium body and decent aftertaste with a certain bitterness. Not very exiting but decent session ale that shouldn’t offends anyone.
Alengrin (4076) - BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33 cl bottle bought online somewhere. Apparently this brewery tries to link ancient beer history with the modern craft beer movement by accentuating the piney qualities of certain (US, UK or NZ, according to the label) hops with actual conifer sprouts. Loose, coarse, bubbly, off-white head with good edge retention, hazy peach blonde colour with greenish hue. Pleasant aroma of pine needles indeed, cedar wood (cigar boxes), biscuit, marmelade, some hemp dankness, fermenting hay, bitter honey, dried chamomille (strongly), gari, green olive, old gingerbread, lemon zest, dry apple cake, cinnamon, sweet white grape, unripe starfruit. Fruity onset with hints of green banana, unripe pineapple, slight Conférence pear and yellow plum, very soft carbo - in fact, too soft for the style, bordering on flat (unsurprisingly seen the lack of head). Slick caramelly malt sweetishness, bit grainy, supporting this combo of very restrainedly sweetish fruits and leading them to a hoppy finish, with a long resinous but still gentle bittering quality to it as well as retronasal floral, citrus peel and tropical flower aromas being challenged by an indeed emphatic presence of spruce or pine ’resinousness’, as if you are pouring down an IPA matured in cedar wood cigar boxes, but still softly so. I had more cedar- or pine needle-like beers like this (one example from Jester King springs to mind) but I have to admit that in this case, this fragrant pine wood factor has been well integrated and is married nicely with the piney qualities of the hops, though these hops are certainly not the main player here. Juicy malt sweetness remains with a resinous hoppy edge, but the bitterness remains gentle, though efficiently drying. Session IPAs have been the new craze in recent years and just when I thought they have peaked, I encounter this unusual interpretation of it - proving this modern craft beer substyle still has a lot to offer. Very pleasant in aroma and taste, just too bad for the lack of carbonation!
Svesse (7620) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 20 Feb 2016) Pale amber colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of apricots, orange, grapefruit and grainy malt. Malty, hoppy taste with grain, orange, grapefruit, pine needles and a generous, fresh, citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Tasty, well made and highly drinkable ale with a fresh hop profile. Nice one
Kauge (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a bottle at de Tolly in Tarty. Good thing I was suggested to pour in the yeast, otherwise I’d not have thought much of it. The initial hardcore floral hop character turned into pretty nice citric bitter. Overall an above mediocre SIPA.
VamboladeTolly (1234) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours hazy golden with medium fluffy head. Aroma: malty, hay, choice of boiled vegetables, really weak spruce. Taste is medium bitter, hay, dill , spruce, smooth, malty. Well balanced. Aroma is rather bad but taste is good.