Holmen1 (3215) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen, Cardinal mars-15: En meget syrlig pøse-saison som lukter rabarbra, blomster og krydder. Lett i kroppen, lett å helle innpå. God munnfølelse selv om den var en gusher.
puren (167) - POLAND - MAR 10, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
żółte, mętne, piana słabiutka w mig znika, brak lacingu
kwaśny, cytrynowy, brzoskwiniowy, żelazisty, zielony banan, po zabełtaniu gotowane warzywa
kwaśność i lekka goryczka, cytryna słodka, jak rozwodniony sok z ogórków kiszonych
wodniste, wysoko nasycone, kwaśny finisz
strasznie się zawiodłem
tandembrauer (439) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal (mandag i annen). Pours hazy light golden with small white head. Aroma of brettanomyces, lemon, sulphur, dishwater. Taste sour-fresh, with lemon, sour apples, and effervescent powder. Fresh and thin bodied; refreshing. Overcarbonated.
S_Side_Smitty (550) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale yellow and cloudy with a small white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is lemon & coriander with a hint of barnyard funk. Taste is pretty much the same as aroma with sharp lemon at the onset, but the flavors suddenly drop off at the mid and some mellow malts creep in for the finish. There’s nothing ’dry’ about this one. This saison scores really high, but it seems kinda bland to me. It’s allergy season. That @#!%’s up everything. May have to revisit this one.
oh6gdx (21814) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Hazy orangeish golden colour with a mediumsized foamy white head, which leaves some lace. Aroma is kind of funky with a nice farmyardy and spicy edge to it. Also some nice citrus as well as some mild grainy notes (grainy in a good way). Flavour is dry wooden along with some slight brett, mild citrus as well as some herbs and mild sap and tartness. Really gentle and pleasant to drink. Nice carbonation level too. Wellbalanced and refreshing. Good sipper, which goes down surprisingly easy.
Sigmund (5557) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. 2014 / Batch 11. ABV is 4.2%. Golden colour, low white head. Pleasant brettanomyces aroma, notes of farmhouse kitchen and mild spices, hints of oaked cider. The flavour has a moderate acidity, slightly tart, with fruity (esp. lemons) and spicy notes. Easy drinking and refreshing.
mwalker (1) - Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Infected bottle? Bootleged this sweet looking beer home from a business trip and waited patiently to drink it. Its been infected by lacto. The smell and color of a lovely saison are lingering, but its hazy and sour (not to style sour) like an infected bottle would be. Tastes more like a Berliner Weiss.
arnold931 (753) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear straw color with no head. Nose is funk. Taste is sour and earthy. Good.
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC 2014. Hazy golden with a thick and lasting white head. Fruity and funky aroma with pineapple and lemon peel. Dry and tart, funky flavour with citrus hops and a nice bitter finish
larsga (6501) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy yellow body with fast, big-bubbled
carbonation. Lemony mealy herbal aroma with funky floral notes.
Acidic funky earthy wooden taste with lemony notes. Mid-to-light
body. Sharpish, strange mouthfeel. Dry-acidic wooden mealy
aftertaste with funky vinegary notes. The aroma was very nice,
but the rest is a bit disappointing. Could be more
complex. (0.375l bottle, from Gulating Ølutsalg, Strømmen.)