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The Kernel London Sour (Red Wine Barrel Aged)

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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Berliner Weisse
London, England
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 69   ABV: 2.3%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2367) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours vibrant hazy yellow with a small bubbly white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sour with crackers, grape juice, lemon juice, moist wood, sour milk, hay, plums and unflavoured yoghurt. Taste is very sour and tiny tannic with crackers, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, moist wood, sour red wine, hay, lemon zest, dry soil, leather, raisins, lemon zest and hints of orange zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, mouthpuckering and light bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, lemon juice, raisins, hay, dry soil and moist wood. Great mouthpuckering komplex berliner!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (9462) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Colin. Hazy yellow beer Sourish salty aroma, citrus, grapefruit, bready, earthy, oak, tart notes, funky, leather notes. Sour leather flavor, citrus, earthy, grapefruit, tart, tannines, hay, bready, floral notes. Bready citrus flavor, funky, leather, grapefruit notes. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (408) - - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Back label reads: "Aged in Burgundy Pinot Noir barrels for 4 months". Pours a very pale yellow with no head at all - looks like a glass of light white wine actually. Lovely woody aroma, tons of oak up there. Light body, low in carbonation, tart and citric but the lovely wood accents dominate before the base beer comes through again in the finish with lots of salt, yeast and minerals. But I really could sniff this all night.... 040214

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
[ Bottle ][ Leighton ][ 330mL ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ Gift ][ 2/1/14 ]
>> Pours a clear straw with weaker than normal foam even for a Berliner. Nose is yellow apple, mild vinegar, mild chardonnay barrel oak/sweet cream butter. Taste is clean, lactic, salty, light peach, light vinegar/acetic bite. Palate is clean and salty with the acetic present but not ruining the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChinoSkillzian (134) - The Hills, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to GT. Clear light yellow with no head. The nose is fragrant lemon spritz, white wine, and citrus candy. The palate is medium sour and pretty juicy, with flavors of lemon-lime candy, very slight barrel, soft butter in the finish. Nice easy drinking Berliner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle @ GT’s Cat Cabana. Pale straw with a small white head. Tart lemon, mild vinegar, and lots of Smarties candies. Nice peachy fruitiness, green apple, and a touch of lemongrass. Flavor is quite acidic and sour. Tons of lemon juice, green apple, and Smarties. Slight peach, lemongrass, and mineral oil. Pretty nice. Could use carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (4866) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle from madmitch76, thanks. Pours light hazy weak golden with a tiny layer on top. Weak sour and acidic aroma, some mineralic as well. Taste is light sour, crisp and fresh, watered down lemonade,crisp and mineralic dry finish, some wood as well, but i cant find the red wine..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2014
Color: clear pale beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: fruity and acidity with sour expression. Grass and herbal presence. Taste: nice sour taste with good herbal presence as gueuze. Aftertaste: watery expression and sour notes.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4012) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
Appearance: Clear pale golden color with almost no head.
Aroma: Rich acidic, sour, yeast and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium light body. Very acidic and a fine bitterness. A bit flat carbonation.
Taste: Acidic, sour and a mild sweetness. Vinous and some yeast. Some red wine feeling when I know it is stored on red wine barrels.
Overall impression: Really nice at 2,3%. Fresh and easy drinkable.
Personal stats: Bottle from The Kernel Brewery in London, England

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
Ton of sour in the nose with the red wine barrel barely showing, and light body. Very refreshing and slightly sour. Not too complex, but great little beer.


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