Holmen1 (4748) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra fat på Mandag i annen, Cardinal april-15: dette ser ut til å bli kvelden for de gode fatøl! Her finner jeg en interessant mix av pepper og citrus i både aroma og smak (kanskje et godt øl til fårikål?). Fint karbonert. Lang ettersmak, en virkelig god og pepperfrisk øl med pikant syre.
gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Cardinal. Pours hazy straw colored with a big creamy white head. Aroma is yeasty with a nice Brett presence, some pepper as well. Taste is moderate dry, lots of yeasty notes, almost too much and overwhelming, but interesting enough to be enjoyable.
Holmen2 (2778) - NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 20.04.15. Very cloudy, pale, greyish yellow. Diminishing white head. Sour and complex aroma and tastr, with hints of succade and pepper.
Sigmund (6646) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Hazy pale yellow colour, large white head. Distinct aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, wine yeast, lemons and green and black peppercorns. The flavour is medium dry, a slight acidity but not really sour, distinctly yeasty, with loads of green and black peppercorns. Not very bitter. Unusual and interesting, but maybe too yeasty?
KansaiBeerLvrs (4466) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first beer they brewed and still one of their flagships with a goal of being a super dry saison. It pours an inviting mellow gold with a thick creamy white head of foam that lingers. The nose is exactly what I want out of a saison funk, fruits, spice & everything nice. Lively carbonation that sparkles in your mouth. The taste is much funkier/earthier than I was expecting. It has a sweet tart fruity quality that morphs into a Brett like sour funk with a super-dry finish(take that Asahi!). A decent Belgian style saison with a nice aroma.
willisread (2281) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a Duvel snifter. Hazy gold color with a minimal white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, brett, yeast, and pineapple on the nose. Tart at first then the sweetness jumps out on the palate leading to a dry finish that is a bit boozy. Creamy mouthfeel with a slightly thin mouthfeel. There is a little pepper that stands out as well but mellows as it warms up to room temperature. This is a very complex saison with a lot going on, but it manages to stay together well.
chimpgibbon (533) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2015 Keg at CBC. Slight sweetness, good brett yeast presence, deep mix of tropical and citrus fruit. Medium dry palate. Solid.
UXO (1459) - CANADA - APR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy to cloudy and particulate-laden pale gold with two fingers of pillowy white head, good retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is light yet complex, sweet and yeasty Belgian triple-like tones with light brett funk, wheat, citrus. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, slightly tart and black pepper spice. (8/10) Light to medium body, lively carbonation, dry bitter and slightly boozy finish. (4/5)
A very nice saison - just the right balance of sweet and yeasty Belgian tripel character, with funky cellar brett notes. Light, dry, and fairly crisp, with just a little alcohol heat in the finish, and the use of Saaz hops gives a little black pepper heat as well. Even-handed and well-balanced. (16/20)
Alexanderdahl (131) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden, looking quite a bit like your average hefeweizen.
Lots of grapes and freshness in the nose. Also gives off a lot of wheat-sweetness vibes.
Taste is quite a bit like dry white wine and grapes, yet with a lot of the sweetness of the weizbeer in it.
Nice, full bitternes to balance it out.
dresden (1435) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a big white growing head. Brett sons with fruity pineapple. Fruity flavors of pineapple and citrus, brett, wheat. Really nice beer, that I wish I had bought more of.