mambossa (336) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (3710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (1415) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (1574) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper with white head. Ripe mandarin, green and spicy. Sweet, crisp, mint, eucalyptus and dry finish. Overall: Nice. Polaris hops?
drpimento (3448) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 (5574) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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?
ramboraffe (2107) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at All in beer fest 2015. Hazy golden amber with white head. Fruity with pine, zest, resin. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
DonKromann (112) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours light hazy golden. The aroma strikes me with pine. The taste is sweet, resiny, piny and hoppy. The resin challenges the hops. Orange peel is also present.
rekvium (426) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, a bit resin, earthy. Taste is lots of resin and pine, a bit on the sweet side, I know I’m drinking this fresh, but is still seems a bit dusty to me. The orange peel is not noticable, in my opinion. Meh.
MrOrla (2633) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light hazy light amber with a white fluffy head. Aroma juciy hops, pine, light orange peel, grape, resin. Taste is rather bitter, light sweetness, light juicy, light tropical, alot of resin. Lacks dryness