Lervig Cardinal Sigmunds Herbarium

Formerly brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Stavanger, Norway


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Pale ale brewed with 7 different herbs. Available exclusively on tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16973) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2012
On tap at Cardinal. It pours a lighlty hazy, amber body and a small, firm, off-white head leaving lacings. Very herbal nose with sweet gale dominating. Oregano, thyme and a maltyness too. Full body, pleasant carbonation and sufficiently dry on the palate. Malty sweetness, a touch of caramel and of course quite a lot of herbal flavors. A pleasant and tasteful herbal beer. 120626

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14725) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2012
On tap at Cardinal. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is herbs, fruit, caramel. Flavour is sweet, caramel, herbs, caramel, malt. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2012
On tap at Cardinal 14.3.2012. Looking forward to this one, this beer was presented by the creator Sigmund at Cardinal. Poured hazy amber/golden with a small white head. Initially it was hard to detect any aroma, but as the beer warms up, the picture changes; a solid malty body, a herbal mixture with honeyish sweetness floating on top, spicy and herbal. Taste also evolves from the first sip, this beer must be well temperated to hit the sweet spot for me, lots of spices and herbs in the taste, think i can recognize some yarrow, but it is well integrated, ends more on the bitter side, herbal bitter with some woody notes. Moderate sticky mouthfeel. Nothing too extreme about this beer, but well integrated vitamins, probably healthier than all those vitamin pills.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7497) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
Medium offwhite head. Buttery camomile and soap aroma with fruity notes. Very interesting and unusual aroma. Neither dry nor sweet, fruity lavender and coriander taste with piles of herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, smooth, slick mouthfeel. Dryish buttery lavender and dandelion aftertaste. Nice, drinkable, and unusual. Well balanced, and very harmonic. (0.33l draft, shared with gr0ve.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (6376) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
On [email protected] Almost clear amber with moderate off-white head. Nice spicy/herbal dominating aroma with some malt and a hint of caramel. Flavor is mild malty with a dry bitterness, almost a bit like the bitterness that comes from spices like cinnamon or cardamom without this being a part of the flavor. The flavor is as aroma dominated by a herbal mixture without any particular type herb sticking out. Its actually difficult to detect any specify herbs, they are so perfectly balanced and integrated all together. I could swear to recognize rosemary, but was told this is not one of the seven herbs. Sage is recognized after Ive been told this is present and at the same time Im not capable to identify any juniper. Never mind, this tastes superb and are probably the best herbal/spice beer I have tasted so far. Hope to see this again sometimes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (5687) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
Fra fat p Cardinal: et annerledes og meget spennendel, proppfullt av ulike urter satt sammen p en balansert mte som gjr dette let til en god smaksopplevelse. Fornuftig vitamininnhold som gjr at du trygt kan ta n til. Og det gjorde jeg med glede. Smaksnyansene kom enda mer til sin rett nr temperaturen (p let!) steg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3593) - Mostery, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2012
On tap at Cardinal. Pours a misty orange body with a short lived off-white head that lives on as a film leaving good lacing. Elderflower, sage, raspberry bush, light malts and plenty of herbal notes goong on in the aroma. Medium bodied it drinks equally herbal and smooth. Sage, oregano and a dusty cellar hint. A light salty presence. The finish is long and malty with herbs abundant.the bitterness leaves the tongue dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmrmwel (2057) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2012
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours orange, with a small, creamy and slightly coloured head. Aroma is roasted malts, flowery hops and sweet herbs. Quite full, although not creamy body, moderately carbonated. Flavour is light bitter with berries, as well as caramel, roasted malts and syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
On tap at cardinal. A very herby brew but dont give the balance i want. Cant find the sweetness in it. But fun to try (coming from backlog)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
Big sample at "l og kultur" in Stavanger, some of the last litres there are left of this beer, as its empty at Cardinal. Pours a hazy orange colour with a tiny white head. Aroma of elderberry and different other herbs, some light malt notes and caramel. Flavour is quite balanced, with elderberry and jupiner as the main tastes. A bit thin palate. Overall a very enjoyable beer for a herb-beer.

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