abemorsten (3078) - Mosterøy, - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cafe Sara. Milky misty orange with a tanned film. Tropical fruits, nectarine marmelade on the nose. Salty, fruity hop juice with plenty of tropical notes. Full bodied and smooth.
Rolfarild (59) - NORWAY - MAY 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It smells of a dry milktank. Color is unclear coppertone with a white head. Taste dominsted as supposed by hops. Cutrus, grapefruit, herbs and caramell. Aftertaste of pink grapefruit and goosberries. A refreshing and longlasting aftertaste thst’s not as bitter as supposed.
ABS (651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Batch 041, BBF 04 2016. Pours quite unclear, copper to brown colour. A couple of centimeters of thick, foamy white head. Strong nose. Pine, resin, floral, orange, citrus, grapefruit, malt. Some alcohol and mint. Hint of hay and bread. Quite complex nose. Very soft carbonation. A bit gritty mouth feel. Very thick and sticky body. Strong pine flavour, with lots of grapefruit as well. Citrus, malt, mint, grain. Very, very bitter. A lot more bitterness than in Nøgne Ø’s version of this beer, 2 Captains. I also feel like this one’s got more flavours than 2 Captains, and it definitly feels more complex. 2 Captains seems more balanced though. Both are very good beers!
bergstaden (1570) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with off white head - Good hop aroma with fruity notes and hints of pine - Good malt to support the hops that has pine and some herbal notes - The hops goes inot a long dry hoppy and herbal finish - This was good
tfredvik (1300) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally, the original! Slightly hazy medium amber body with a small, frothy, beige, short-lived head. Hoppy and strong aroma of tropical fruits, lots and lots of peach and plenty of caramel to back up the hops. Strong flavour of tropical fruits, grapefruit, caramel and... eh... gooseberries? I haven’t tasted gooseberries in 30 years, but my brain insists that it detects gooseberries in here, and who am I to argue? The taste is moderate sweet and the long finish is heavy bitter, almost a bit harsh. Mid-bodied, dry and with a soft carbonation. A good one, but I prefer the clone.
[50 cl bottle, batch 33, enjoyed 3 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]
tmrmwel (1172) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, batch 33. Pours amber, with a finger thick rocky head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy, with tropical notes of apricots, pineapples, mango and lychee, as well as spicy notes of spuce and forest, and some roasted malts with bread and toffee. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter as hell (pun intended) hops, with resin, pine and grapefruit, notes of apricots and spicy tropical fruits. Lingering bitter finish.
ClubGonzo (4521) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange-hued amber body with a tiny, bubbly head with a rather short lifespan. Aroma is pine, spruce, grass, red fruits, rubber bands, caramel and hints of wet leaves. Taste is wet grass, earthy leaves, caramel, bitter herbs, spruce, pine and hints of syrup and some faint rubbery notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Apart from being fairly under-carbed (which really doesn’t suit it), this beer seems a bit flat also in its grassy hop composition and doesn’t really ring my bell at all. The recipe might be the original, but this brew is no match at all for the outstanding Two Captains from Nøgne Ø.
nilsas (2071) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lukt: Citrus og Honning.
Utseende: Gyllen honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langa kant.
Smak: Citrus og honning med en fin sittende citrussmak i avslutningen.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Cardinal, Stavanger
Medium: Tapp@350ml, ABV@8,2%, Når@10.03.2015
tandembrauer (442) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Cardinal. Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma of fir needles, caramel, citrus, "cat piss" - all in... Some sweet taste, followed by a long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Holmen1 (3221) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fra fat på Cardinaltreff feb-15: her er det humler i langge baner - aroma og smak av gress, grapefrukt, sure appelsiner og furunål. Usjarmerende og ubalansert.
Holmen2 (1580) - NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.02.15. Hazy orange. Bitter orange, grapefruit and pine. Bitter taste. Something unfresh in aroma and taste. Particularly in aroma. A bit too earthy.