Norway > Stavanger
Beer Available At Cardinal (arranged by most recent)
Amager / Jester King Danish Metal 97, Jolly Pumpkin Bière de Mars 99, Grauballe Franks IPA 55, Amager / Grassroots Black Nitro 98, Ale Mania Gose Mania 85, Oakham Scarlet Macaw Export 55, Evil Twin Freudian Slip 97, Victory Storm King Imperial Stout 100, Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Black IPA 100, Left Hand Milk Stout 96, Veholt Humlehelvete 87, AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale 97, Grünbacher Altweisse Dunkel 38, Arcobräu Zwicklbier 45, Slumpelukko Globetrottar 66, Slumpelukko Slump , Beavertown / Mikkeller / Arizona Wilderness Sour Power 51, Dugges / All In Brewing / Lervig - Pear Are You Jonathan? 47, Lindheim O-Pale 73, Beer Here Pale Hops 94
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karakarakara (5) , China | March 28, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
The Cardinal pub is by far the best beer pub in Stavanger, and most-likely one of the best in Norway (definitely better than any pub I’d been to in Oslo). In a land of Strongbow, Heineken, Guinness and Tou, this bar is not only much needed but a savior! With a bottle selection into the hundreds--and not just a long menu, all the beers are in stock--you may sit for the length of a beer just deciding what you’ll be drinking.
The ambiance is great, but as somebody who is 23, just note that they don’t allow anybody under 24 in on the weekends; manager’s rule. They don’t follow this under-24 rule on slow days like monday, tuesday, wednesday, etc. I’ve definitely spent more than 30 US dollars on a single beer here too many times than I’d like to count, but it is Norway.
Beer suggestions: Mikeller Beer Geek Breakfast; Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon; Nøgne Ø #100 Imperial IPA
frodon (1) , Norway | February 16, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best selection of beer in Norway. Could use some more german beers though.
fobar (12) Søgne, Norway | October 21, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
English style interior and an impressing selection of bottled beers and plenty to choose from no tap. Well packed, even no a Wednesday evening. Nice, not to laud background music.
Sailor78 (10) , Norway | June 23, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the place with the best selection in Norway. Friendly and very knowledgeable staff, enormous selection of beers and friendly customers.
abemorsten (152) Mosterøy, Norway | March 4, 2009| Updated November 20, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
My regular pub and favourite place to go out. With 17 beers on tap and 388 beers altogether they have the greatest selection of beers in Norway by far. And they keep expanding their beer cellar.
English pub interior over 2 floors. Tend to get really packed in the weekends. From time to time there are some casks in from Nøgne Ø and yesterday they even had a local brew - an unfiltered, unpasteurized bock from Lervig Aktiebryggeri.
omstormoen (2) , Norway | February 13, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice selection of beer, and knowledgeable staff.
gunnar (397) Sandnes, Norway | February 12, 2009| Updated July 26, 2014
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
A bar that shows a real passion for beer as the best drink in the world. Beers from all over the world are displayed in their beer book, together with some useful background info on beers and brewers.
ErikTheViking (1) Oslo, Norway | September 6, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
I have looked forward to this visit for some time, and I was not at all diappointed. Wide selection, and a fantastic beer book describing the current selection. Good atmosphere and friendly and knowledgeable staff. Best chips ever tasted. On the negative, a few of the beers were over the best before date, and the beer was a bit expensive (still worth it though). We got to taste 16 new beers, not to bad for a night. I will get back here next time I am in Stavanger.
Beer4000 (113) Kristiansand, Norway | October 2, 2007| Updated March 18, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Without doubt the best beer pub in Norway. They are working hard to keep as many beers available in stock, 304 different beers in stock October 2007. For some beers, this is the only place in Norway to find them. Every single beer is presented in a regularly updated booklet with helpful and informative information. The staff is friendly and updated on beer. If I should pick something on the negative side, I have to mention that the beers are served to cold. This is an understandable problem and may be solved trough planning you’re procurements some time in advance.
yngwie (260) Kristiansand, Norway | June 28, 2007| Updated May 11, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Finally I got to visit this bar, with the probably broadest selection in Norway. In addition to the selection, it is a cozy place with knowledgeable staff and quite nice interior. In addition to selling most of the beers normally available in Norway, they also initiated their own import, something highly unusual in Norway. Way to go! And I am definately going back.
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