Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Kernel Brewery on 26 October (should be brought out of retirement on RB, methinks). Poured a hazy dark amber colour with a large, tight off white head. Aroma of red ale hop bitterness, caramel and grass. Initial flavours of hay, pine and figs. Finish was hop resin, spruce and sweeter, chewy malt to balance. Nice!
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.8%. This is proper grown up beer - a load of IPA tropical hops giving way to a spicy, complex body with a heather/pine menthol thing and a peachy fuzz of rye combining with a lingering peppery bitterness. Murky. Delicious.
sic1314 (3464) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at 6.8% as London Brick. Poured orange/amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet but bitter citrus. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, smooth, grapefruit, mango, residual bitterness.
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - NOV 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from the bottle, bought @Dram Shop, Sheffield, on 04/11/2012.
Pours of muddy reddish brown color, with a lovely creamy head, which quickly dissapears.
Aroma is extra fresh, having floral, citrus, grapefruit and a bit of a pine notes.
Taste is delicious, having many different citrus fruits upfront, following by some tropical notes mixed with a good sweet character.
Aftertaste is longlasting and mostly zesty&piny, surprisingly just a tiny bit bitter.
A well balanced, delightful beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Firefly54 (228) - - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tropical fruit on the nose courtesy of all the simcoe. Some resin. Picking up a little rye. The malt character comes through in the mouth with tropical fruits and pine. Lovely stuff
RichTheVillan (3125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; This one is a grower first sip I thought nothing special but as I went the hops & rye exploding on my tongue. Great beer will be trying again.
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Kernel Brewery, Bermondsey, London, Saturday 15th September 2012 Pours reddy brown with tan medium head. Citrus, furry tongue, soft in mouth, dry and sweet, some sweet lemons, furriness again coats roof of mouth. Marvellous. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from the brewery. It pours cloudy red-brown with a thin foamy beige head. The nose is resin, red berry, orange, grapefruit and lemon. The taste is orange, mango, lemon, lime, resin, rye, pine, red berry, toast, hay and grass, with a long bitter-citrus finish. An Interesting beer that’s really enjoyable to drink.
BoBoChamp (5541) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, at 7.3%Vol, as The Kernel London Brick ’Collaboration Red Rye Ale’, new exclusive English collab. brew Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly malty/sweet, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange coloured with a huge off-white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, caramel and grass.
Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.