Norbertus Kardinal
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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Style:
Bock - Traditional
Ranked #159
ABV:
7%
Score:
81
Ranked #47,012
Avg:
3.13 | pDev: 9.58%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
From:
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  11
SCORE
81
Good
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Mark13 from Poland

3.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle 09.15 from Italy. Aroma of yeast, caramel and honey. Red, dark amber coloured beer. Two fingered head, small bubbled, reduces to flat, off-white colour. Not bad lacing. Medium sweetness in taste, reminds flowers, toffee, caramel and biscuit. Full bodied beer, oily and creamy with low bitterness. Little sourness in aftertaste. Carbonation is very soft and nice. Alcohol is well camouflaged. Nice beer in classic style.

Sep 11, 2015
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eduardolinhalis from Switzerland

3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle served in a tulip glass. 

A: Pours a copper amber color forming a small tan bubbled head. Small retention and only few lacings left

S: Very caramel malts in the nose. Sweet with some alcohol. Low fermentation yeasts

T: Follow the nose. Toffee and caramel malts. Roasted malts. Low fermentation bready yeasts

M: Medium body and carbonation. Sweet caramel malts aftertasteO: Average drinkability. Average german bock

Apr 01, 2013
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Ochsenblut from Italy

2.96/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It was advertised as a Kellerbier. Shortly after tasting it, I knew something was afoot. This friends, is much hoppier and slightly more alcoholic than any Keller I've ever had. Come to find out, this is a bock style. It's not too far off, but certainly not a Keller/Zwickel.

A- Cloudy, burnt orange body with a billowy two finger head that became dollops clinging to the straight sided 40 cl glass.

S- Sort of a Hefeweizen yeasty smell. Spiciness registers faintly. At this point I was none the wiser.

T- Having expected a smooth and balanced taste indicative of the Keller style, I was quite surprised when I took the first sip. Hops are assertive and cover the 7 percent alcohol almost completely. Malty sweetness comes through, but only just barely. A slight metallic aftertaste throws this one off a bit.

M- Rather smooth, almost velvety with very high suspended carbonation.

D- Not very balanced and not extremely complex, but it's a drinking man's beer with enough hops and alcohol (two things we all love) to keep me happy with minimal complaint.

Jan 23, 2011
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stcules from Italy

2.73/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Red in color, with a white foam, average in compactness and quite creamy.
Definitely malty in the smell, not too strong, caramel notes.
Malty inthe taste too, with sharp note of ripe fruit. Not really convincing, a bit boring, a bit heavy, and sugary.
Full body, some alcoholic hint.
Sweetish aftertaste, even if a little less than the taste. Maltynotes, again red fruit.

Jun 06, 2010
Norbertus Kardinal from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 15 ratings