Cunningham (6461) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Nice (as usual for Kernel) grapefruit, pine and mild tropical beer. Medium + body and a fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Average carbonation. Lovely tasty IPA.
[Bottle from Drygate Bottle Shop in Glasgow, Scotland]
PotjeBier (2423) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ In De Wildeman, Golden color, hazy. Dense white head, thin layer retention, good lace. Aroma’s: mix of citrus and resin, plus some tropical fruit. Retronasal it’s loooots of hops, fruit, bitterness. Flavor is bitter and moderate sweet, earthy. Medium bodied. Long finish, rather bitter, earthy. Good, but not Kernels’ best.
androman (1448) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Body is opalescent to hazy orange, head is small, white, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is citric, flavor is grapefruit, citrus, light honey, light spices, tea. Medium sweet medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy heavy bitter. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Great, simple hoppy beer.
caesar (6303) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ derat, medium sample. Hazy golden to orange color, short head. Aroma of biscuity and cookie malts, grapefruit and citrus. Medium bitterness, some sweet cookie and biscuit. Just what you would expect. Good powerful stuff.
bierkoning (11878) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale amber color. Citrus, tropical fruit and floral notes in the aroma. Citrus, pineapple and herbal hopbitter notes in the flavor. Hints of anis and peppermint. Nice.
MonsterMagnet (955) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 6.5% abv, bottled 2-jun-2015. Pours cloudy copper with a white head.
Lime zest, grapefruit, parsley(?), pine, biscuits, floral, hints of cough drops, orange marmelade. Light sweet, medium to high bitterness, creamy texture, average carbonation, medium body. Bitter dry finish.
sebwaw (62) - POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served in teku, 6.5% bottle. Creamy, robust and white head, very hazy, unclear. Color is deep orange. Aroma could be more intensive, mostly piney, some citrus, tropical fruits, no maltiness, however, sweetness is quite distinctive for some reason. Flavour is disappointing. Very one-dimensional. Earthy and raw hoppiness, but bitterness is rather low. Its rather smooth and creamy a little bit. Anyway, it seems like they got carried away with dry hopping. Nothing interesting to see here.
JohnCook101 (525) - - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6.5% bottle. Cloudy light copper, very small off-white head that disappears swiftly. Earthy and citric aroma. Flavours of tropical fruit, pine, earth, slightly dank. Moderate sweetness, balanced bitter finish. Medium bodied, light carbonation. Really well balanced. Another great IPA from the Kernel.
skortila (5102) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Small sample @ Derat, Utrecht. The aroma has beautiful citrus, light pine, some grass. Clear, golden coloured beer with a nice, white, medium head. The taste is dry, clean, moderate bitter and has citrus. Very refreshing. Great stuff.
fkoolen (810) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 6,5% Nicely cloudy, murky yellow colour with a creamy white head that nicely laces the beer. Citrus fruity, grassy, piny, beautifully crisp bitterness with a slightly sticky mouthfeel, nicely malted. Bitter finish, fruity, grassy, even earthy aftertaste. Low to medium carbonation.