berlinoise2go (554) - - NOV 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 2009: Bottle (50cl) from Fenaknoken, Oslo. BB 13.09.2011. Reddish brown colour. Finger-thick head that quickly reduces to a thin ring. Aroma of malt and cookies. Medium-bodied, fruity, slightly tangy, malty taste. Mild bitter finish, well balanced. A nice xmas beer considering the relatively low ABV. Rating 3.1 (6, 3, 6, 3, 13).
2010: Bottle (50cl) from Varnaveien Mineralvann, Moss. BB 26.6.2012. Aroma of malt, cookies, vegetables, caramel. Acidic, malty taste - too low sweetness to balance the sourness. Light/medium body, watery mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Sour malty aftertaste with some bitterness.
Cunningham (3685) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Dark brown and subtle red color with a off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malt and light fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malt, roasted malt and light fruity.
Overall impression: With the name: Vinter Blot: I would have expected a bit more punsh. Anyway a nice beer.
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway.
Holmen1 (1725) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Cardinals juleølsmaking nov-12: aroma av malt og litt tørket frukt. Smaken er i den syrlige retningen og selv med en noe tynn ettersmak er det mye god smak for et øl i butikkstyrke. Må prøves igjen!
RuneStumo (1887) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
09.11.2012. 0,5l Bottle. Cardinal, Stavanger. Dark brown colour with tan head. Aroma of dark malts. Soft with flavours of dark malts. Rather flat beer with a little thin body. At the end there is a short bitter finish. There is also some sweetness.
abemorsten (2234) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle at Cardinal. Clear deep ruby mahogany body with an off-white bubbly film. Dates, figs, roasted malts, candy and band aid on the nose. Roasted, malty, light fruity, light sweet flavors. Medium body, light syrupy and smoothish to drink. One of the better shop strength beers Ive had in a while. Tried this one last autumn when it did not stand out. The extra half year on the shelf served to improve the beer. Recommended, but store it.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l. Spandert av Rune på romjuls-sammenkomst 28.12.10. Dyp brun med et lavt skum. Aroma av karamell. Smaken i samme gate. Svakt maltig bitter ettersmak. Godt men litt uvariert.
Rune (6949) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle, bb.13.09.11, bought at Fenaknoken in Oslo over a year ago. Attractive bright, dark brown body under an off-white, patchy surface. Modest roasted smell of caramel malts. Caramel malts in flavour featuring a carefully bitter touch. Fine balanced beer that paired well our food. A bit thin, though (Romjulsparty, Tromsø 28.12.2010).
gunnar (4354) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Botled @ Cardinal. Pours dark amber with a very thin off-white head. Strong malty aroma, chocolate. Taste is malty , some roasted and hints of licorice and chocolate.Body is thin and watery with a short finish. Could be improved.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Cardinal.Pours brownish with an off-white head.Aroma of roast and sweet malt with some weird milky sourness.Flavor is roasted and grainy malts .Thin and watery body.Maybe slightly infected?.
OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 L bottle enjoyed off-season@Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Brief, lightly tanned head. Body is opaque brown. Modest, but pleasant aroma of fresh, kind of fruity yeast, light caramellish malts and dusty hops. Sour-sweet malt flavor with roasted notes, leaves a rustic impression. Fruits, and a fine bitterness i the backbone. Quite filling for a 4.5 per center. Slick texture. Malty-bitter ending. A well-crafted, and different christmas seasonal.