Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a medium brown color with a high off-white head. The nose shows a nice barnyard character, along with some tropical fruit, a slight note of autumnal and winter spices, and a touch of alcohol. The flavor shows more barnyard notes, some Abbey yeast esters, a slight tartness, a bit of caramel, before a very dry finish. Carbonation is assertive. Overall, an enjoyable beer that shows the range of this great brewery, and explores the world of darker, more malt-forward base beers with added Brettanomyces.
Holmen1 (3544) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske på sesongens siste M2, Cardinal juni-15: uklar oransje ravfarge med tett skum. Smaken er tydeligere enn aromaen, appelsinfruktig og lett medisinal med brett. Balansert og passe besk. Finner ikke spor av kakao eller kanel. Takk til Sigmund for at han hadde gjort plass til ønskerepriser!
tandembrauer (593) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma of horse stable, fruits, alcohol, medicine. Taste fruity with brettanomyces bitterness and slightly sweet finish.
trapped (1377) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Albion. Slightly cloudy amber colored beer with small creamy beige head, acidic aroma, sour taste ending with bitter cinnamon aftertaste, medium finish. Though the relative obscurity of the spices, still an interesting brew.
bodega95 (85) - - MAR 30, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So far one of my favorites sours, the Belgian strong brown ale comes out nicely. Very earthy with the right mount of sourness and acidity
fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy chestnut pour with a tall, chunky beige head. Aroma is bretty funk, green mulberries, tart stone fruit, chocolate, sweet cinnamon and dries, sweet orange. Flavor is bretty funk up front, some roasted nutty notes, caramel, green woody notes, tart stone fruit, mineral notes, nice toast and tart citrus notes, as much like lime as they are like orange peel. Lightish body, surprisingly creamy entry, medium, to heavy and blanketing carbonation and a creamy finish with a decent acidic bite. Really tasty stuff, it’s really surprising how well everything comes together in the one.
Holmen2 (1792) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 15.06.15. Slightly hazy orange. Dense beige head and lacing. Fine aroma of saison, pumpkin and fine fruits. Similar taste, with refreshing sourness and a hint of lambic.
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at 2015 michigan winter beer fest. deep amber orange with small head. very complex with sour and spice. not as sour as some jp beers. very good.
gunnar (6419) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle with RBBC at local tasting in Bergen. Pours murky orange, small creamy white head. Aroma of wood, cinnamon, red apples, oranges and farmhouse. Taste is fresh, crisp acidic sour, spicy malts and wood, high carbonated, dry hoppy finish.
ChrisSc (426) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle into tulip. Traverse city.
Pours opaque amber brown in color. Nice white head with lacing.
Aroma is lactic, earthy cellar notes, oaky, and grains.
Taste is sour, but not too strong. Maybe a little under done if anything. Some underlying sweetness as well.
Body is light-medium. Smooth texture. Shorter finish.
Nice beer but not super complex.
fraternie (909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mix of burnt caramel and sour fruit. Hints of cinnamon underneath, finishing with a funky barnyard note from the brett. Nicely done.