OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from bottle. Unclear yellow, small white top. A whiff of citrus and yeast to the nose. Hint of spices. Lively carbonation, light body. Taste is is not dry, as they claimed, but fairly clean with a slight sweet malt backbone. Light yeasty, also some refreshing zesty and spicy notes. Dries up a bit towards the finish. Not bad, not a world class either.
Saet (1) - NORWAY - APR 8, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Awful aroma, taste is better, seems out of balance. Not good...
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Holmen1 (2546) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Fra flaske (batch 50) på Cardinaltreff mars-14: nr. to av i alt tre fra dette nye bryggeriet, og jeg håper de skjerper kvalitetskontrollen sin. Marginalt bedre enn Frøken Fryd, men det sier i grunnen svært lite. Mystisk aroma, men heldigvis smaker den bedre enn den lukter. Rare greier, den er hverken frisk eller sprudlende (for å sitere deres egen omtale), men går til nøds an å helle ned flere munnfuller. Good grief, som Charlie Brown ville sagt.
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Clear golden, not much head. Soursweet aroma, some Belgian yeast. Hints of yesterday’s coffee. Unpleasant taste. Sweet and unfresh aftertaste without any hints of bitterness and hops. Exceptionally low drinkability.
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear pale golden. Belgo yeast on the nose. Sweet and spicy with meaty notes reminiscent of Stabburet Leverpostei. Medium bodied.
tandembrauer (149) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger, 20140324. Sweet, strong yeast taste. Both scent and taste slightly sour. Belgish tones, but altogether a boring, unbalanced beer without character.
gunnar (5457) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours almost clear weak golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is slightly off, vomit and rotten fruits. Taste is fresh, light crisp, initially, more sweet dried fruits towards the end. Not utterly undrinkable.
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Batch #39. ABV is 5%. Hazy greyish-yellow colour, white head goes rapidly from low to none. Strong sweetish and very unpleasant aroma of rotting fruits and rotting wet grass, must be infected. The flavour is better than the aroma, has some spicy and nearly refreshing qualities that at least makes the beer recognisable as some sort of saison. Hardly any hops though, bland finish.