Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 14, 2015
bottle at home from aleselaPlovmand (8317) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
quite heavy with fruity ale yeast esters, low bitterness...no obvious sign of the additions...wasn’t aware they had been added and nothing shone on tasting. a rare miss from To Ol
Bottle. It pours mostly clear deep golden with a quite big off white head. In the nose I catch pine and hoppy fruity notes. Good malty backbone. Citrusy and piney flavor. Grassy and fruity. Caramel malty notes. CObiased (499) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle - pours a mostly clear amber/orange with a thick fluffy off white head that slowly fades. Nice light aroma with notes of biscuit, citrus zest and mild nuttiness. A mouthful reveals favors of toasted wheat, pine resin, citrus, poppyseed and lemongrass. Johnstledger8 (1205) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky orange with a mostly lasting foamy off white head. Aroma of pine, grassy, oranges, citrus, caramel. Taste is of citrus, oranges, grapefruit, caramel, pine. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. mambossa (337) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
To snifter; ruby-red/amber gold pour with explosive head. Nose of sweet malt and earth, faint hoppy pine and zest, flowery and rindy, gently tropical. Inoffensive, mild. Flavor is clean, malty sweet, little bit of citrus zesty kick, tropical hoppiness very faint after a couple swishes. It’s decent, it’s not the best To Øl has made, certainly not the most potent or hoppy. Seems like it’s hard for all these brewers to really get the full effect of brewing with pine needles. The essence is there, but the fermentation/boiling seems to achieve a much different flavor profile than fresh spruce. Better off with the classic piney hops than actual needles. Still good, just very mild. Real cool label though!!!
thomat (3868) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
On tap @ All in Beer Fest -15. hazy amber with a thick off white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. fruit, malt, pine and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter / fruity finish. elbernays (1510) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle from McHughs. Pours cloudy amber. Pine, spruce, mint, citrus. Flavour is biscuit malt with a crisp dry mint spruce finish. Some orange peel but vague. Nice and drinkable. aleksander9 (1736) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
Hazy copper with white head. Ripe mandarin, green and spicy. Sweet, crisp, mint, eucalyptus and dry finish. Overall: Nice. Polaris hops? drpimento (3641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Good heavy body brew that seems more like an IPA than a PA. I can’t really pick up on the pine needles thing. Barely the orange peel either. Holmen1 (5914) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2015
Fra flaske på DSJT, Cardinal nov-15: klar gylden med fint skum som varer. Appelsin og furunål i harmonisk samspill. Balansert, myk og kompetent. Og med et sterkt innslag av mersmak. Kanskje noe for Bjørnøen cold- og Braabaderforening?