Svesse (6717) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at The Kernel, Bermondsey, London, 29 Nov. 3.5%) Pale yellow colour with brief, white head. Fruity, sourish nose with citrus, unripe green grapes and grapefruit. Fruity, tart taste with notes of grapefruit, grapes, green apples and funky yeast. Light body, quite dry. Low bitterness. Fresh and quite drinkable. Quite nice.
anders37 (18365) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friend, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty citrus aroma. Fruity spicy yeasty oaky citrus flavor. Has a fruity spicy yeasty oaky citrus finish.
JohnCook101 (383) - - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, 3.8%. Hazy pale golden, thin white head. Aroma of yeast and cider apples. Quite tart, light on the spice flavours. Heading towards lambic, but not quite as sour. Uncomplicated. Not the best saison, but pretty good.
Mortlach (1076) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Hazy pale golden colour, with a medium white head. Aroma is soft and gently balanced, a little vinous, bread, fresh fruits, orange peel. Flavour is fresh and well balanced, white fruits (apple), some sweetness and a hint of sourness. Light body, watery, easy to drink. Refined, well done!
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22/XI/14 - on tap as Biere de Table Oak Aged 3.8% @ The Kernel Brewery (London) - BB: n/a (2014-1386)
Clear orange beer, creamy white head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit funky, yeasty touch, some orange peel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of marzipan, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: bitter, funky, sourish, metallic.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush. Poured a hazy, very pale golden colour, with a dense white head. Aroma was very light, with some sharp fruit, dough and gooseberries. Orange and elderflower flavours, with some mineral notes. Finish was very light; some bread, tinned fruit and hay. Fairly nondescript, but nothing bad about it.
gad905 (198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BD ShepBush. Hazy pale straw with small head. Aromas of light sour, light saison spice, hay, light citrus. Tastes light sweet, light bitter, light sour, notes of pepper, funky tart acidity, light oak, grassiness, citrus, saison esters. Dry finish, light bodied. Complex yet restrained, pretty interesting.
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle at the brewery, London. It pours a Pale straw hazy color with a small white head. Aroma is wheat, grass, citrus, hay, very mild funk. Taste is herbal, bitter and grassy, with notes of hay, light funk, dried apricots, citrus peel. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, barrel character is muted as in (almost) all Kernel creations.
tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beermerchants
Bottled 04.08.14 - Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma of vinous notes, ripe fruits, hints of spices, yeast and wood. Taste is sweetish, vinous and woody with notes of fruits, hints of spices, yeast and oak. Finish is vinous, oaky and slightly spicy with hints of fruits and yeast, mild sourness. Quite interesting light bodied but complex and vinous.
graham_murphy (375) - - OCT 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent saison. More balanced and smooth than the standard biere de table from the kernel. Less yeasty/tangy.