MonsterMagnet (587) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky amber with off-white head. Hay, bread, some citrus, herbs, earthy, caramel. Light sweet and fairly bitter, slight sourness and saltyness. Smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish.
jinroh (738) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bit hazy, a lot of foam. Foam looks a bit darker and dissipates soon. Aroma has some honey, fruits, a bit of hops. Taste has hop bitterness but also some candy. Can’t really feel the rye here. Aftertaste is not very intense, hop bitterness and tannins linger on the tongue but nothing too serious.
Holmen1 (3547) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff mars-14: klar, mørk gyldenoransje med litt skum. Aroma og smak av amerikanske humler kombinert med litt maltsødme. Rugen bidrar også til det syrlige preget. Lett å drikke men også relativt lett å glemme. Bør prøves på nytt.
Holmen2 (1793) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark golden. Not much head. Bitter aroma of American hops. Decent drinkability. Perhaps lacking a bit in character.
gunnar (6422) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear dark golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma of minty malts, dark fruits. Taste is light sweet, spicy and herbal, with a short bitter and dry finish.
tandembrauer (593) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cardinal, 2014/03/24. Fresh hop scent. Dry and bitter beer. Orange color. Little body.
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Jopenkerk, Haarlem, 27 Feb 2014) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with notes of grainy malt, toast, citrus, crisp-bread and a slightly metallic touch. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, apricots, orange peel, toast and a fresh citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Fresh and tasty. Quite nice.
sjogro (6) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2015 Very nice and refreshing mild pale ale with a nice carbonation. Nostalgic smell of cellars, nice bite with lemongrass flavors as well as a faint hint of cinnamon.
bonkiedeaap (428) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis at home. The beer has an amber color and a nice white head with lots of bubbles. In the aroma tones of hops and herbs. The taste is spicy with a medium bitterness and fruitiness by the hops. The finish is refreshing and a little spicy with a long bitterness in the end. A really nice beer by Jopen. It’s refreshing and well drinkable.
Sigmund (5734) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.3%. Golden brown colour, slightly hazy. Moderate white head. Dryish aroma of wood and lightly roasted malts, hints of ashes. Dry flavour with a slight fruity acidity, notes of wood, rye bread and lightly roasted malts again, some resin. Medium bitter aftertaste.