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The Kernel London Sour Damson

Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Bowl


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 69   ABV: 2.3%
Keg, Occasional;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Purple reddish with fizzy head. Aroma and taste is tart, lactic, fruit, red berries, citric and lemon notes. Nice, especially considering the low abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at Kaapse Brouwers Anniversary 2015. Hoog zuur aardbeien. Backlog from 2015/05/30.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aleigator (599) - GERMANY - DEC 15, 2015
Pours a murky purple-red color, with a fizzy head to it, vanishing almost instantly. The whole room is enriched by a vinegar funkiness after opening the bottle. Its sourness is profound and unique at the same time, revealing moldy earth, cucumber, horse raddish and glue. Has a medium carbonation, creating an effervescent mouthfeel, due to a well nuanced aqueous quality. Tastes of minerals, vinegar, cucumber and old leather, while creating a refreshing tartness. Its sour profile is in need of getting used to, as the beer doesnít feature any interplay with a sweet flavor, or a soothing barrel characteristic establishing a convincing complexity, as well as a well desired balance. Finishes with even more pickled cucumber, a watery quality and a faint fermented grape appearance, while the beer, once established on the palate, doesnít evolve too much. This features an utmost strange, herbal and moldy, sourness, while missing required balance, to make the beer interesting on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Keg @The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh (Ratings Backlog, Kernel takeover the taps) Pours pink almost purple. Nose is zesty fruits, tart fruity sourness. Taste is funk, fruity iím getting raspberries (not damsons). Loved this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1571) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
330ml bottle tried at the brewery earlier in the year. pours quite a dark red with pink head aroma is berry fruits, yeast and barn. taste is lovely sour berries. never had a damson so canít compare! raspberries and blackberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (941) - ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2015
Beer bursts out of the bottle, pink and looking beautiful. Some foam that stays around for longer. Aroma of berries, bit of wheat but mostly freshness. Fresh berry-forward sour goodness in the taste. Sour and fresh. Dry. Not sweet, good stuff. Beautiful and nicely drinkable sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle. Smells lovely, fruit, dark berries. Nice spritziness, nice sourness, but fruit dominates. Bit musty. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2015
Deep cloudy purple color. Nice light sour mouth, very tart with lots of damson skins. Really really sour. With big sour and damson finish. Very interesting and I love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
September 20, 2014 - at The Kernel, Zwanze Day 2014; on cask. Hazy deep raspberry red with a frothy pinkish white head. Aroma is ... fucking sour - awesome, awesome, awesome - damson, sourness, no alcohol - just a big olí attention-getter for the nose. The taste isnít anywhere near as sour, but thatís okay - itís pleasant, fruity, there is some gluten stickiness and lacto character ... the London Sour base beer shines through, which is good, I love that beer. Light body and carbonation, oddly itís only moderately acidic (itís smells hugely acidic, go figure), finishes quick with a bit of marmalade in the aftertaste; lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6237) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2015
WoW. A really nice and pleasant sour ale. Even my friends had to say ok. Sour can be nice. They are developing! Good looking Deep Purple stuff. Pleasant sourness and acidity. Fine body for a 2,3% beer, and a nice carbonation. Plums, lactic and mild citric. Nice one!
[Bottle at The Brewery]

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