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The Kernel London Sour Red Wine Barrel

Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Bermondsey, England
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 69   ABV: 2.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5416) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with no head. The aroma is sour fruit and lemon. Thin mouth, very sour, granny smith apple, leathery finish, good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10945) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Pale blonde, no head. Apple aroma, vinous, vanilla, oak, citrus. Complex. Thinnish. Sour. Citrus flavor with oak, vanilla. Vinous. Perfect for a family birthday.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepeter (324) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle from Kernel and about 8 months old. Pours pale straw with minimal head. nose is mild fall fruit apples peaches and plums sweet sour combo. Taste is more intense but similar. LIke near the skin of a plum where it is most sour, Lactic (yogurt) sour, and some light lemon maybe but not as citrus as others can be. LIght on the palate but very smooth and so easy to drink, I really like the mild carbonation and this is much better than the regular Kernel Sour in my opinion

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gnoff (8289) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! On April 18, 2014. BB 08.02.14.
Clear pale straw yellow color, no head. Vinous, berry, yeast scent, also wood and hints of vanilla, acidic. Acidic to sour, tart, then massive and massive wheat dough that goes and ruins the day for me, one of my hate objects to feel. Later on could also feel wood and vanilla in the taste as well. Wheat dough (urk) aftertaste that really bothers me, and it lingers too. Thin a bit fizzy mouthfeel, no bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3379) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12848) - Göteborg, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (1104) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChinoSkillzian (179) - The LBC, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (12519) - 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.

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