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The Kernel London Sour (3.8%)

Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Berliner Weisse
London, England
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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - MAR 28, 2015
Una delle migliori berliner weisse che ho mai assaggiato: acidula al punto giusto ma non tagliente, fruttata e fresca. Un lavoro di classe. Kernel non delude mai!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beeracolyte (45) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Piwo pi?em w Browariacie i jest to wersja z zawarto?ci? alkoholu 3,1%. Piana w?a?ciwie natychmiast po nalaniu redukuje si? do ’belgijskiej koronki’, m?tne, jasno ?ó?ta barwa. W aromacie bardzo kwa?ne nawet lekko szczypi?ce w nosie. Aromat jest orze?wiaj?cy, ?wie?y. Brak ko?skiej derki, stajni, to taki ’miastowy’ sour. Po lekkim ogrzaniu wychodzi przyjemna miodowo??. Pierwsze wra?enie po pierwszym ?yku - bardzo z?o?one piwo. Ogólnie piwo jest bardzo kwa?ne, cierpko?? d?ugo utrzymuje si? na j?zyku. Piwo w zasadzie opiera si? na aftertaiscie. Dopiero po prze?kni?ciu uruchamia si? bogaty wachlarz smaków. Z pocz?tku wodniste, ?rednio nasycone piwo z czasem prze?kni?cia przechodzi w buchaj?c?, cytrusow? kwa?no??. Przewija si? te? delikatna trawiasto??, by? mo?e wynikaj?ca z angielskich chmieli. Sama goryczka jest jak na sour przysta?o, bardzo niska. Piwo bardzo orze?wiaj?ce i jeszcze bardziej kwa?ne. God save the Kernel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5580) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2015
On tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. 3.1% on the board
Clear light yellow with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of hay, tart and fruit. Taste is tart, straw, fruity and dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1136) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
330ml bottle, pours hazy lemon, grainy malt, sharp lemon acidity but not too intense. Finish is very dry with light sourness. Light bodied with thin texture, carbonation is average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4261) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
On tap in Beer Temple, listed as 3.1%. Poured straw with a frothy white head. Aroma of tart citrus. Light body, flavour of tart lemon and soft malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1059) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
*I tried the 3.1% version*
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (Ł2.80):
Fairly interesting & despite not being optimistic going in, this one was fairly easy drinking for the style & worked well for me seeing as I’m not usually a huge fan of sour beers. Obviously it was sour but it didn’t overpower & the background fruits balanced thigns out a little. Another decent beer from The Kernel although probably not one I’d personally pick up again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ElDesmadre (1942) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Browariat. Citric acid, apple vinegar and rice wafers. Sour beyond comprehension, my throat was ripped to shreds after finishing just a half of this. I’m not saying this is bad beer, but one that that has taught me to avoid this style in the foreseeable future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3441) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2015
Pale yellow colour, white head. Aroma of yoghurt, malts, citric acid, lemon. Sour flavour, yoghurt, citric acid, quite tart. Finish lactic acid, citric acid, quite fruity.(from 33cL bottle -3.2% ABV- @ the brewery, RBESG 2014 Bermondsey tour)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1046) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2015
3,1% version. Bottle. Hazy yellow beer with a small white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of grain, wheat, yeast and grass. Flavor is spicy with notes of grain, yeast, citrus and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1446) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
330ml bottle, 3.1%, from Cheese & Wine shop, Darlington. Hazy pale light yellow colour, thin white foam head and aroma of wheat, yeast, pickled, vinegar. Taste is wheaty and sour with lemony citrus rind and vegetal notes. Slick mouthfeel, thin bodied, soft carbonation, sourish clean finish. Refreshing, nicely drinkable.

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