Norway > Stavanger
Beer Available At Cardinal (arranged by most recent)
De Molen / Alvinne / Haand /LoverBeer ESB Sour Ale 90, 7 Fjell Vinter 65, Beer Here Executioner IPA 94, Kinn Ivar Aasen-øl 89, Nøgne Ø # 1000 89, HaandBryggeriet ESB , Haandbryggeriet Nissefar Fatlagret , Haandbryggeriet Halvors Jul , HaandBryggeriet Berry Blend 46, Haandbryggeriet Tornerose , Kapuziner Weissbier Kristall-Weizen 34, Stensbogaard Julebryg 75, Holtens Ale 16, Holtens Hvete 36, Holtens Lager , Hopfanatic/Nils Hansen IMPORTER 92, Wild Beer Madness IPA 97, Nøgne Ø Imperial Dunkel Wit 82, Opperbacco TriplIPA 96, Løkka Jul
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Holmen1 (42) Stavanger, Norway | September 5, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
Storartet utvalg både på flaske og fat, og betjeningen er alltid like hyggelig og imøtekommende. Dyrt, men det koster nok å holde det som må være Norges (og kanskje Skandinavias) bredeste og beste utvalg. Stadig nye og spennende øl på kranene, ofte øl du ikke får andre steder. Mandag i Annen er julaften hver gang.
TorJ (1) , | August 4, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I visit Cardinal every time i am i Stavanger. They have a enormous assortment of beers, and the barkeepers has a good competence on beers. My favourite bar!
ehaave (1) , | May 1, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
A great place with a huge selection of beer from all around the word. The staff are helpful and well informed about the different types of beer. On tap you’ll find local beers as well as nondomestic and beer from other locations in Norway. The atmosphere is calm without load music. A place where you can sit down and chat with your friends.
Travlr (1255) Washington, Washington DC | May 1, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I came here at the suggestion of Sigmund for the Mandag Squared event. They had an amazing lineup of beers at a great price, 250 NOK. AND they had a Micahel Jackson movie! The real Michael Jackson, not the dead popstar. More than 70 people attended the tasting, probably because the next day was a holiday. The beers weenjoyed from the bottle list after the tasting were even more amazing. Thoroughly enjoyable, and definitely worth the trip from Oslo.
Bathory (17) Bryne, Norway | April 13, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Norway’s best selection of beers, very traditional inventory, no music. They have constantly 30-35 beers on cask, with some as standard and others that they change a lot. Great place to have a good conversation over a new beer you’ve never tried before.
Nyre (3) , | March 30, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
A lot and a lot of bottled beer. A lot on tap too. Pricey, even for a Norwegian pub (but then again, Stavanger is in general expensive). By far the best selection of beers in the region.
The knowledge (and service) among the staff is very variable and unpredictable - some of them engage in trying to help you find what you are looking for, even if you don’t know what you are looking for yourself; others seem to have little knowledge about their beers (and/or just couldn’t care less about their visitors). On a good day, you’ll be met by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable bartender who’ll do his/her best to provide you with the beer that you didn’t even know you wanted. The good days do, however, not come very often.
Luckily, they have an extensive beer chart (that you can bring to your table) with descriptions of every beer they sell.
Enjoying fine beers at Cardinal would be the equivalent of having dinner in a fine restaurant, only there’s only a buffet and no waiters. The food is still great, though.
Arve_Christian (121) Oslo, Norway | March 10, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
A great place, allways lots of people- coming for a great selection on tap and bottle. The best in Norway
Bjarte1 (97) , Norway | December 30, 2011| Updated January 21, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
"The Cardinal" is not a well kept secret any more. This is a corner pub over two floors. The interior could have been nicer, but the crowds of people get bigger and bigger from each time I visit. It´s not longer a man bastion, but a pub which are frequented by groups of women as well. Many of them actually do buy rare beers from the extensive beer menu. The pub is english inspired, but the beer menu is not. You´ll find beers from all over the world. Their draught beers changes often. Last time I was there they had draught beer from Mikkeler, Ægir, Left Hand and the citys own exciting brewery, Lervig Bryggeri. The staff is friendly and well skilled and will gladly pour you a sip if you wonder which beer to choose. They do not serve food, but if you inform the bartender you can order a delivery of pizza. I will gladly return.
Alexus (14) Stavanger, Norway | October 21, 2011| Updated March 30, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
My piece of heaven on earth. in this bar you can relax with a great beer and let time fly. As Cardinal’s motto says "A good story in every bottle".
tmrmwel (31) Bergen, Norway | September 12, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Centrally located bar, decorated in traditional British fashion. Even though the place is fairly large, over two floors, it is getting ever more popular and at times gets almost ridiculously crowded. With more than 20 taps, of which some are exclusive, and over 500 different bottles at any given time, Cardinal is definitely in the big league when it comes to selection. And the quality follows quantity, giving quite a few goodies to choose from. Also the informative home page deserves due credit. In general staff is very knowledgeable, and will take their time giving good suggestions and service even at the busiest of times. As for value this is not the cheapest place, and even for Norway the prices tend to be on the steep side.
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