Rune (6950) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled cask ale into a half pint mug. On big patch at the surface. Very unclear, dark golden body. Citrus hops to the nose heading in the direction of cat pee. Orange fruity taste added by grapefruits and more ripe fruits. Nice ending with a touch of bitter lemon on back of the tongue. Meet the Brewer Event at Cask Pub & Kitchen in Pimlico, London, 01.08.2011.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma of mandarins, grapefruit, sherbet lemons and pine. Flavour was sweet, with plenty more fruit, a peppery kick and dry finish. Very good.
Theis (12162) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen @ Pre-GBBF Kernel night. Cloudy golden/yellow - white head. Citrus, light bitterness, light candlewax (Citra), fruity, light berrie notes, cactus, flowery notes, light nelson. Pleasant.
Dedollewaitor (13023) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kernel Event @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, 1 August, 2011. Pours hazy golden with a small creamy head and lacings. Exotic hops and lemon. Dry, fresh and hoppy. Smooth. Nice
Leighton (8751) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at CPK, London. Pours cloudy gold with a light, filmy head. Big, ripe citrus nose, grapefruit, honey, caramel. Super sweet flavor. Without as much carbonation as Kernel beers usually have that cuts into the sweetness, the sugar really shows through. Super sweet, hyper juicy, pineapple and orange. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Sticky sweet finish, smooth, oily hops, heavy resin, light pine. So, so resinous. Awesome.
KyotoLefty (5594) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at CPK, Kernel event. sweeter, richer, wonderrful citrus and tropical fruits. Lovely rich full body, great bitterness. Luscious and fruity, slick and juicy.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (thanks nate2g!). Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruits, floral notes, some sweet malts and slight spicyness. Flavour is fruits, some malty notes as well as some slight spicy and floral notes. Wellbalanced and nice.
Scopey (4693) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the CP&K event. It pours hazy orange, with a thin foamy off-white head. The nose is orange squash, pine, leather and alcohol. The taste is sweet orange, lemon, pine, resin, leather and alcohol warmth, with a strong bitter-dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. It’s decent, but I think I would much prefer the keg version.