Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 330 ml bottle (purchased and drank at home Jan ’12) to a very hazy murky amber colour - another Kernel where you can’t see your fingers if you wiggle them on looking through the glass to the other side!!! Big thick finger of white head which soon subsides to a half, then a thin layer which covered the surface throughout drinking.
The aroma is all about the hops, most definately citrus notes featuring heavily, to quote but one - grapefruit is the heavyweight here!
When tasting you pick up the rye note in the subtle spiceiness of this beer, hoppy, bitter and dryness all come together and again I get grapefuit more than anything else in the bitter/hoppy aftertaste that ensues. Maybe a little peach? Slightly tarte but this is no bad thing, believe me!
Medium leaning to fuller in body, I’m getting towards the end now, the head is still there but slightly thinner, still the same aftertastes and aroma’s . . . another winner from the Kernel boys!
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle. Pours an amber colour with a fair white head. Aroma of pine, treacle, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a chewy mouth-feel. Nice and bitter.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Zombier, Málaga, Spain
Despite all the care, it pours a muddy brown color, with generous compact head. The aroma is initially very fruity, resiny later, and a bit cheesy in the end. The mouthfeel is soft and dry; some malt and rye flavor, but also excessive yeast (there was also a thick layer of it visible at the bottom of the bottle before pouring); strong bitterness, to which the yeast add some astringency.
Good aroma, but the rest is rough.
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy brown - white head. High bitterness, cheese hoppy, resin, citrus, spicy rye, toasted, chocolate, light cocoa, light flowery. Too violent.
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy brown, smooth white head.
flavor is malty, bitter, flowery, quite dry overall, some yeast.
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruits, malt, caramel, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.
madsberg (9653) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Beige dense head. Aroma of fruits, herbs, flowers, caramel, light grape. Flavour of caramel, herbs, cocoa, flowers, light citrus. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a light grapy bitterness.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a clear warm amber with a creamy off-white head. Fairly sophisticated tropical hop aroma. Solid body, quite some caramel here, a little dusty hops that turn into peachy and other tropical notes. Good hop kick in the finish. Delicious. 260412
Palme (3013) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle from beermerchants.com This one is a heavy cloudy light woody-brown colored beer and it has a medium sized light chocolate-brown head. The aroma is sweet with lots of roasted caramel, but it’s also quite well hopped. Nicely balanced between the sweet and hoppy. I also find a hint of nuts and perhaps even some mild chocolate paper as well way in the back. Average and a smooth oily texture. Really tasty this, lots of roasted caramel indeed with sweet malts, candy, rye and ripe plums. It sounds like it perhaps could be to sweet, but it’s definitely not. Really balanced in the ratio sweet-bitter. Lasting rye finish and aftertaste on this one. I really liked it. 17.03.2012
planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Cloudy brown pour with a beige head. Blackberries, raisins and a little chocolate in the nose. Plum, blackcurrant flavours. Quite a dark fruit approach. Bitter-fruit finish.