Berentsens Cardinal Happy Hoppy

Brewed by Berentsens Brygghus
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Egersund, Norway


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Specially brewed for Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger, where it is available on tap only.

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RuneStumo (2720) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
09.11.2012. On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Yellow with white head. Aroma dominated by bitterness with lots of hops. Dry. Flavours of green spruce shoots. Medium body with rather weak malty nots. There is maybe so much hops that the malts gets in he back. I think this tastes more lika a IPA than a Bohemian pilsner?

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
In short: An crisp, clean and bitter citrusy IPA with a grassy twist. Good beer

How: Tap at Cardinal, Stavanger Norway (made exclusively for this bar)

The look: Clear dark blond body topped by a medium white head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass

In long: The uber-hoppy nose is vibrant of freshness with Saaz-ish dry grassy hops and American stylke citrus fruits hops. Taste is very much hop-forward. The malt backbone is like crushed plain crackers (unsalted Premium Plus™), a bit doughy and without much sweetness related flavors. A hefty amount of hops that feels like a bastard hopping between a citrusy (mostly bitter white grapefruits) American hops and dry grassy Saaz-like hops with a spicy twist. Maybe a bit too razor sharp in the finish which brings a little acidity sensation in the finish. This is a superior thirst beer, totally underrated. Brewed exclusively for Cardinal in Stavanger, Norway’s best beer bar, and let me tell you something about the beer selection in Cardinal, even if scientifically impossible if Cardinal had an all-you-can-drink night I would find a way to drink twice as much as that.

Alexus (244) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2012
Tap @ Cardinal. Pour golden with a white head. Notes of grassy hops and malts. Reminds me more of a more hopped and richer Rogalands Pilsner from Berentsen.

Arve_Christian (5220) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 On tap at Cardinal
Golden color , good foam.
Fruity aromas, Nice hoppy aromas.
Medium body & complexity .
Well balanced
Very enjoyable

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larsga (7668) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
Medium offwhite head. Clear yellow body. Light, grassy herbal aroma with vague fruity notes. Dry grassy citric taste with, again, vague fruity notes. Mid-to-light body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry grassy grainy aftertaste with resiny metallic notes. Quite nice and drinkable. A bit sharp and vague, though. (0.5l draft at Cardinal, Stavanger.)

Beer5000 (6768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2012
On tap @ Cardinal. Clear golden with a really nice and stable off-white head. Relatively mild but distinct grassy aroma with a hint of pine. Flavor is sweet malt with a grassy bitterness leading to a dryer finish. Medium body and more grassy hops in the aftertaste. OK and refreshing, but not any complexity at all, this is almost just grassy and bitter. Missing some fruitiness here.

gunnfryd (15330) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2012
On tap at Berentsen, Gladmatfestivalen. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, pine. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine. Medium body. Easy drinkable beer, but could be more.

tmrmwel (2279) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2012
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours yellow, with a creamy finger thick head. Aroma is sour/ acidic with notes of lemon and yeast. Flavour has a fruity sourness with orange peel and zesty hops. Sticky bitter finish.

abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2012
On tap at Cardinal. Clear golden body with a small, tan colored , creamy head. Malts, honey, floral notes and grains on the nose. Rich sweet, hoppy flavors with plenty of light malts. Medium body. Light doughy texture but still smoothish.

yngwie (17261) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2012
On tap at Cardinal. A more or less clear one, golden in color and with a dense, two-finger white head. Lacings too. The aroma is piney and citrus peel-like, with some maltyness in the back. Medium body, too heavy on carbonation. Pleasantly blended flavor with citrus peel, pine cones and maltyness. Not really dry, nor anything near sticky. A quite pleasant one, almost quenching, and quite tasteful. 120626

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