The Kernel / Buxton NZ Pilsner
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Pilsener
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Pilsner, hopped with Riwaka and Motueka. Brewed with Buxton Brewery.

77ships' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (8117) - Antwerpen, - OCT 5, 2012
Draft @ Borefts 2012. Pours a bright pale golden with a white head. Nose is slightly floral, flowers, grass, citrus, light spices in the back. Taste is mellow floral, litchi light, grass, flowers, flowers and herbs linger a bit in the back, light white berries and come citrus. Medium bodied - lightly softer carb - nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Backlog rate from 27/11/13, see RichTheVillan’s review below. Pours pale and hazy, big wafts of juicy fruit on the nose, light hay pale malt. Still plenty bitter despite being well out of date, plus dry, well-attenuated; very little malt sweetness there. Lots of NZ hop character, soft juicy notes. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle, beermerchants I think, memory banks rate. Hazy golden yellow, white head. Tropical fruits, and not much pilsener-like action as I recall. Nice hoppy pale ale really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Mike James; hazy golden yellow pour with a big frothy white head, bottle drank Nov 13 but had drink by Jul 13 on bottle, the hops have held up well in this upon pouring some big tropical fruit hops leapt out, pineapple, mango, taste has tangerine, citrus along with some biscuit malts and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is malt, tropical fruit and pineapple. Flavour is malt, tropical fruit, peach and pineapple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theoncle (59) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2013
De tirador. Color groc daurat, escumosa amb bona retenció. Afruitada i fins i tot allimonada. Una cervesa refrescant ideal per començar la sessió.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2013
Draught at Kernel Brewey, London dec 2012. Hazy golden/yellow beer with a small offwhite creamy head. Bready, yeasty a bit earthy, fruity and hoppy aroma. Fruity, bready and hoppy flavour. A nice pilsner with ok flavour, not as thin as they can be :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013

Draught @ 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Unclear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt. moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grass, fruity, quit grassy. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a long duration, fruity, grassy, crispy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120929]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
(Draught at Kernel Brewery, Bermondsey, London, 24 Nov 2012) Hazy yellow colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with grass, citrus and a bready malt character. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of grass, hay, bread and a generous earthy/grassy bitterness in a dry finish. Medium body, quite dry. Very fresh and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4127) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
On tap @ Borefts 2012. This is a blurry yellow-golden one with a small light bubbly and sidesticking just off-white top. On the nose it’s melon and soft citrus that dominates. It’s definitely not extreme, but subtle and gentle on the nose buds. In the taste it follows up the aroma. Gentle and subtle. Citrus and a light fruitiness. It’s quite mouthdrying this. Average on the carbonation with a light oily mouthfeel. Light drinkable and not bad, but perhaps a tad to thin and blend in flavor. I probably won’t remember it for to long, but I liked it here and now. 30.09.2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (6473) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
33cl bottle from the Brewery. It pours a clear golden orange colour with a medium soapy white head. Aroma is grassy, flowery and resiny. Taste is moderately bitter with grass, violets and pine needles. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, very taste pils.

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