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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
2008 9.2% 2010- 7.5%

First brewed in 1995 on the day Jerry Garcia Died, and is named after one of his guitars. This complex multi grain ale is made with a blend of ten types of malted barley. The spicy hop character comes from select German and Czech Hops. Served unfiltered to allow maximum flavors for your enjoyment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2016
650 ml bottle, as Rubicon Rosebud Special Ale, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Beautiful reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, brown bread, mild spices and herbal hops. Malty flavour (10 different types of malted barley are used in the grist), mid between sweet and dry, with caramel and some mild roasty notes, including hints of roasted nuts, Spicy and herbal German and Czech hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4878) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal sep-16: lett uklar, rødlig kobber med ok skum. Nøtter, urter, søte appelsiner, karamell. Mild i uttrykk og inntrykk, rund og balansert. Deilig avslutning, jeg svelger unna med glede.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 12.09.16. Hazy, dark orange. Beige head. Moderate aroma, with continental hops, meadows and malt. Similar taste, with bitter orange marmalade. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (1184) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma of dark bread, caramel, chocolate. Tastes pretty bitter with some sweetness. Medium bodied, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Thanks to Lars. Dark amber coloured and clear. Moderate sweet aroma, toasted, a bit burnt. Faint citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1252) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Pleasant Earthy piney floral hop aroma with bready maltiness. Pours an amber color with big lasting foamy off white head Strong earthy floral hop flavor balanced well with sweet caramel raisin like maltiness. Medium full bodied with medium CO2, bitter sweet finish that lingers Enjoyable ale. Strong flavored and aromas that complement each other making it a well balanced and drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10483) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is cherry, floral, cereal. Thin mouth, floral, fruity hop, light pine, hides alcohol well, good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
poured dark ruby/mahagony-purty beer!aroma is complex and sweet with a hint of apple(?). the flavor is unique and can maybe be closest compared to an english barleywine, but actually better than most i’ve had. full bodied without being thick or cloying. if ths were bottled, i’d be searching it out. the flavor is truly special." ironically bottles not quite the same. 4.2 tap, 3.8-9 bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2603) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Amber brown color, aroma of grass, caramel, spice, lightly herbal, some bread. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4163) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
11 Jan 2014, bottle. pink/orange, clear, no bubbles. nose is sweet orange and pine hops, with multi grain bread. med body and mildly fizzy. sugary malt and orange juice. pretty good.

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