abemorsten (1880) - Mosterøy, - NOV 14, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear amber mahogany body with a light brown film. Smells of animal fodder (Norwegian: kraftfor) and toasted malts. Not inviting. Mouth adds green apples, barnyard and malts. Medium body and a gentle carbonation. Avoid.
Alexus (239) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Dark amber in colorwith a small tan head. Aromas of pellet fodder for animals and some faint toasted malts in the background.
Flavors of green apples and malts. The beer has clear signs of stressed yeast during fermentation. Lindesnes still has a lot to learn...
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 L bottle purchased @Varnaveien Mineralvann, Moss. A slow gusher, leaving a massive lightly tanned head, atop a translucent deep ruby brown body. Weak but clean aroma of cocoa and milk chocolate. Dry cocoa-accented malt flavor. Some pretty nice milky/yoghurty tones. Mild peppery bitterness. Light to medium full. Sparkling choco-malty finish. A good one.
Arve_Christian (2112) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle arranged by Visionthing, thanks.
Black color,lot’s of light foam- intense carbonation.
Roasted aromas, licorice, chiristmas spices
Medium body and complexity .
Good bitterness & balance
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Deep brown color with a small beige head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate and Christmas spices.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and some bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: A bit sweet. Caramel malt and some roasted malt with a fine blend of Christmas spices.
Overall impression: Feels like a light edition of Nøgne Ø Underlig jul. Lovely norwegian grocery store Christmas ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien mineralvann in Moss, Norway. Enjoyed at Kosters highest point. 252 km away from Lindesnes.
visionthing (1667) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Varnaveien mineralvann, Moss. Pours clear dark brown with a reddish hue and an off-white head. Spicy and malty aroma with some roasty notes. Medium sweet with flavour of malt, caramel and spices and a lightly bitter and spicy finish. Anise seems to be the most easy recognizable spice and it fits quite well. Balanced and easy to drink with more flavour and not so much carbonated caramel water with alcohol feel that some of the Norwegian industrial Christmas brews give.
Holmen1 (1079) - NORWAY - NOV 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 Fra flaske på Cardinals juleøltreff nov-12: dette var heller tynne saker. Ingern minneverdig opplevelse, men det var en kveld med mange øl i ypperste klasse, så jeg bør prøve noen andre fra dette bryggeriet. Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff jan -13: lite aroma, men behagelig og myk kryddersmak. Kort ettersmak. Opp fra 1.8 som jeg opprinnnelig ga den.
gunnar (3597) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark amber with a small tanned head. Aroma of caramel, christmas spices and some concentrades. Taste is dark caramel, light and watery mouthfeel before it ends with a sour metallic aftertaste.
Sigmund (4222) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.7%. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Moderate off-white head. Distinct aroma of Christmas spices, some roasty notes too, hints of woodwork. Light bodied. Quite dry flavour, roasty notes, hints of spices, bitter hops in the finish and aftertaste.
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Hr. Redaktør. Nice Christmas space aroma and flavour, cinnamon, cloves, glowing amber. Long spicy tail, too.