jamestulloch (1566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Murky amber body with a medium white head. Lively carbonation. Thick lacing marks. Muted aroma of orange and grapefruit. Soft citrus flavour. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Almost flat carbonation. Very drinkable but the flavour is a bit dull and non-descript. This version was 5.6% ABV.
olsvammel (3549) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé. Fresh and hoppy smell with fruits, citrus, pineapple, peach and passionfruit. Similar taste, mellow bitterness. Very nice and easy to drink.
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ The Bruery, shared by Leighton. Clear golden pour with a white head. Aroma is kind of funky. Weird feet/sock character. Grapefruit, pine, and soap. Grain, biscuit, and a hint of tropical fruit. Flavor is bitter up front with a lot of pine, grass, and soap. Some sweet biscuit and bread. Grapefruit, light tropical fruit, and flowers.
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 06/11/13. Pours a hay orange/brown with a white head. Aroma is tangerine and light tropical fruit. Light body, a little thin, medium carbonation. a little ginger, orange, rye, mildly herby, light caramel. It’s OK, a little thin, not on a par with the majority of other kernel beers I’ve had. Plenty drinkable though.
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botte at home. Clear golden - white head. Nice hoppy, spcy hoppy notes, ok sweetness, grassy, resin, amber malts, grape fruits, tangerine, light earthy forres notes, lovey bitterness.Super nice.
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle at Draft House. Clear amber/golden - white head. Lovely citrus, lemon and piney aroma and taste. Light sweet body. Orange. Fruity. Light knćkbrřd. Lovely hoppy. Mette siger den skal have en hřj rating.
SlackerMads (1700) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bottle date 2013-11-05. Close to clear copper with a small off white head. Lots of pine, white bread, bark, earthy, tangerine, light grapefruit. Medium body, little sweetness, dry finish with long lasting bitterness. I always enjoy The Kernel pale ales, but this one is more bitter and dry than I prefer.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500mL thanks to Leighton! Clear straw pour, okay foam. Nose is apple, some oxidized notes. Taste is very soapy, papery, feels oxidized. An unfortunate flop :(
Scopey (7380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kernel. It pours pale golden amber with a thick white head. The nose is pine, toast, earth, sherbet, orange, tangerine and mango. The taste is crisp, piney, orange, tangerine, light toast, hay and sherbet with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Tasty, balanced and massivly drinkable. Yum.
RichTheVillan (3454) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy amber pour with off white head, tangerine aroma, taste has tangerine a hint of grapefruit, sweet malts.
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle (brewery purchase drank at home Apr ’12) into an English pint glass to a slightly hazy golden colour with tinges of brown coming through and a large bubbly beige head.
Tropical fruit ... thinking mango and graperuit, on the nose allied to pine, wood and a little malt.
Taste wise, hops, citrus, pine needles, grassy/straw - slightly earthy and veering off towards a slightly sour/bitter flavour (almost saison like in some respects!)
Mouthfeel was medium in body, moderate in carbonation leading to a dry, slighty sour finish.
Overall I would drink this beer again, but I’m not totally convinced by it (as I am most easily by the vast majority of Kernel products).
Not the typical finish you’d expect from a pale ale!