DruncanVeasey (6642) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from....somewhere in Cov in the Oerbier balloon. My rating is based on a whole bottle poured clear (initially), not an eggcupful of dregs. Dusted gold with a fine-moussed foam. Gets a 1.4 for the nose alone; Tropical Starburst, passion fruit, urinal, celery, blackcurrant, spliff, ladyís neck. This is a beautiful beer exemplfying everything that I love about English beer at the moment; massive, perfumed, new world hop exoticsim; malt-soft, cask-like condition, irresistable drinkability. Diaphanous malts not smothering the hops. I think it tastes like galangal, a whole pack of Tropical Starburst chews crammed in your gob at once, Rubicon Guava poured over peanuts, Darjeeling, celery, passion fruit.....but donít listen to me. Comparisons undersell itís beauty. Good as faultless.
jamestulloch (844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Kiwi, guava, mango and subtle banana. Incredibly powerful aroma.
Appearance: Hazy gold body. Foamy pure white head. Light carbonation. Good lacing.
Taste: Tropical fruit flavours - similar to the wonderful aroma, but with a more citrus notes (lemon and lime). Very hoppy, very bitter and well balanced. It is extremely moreish and the 7.4% ABV is very well hidden.
Palate: Medium mouthfeel with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation.Wonderful long-lasting bitter finish.
Overall: An incredible beer, perhaps the best Iíve tasted. This is a hoppy, fruity, bitter IPA that could be enjoyed again and again.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy yellow, small white head.
yeasty aroma, some hops, mild.
flavor is citrussy hoppy, candy, good bitterness (pine). quite fruity/citrussy.
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A murky dark golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, straw, hops, and a bit of malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops and medium notes of lemons, straw, and yeast, leading to a dry finish.
JanLaursen (2519) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, At PapsÝ tasting. Very cloudy light orangey with a small, creamy white head. Aroma is exotic and citrusy fruity, quite overwhelming and very enticing. Taste is much the same, a mellow malty backbone with load of fruity hops. Yummy, one of the best offerings from The Kernel Iíve had yet.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy golden with an off-white head. Comes a slow gusher. Lovely citrusy and lightly piney aroma. Medium body, sweet fruit, then heavy citrus and pine. Bitter finish - bordering astringent. 120412
tommann (2307) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a large head. Aroma is mango juice, a little banana and some malt underneath. Taste is bitter to start. Strong bitter grapefruit finish.
BoBoChamp (4728) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly sweet/woody, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew
leaparsons (7507) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow, gold, brown with a decent foam. Aromas are grapefruit and pine with light pineapple. Passion fruit with woody notes. Flavours are sweet pineapple and stewed apple. Caramel with toast and bready yeast. Thick on the palate with spruce and a grapefruit bitter finish. Very good.
BenH (1732) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Golden orange with a well held short white head. Nice aroma, guava, grapefruit and pith. Similar taste, lots of guava and grapefruit followed by an earthy yeast flavor which letís it down. Quite closely resembles nelson sauvin flavor-wise. Iíd prefer more bitterness in the finish. Decent but letís not get too carried away